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1.  Products that are designed to lower the pH of skin after cleaning and aid in the removal of excess cleaning products are:
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D.
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2.  The area of the head that is between the apex and the back of the parietal ridge is the:
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D.
3.  When securing a cape during the client preparation, do not let the cape touch the:
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D.
4.  Placing a comb flat against the nape of the head and finding where the comb leaves the head can be used to locate the:
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5.  Before taking the head measurements in fitting for a wig, the natural hair should be:
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6.  Masks that contain special crystals and dry to plaster-like consistency are:
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D.
7.  A thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue is known as a:
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8.  The clear, transparent layer just under the skin surface that consists of small cells through which light can pass is the:
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9.  A lengthwise section of hair shows that cuticle scales overlap and each individual cuticle scale is attached to the:
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D.
10.  Suspensions differ from solutions in that suspensions contain particles that are:
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D.
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11.  The melanin that provides brown or black color to hair is:
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D.
12.  The process of removing excess bulk without shortening hair length is:
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D.
13.  The two front corners represent the widest part of the:
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D.
14.  The even-flowing electric current that travels in one direction only is:
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D.
15.  Current research confirms that dandruff is the result of a fungus called:
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D.
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16.  A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
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17.  An oxidizer added to hydrogen peroxide increase its chemical action is a(n):
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D.
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18.  Ions with a positive electrical charge are considered to be:
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D.
19.  The darkest hair colors in the level system are identified as being a level:
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D.
20.  The most commonly used developer in hair color is:
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D.
21.  If a client has a skin disorder that is not recognized as a simple disorder, the client should be referred to a:
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D.
22.  The two major categories of hair removal are classified as:
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D.
23.  Stressful, repetitive motions have a cumulative effect on joints and:
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D.
24.  A small wig used by men to cover the top or crown of the head is:
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D.
25.  Rubber,silk, wood, and glass are common examples of:
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D.
26.  The neutralizing of remaining hydroxide ions to lower the pH of the hair and scalp after a relaxer requires a(n)
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D.
27.  Conditioners that have a pH range of 3.5 to 6.0 are used to restore the pH of hair after:
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D.
28.  The middle part of the muscle is the:
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D.
29.  A generic medical term used to describe an abnormal inflammatory condition of the skin is:
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D.
30.  Eye shadow that is lighter then the client's skin tone is considered:
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D.
31.  The two defining characteristics of hair type are:
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D.
32.  Lines that are up and down and perpendicular to the floor are:
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D.
33.  A fiber protein that is the principal component of hair, skin, and nails is:
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D.
34.  The technique used to check a haircut for precision of line and shape is:
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D.
35.  Groups of tissues designed to perform a specific function are:
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D.
36.  Nonpathogenic bacteria are:
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D.
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37.  Dark blotches of color on the skin caused by sun exposure or hormone imbalance is:
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D.
38.  The fatty layer found below the dermis is the:
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39.  Horizontal lines are used to create one-length and low-elevation cuts and build:
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D.
40.  When removing implements from the disinfectant solution, to avoid damaging the skin or contaminating the disinfectant solution, use:
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D.
41.  Wax that has a high incidence of allergic reactions and may require a patch test is:
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D.
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42.  Waves that are activated from an outside heat source are considered:
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D.
43.  Nerve tissue carries messages to the brain and is made up of special cells known as:
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D.
44.  Infrared lamps used during hair treatments and to process hair color should be operated at a distance of at least:
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D.
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45.  A carbuncle is an inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue caused by:
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D.
46.  During a retouch relaxer application, to avoid overprocessing of hair breakage, do not:
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C.
D.
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47.  Tinea is characterized by itching scales and sometimes painful circular lesions and is caused by:
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D.
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48.  The type of bacteria that rarely shows any active motility is:
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D.
49.  The therapeutic use of oils in skin care products that creates positive effects on the body, mind, and spirits is:
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D.
50.  A common volatile organic compound that evaporates quickly and is used in hair spray is:
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51.  Brushes with bristles that have tiny overlapping layer of scales, which clean and add luster to the hair are:
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D.
52.  A pressing comb with less space between the teeth produces a(n):
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D.
53.  The growth pattern is the direction in which hair grows from the scalp and is also called the:
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D.
54.  THe bands of permanent wave rods should be smooth and fastened:
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D.
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55.  The manual or mechanical manipulation of the cody by rubbing, kneading, or other movements is called:
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D.
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56.  Thinning hair using a sliding movement with the blades of the shear partially opened to reduce volume and create movement is?
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D.
57.  The most critical part of a color service is the:
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D.
58.  The act of effectively sharing information between two people, or groups of people, is known as:
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D.
59.  Electronic facial treatments are commonly referred to as:
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D.
60.  Liquids that are not capable of being mixed into stable solutions are:
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D.
61.  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:
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D.
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62.  Large, flat brushes with staggered pin patterns used for mid-to-0longer hair length are:
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D.
63.  Lines in haircutting that are parallel to the horizon,or the floor are:
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D.
64.  An inflamed pimple containing pus is a:
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D.
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65.  Hanging curls that are suitable for medium-to-long hairstyles are:
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D.
66.  The blow-dryer attachment that stretches and softens texturized hair and loosens the curl pattern is a:
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D.
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67.  Tissue that carries blood and lymph, food and hormones through the body is:
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D.
68.  Achieving balance within a design can be accomplished by understanding the head shape and:
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D.
69.  A thin, open-meshed cotton fabric this is used to hold mask products on the the face is:
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D.
70.  The amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands determines the size of the:
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71.  Another term used to describe back-brushing is:
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72.  Coloring products that have a coating action on the hair and are removed by shampooing are:
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D.
73.  Natural looking hair color is made up of a combination of primary and:
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D.
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74.  Dry skin that is not producing enough sebum is also known as:
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D.
75.  Wigs that most closely resemble actual human hair growth with flexibility at the roots are:
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D.
76.  Lifting any section of hair above 0 degrees is known as:
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D.
77.  A stylist should recommend a hair or scalp treatment only after having performed a(n):
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D.
78.  A hair removal service should not be performed on clients taking a medication containing:
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C.
D.
79.  Single-use items that do not have the capacity to be disinfected after each client use must be:
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D.
80.  During the Victorian age, women pinched their cheeks and bit their lips to:
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D.
81.  On a layered haircut, if you want the hair to be longer toward the front, overdirect the sections to a stationary guide at the:
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82.  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:
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D.
83.  The tiny granules of coloring matter deposited in cells that provide skin with its color are:
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D.
84.  A method of hair removal using a beam pulsed on the skin that requires specialized training is:
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D.
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85.  The simplest form form of matter that cannot be broken down without the loss of identity is a(n)
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D.
86.  As a rule of thumb, coarse and gray hair can withstand more heat than:
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87.  To create curls in using rollers, the hair should be wrapped around the roller:
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D.
88.  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:
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89.  When the cuticle of the hair is lifted and the hair is overly porous and absorbs color quickly, the hair porosity is defined as:
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90.  A combination of a the relaxer and a the permeant wrapped on large rods is a:
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91.  The rays of the sun that cause sunburns and tanning and are also known as burning rays are
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92.  A commonly used epilator that removes hair from the bottom of the follicle is:
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93.  Hydrogen bonds are easily broken by water or hear and re-formed when the hair is:
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D.
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94.  When sebum hardens and the sebaceous duct becomes clogged, the pore impaction that is formed is a :
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95.  The technical term for gray hair is:
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D.
96.  THe hair type that is very resistant to hair pressing and requires more heat and pressure is:
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D.
97.  The nail is an appendage of the skin and is part of what system?
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98.  When testing synthetic hair or fibers by burning, the hair will either ball up, melt, or burn:
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D.
99.  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:
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D.
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100.  The units of structure that build protein and are linked end-to-end like a string of pearls are:
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D.
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101.  When removing cleanser in the eye area, move outward on the upper lid and:
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D.
102.  THe study of the structure, function, and diseases of the muscles is called:
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D.
103.  The element used to define texture and line and tie design elements together is:
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D.
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104.  The facial skeleton has how many bones?
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D.
105.  An applicator used to direct electric current from a machine to the clients's skin is a(n)
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C.
D.
106.  A rod-shaped microorganism that infected clients due to improper disinfection of a whirlpool foot spa was:
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D.
107.  Skin products that have a higher concentration of ingredients are:
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C.
D.
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108.  Careless electrical connections and overloaded circuits can result in an electric shock, burn, or:
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D.
109.  Relaxers that contain two components and must be mixed immediately prior to use are:
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D.
110.  A light continuous, stroking movement applied with the fingers or palms with no pressure is:
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D.
111.  To draw a line in a hairstyle in the direction you want the eye to travel, use a:
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C.
D.
112.  Lesions of the skin that develop in the later stages of a disease are classified as:
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D.
113.  The difference in the strength of most chemical hair relaxers is determined by the concentration of:
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C.
D.
114.  The outline of the face, head, and figure seen in a side view is the:
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D.
115.  The technique of drying and styling damp hair in one operation is:
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C.
D.
116.  The part of the nail where the natural nail is formed is the:
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C.
D.
117.  The thinnest skin can be found on the:
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D.
118.  The process of temporarily straightening extremely curl hair by means of heated comb is called:
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B.
C.
D.
119.  The principal functions of the skin are protection, sensation, heat regulation, excretion, and:
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C.
D.
120.  A converter is an apparatus that changes direct current to:
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C.
D.
121.  Reference points in a haircut are used to establish:
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C.
D.
122.  The press that removes 60-75 percent of the curl is:
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C.
D.
123.  The nail that grows the slowest is on the:
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C.
D.
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124.  The three different types of cross-links that form bonds between the polypeptide chains in the cortex are:
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B.
C.
D.
125.  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:
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C.
D.
126.  To offset or round out the square facial type, choose a style that has:
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C.
D.
127.  The thickened, clublike structure that forms the lower part of the hair root is the:
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C.
D.
128.  When using heat on human hair wigs, the temperature setting on the styling tool should be:
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C.
D.
129.  THe hair type that requires less elevation and should be left a bit longer because of shrinkage when it dries is:
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C.
D.
130.  Chemical services should not be performed if the scalp analysis shows any signs of:
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C.
D.
131.  If an exposure incident should occur, discard all disposable contaminated objects in a:
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D.
132.  Hair that has the largest diameter and usually requires more processing time is:
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B.