About ABTC

ABTC is a Non Profit Organization in Mumbai, who is India’s leading professional educational body in India.

Our mission is to provide the advanced training you need and to develop your competitive edge to succeed within today’s aesthetic industry. We are constantly updating our programs to include the latest, most in-demand services and industry advancements, so that our graduates are always ahead of the competition. This enables our graduates to work independently in their own business or in some of the most prestigious beauty spas in India & abroad.

Joan Thornycroft

ABTC is grateful to her for helping us get CIDESCO section in India.

Having begun her beauty career in 1934 at large London cosmetic house Rubenstein, Joan went on to work as a therapist and trainer, running her own beauty school in Kent for many years.

She was also a founder member of associations Babtac in 1977 and BISA in 1998, but is perhaps best known for her work on the board of Cidesco, which saw her travel the world to implement international standards for beauty therapy. This series of achievements even led to Thornycroft being awarded an MBE in 2013 for her role in developing the profession.

After joining Cidesco in 1984, Joan's work took her across the Far East, Africa and India. She gradually established treatment standards that were viable on an international level, winning over the local associations and educators in each county one by one.

Founder Committee: 1985 | Registered in 1986

Sushma Hora : Nepeancy Road
Rechel Stevension : Peddar Road
Mariam Zaveri : Bandra
Kiyoko Motoshiromizo : Breach Candy
Maya Paranjapye : Santacruz
Zeb Rangoonwala : Kemps Corner
Late. Sushila Waswani : Sion
Noor Porbanderwala : Bandra

Aim & Agendas of ABTC India :

1. The primary aim was, to form a section, registered in India.
2. To be affiliated with CIDESCO International body.
3. Bring all the beauty professionals together on a common platform.
4. To impart knowledge and to educate them to an international level.
5. To groom aspiring beauty therapists to achieve their goals & make them independent professionals.
6. To promote ABTC certification for beauty therapists who successfully pass the examination.
7. Recognition & acceptance of ABTC beyond the boundaries of Maharashtra.
8. Promoting ABTC & CIDESCO schools in India.
9. Encouraging corporates to be a part of the ABTC.

CIDECSCO International Examiners from ABTC :

Maya Paranjapye
Neela Mhatre
Seema Gopujkar
Jyotsna Thopte
Prajakta Paranjapye

Following are the current CIDESCO certified schools in India :

Butic Institute: Mumbai
Butic College: Pune
Seema’s Institute: Mumbai
LTA: Mumbai
Blossom Kochers: Delhi
Christine Valamy: Mumbai
Anoos Institute: Hyderabad
Enrich : Mumbai
Orane Institute of Beauty & Wellness: Chandigarh
International School of Aesthetic & Spa (ISAS) : Pune
International School of Aesthetic & Spa (ISAS) : Mumbai
International School of Aesthetic & Spa (ISAS) : Ahmedabad
Blaze Beauty : Pune
Lees Beauty & Spa Institute : Pune
Meerra’s International School of Makeup & More : Mumbai
Sejal's International Academy Of Beauty, Hair And Make-Up : Pune
Vaishali Beauty Academy : Pune
Zuri International Beauty Academy : Chandigarh
VLCC : New Delhi

Main focus of the CIDESCO is, to educate the professionals, so we have started having our own examination.
Today all over Maharashtra, we have more than 2000 ABTC certified beauticians.
In the last 10 Years, there has been a tremendous growth in this sector.

Wellness industry in India has grown leaps & bounds.
All the corporate are establishing themselves in this industry.
In this sector, Million rupees turnover is taking place, but unfortunately there are very few educationists & training organizations.
ABTC for last 25 year was only spread in Maharashtra.
Today because of schools coming all over India.
We would like to spread our training modules.
We can request the Government to make rules, to help & support our profession.
Association now going to insist & make the changes required for this professional.
And we request all of you to help us in its growth.