§30-27-1. Unlawful acts.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to practice or offer to practice barbering, barber permanent waving, cosmetology, hairstyling, waxing, shampoo assisting, aesthetics or nail care in this state without a license or certification issued under the provisions of this article, or advertise or use any title or description tending to convey the impression that the person is a licensed or certified aesthetician, barber, barber crossover, barber permanent wavist, cosmetologist, cosmetologist crossover, hairstylist, shampoo assistant, waxing specialist or nail technician unless the person has been licensed or obtained certification under the provisions of this article and the license or certification has not expired, been suspended or revoked.
(b) No salon, except through a licensee or certification, may render any service or engage in any activity which, if rendered or engaged in by an individual, would constitute the practices licensed or certified under the provisions of this article.
(c) No school, except through a certified instructor, may instruct, render any service or engage in any activity which, if taught, rendered or engaged in by an individual, would constitute the practices licensed under the provisions of this article.Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session