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1.  The middle part of the muscle is the:
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2.  Sodium hydroxide relaxers are commonly called:
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3.  When manipulating the scalp during a shampoo, begin at the front hairline and work in a(n):
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4.  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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5.  The thickened, clublike structure that forms the lower part of the hair root is the:
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6.  As a rule of thumb, coarse and gray hair can withstand more heat than:
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7.  Hanging curls that are suitable for medium-to-long hairstyles are:
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8.  All of the following need to be disposed of after a single use except for
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9.  When securing a cape during the client preparation, do not let the cape touch the:
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10.  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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11.  The positive electrode is called the:
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12.  Horizontal lines are used to create one-length and low-elevation cuts and build:
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13.  The technique that allows you to cut the hair very close to the scalp and create a flat-top or square shape is:
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14.  The process of temporarily straightening extremely curl hair by means of heated comb is called:
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15.  Specialized preparations designed to equalize hair porosity and deposit a base color in one application are:
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16.  THe bands of permanent wave rods should be smooth and fastened:
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17.  The outline of the face, head, and figure seen in a side view is the:
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18.  A single line of color, or a series of repeated lines, creates a:
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19.  To draw a line in a hairstyle in the direction you want the eye to travel, use a:
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20.  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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21.  To create curls in using rollers, the hair should be wrapped around the roller:
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22.  The skin disease that is caused by an infestation of head lice is called:
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23.  A spot or discoloration of the skin, neither raised nor  sunken, is a:
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24.  The tiny granules of coloring matter deposited in cells that provide skin with its color are:
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25.  Waves that are activated from an outside heat source are considered:
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26.  The rays of the sun that cause sunburns and tanning and are also known as burning rays are
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27.  Styles that are full around the forehead and jawline to create a more oval appearance are recommended for:
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28.  An imported wool fiber available in black or brown with a matte finish that is used in hair extensions is:
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29.  Dry skin that is not producing enough sebum is also known as:
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30.  A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
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31.  The act of effectively sharing information between two people, or groups of people, is known as:
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32.  A method of hair removal using a beam pulsed on the skin that requires specialized training is:
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33.  The most commonly used developer in hair color is:
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34.  The amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands determines the size of the:
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35.  A common volatile organic compound that evaporates quickly and is used in hair spray is:
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36.  Rubber,silk, wood, and glass are common examples of:
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37.  A combination of understanding, empathy, and acceptance is called:
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38.  The two defining characteristics of hair type are:
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39.  Single-use items that do not have the capacity to be disinfected after each client use must be:
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40.  The technique used to check a haircut for precision of line and shape is:
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41.  When sebum hardens and the sebaceous duct becomes clogged, the pore impaction that is formed is a :
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42.  In ancient Rome, middle-class women colored their hair:
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43.  When removing cleanser in the eye area, move outward on the upper lid and:
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44.  Hydrogen bonds are easily broken by water or hear and re-formed when the hair is:
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45.  Dark blotches of color on the skin caused by sun exposure or hormone imbalance is:
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46.  The area of the head that is between the apex and the back of the parietal ridge is the:
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47.  The press that removes 60-75 percent of the curl is:
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48.  Electronic facial treatments are commonly referred to as:
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49.  The part of the nail where the natural nail is formed is the:
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50.  The growth pattern is the direction in which hair grows from the scalp and is also called the:
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51.  The manual or mechanical manipulation of the cody by rubbing, kneading, or other movements is called:
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52.  Masks that contain special crystals and dry to plaster-like consistency are:
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53.  The first step in the decontamination process is called:
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54.  Skin products that have a higher concentration of ingredients are:
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55.  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:
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56.  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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57.  Groups of tissues designed to perform a specific function are:
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58.  All natural hair color is the result of pigment located in the cortex called:
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59.  The water-attracting head of the surfactant molecule is:
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60.  The three main types of decontamination are:
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61.  Lines that are up and down and perpendicular to the floor are:
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62.  Tinea is characterized by itching scales and sometimes painful circular lesions and is caused by:
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63.  A pimple or abscess is an example of a:
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64.  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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65.  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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66.  A lengthwise section of hair shows that cuticle scales overlap and each individual cuticle scale is attached to the:
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67.  During the Victorian age, women pinched their cheeks and bit their lips to:
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68.  A generic medical term used to describe an abnormal inflammatory condition of the skin is:
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69.  Liquids and creams forms of foundation are a mixture of water and oil with coloring agents called:
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70.  The American Cancer Society recommends using a checklist to recognize potential skin cancer or changes in moles, using the letter B to check mole:
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71.  The thinnest skin can be found on the:
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72.  The two front corners represent the widest part of the:
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73.  Hair that has the largest diameter and usually requires more processing time is:
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74.  The simplest form form of matter that cannot be broken down without the loss of identity is a(n)
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75.  The braid made when two strands are twisted around each other is s:
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76.  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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77.  A thin, open-meshed cotton fabric this is used to hold mask products on the the face is:
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78.  THe uniform working areas used for control during haircutting are called:
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79.  Chemical services should not be performed if the scalp analysis shows any signs of:
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80.  The type of curl that is placed completely off base and allows for the greatest mobility is the:
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81.  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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82.  A converter is an apparatus that changes direct current to:
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83.  The melanin that provides brown or black color to hair is:
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84.  The principal functions of the skin are protection, sensation, heat regulation, excretion, and:
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85.  A more aggressive version of point cutting that creates a chunkier effect is:
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86.  A thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue is known as a:
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87.  The type of bacteria that rarely shows any active motility is:
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88.  The two methods of wrapping the hair around a perm rod are:
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89.  If an exposure incident should occur, discard all disposable contaminated objects in a:
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90.  Prior to application, the temperature of the heated wax should be tested on:
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91.  To avoid infection, sponge a tweezed area frequently with cotton moistened with:
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92.  When using heat on human hair wigs, the temperature setting on the styling tool should be:
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93.  A small wig used by men to cover the top or crown of the head is:
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94.  To offset or round out the square facial type, choose a style that has:
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95.  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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96.  A pressing comb with less space between the teeth produces a(n):
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97.  The cortex is responsible for the natural color of hair, 90 percent of the total weight, and hair:
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98.  Wigs that most closely resemble actual human hair growth with flexibility at the roots are:
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99.  Achieving balance within a design can be accomplished by understanding the head shape and:
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100.  Examples of single-process permeant coloring applications are virgin color applications and:
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101.  The technical term for gray hair is:
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102.  Client questionnaires used for hair removal services should contain information about client medications and document:
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103.  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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104.  The coloring products that are regarded as the best for covering gray hair are:
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105.  To avoid overprocessing and scalp irritation in a virgin relaxer application,start at least:
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106.  A hair removal service should not be performed on clients taking a medication containing:
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107.  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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108.  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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109.  In creating a length increase in the design of graduated and layered haircuts, the technique to use is:
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110.  Natural looking hair color is made up of a combination of primary and:
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111.  Lesions of the skin that develop in the later stages of a disease are classified as:
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112.  Eye shadow that is lighter then the client's skin tone is considered:
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113.  Infrared lamps used during hair treatments and to process hair color should be operated at a distance of at least:
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114.  Current research confirms that dandruff is the result of a fungus called:
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115.  Prior to a full-color application to a wig or hairpiece, it is recommended to perform a(n)
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116.  Nonpathogenic bacteria are:
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117.  The therapeutic use of oils in skin care products that creates positive effects on the body, mind, and spirits is:
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118.  Suspensions differ from solutions in that suspensions contain particles that are:
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119.  Oil-absorbing masks that have an exfoliating and astringent effect, making large pores appear smaller are:
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120.  Haircuts that generally have less weight than graduated haircuts are:
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121.  The fatty layer found below the dermis is the:
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122.  Before taking the head measurements in fitting for a wig, the natural hair should be:
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D.
123.  The melanin produced by the body that is red to yellow in color is:
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124.  An inflamed pimple containing pus is a:
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125.  The three different types of cross-links that form bonds between the polypeptide chains in the cortex are:
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126.  The units of structure that build protein and are linked end-to-end like a string of pearls are:
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127.  A carbuncle is an inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue caused by:
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D.
128.  A fiber protein that is the principal component of hair, skin, and nails is:
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D.
129.  The needle that is used to sew extensions onto a track should be:
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D.
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130.  The difference in the strength of most chemical hair relaxers is determined by the concentration of:
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131.  Nail fungus can be contracted through implements that are not properly:
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132.  Large, flat brushes with staggered pin patterns used for mid-to-0longer hair length are:
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133.  During a retouch relaxer application, to avoid overprocessing of hair breakage, do not:
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134.  A rule of classic proportion in the ratio of head size to body size is:
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135.  The nail is an appendage of the skin and is part of what system?
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136.  Stressful, repetitive motions have a cumulative effect on joints and:
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