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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Clarksburg Beauty Academy

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For over 50 years the Clarksburg Beauty Academy has been teaching its students the fundamentals of cosmetology, massage, nail technology, and just recently introduced a hairstyling program to the school. Students who attend or hope to attend the academy are eligible for federal financial aid as the school was just nationally reaccredited, and all of the school’s instructors are equipped with full credentials. The financial aid that students receive to attend Clarksburg Beauty Academy can be in the form of loans or grant, and it can be utilized towards tuition and living expenses while attending the school.

The school’s new hairstyling program is highly sought after.  It allows students who are only interested in doing hair an advantage of only learning hair. The program is a 30 week 1000 hour program that teaches the fundamentals of men and women’s hairstyling. This program has been popular with females and males who are interested in only becoming hairstylists and barbers. There is no barber school in the area, and this program allows those who are interested in becoming barbers to focus solely on hairstyling.

The Clarksburg Beauty Academy’s programs can be completed in as little as 12 to 53 weeks depending on the program you choose. The cosmetology program takes about a year to complete and the massage therapy program takes about six months. In the cosmetology program students learn everything they need to know about hairstyling, manicuring, and cosmetology to gain an entry level job in cosmetology. Basic salon services are learned through hands on training and classroom instruction, as well as the basics of salon management and front desk operations. While the cosmetology program takes about a year to complete, the nail technology program can be completed in 12 weeks. The nail technology program teaches the students how to properly care for the hands and feet. The program provides a wide variety of manicure and pedicure services. In addition to learning these nail services, students also learn the basic fundamentals of managing their own nail salon. Lastly, the Clarksburg Beauty Academy offers a massage therapy program that takes 18 weeks to complete. The program is taught in class lectures, demonstrations, and hands on practice. Massage therapy students are taught a foundation of theory of each technique along with hands-on training. Students are taught Swedish Massage, Connective Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Chair Massage, Sports Massage, and Hydrotherapy. Students are taught the adequate skills to establish a career as a massage therapist.

Representatives from area salons and spas are constantly in the Clarksburg Beauty Academy recruiting upcoming or recent graduates for jobs. The school currently has 75 students enrolled with new classes starting every month.

The Clarksburg Beauty Academy moved to its current location of 120 S. Third Street, Clarksburg in 1986 after outgrowing it previous location on Pike Street, Clarksburg. The Clarksburg Beauty Academy is currently housed inside Policano Professional Building, a historical landmark in Uptown Clarksburg. The academy utilizes its 23,000 square feet to offer haircuts, color, manicures and pedicures, hair extensions, makeup application, massages, and class room space. Packages for wedding and birthday parties can be purchased from the school at a discounted rate. The Clarksburg Beauty Academy is owned and operated by husband and wife, Larry and Angela Policano.

For more information on the Clarksburg Beauty Academy’s classes or services they have to offer contact the Clarksburg Beauty Academy at (304) 624-6475 or visit their website

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