Cosmetology State Board Test

186 Questions  I  By Cosmetology
Please take the quiz to rate it.

Cosmetology State Board Quizzes & Trivia
Help prepare you for your State Board written exam

   or Create Online Exam
Changes are done, please start the quiz.


Question Excerpt

Removing question excerpt is a premium feature

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

Removing ad is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
Take Another Quiz
We have sent an email with your new password.