Cosmetology State Board Test

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1.  Haircuts that generally have less weight than graduated haircuts are:
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D.
2.  When manipulating the scalp during a shampoo, begin at the front hairline and work in a(n):
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C.
D.
3.  The element used to define texture and line and tie design elements together is:
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D.
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4.  Sodium hydroxide relaxers are commonly called:
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D.
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5.  The two methods of wrapping the hair around a perm rod are:
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D.
6.  The thickened, clublike structure that forms the lower part of the hair root is the:
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D.
7.  The outline of the face, head, and figure seen in a side view is the:
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8.  The cortex is responsible for the natural color of hair, 90 percent of the total weight, and hair:
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9.  The three main types of decontamination are:
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10.  Waves that are activated from an outside heat source are considered:
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11.  Nerve tissue carries messages to the brain and is made up of special cells known as:
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D.
12.  As a rule of thumb, coarse and gray hair can withstand more heat than:
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D.
13.  Suspensions differ from solutions in that suspensions contain particles that are:
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D.
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14.  Dark blotches of color on the skin caused by sun exposure or hormone imbalance is:
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15.  All of the following need to be disposed of after a single use except for
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16.  Groups of tissues designed to perform a specific function are:
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17.  THe hair type that is very resistant to hair pressing and requires more heat and pressure is:
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D.
18.  A combination of understanding, empathy, and acceptance is called:
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19.  The area of the head that is between the apex and the back of the parietal ridge is the:
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20.  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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21.  Large, flat brushes with staggered pin patterns used for mid-to-0longer hair length are:
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D.
22.  After a haircut and before blow-drying, sanitation and disinfection guidelines require the practitioner to:
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23.  A rod-shaped microorganism that infected clients due to improper disinfection of a whirlpool foot spa was:
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24.  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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25.  Natural looking hair color is made up of a combination of primary and:
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D.
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26.  The three different types of cross-links that form bonds between the polypeptide chains in the cortex are:
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D.
27.  The main ingredient of most shampoos is:
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D.
28.  Nonpathogenic bacteria are:
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29.  The melanin produced by the body that is red to yellow in color is:
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D.
30.  When removing cleanser in the eye area, move outward on the upper lid and:
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D.
31.  Pine curls sliced from a shaping and formed without lifting the hair from the head are referred to as:
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32.  The principal functions of the skin are protection, sensation, heat regulation, excretion, and:
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33.  A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
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34.  The darkest hair colors in the level system are identified as being a level:
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35.  All natural hair color is the result of pigment located in the cortex called:
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D.
36.  A rule of classic proportion in the ratio of head size to body size is:
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D.
37.  The blow-dryer attachment that stretches and softens texturized hair and loosens the curl pattern is a:
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38.  The type of curl that is placed completely off base and allows for the greatest mobility is the:
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39.  THe bands of permanent wave rods should be smooth and fastened:
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40.  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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41.  Careless electrical connections and overloaded circuits can result in an electric shock, burn, or:
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42.  The press that removes 60-75 percent of the curl is:
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43.  The braid made when two strands are twisted around each other is s:
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44.  In ancient Rome, middle-class women colored their hair:
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45.  A spot or discoloration of the skin, neither raised nor  sunken, is a:
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46.  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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47.  The positive electrode is called the:
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48.  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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49.  Tissue that carries blood and lymph, food and hormones through the body is:
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50.  A pressing comb with less space between the teeth produces a(n):
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D.
51.  The two defining characteristics of hair type are:
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D.
52.  Masks that contain special crystals and dry to plaster-like consistency are:
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D.
53.  Lifting any section of hair above 0 degrees is known as:
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D.
54.  The part of the nail where the natural nail is formed is the:
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55.  The tiny granules of coloring matter deposited in cells that provide skin with its color are:
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56.  The nail is an appendage of the skin and is part of what system?
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57.  A more aggressive version of point cutting that creates a chunkier effect is:
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58.  Chemical hair texturizers temporarily raise the pH of the hair in order to:
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59.  When using heat on human hair wigs, the temperature setting on the styling tool should be:
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60.  Water that is chemically softened and allows soaps and shampoos to lather freely is:
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61.  Infrared lamps used during hair treatments and to process hair color should be operated at a distance of at least:
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62.  A stylist should recommend a hair or scalp treatment only after having performed a(n):
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63.  Single-use items that do not have the capacity to be disinfected after each client use must be:
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D.
64.  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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65.  To offset or round out the square facial type, choose a style that has:
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D.
66.  The rays of the sun that cause sunburns and tanning and are also known as burning rays are
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67.  Liquids and creams forms of foundation are a mixture of water and oil with coloring agents called:
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D.
68.  Lines in haircutting that are parallel to the horizon,or the floor are:
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69.  Another term used to describe back-brushing is:
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70.  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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71.  A commonly used epilator that removes hair from the bottom of the follicle is:
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72.  The coloring products that are regarded as the best for covering gray hair are:
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D.
73.  Rubber,silk, wood, and glass are common examples of:
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D.
74.  The process of using galvanic current to penetrate water-soluble products containing ions into the skin is known as:
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D.
75.  If an exposure incident should occur, discard all disposable contaminated objects in a:
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D.
76.  Nail fungus can be contracted through implements that are not properly:
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D.
77.  To avoid overprocessing and scalp irritation in a virgin relaxer application,start at least:
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D.
78.  Oil-absorbing masks that have an exfoliating and astringent effect, making large pores appear smaller are:
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D.
79.  Lipstick when applied properly should be even on both sides of the mouth and:
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D.
80.  Ions with a positive electrical charge are considered to be:
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D.
81.  Skin products that have a higher concentration of ingredients are:
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D.
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82.  The fatty layer found below the dermis is the:
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83.  An applicator used to direct electric current from a machine to the clients's skin is a(n)
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B.