Cosmetology Practice Exam 2

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  • 1. 
    In the track-and-sew method of hair extension,the angle of the track determines:
    • A. 

      How the hair will fall

    • B. 

      The amount of hair

    • C. 

      The size of extension

    • D. 

      The length of extension


  • 2. 
    A simple, quick stitch that can be used to secure the entire length of a weft to a track is the:
    • A. 

      Double-lock stitch

    • B. 

      Lock stitch

    • C. 

      Moving stitch

    • D. 

      Overcast stitch


  • 3. 
    The term used to measure the hydrogen ions in a solution that determine its alkalinity or acidity is:
    • A. 

      Possible hydrogen

    • B. 

      Positive hrdrogen

    • C. 

      Potential hydrogen

    • D. 

      Peptide ions


  • 4. 
    Long,coiled,polypeptide chains that make up approximately 97 percent of the hair's structure are:
    • A. 

      Keratin protiens

    • B. 

      Amino protiens

    • C. 

      Nitrogen bonds

    • D. 

      Resistant bonds


  • 5. 
    A correct permanent wave service alters only what bonds
    • A. 

      Keratin bonds

    • B. 

      Side bonds

    • C. 

      Large bonds

    • D. 

      Peptide bonds


  • 6. 
    Weak physical side bonds that are the result of an attraction between negative and positive electrical charges are:
    • A. 

      Sodium bonds

    • B. 

      Sulfur bonds

    • C. 

      Disulfide bonds

    • D. 

      Salt bonds


  • 7. 
    The key to ensuring complete penetration of permanent wave solution on coarse hair is:
    • A. 

      Less processing time

    • B. 

      Saturation of the scalp

    • C. 

      Saturation of the cortex

    • D. 

      Fast processing lotions


  • 8. 
    Chemical services performed on overly porous hair require solutions that are:
    • A. 

      High ph

    • B. 

      Alkaline

    • C. 

      Diluted

    • D. 

      Low ph


  • 9. 
    Exothermic waves create a chemical reaction that heats the solution and speeds up:
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      Conditioning

    • C. 

      Neutralizing

    • D. 

      Formulation


  • 10. 
    An acid with a low ph that is the primary reducing agent in acid waves is:
    • A. 

      Glyceryl monothioglycolate

    • B. 

      Ammonium thioglycolic

    • C. 

      Sodium hydroxide

    • D. 

      Sodium hydroxide


  • 11. 
    In a basic perm wrap, all rods within apanel move in the same direction, and the base control is:
    • A. 

      On base

    • B. 

      Off base

    • C. 

      Bricklaying

    • D. 

      Half off base


  • 12. 
    The process of rearranging the basic structure of extremely curly hair into a straighter  or smoother form is:
    • A. 

      Texturizing

    • B. 

      Permanent waving

    • C. 

      Chemical softening

    • D. 

      Chemical hair relaxing


  • 13. 
    Relaxers are often marketed and sold as no-mix-no-lye relaxers are:
    • A. 

      Potassium hydroxide relaxers

    • B. 

      Sodium hydroxide relaxers

    • C. 

      Ammonium thio relaxers

    • D. 

      Guanidine hydroxide relaxers


  • 14. 
    The difference in the strength of most chemical hair relaxers is determined by the concentration of:
    • A. 

      Lanthionization

    • B. 

      Hydroxide

    • C. 

      Ammonia

    • D. 

      Coatings


  • 15. 
    Prior to sodium hydroxide relaxer retouch service, the hair should never be:
    • A. 

      Sectioned

    • B. 

      Detangled

    • C. 

      Combed

    • D. 

      Shampooed


  • 16. 
    A significant factor in the product selection used in the application of color is the client's hair:
    • A. 

      Structure

    • B. 

      Length

    • C. 

      Strength

    • D. 

      Density


  • 17. 
    Colors that absorb  more light and can look darker than their actual level are:
    • A. 

      Natural tones

    • B. 

      Cool tones

    • C. 

      Warm tones

    • D. 

      Lightest tones


  • 18. 
    Colors with a predominance of red are considered:
    • A. 

      Cool tones

    • B. 

      Neutral tones

    • C. 

      Warm tones

    • D. 

      Base tones


  • 19. 
    The chemical process involving the difussion of natural color pigment or artifical color from the hair is:
    • A. 

      Color deposit

    • B. 

      Hair lightening

    • C. 

      Hair softening

    • D. 

      Complementary colors


  • 20. 
    Lighteners that have a thicker consistency and give more control during scalp application are:
    • A. 

      Cream lighteners

    • B. 

      Powder lighteners

    • C. 

      Oil lighteners

    • D. 

      Paste lighteners


  • 21. 
    When attempting to color the unpigmented hair in a salt-and-pepper head, to ensure gray coverage, formulate the color:
    • A. 

      One level darker than the natural level

    • B. 

      Two levels darker than the natural level

    • C. 

      Two levels lighter than the natural level

    • D. 

      Four levels lighter than the natural level


  • 22. 
    Shampoo added to a remaining color formula to brighten hair color before rinsing is a:
    • A. 

      Prelightening

    • B. 

      Toning

    • C. 

      Soap cap

    • D. 

      Swabbing


  • 23. 
    Acne, or common pimples, is also known as:
    • A. 

      Acne milia

    • B. 

      Acne vulgaris

    • C. 

      Acne cortisone

    • D. 

      Acne fissure


  • 24. 
    Inflammation of the sebaceous glands characterized by red, flaky skin in the scalp and hairline is:
    • A. 

      Acne rosacea

    • B. 

      Asteatosis

    • C. 

      Scale dermatitis

    • D. 

      Seborrheic dermatitis


  • 25. 
    A contagious, recurring viral infection characterized by fever blisters or cold sores is:
    • A. 

      Herpes simplex

    • B. 

      Herpes dermatitis

    • C. 

      Psoriasis

    • D. 

      Eczema


  • 26. 
    A hair removal service should not be performed on clients taking a medication containing:
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Niacin

    • C. 

      Retin-a

    • D. 

      Vitamin d


  • 27. 
    A commonly used epilator that removes hair from the bottom of the follicle is:
    • A. 

      Depilatory

    • B. 

      Honey

    • C. 

      Acid

    • D. 

      Wax


  • 28. 
    To relax eyebrow tissue, saturate pledgets oe towel with:
    • A. 

      Cold water

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Astringent

    • D. 

      Warm water


  • 29. 
    Remaining wax residue can be safely removed from the skin with a gentle:
    • A. 

      Honey remover

    • B. 

      Rubbing

    • C. 

      Wax remover

    • D. 

      Alkaline remover


  • 30. 
    To avoid contamination wax, the applicator used on each client should be inserted into the wax:
    • A. 

      Often

    • B. 

      Daily

    • C. 

      Smoothly

    • D. 

      Once


  • 31. 
    Pimples that have a pus head are called:
    • A. 

      Papules

    • B. 

      Sebum

    • C. 

      Pustules

    • D. 

      Comedones


  • 32. 
    Every massage should begin and end with the massage movement of:
    • A. 

      Stroking

    • B. 

      Friction

    • C. 

      Effleurage

    • D. 

      Kneading


  • 33. 
    An applicator used to direct electric current from a machine to the client's skin is a(n):
    • A. 

      Apparatus

    • B. 

      Charger

    • C. 

      Electrode

    • D. 

      Extractor


  • 34. 
    When applying mascara to a client, use a mascara wand that is:
    • A. 

      Nylon

    • B. 

      Soft

    • C. 

      Disposable

    • D. 

      Comfortable


  • 35. 
    The procedure of applying individuasl eyelashes directly on the client's own lashes at the base is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Eye tabbing

    • B. 

      Eye impressing

    • C. 

      Semilashes

    • D. 

      Lash tabbing


  • 36. 
    A dark band within the nail plate extending from the base to the free edge due to increased pigmentation is:
    • A. 

      Melanin nails

    • B. 

      Onycholysis

    • C. 

      Onychophagy

    • D. 

      Melanonychia


  • 37. 
    Parasited that under some conditions may cause infections to the feet and hands are:
    • A. 

      Pedis

    • B. 

      Flagella

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Tinea


  • 38. 
    The tissue that is pushed back and loosened with the spoon end of a metal implement is the:
    • A. 

      Cores

    • B. 

      Hyponychium

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Eponychium


  • 39. 
    Pedicures are a basic part of hygiene and good:
    • A. 

      Comfort

    • B. 

      Foot care

    • C. 

      Personal appearance

    • D. 

      Safety


  • 40. 
    Products used to massage, lubricate and moisturize skin are:
    • A. 

      Cuticle softeners

    • B. 

      Abrasive scrubs

    • C. 

      Massage masques

    • D. 

      Massage preparations


  • 41. 
    A nail supply that is placed under the free edge to form a nail enhancement is a:
    • A. 

      Nail extender

    • B. 

      Silk wrap

    • C. 

      Nail form

    • D. 

      Synthetic fiber


  • 42. 
    During removal, acrylic (methacrylate) enhancements should be soaked for:
    • A. 

      20 to 30 seconds

    • B. 

      5 to 10 minutes

    • C. 

      20 to 30 minutes

    • D. 

      45 to 60 minutes


  • 43. 
    Depending upon the usage. a typical UV lightbulb should be changed:
    • A. 

      Once a year

    • B. 

      Two or three times per year

    • C. 

      Two or three times per month

    • D. 

      Once a month


  • 44. 
    The small salon that is owned by an individual or two or more partners is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Independent salon

    • B. 

      Speciality salon

    • C. 

      Corporate chain

    • D. 

      Franchise salon


  • 45. 
    If possible, a simple resume should have how many pages
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      No more than three

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      One


  • 46. 
    Nonpayment of financial debts such as mortgages or student loans is called:
    • A. 

      Defaulting

    • B. 

      Credit

    • C. 

      Debating

    • D. 

      Ireesponsible


  • 47. 
    To be successful in sales, you need ambition, determination  and a:
    • A. 

      Forceful personality

    • B. 

      Client base

    • C. 

      Shy demeanor

    • D. 

      Good personality


  • 48. 
    Clients that you serve on a regular basis are referred to as your:
    • A. 

      Personal friends

    • B. 

      Referrals

    • C. 

      Client base

    • D. 

      Personal base


  • 49. 
    Someone who recognizes and resolves problems constructively is a(n):
    • A. 

      Customer

    • B. 

      Co-worker

    • C. 

      Employee trainer

    • D. 

      Problem solver


  • 50. 
    One of the best way for a business owner to protect personal assests is:
    • A. 

      Investing capital

    • B. 

      Selling shares

    • C. 

      Incorporating

    • D. 

      Sharing responsibilities


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