I called the board of cosmetologists and barbers to see if I could rent a space in a salon and sure enough I can't...not without a cosmetologist license. So how are you guys doing it? If I get my own building and do peels and micro, am I still suppose to answer to the cosmetology board? I've heard some of you say you own spas. Who do you answer to? I know they control salons, but if I opened my very own place, does it have to be considered a salon? I know you guys are out their doing it and I would like to know how you got around the cosmetology board. Is my only other choice to work in a doctor's office? I really want my own place. The board of nursing said their is nothing in WV law that prohibits me doing these actual procedures on my own. I really hate to throw in the towel now after all the studying, work, time and money I have put into this. But more than that, it is just crushing my dreams :-( Please help.