Parkersburg has schools for training barbers, as well as beauty schools. Barber schools in Parkersburgare generally concerned with the study of men's hair and its management, primarily its care, cutting and styling. Some of the areas where the study may focus includes ethnicity, curliness, thickness, and manageability. Some of the services one can train for at the barber school (which also deals with skincare for men) include steam facials, facial massages, and foam shaves, as well as modern razor styling, hair cutting, coloring, permanent waving, and blow drying. After training, one can obtain a license from a state barber board. A A beauty school or a cosmetology school in Parkersburg, is typically much more broad in its definition and programs. Some of the specialized programs offered under them include cosmetology, esthetics and skin care, electrolysis and laser hair removal, nail technology, makeup, and beauty school teacher training. After training, one applies for a license. After that, a cosmetologist (or variations thereof) one can open an independent salon, or work as a professional in an established one.