Cosmetology State Board Test

186 Questions  I  By Cosmetology on January 25, 2010
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1.  Hair coloring products fall into one of how many categories?
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B.
C.
D.
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2.  The nail is an appendage of the skin and is part of what system?
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B.
C.
D.
3.  When securing a cape during the client preparation, do not let the cape touch the:
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B.
C.
D.
4.  A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
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B.
C.
D.
5.  Waves that are activated from an outside heat source are considered:
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B.
C.
D.
6.  A light continuous, stroking movement applied with the fingers or palms with no pressure is:
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B.
C.
D.
7.  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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B.
C.
D.
8.  Liquids that are not capable of being mixed into stable solutions are:
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B.
C.
D.
9.  Client questionnaires used for hair removal services should contain information about client medications and document:
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B.
C.
D.
10.  A pimple or abscess is an example of a:
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D.
11.  Nail fungus can be contracted through implements that are not properly:
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D.
12.  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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B.
C.
D.
13.  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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B.
C.
D.
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14.  The press that removes 60-75 percent of the curl is:
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B.
C.
D.
15.  The most critical part of a color service is the:
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C.
D.
16.  An applicator used to direct electric current from a machine to the clients's skin is a(n)
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B.
C.
D.
17.  To draw a line in a hairstyle in the direction you want the eye to travel, use a:
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B.
C.
D.
18.  Horizontal lines are used to create one-length and low-elevation cuts and build:
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B.
C.
D.
19.  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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B.
C.
D.
20.  The tiny granules of coloring matter deposited in cells that provide skin with its color are:
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B.
C.
D.
21.  Specialized preparations designed to equalize hair porosity and deposit a base color in one application are:
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B.
C.
D.
22.  Infrared lamps used during hair treatments and to process hair color should be operated at a distance of at least:
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B.
C.
D.
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23.  The principal functions of the skin are protection, sensation, heat regulation, excretion, and:
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B.
C.
D.
24.  Current research confirms that dandruff is the result of a fungus called:
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B.
C.
D.
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25.  Stressful, repetitive motions have a cumulative effect on joints and:
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B.
C.
D.
26.  The technical term for gray hair is:
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B.
C.
D.
27.  When removing implements from the disinfectant solution, to avoid damaging the skin or contaminating the disinfectant solution, use:
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B.
C.
D.
28.  To create curls in using rollers, the hair should be wrapped around the roller:
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B.
C.
D.
29.  During the Victorian age, women pinched their cheeks and bit their lips to:
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B.
C.
D.
30.  Lifting any section of hair above 0 degrees is known as:
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B.
C.
D.
31.  Tissue that carries blood and lymph, food and hormones through the body is:
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B.
C.
D.
32.  The act of effectively sharing information between two people, or groups of people, is known as:
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B.
C.
D.
33.  The two defining characteristics of hair type are:
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B.
C.
D.
34.  A rod-shaped microorganism that infected clients due to improper disinfection of a whirlpool foot spa was:
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B.
C.
D.
35.  Wax that has a high incidence of allergic reactions and may require a patch test is:
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B.
C.
D.
36.  A lengthwise section of hair shows that cuticle scales overlap and each individual cuticle scale is attached to the:
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B.
C.
D.
37.  The nail that grows the slowest is on the:
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B.
C.
D.
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38.  The blow-dryer attachment that stretches and softens texturized hair and loosens the curl pattern is a:
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B.
C.
D.
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39.  The predominant melanin that gives black and brown color to hair is:
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D.
40.  Hair that has the largest diameter and usually requires more processing time is:
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C.
D.
41.  The water-attracting head of the surfactant molecule is:
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C.
D.
42.  The part of the nail where the natural nail is formed is the:
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C.
D.
43.  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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B.
C.
D.
44.  A small wig used by men to cover the top or crown of the head is:
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B.
C.
D.
45.  Ions with a positive electrical charge are considered to be:
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B.
C.
D.
46.  Oil-absorbing masks that have an exfoliating and astringent effect, making large pores appear smaller are:
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B.
C.
D.
47.  The type of bacteria that rarely shows any active motility is:
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B.
C.
D.
48.  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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B.
C.
D.
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49.  Hanging curls that are suitable for medium-to-long hairstyles are:
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B.
C.
D.
50.  Lines in haircutting that are parallel to the horizon,or the floor are:
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B.
C.
D.
51.  The needle that is used to sew extensions onto a track should be:
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B.
C.
D.
52.  Sodium hydroxide relaxers are commonly called:
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B.
C.
D.
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53.  The first step in the decontamination process is called:
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B.
C.
D.
54.  Electronic facial treatments are commonly referred to as:
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B.
C.
D.
55.  To avoid overprocessing and scalp irritation in a virgin relaxer application,start at least:
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B.
C.
D.
56.  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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B.
C.
D.
57.  Coloring products that have a coating action on the hair and are removed by shampooing are:
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B.
C.
D.
58.  As a rule of thumb, coarse and gray hair can withstand more heat than:
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B.
C.
D.
59.  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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B.
C.
D.
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60.  A thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue is known as a:
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B.
C.
D.
61.  A combination of understanding, empathy, and acceptance is called:
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B.
C.
D.
62.  The process of using galvanic current to penetrate water-soluble products containing ions into the skin is known as:
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B.
C.
D.
63.  Styles that are full around the forehead and jawline to create a more oval appearance are recommended for:
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B.
C.
D.
64.  When sebum hardens and the sebaceous duct becomes clogged, the pore impaction that is formed is a :
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B.
C.
D.
65.  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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B.
C.
D.
66.  The process of temporarily straightening extremely curl hair by means of heated comb is called:
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B.
C.
D.
67.  The two methods of wrapping the hair around a perm rod are:
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B.
C.
D.
68.  Natural looking hair color is made up of a combination of primary and:
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B.
C.
D.
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69.  When testing synthetic hair or fibers by burning, the hair will either ball up, melt, or burn:
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B.
C.
D.
70.  Lines that are up and down and perpendicular to the floor are:
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B.
C.
D.
71.  In creating a length increase in the design of graduated and layered haircuts, the technique to use is:
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B.
C.
D.
72.  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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B.
C.
D.
73.  A commonly used epilator that removes hair from the bottom of the follicle is:
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B.
C.
D.
74.  Organisms that live in or on another living organism and draw their nourishment from the host organism are:
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B.
C.
D.
75.  The area of the head that is between the apex and the back of the parietal ridge is the:
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B.
C.
D.
76.  The technique used to check a haircut for precision of line and shape is:
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B.
C.
D.
77.  Prior to application, the temperature of the heated wax should be tested on:
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B.
C.
D.
78.  The manual or mechanical manipulation of the cody by rubbing, kneading, or other movements is called:
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B.
C.
D.
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79.  Before taking the head measurements in fitting for a wig, the natural hair should be:
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B.
C.
D.
80.  A common volatile organic compound that evaporates quickly and is used in hair spray is:
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B.
C.
D.
81.  Large, flat brushes with staggered pin patterns used for mid-to-0longer hair length are:
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B.
C.
D.
82.  When using heat on human hair wigs, the temperature setting on the styling tool should be:
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B.
C.
D.
83.  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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B.
C.
D.
84.  Brushes with bristles that have tiny overlapping layer of scales, which clean and add luster to the hair are:
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B.
C.
D.
85.  Another term used to describe back-brushing is:
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B.
C.
D.
86.  An imported wool fiber available in black or brown with a matte finish that is used in hair extensions is:
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B.
C.
D.
87.  The skin disease that is caused by an infestation of head lice is called:
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B.
C.
D.
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88.  A carbuncle is an inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue caused by:
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B.
C.
D.
89.  Hair that burns slowly and gives off a distinctive odor is:
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B.
C.
D.
90.  Skin products that have a higher concentration of ingredients are:
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B.
C.
D.
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91.  THe hair type that is very resistant to hair pressing and requires more heat and pressure is:
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B.
C.
D.
92.  A rule of classic proportion in the ratio of head size to body size is:
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B.
C.
D.
93.  Tinea is characterized by itching scales and sometimes painful circular lesions and is caused by:
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B.
C.
D.
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