Cosmetology State Board Test

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1.  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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2.  The area of the head that is between the apex and the back of the parietal ridge is the:
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3.  When securing a cape during the client preparation, do not let the cape touch the:
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4.  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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5.  Before taking the head measurements in fitting for a wig, the natural hair should be:
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6.  Masks that contain special crystals and dry to plaster-like consistency are:
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7.  A thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue is known as a:
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8.  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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9.  A lengthwise section of hair shows that cuticle scales overlap and each individual cuticle scale is attached to the:
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10.  Suspensions differ from solutions in that suspensions contain particles that are:
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11.  The melanin that provides brown or black color to hair is:
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12.  The process of removing excess bulk without shortening hair length is:
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13.  The two front corners represent the widest part of the:
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14.  The even-flowing electric current that travels in one direction only is:
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15.  Current research confirms that dandruff is the result of a fungus called:
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16.  A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
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17.  An oxidizer added to hydrogen peroxide increase its chemical action is a(n):
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18.  Ions with a positive electrical charge are considered to be:
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19.  The darkest hair colors in the level system are identified as being a level:
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20.  The most commonly used developer in hair color is:
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21.  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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22.  The two major categories of hair removal are classified as:
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23.  Stressful, repetitive motions have a cumulative effect on joints and:
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24.  A small wig used by men to cover the top or crown of the head is:
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25.  Rubber,silk, wood, and glass are common examples of:
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26.  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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27.  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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28.  The middle part of the muscle is the:
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29.  A generic medical term used to describe an abnormal inflammatory condition of the skin is:
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30.  Eye shadow that is lighter then the client's skin tone is considered:
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31.  The two defining characteristics of hair type are:
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32.  Lines that are up and down and perpendicular to the floor are:
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33.  A fiber protein that is the principal component of hair, skin, and nails is:
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34.  The technique used to check a haircut for precision of line and shape is:
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35.  Groups of tissues designed to perform a specific function are:
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36.  Nonpathogenic bacteria are:
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37.  Dark blotches of color on the skin caused by sun exposure or hormone imbalance is:
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38.  The fatty layer found below the dermis is the:
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39.  Horizontal lines are used to create one-length and low-elevation cuts and build:
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40.  When removing implements from the disinfectant solution, to avoid damaging the skin or contaminating the disinfectant solution, use:
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41.  Wax that has a high incidence of allergic reactions and may require a patch test is:
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42.  Waves that are activated from an outside heat source are considered:
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43.  Nerve tissue carries messages to the brain and is made up of special cells known as:
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44.  Infrared lamps used during hair treatments and to process hair color should be operated at a distance of at least:
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45.  A carbuncle is an inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue caused by:
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46.  During a retouch relaxer application, to avoid overprocessing of hair breakage, do not:
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47.  Tinea is characterized by itching scales and sometimes painful circular lesions and is caused by:
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48.  The type of bacteria that rarely shows any active motility is:
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49.  The therapeutic use of oils in skin care products that creates positive effects on the body, mind, and spirits is:
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50.  A common volatile organic compound that evaporates quickly and is used in hair spray is:
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51.  Brushes with bristles that have tiny overlapping layer of scales, which clean and add luster to the hair are:
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52.  A pressing comb with less space between the teeth produces a(n):
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53.  The growth pattern is the direction in which hair grows from the scalp and is also called the:
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54.  THe bands of permanent wave rods should be smooth and fastened:
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55.  The manual or mechanical manipulation of the cody by rubbing, kneading, or other movements is called:
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56.  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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57.  The most critical part of a color service is the:
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58.  The act of effectively sharing information between two people, or groups of people, is known as:
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59.  Electronic facial treatments are commonly referred to as:
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60.  Liquids that are not capable of being mixed into stable solutions are:
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61.  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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62.  Large, flat brushes with staggered pin patterns used for mid-to-0longer hair length are:
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63.  Lines in haircutting that are parallel to the horizon,or the floor are:
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64.  An inflamed pimple containing pus is a:
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65.  Hanging curls that are suitable for medium-to-long hairstyles are:
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66.  The blow-dryer attachment that stretches and softens texturized hair and loosens the curl pattern is a:
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67.  Tissue that carries blood and lymph, food and hormones through the body is:
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68.  Achieving balance within a design can be accomplished by understanding the head shape and:
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69.  A thin, open-meshed cotton fabric this is used to hold mask products on the the face is:
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70.  The amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands determines the size of the:
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71.  Another term used to describe back-brushing is:
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72.  Coloring products that have a coating action on the hair and are removed by shampooing are:
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73.  Natural looking hair color is made up of a combination of primary and:
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74.  Dry skin that is not producing enough sebum is also known as:
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75.  Wigs that most closely resemble actual human hair growth with flexibility at the roots are:
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76.  Lifting any section of hair above 0 degrees is known as:
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77.  A stylist should recommend a hair or scalp treatment only after having performed a(n):
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78.  A hair removal service should not be performed on clients taking a medication containing:
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79.  Single-use items that do not have the capacity to be disinfected after each client use must be:
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80.  During the Victorian age, women pinched their cheeks and bit their lips to:
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81.  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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82.  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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83.  The tiny granules of coloring matter deposited in cells that provide skin with its color are:
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84.  A method of hair removal using a beam pulsed on the skin that requires specialized training is:
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