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