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1.  The clear, transparent layer just under the skin surface that consists of small cells through which light can pass is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
2.  When sebum hardens and the sebaceous duct becomes clogged, the pore impaction that is formed is a :
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.  Prior to a full-color application to a wig or hairpiece, it is recommended to perform a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  A thin, open-meshed cotton fabric this is used to hold mask products on the the face is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.  Chemical services should not be performed if the scalp analysis shows any signs of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  Nerve tissue carries messages to the brain and is made up of special cells known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
7.  All of the following need to be disposed of after a single use except for
A.
B.
C.
D.
8.  Liquids and creams forms of foundation are a mixture of water and oil with coloring agents called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.  Masks that contain special crystals and dry to plaster-like consistency are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
10.  When securing a cape during the client preparation, do not let the cape touch the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
11.  A fibrous protein that gives the skin form and strength is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
12.  To draw a line in a hairstyle in the direction you want the eye to travel, use a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  Dark blotches of color on the skin caused by sun exposure or hormone imbalance is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
14.  The two defining characteristics of hair type are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
15.  The process of using galvanic current to penetrate water-soluble products containing ions into the skin is known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
16.  Coloring products that have a coating action on the hair and are removed by shampooing are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
17.  A stylist should recommend a hair or scalp treatment only after having performed a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.  Ions with a positive electrical charge are considered to be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  A rod-shaped microorganism that infected clients due to improper disinfection of a whirlpool foot spa was:
A.
B.
C.
D.
20.  Haircuts that generally have less weight than graduated haircuts are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
21.  Relaxers that contain two components and must be mixed immediately prior to use are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
22.  THe hair type that requires less elevation and should be left a bit longer because of shrinkage when it dries is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
23.  The area that begins at the apex and ends at the front corners and is located by placing a comb on top of the head so that the middle of the comb is balanced is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
24.  To offset or round out the square facial type, choose a style that has:
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  The blow-dryer attachment that stretches and softens texturized hair and loosens the curl pattern is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
26.  When removing cleanser in the eye area, move outward on the upper lid and:
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  The needle that is used to sew extensions onto a track should be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  A common volatile organic compound that evaporates quickly and is used in hair spray is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
29.  Electronic facial treatments are commonly referred to as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
30.  A commonly used epilator that removes hair from the bottom of the follicle is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
31.  During the Victorian age, women pinched their cheeks and bit their lips to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  The difference in the strength of most chemical hair relaxers is determined by the concentration of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  THe study of the structure, function, and diseases of the muscles is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
34.  In creating a length increase in the design of graduated and layered haircuts, the technique to use is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
35.  Prior to application, the temperature of the heated wax should be tested on:
A.
B.
C.
D.
36.  The technique that allows you to cut the hair very close to the scalp and create a flat-top or square shape is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
37.  The main ingredient of most shampoos is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
38.  To create curls in using rollers, the hair should be wrapped around the roller:
A.
B.
C.
D.
39.  A thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue is known as a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
40.  Cordless electric clippers and battery chargers convert AC current from a wall unit to DC current needed to recharge DC batteries with the use of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  Water that is chemically softened and allows soaps and shampoos to lather freely is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
42.  When manipulating the scalp during a shampoo, begin at the front hairline and work in a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
43.  The therapeutic use of oils in skin care products that creates positive effects on the body, mind, and spirits is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
44.  Lines that are up and down and perpendicular to the floor are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
45.  The fatty layer found below the dermis is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
46.  Hydrogen bonds are easily broken by water or hear and re-formed when the hair is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
47.  The two front corners represent the widest part of the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
48.  A simple two-strand braid in which the hair is picked up from the sides and added to strands as they are crossed over each other is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
49.  Wigs that most closely resemble actual human hair growth with flexibility at the roots are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
50.  When removing implements from the disinfectant solution, to avoid damaging the skin or contaminating the disinfectant solution, use:
A.
B.
C.
D.
51.  Horizontal lines are used to create one-length and low-elevation cuts and build:
A.
B.
C.
D.
52.  Large, flat brushes with staggered pin patterns used for mid-to-0longer hair length are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
53.  The water-attracting head of the surfactant molecule is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
54.  The three main types of decontamination are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
55.  The outline of the face, head, and figure seen in a side view is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
56.  After a haircut and before blow-drying, sanitation and disinfection guidelines require the practitioner to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
57.  Tinea is characterized by itching scales and sometimes painful circular lesions and is caused by:
A.
B.
C.
D.
58.  Lines in haircutting that are parallel to the horizon,or the floor are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
59.  The type of bacteria that rarely shows any active motility is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
60.  Brushes with bristles that have tiny overlapping layer of scales, which clean and add luster to the hair are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
61.  Styles that are full around the forehead and jawline to create a more oval appearance are recommended for:
A.
B.
C.
D.
62.  THe bands of permanent wave rods should be smooth and fastened:
A.
B.
C.
D.
63.  A method of hair removal using a beam pulsed on the skin that requires specialized training is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
64.  A more aggressive version of point cutting that creates a chunkier effect is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
65.  If an exposure incident should occur, discard all disposable contaminated objects in a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
66.  An applicator used to direct electric current from a machine to the clients's skin is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
67.  During a retouch relaxer application, to avoid overprocessing of hair breakage, do not:
A.
B.
C.
D.
68.  A rule of classic proportion in the ratio of head size to body size is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
69.  Hair coloring products fall into one of how many categories?
A.
B.
C.
D.
70.  The two methods of wrapping the hair around a perm rod are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
71.  The amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands determines the size of the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
72.  Stressful, repetitive motions have a cumulative effect on joints and:
A.
B.
C.
D.
73.  A spot or discoloration of the skin, neither raised nor  sunken, is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
74.  The area of the head that is between the apex and the back of the parietal ridge is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
75.  A single line of color, or a series of repeated lines, creates a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
76.  The melanin produced by the body that is red to yellow in color is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
77.  The positive electrode is called the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
78.  A pimple or abscess is an example of a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
79.  Lifting any section of hair above 0 degrees is known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
80.  Liquids that are not capable of being mixed into stable solutions are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
81.  The type of curl that is placed completely off base and allows for the greatest mobility is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
82.  Lipstick when applied properly should be even on both sides of the mouth and:
A.
B.
C.
D.
83.  The chemical process involving the diffusion of natural color pigment or artificial color from the hair is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
84.  Dry skin that is not producing enough sebum is also known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
85.  Single-use items that do not have the capacity to be disinfected after each client use must be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
86.  The technique used to check a haircut for precision of line and shape is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
87.  Natural looking hair color is made up of a combination of primary and:
A.
B.
C.
D.
88.  A converter is an apparatus that changes direct current to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
89.  Before taking the head measurements in fitting for a wig, the natural hair should be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
90.  When cutting hair, a general rule of thumb is to stand or sit directly in front of the area you are cutting and to keep your body weight:
A.
B.
C.
D.
91.  The act of effectively sharing information between two people, or groups of people, is known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
92.  When using heat on human hair wigs, the temperature setting on the styling tool should be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
93.  A hair removal service should not be performed on clients taking a medication containing:
A.
B.
C.
D.
94.  Pine curls sliced from a shaping and formed without lifting the hair from the head are referred to as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
95.  As a rule of thumb, coarse and gray hair can withstand more heat than:
A.
B.
C.
D.
96.  A lengthwise section of hair shows that cuticle scales overlap and each individual cuticle scale is attached to the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
97.  Skin products that have a higher concentration of ingredients are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
98.  Another term used to describe back-brushing is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
99.  Placing a comb flat against the nape of the head and finding where the comb leaves the head can be used to locate the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
100.  The predominant melanin that gives black and brown color to hair is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
101.  All natural hair color is the result of pigment located in the cortex called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
102.  The first step in the decontamination process is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
103.  Reference points in a haircut are used to establish:
A.
B.
C.
D.
104.  The neutralizing of remaining hydroxide ions to lower the pH of the hair and scalp after a relaxer requires a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
105.  An imported wool fiber available in black or brown with a matte finish that is used in hair extensions is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
106.  The technical term for gray hair is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
107.  The process of temporarily straightening extremely curl hair by means of heated comb is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
108.  The part of the nail where the natural nail is formed is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
109.  Nail fungus can be contracted through implements that are not properly:
A.
B.
C.
D.
110.  Infrared lamps used during hair treatments and to process hair color should be operated at a distance of at least:
A.
B.
C.
D.
111.  To avoid overprocessing and scalp irritation in a virgin relaxer application,start at least:
A.
B.
C.
D.
112.  A manufactured synthetic fiber with a texture similar to extremely curly or coiled hair types that does not reflect light and is used for hair extensions is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
113.  Current research confirms that dandruff is the result of a fungus called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
114.  Organisms that live in or on another living organism and draw their nourishment from the host organism are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
115.  The darkest hair colors in the level system are identified as being a level:
A.
B.
C.
D.
116.  Hanging curls that are suitable for medium-to-long hairstyles are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
117.  When testing synthetic hair or fibers by burning, the hair will either ball up, melt, or burn:
A.
B.
C.
D.
118.  The element used to define texture and line and tie design elements together is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
119.  The most critical part of a color service is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
120.  The tiny granules of coloring matter deposited in cells that provide skin with its color are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
121.  A small wig used by men to cover the top or crown of the head is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
122.  THe uniform working areas used for control during haircutting are called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
123.  On a layered haircut, if you want the hair to be longer toward the front, overdirect the sections to a stationary guide at the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
124.  The facial skeleton has how many bones?
A.
B.
C.
D.
125.  The melanin that provides brown or black color to hair is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
126.  The cortex is responsible for the natural color of hair, 90 percent of the total weight, and hair:
A.
B.
C.
D.
127.  When the cuticle of the hair is lifted and the hair is overly porous and absorbs color quickly, the hair porosity is defined as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
128.  The two major categories of hair removal are classified as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
129.  Waves that are activated from an outside heat source are considered:
A.
B.
C.
D.
130.  The nail is an appendage of the skin and is part of what system?
A.
B.
C.
D.
131.  Tissue that carries blood and lymph, food and hormones through the body is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
132.  The growth pattern is the direction in which hair grows from the scalp and is also called the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
133.  If a client has a skin disorder that is not recognized as a simple disorder, the client should be referred to a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
134.  The rays of the sun that cause sunburns and tanning and are also known as burning rays are
A.
B.
C.
D.
135.  Client questionnaires used for hair removal services should contain information about client medications and document:
A.
B.
C.
D.
136.  An inflamed pimple containing pus is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
137.  Hair that has the largest diameter and usually requires more processing time is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
138.  Oil-absorbing masks that have an exfoliating and astringent effect, making large pores appear smaller are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
139.  The most commonly used developer in hair color is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
140.  The simplest form form of matter that cannot be broken down without the loss of identity is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
141.  The nail that grows the slowest is on the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
142.  To avoid infection, sponge a tweezed area frequently with cotton moistened with:
A.
B.
C.
D.
143.  A carbuncle is an inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue caused by:
A.
B.
C.
D.
144.  The thinnest skin can be found on the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
145.  Chemical hair texturizers temporarily raise the pH of the hair in order to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
146.  Wax that has a high incidence of allergic reactions and may require a patch test is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
147.  Sodium hydroxide relaxers are commonly called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
148.  Careless electrical connections and overloaded circuits can result in an electric shock, burn, or:
A.
B.
C.
D.
149.  Lesions of the skin that develop in the later stages of a disease are classified as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
150.  A combination of understanding, empathy, and acceptance is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
151.  The units of structure that build protein and are linked end-to-end like a string of pearls are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
152.  Nonpathogenic bacteria are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
153.  A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
154.  A pressing comb with less space between the teeth produces a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
155.  Groups of tissues designed to perform a specific function are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
156.  Rubber,silk, wood, and glass are common examples of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
157.  Thinning hair using a sliding movement with the blades of the shear partially opened to reduce volume and create movement is?
A.
B.
C.
D.
158.  Conditioners that have a pH range of 3.5 to 6.0 are used to restore the pH of hair after:
A.
B.
C.
D.
159.  A fiber protein that is the principal component of hair, skin, and nails is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
160.  A light continuous, stroking movement applied with the fingers or palms with no pressure is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
161.  The muscle that covers the back of the neck and upper and middle region of the back and that rotates and controls the swinging movement of the arms is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
162.  The American Cancer Society recommends using a checklist to recognize potential skin cancer or changes in moles, using the letter B to check mole:
A.
B.
C.
D.
163.  Suspensions differ from solutions in that suspensions contain particles that are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
164.  The middle part of the muscle is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
165.  A generic medical term used to describe an abnormal inflammatory condition of the skin is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
166.  THe hair type that is very resistant to hair pressing and requires more heat and pressure is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
167.  The press that removes 60-75 percent of the curl is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
168.  Specialized preparations designed to equalize hair porosity and deposit a base color in one application are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
169.  The process of removing excess bulk without shortening hair length is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
170.  Products that are designed to lower the pH of skin after cleaning and aid in the removal of excess cleaning products are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
171.  Hair that burns slowly and gives off a distinctive odor is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
172.  A combination of a the relaxer and a the permeant wrapped on large rods is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
173.  The thickened, clublike structure that forms the lower part of the hair root is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
174.  The principal functions of the skin are protection, sensation, heat regulation, excretion, and:
A.
B.
C.
D.
175.  Achieving balance within a design can be accomplished by understanding the head shape and:
A.
B.
C.
D.
176.  The technique of drying and styling damp hair in one operation is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
177.  An oxidizer added to hydrogen peroxide increase its chemical action is a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
178.  Examples of single-process permeant coloring applications are virgin color applications and:
A.
B.
C.
D.
179.  The coloring products that are regarded as the best for covering gray hair are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
180.  The braid made when two strands are twisted around each other is s:
A.
B.
C.
D.
181.  The three different types of cross-links that form bonds between the polypeptide chains in the cortex are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
182.  The manual or mechanical manipulation of the cody by rubbing, kneading, or other movements is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
183.  The even-flowing electric current that travels in one direction only is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
184.  The skin disease that is caused by an infestation of head lice is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
185.  Eye shadow that is lighter then the client's skin tone is considered:
A.
B.
C.
D.
186.  In ancient Rome, middle-class women colored their hair:
A.
B.
C.
D.
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