Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam

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1.  Which portion of the hair is chemical wave solution absorbed faster?
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2.  If the cuticle is slightly raised and accepts color products easily,  the hair is:
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3.  Before giving a chemical wave, the hair should be:
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4.  To add strength and body to damaged hair, it is advisable to give a
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5.  A coiled, corkscrew shaped bacteria cell that causes syphilis and cholera is
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6.  Which determines the texture of the hair?  
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7.  If a temporary color rinse is applied to normal hair, it will
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8.  Why is an antiseptic applied to tweezed areas during arching?
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9.  Which instrument should be used to slither a client's hair?
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10.  Why is it necessary to use a conditioner-filler during a chemical relaxer retouch service?
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11.  What type of manicure is suggested for dry cuticles and brittle nails?
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12.  Nerves and blood vessels are found in the nail
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13.  Which of the following is the peak of a finger wave?
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14.  During the processing time in chemical waving, the hair has a tendency to
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15.  What is made of cells, blood, calcium carbonate, and calcium phosphate?
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16.  Disulfide bonds are broken by the
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17.  Which of the following are tint removers designed to remove?
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18.  A client with which of the following nail conditions should be referred to a physician?
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19.  Scalp manipulations should NOT be performed if
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20.  The shortest processing time in chemical waving is usually required for hair which is
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21.  Frequent shampooing with highly alkaline shampoo may cause the hair to become
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22.  When tinting lightened hair back to its natural shade, it is necessary to
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23.  Which one of the following should be done to protect a sensitive scalp during a relaxer treatment?
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24.  High elevation in haircutting is used to
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25.  What is the function of keratin?
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26.  Which should be used to stop the bleeding of a minor cut during a manicure?
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27.  What is formed when two or more non-mixable substances are united with the help of a binder or gum- like substance?
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28.  Metal implements should be disinfected with
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29.  To remove lightener, hair should be rinsed in water that is
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30.  What is the tube-like pocket that contains the hair?
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31.  What facial massage movement has a soothing and relaxing effect?
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32.  Prior to a permanent wave, you should drape with a
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33.  What is the pH of sodium hydroxide?
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34.  By highlighting the cheekbone, the area will appear
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35.  The mobility of a pin curl is determined by the
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36.  What type of hair coloring is designed to last 4 to 6 shampoos?
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37.  Hair is primarily composed of:
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38.  A chemical compound used to slow the growth of bacteria is called
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39.  What protects the skin from irritation and stains around the hairline?
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40.  Prelightening the hair is usually necessary when using a
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41.  A lightener retouch should FIRST be applied to
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42.  What is the most effective level of infection control?
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43.  In a lightener retouch, hair breakage may result if
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44.  Which of the following is a MAIN ingredient in a chemical hair relaxer?
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45.  Which test determines if a wig is made of human hair or synthetic fiber?
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46.  What type of hair is MOST difficult to press?
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47.  The science of the nature, structure, function, and diseases of the muscles is called
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48.  A face that is composed of straight lines with a wide forehead and jawline is considered to be
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49.  Specialized preparations that are designed to equalize porosity and deposit a base color in one application are called
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50.  Which condition would PREVENT a cosmetologist from performing a service on a client?
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Quiz Comments (6)
is there a difference between going for hair and cosmetology? I don't think there is a specialized license for hair only.....I could be wrong
What if I'm just going for hair and not cosmetology?
Good questions! Perfect timing! Very similar to the cosmo test that I took for my license. Now studying for the barber exam. I just wish there were a barber practice quiz. Thank you!
This test is very helpful thank you so much
test is good but it takes so long to go from one question to the next
test is good but it takes so long to go from one question to the next
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