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Cosmetology-hairstyling Exam

43 Questions
Cosmetology State Board Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The process of shaping an directing the hair into a pattern of S-shaped waves with the fingers, combs, and lotion.
    • A. 

      Finger waving

    • B. 

      Wet setting

    • C. 

      Thermal curling

    • D. 

      Thermal waving

  • 2. 
    Waving lotion is a type of hair gel used during finger waving to keep the hair.
    • A. 

      Wet

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      Pliable

    • D. 

      Stiff

  • 3. 
    A good waving lotion for finger waving is harmless to the hair and:
    • A. 

      Should be used liberally

    • B. 

      Dries on contact

    • C. 

      Leaves a mild residue

    • D. 

      Does not flake when dry

  • 4. 
    Finger wave lotion should be applied
    • A. 

      While wearing gloves

    • B. 

      To one side of the head at a time

    • C. 

      To the entire hea after shampooing

    • D. 

      With a brush

  • 5. 
    When finger waving, pinching or pushing ridges with the fingers will create
    • A. 

      Overdirection of the ridge

    • B. 

      Inconsistent waves

    • C. 

      Splits

    • D. 

      Underdirection of the ridge

  • 6. 
    The three main parts of a pin curl are the base, stem, and
    • A. 

      Curl

    • B. 

      Medulia

    • C. 

      Wave

    • D. 

      Circle

  • 7. 
    The section of the pin curl between the base and the first arc is the
    • A. 

      Stem

    • B. 

      Curl

    • C. 

      Circle

    • D. 

      Wave

  • 8. 
    The stationary part of the pin curl is the
    • A. 

      Circle

    • B. 

      Curl

    • C. 

      Base

    • D. 

      Stem

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Full stem curl

    • B. 

      Mobile stem curl

    • C. 

      Half stem curl

    • D. 

      No stem curl

  • 10. 
    The greatest curl mobility is acheieved with the
    • A. 

      No stem curl

    • B. 

      Quarter turn curl

    • C. 

      Full stem curl

    • D. 

      Half stem curl

  • 11. 
    A section of hair that is molded in a circular movement in preparation for the formation of curls is a
    • A. 

      Shaping

    • B. 

      Parting

    • C. 

      Base

    • D. 

      Section

  • 12. 
    Open center curls produce
    • A. 

      Waves that decrease in size

    • B. 

      Uniform curls

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Curls that decrease in size

  • 13. 
    Pin curls that are good for fine hair and produce a fluffy curl
    • A. 

      Clockwise pin curls

    • B. 

      Counterclockwise pin curls

    • C. 

      Closed center curls

    • D. 

      Open center curls

  • 14. 
    The most common pin curl base you will use is the
    • A. 

      Rectangular base

    • B. 

      Square base

    • C. 

      Triangular base

    • D. 

      Arc base

  • 15. 
    In a pin curl set, the finished curl is not affected by the
    • A. 

      Size of the curl

    • B. 

      Direction of curl

    • C. 

      Shape of the base

    • D. 

      Amount of hair used

  • 16. 
    Triangular pin curl bases are used to
    • A. 

      Add height

    • B. 

      Avoid tangling

    • C. 

      Mainetain a smooth upsweep look

    • D. 

      Prevent splits in the finished style

  • 17. 
    Pin curl bases suitable for curly haristyles without much volume or lift are the
    • A. 

      Arc bases

    • B. 

      Square bases

    • C. 

      Rectangular bases

    • D. 

      Circular bases

  • 18. 
    An important techinque to use when making a pin curls is
    • A. 

      Ribboning

    • B. 

      Pulling

    • C. 

      Shaping

    • D. 

      Squeezing

  • 19. 
    Pin curls sliced from a shaping and formed without lifting the hair from the head are called
    • A. 

      Barrel curls

    • B. 

      Flat curls

    • C. 

      Cascade or stand up curls

    • D. 

      Carved curls

  • 20. 
    Pin curls are correctly anchored when
    • A. 

      They have closed centers

    • B. 

      The clip cover the circle

    • C. 

      The clp enters at the open end

    • D. 

      Two clips are used

  • 21. 
    Curl used to create a wave behind a ridge are called
    • A. 

      Skip waves

    • B. 

      Ridge curls

    • C. 

      Finger waves

    • D. 

      Clockwise waves

  • 22. 
    Two rows of ridge curls create
    • A. 

      Soft curls

    • B. 

      Maximum height

    • C. 

      A strong wave pattern

    • D. 

      Soft lines between waves

  • 23. 
    Pin curls used to achieve height in the hair design are
    • A. 

      Cascade curls

    • B. 

      Skip waves

    • C. 

      Ridge curls

    • D. 

      Carved curls

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Arc base

    • B. 

      Retangular base

    • C. 

      Circular base

    • D. 

      Triangular base

  • 25. 
    A roller holds the equivalent of
    • A. 

      1/2 of stand up curl

    • B. 

      Five stand up curls

    • C. 

      Two to four stand up curls

    • D. 

      One stand up curl

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      A well anchored curl

    • B. 

      Curls

    • C. 

      A c shape

    • D. 

      A wave

  • 27. 
    A c shape will result if the hair is wound around the roller
    • A. 

      1 1/2 turns

    • B. 

      One turn

    • C. 

      2 1/2 turns

    • D. 

      Five turns

  • 28. 
    An on base roller curl produces
    • A. 

      A crisp curl

    • B. 

      The least amount of volume

    • C. 

      Medium volume

    • D. 

      Full volume

  • 29. 
    For the least amount of volume in a roller set use the
    • A. 

      Open end method

    • B. 

      Off base method

    • C. 

      Half base method

    • D. 

      On base method

  • 30. 
    The diffuser attachment of a blow dryer causes the air to flow
    • A. 

      In all directions

    • B. 

      At a cooler tempature

    • C. 

      More softly

    • D. 

      At a hotter tempature

  • 31. 
    Combs with closely spaced teeth
    • A. 

      Shape larger sections of hair

    • B. 

      Create more surface texture

    • C. 

      Create a smooth surface

    • D. 

      Lift the hair away from the head

  • 32. 
    A classic styling brush has a
    • A. 

      Half rounded rubber base

    • B. 

      Ventilated base

    • C. 

      Generally oval base

    • D. 

      Large flat base

  • 33. 
    Smaller round brushes used during blow drying
    • A. 

      Straighten the hair

    • B. 

      Lift the hair at the scalp

    • C. 

      Bevel the hair ends

    • D. 

      Add more curl

  • 34. 
    Another term for thermal  waving is
    • A. 

      Hair pressing

    • B. 

      Grateau waving

    • C. 

      Marcel waving

    • D. 

      Ironing the hair

  • 35. 
    The styling portion of a thermal iron consists of a rod and
    • A. 

      Shell

    • B. 

      Prong

    • C. 

      Cord

    • D. 

      Swivel

  • 36. 
    Hair pressing
    • A. 

      Temporarlily curls straight

    • B. 

      Temporarily straightens hair

    • C. 

      Permanently waves hair

    • D. 

      Gives wide waves to curly hair

  • 37. 
    The least diffcult type of hair to press is
    • A. 

      Medium curly hair

    • B. 

      Wiry curly hair

    • C. 

      Resistant curly hair

    • D. 

      Virgin hair

  • 38. 
    The type of hair that requires the least heat and pressure with a pressing comb is
    • A. 

      Medium

    • B. 

      Short

    • C. 

      Coarse

    • D. 

      Fine

  • 39. 
    Burnt hair strands
    • A. 

      Seal in the hair oil

    • B. 

      Help hold certain styles

    • C. 

      Cannot be conditioned

    • D. 

      Only occur in a hard press

  • 40. 
    Pressing combs should be constructed of good quality steel or
    • A. 

      Plastic

    • B. 

      Hard rubber

    • C. 

      Brass

    • D. 

      Zinc

  • 41. 
    The hair and scalp may be conditioned with special hair products hair brushing and
    • A. 

      Intense rinsing

    • B. 

      Lemon rinses

    • C. 

      Dry shampoo

    • D. 

      Scalp massage

  • 42. 
    Carbon may be removed from the pressing comb by rubbing with
    • A. 

      Pressing oil

    • B. 

      Disinfectant

    • C. 

      A wet towel

    • D. 

      Fine sand paper

  • 43. 
    Do not use ___ when pressing short hair at the temples an back of the neck
    • A. 

      Moderate heat

    • B. 

      High heat

    • C. 

      A pressing comb

    • D. 

      A temple comb