On the last season of Teen Mom 2, Chelsea Houska nearly didn’t get her cosmetology degree after she was accused of accepting payment for her services while she was still in school. That’s why it’s really surprising that co-star Leah Calvert seems to be unabashedly putting herself in the same situation.
“Beyond ecstatic to be doing what I love! Check us out and book your appointment,” Leah tweeted on Friday along with a link to the website and Facebook page for Gloss. The website then clearly lists Leah as the owner/stylist, as well as the friend pictured at top and another friend as makeup artists. The website also lists their services — which range from $60 for makeup to $300 for a pageant package — and testimonials from previous clients.
Leah was a bit more detailed on her own Facebook fan page the day before, telling the 2+ million followers that she owns Gloss and they “offer make up, set up props, wardrobe, and MORE at a very reasonable price!”
Unfortunately for Leah, her new venture reportedly isn’t going unnoticed by the West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. As in South Dakota where Chelsea narrowly avoided discipline, the West Virginia Board doesn’t allow aspiring stylists to work for money before earning their degrees.
“This business is very much illegal. We will be launching an investigation,” a spokesperson for the board told Radar Online. “[Leah is] a cosmetology student with more than a year of schooling left. As a student, you cannot perform services outside of the school.”
Just last May, Leah announced she was beginning beauty school after searching her soul and deciding that’s what she was really passionate about. Now, it sounds like her dream job may be in jeopardy: The direction of the West Virginia board is handling the case and will determine any appropriate penalties.