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