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Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam 3

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1.  Which of the following is an important part of good communication?
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2.  A rule for female cosmetologists to follow in applying makeup to wear to work is:
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3.  The major difference between a perm and body wave result from the
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4.  During a consultation
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5.  When should you clean your manicure table?
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6.  Disease causing bacteria can be spread by
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7.  Trichology is the study of
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8.  A method of cleaning instruments that kills all microorganisms, including bacterial spores is
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9.  Which statement about hair growth is NOT correct?
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10.  Alopecia areata occurs when the client's hair
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11.  When using disinfectants, you should remember that disinfectants
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12.  The outermost and thinnest layer of skin is the
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13.  Which statement about disinfection is CORRECT?
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14.  Which is one way to reassure your client about the cleanliness of your nail care equipment?
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15.  A steatoma or sebaceous cyst is a/an
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16.  Bacteria that do NOT cause disease are referred to as
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17.  You can best help the client relax during facial manipulations by
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18.  When using a protective neck strip and a cape, you should always be sure that the cape
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19.  Cosmetologists need to understand bacteriology in order to
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20.  Which statement about contamination is CORRECT?
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21.  The part of the nail structure that contains actively growing tissue is the
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22.  Before applying chemicals to the hair, you should apply a cream around the client's hairline in order to
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23.  Before draping a client, you should do all of the following EXCEPT
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D.
24.  Besides cleaning the client's hair and scalp, a good shampoo can also
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25.  Dry shampoos are used on clients
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26.  Which nail shape is flattering to the greatest number of people's hands?
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27.  Where should metal implements and orangewood sticks be placed while you are giving a manicure?
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28.  How can you use polish to give an elongated appearance to clubbed nails?
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29.  Which is the correct method for removing sculptured nails?
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30.  A client who has athlete's foot requests a pedicure.  What should you do?
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31.  The correct method for applying cleansing cream is to start at the
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D.
32.  Soft water is preferrable to hard water for shampooing because it
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33.  On which type of hair should you use an acid-balanced perm?
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34.  When should a patch test to determine whether a client is allergic to an aniline derivative tint be given?
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35.  For a client with very light skin, you should choose a foundation that is
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36.  The correct way to test the color of a foundation is to blend some of it on the client's
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37.  Before wrapping, hair should be
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38.  The correct procedure for applying most neutralizers is
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39.  Because semi-permanent color only deposits and does not lift color from the hair, you shoudl select a color that is
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40.  To create a natural look, you should apply cheek color no closer to the nose than the
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41.  Which statement about hair lightening is CORRECT?
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42.  Which statement about hair growth is TRUE?
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43.  Which of the following is NOT a basic rule for natural looking hair color?
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44.  The Level System is a way of analyzing the
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45.  Before lightening a client's hair, you should do all of the following EXCEPT
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D.
46.  The conditioning part of a chemical hair relaxing treatment is applied to the
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47.  Which statEment about the use of the razor for haircutting is INCORRECT?
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48.  After completing a haircut and removing the client's cape and neck strip, you should
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D.
49.  When selecting a shampoo for a client, you should choose one that
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D.
50.  Invisible braiding is done by
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51.  When applying relaxer to the client's hair, you should
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52.  Porosity refers to the hair's ability to
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53.  A tube-like opening in the skin or scalp that surrounds the hair root is the
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54.  What is applied to the hair just before a thermal straightening treatment?
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55.  Before you place the pressing comb on the hair, you should test its temperature on
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D.
56.  Which is the most important safety precaution to use when perming a client's hair?
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57.  Naturally curly hair with an uneven curl pattern can usually be successfully permed with
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58.  A nail fungus first appears as a
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59.  What is the function of the sweat glands in the body?
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60.  Which of the following is NOT a function of the skin?
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61.  Your client asks you remove a hair from a facial mole while you are arching their eyebrows.  You should
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62.  The direction of hair growth is referred to as a
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63.  The extension of the cuticle over the half moon at the base of the nail is the
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64.  The skin serves as an organ of the excretory system when a person
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65.  Your client's hands are so dry and chapped that cracks have developed in the skin.  These cracks are referred to as
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D.
66.  Which is the most courteous effective way to deal with client complaints about a salon service?
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67.  Which statement about the temperature of water for shampooing is CORRECT?
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68.  During a shampoo, suds get into the client's eye and he/she complains of buring and pain.  What should you do?
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69.  Which of the following conditions are contagious?
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70.  Which is a kneading movement in massage?
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71.  The most stimulating massage movement is
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72.  To correct a broad nose, where should you use a darker shade of foundation?
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D.
73.  Your client has a very round face.  Where should you apply corrective makeup?
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D.
74.  Which statement about the use of hot wax to remove hair is CORRECT?
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C.
D.
75.  The thickness or diameter of the individual hair strand is the hair's
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76.  Which statement about nail tipping is CORRECT?
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D.
77.  The porcessing time used for the waving lotion depends on the hair's
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D.
78.  It is advisable to take a preliminary test curl on hair that is
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D.
79.  Right after rinsing the waving lotion from the hair, the next step is
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D.
80.  When perming hair that has been tinted, bleached, or highlighted, you should use a product that
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C.
D.
81.  When used to describe a color, the word "tone" refers to
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D.
82.  Hydrogen peroxide bleaches the clor out of the hair by
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D.
83.  The advantage of single process tints is that they can simultaneously
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84.  Your client's hair is tinted a medium red-brown, but the client now requests a change to a lighter shade.  What must you do first?
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D.
85.  A penetrating hair color is one that
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86.  Melanin pigment is naturally present throughout the hair's
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87.  You should choose a warm hair color for a client with which type of skin tone?
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D.
88.  Where should hydrogen peroxide be stored?
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D.
89.  A very pale blond color can be safely achieved by
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90.  A color additive is a
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91.  When you chemically relax a client's hair with a "no base" relaxer, you should always
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D.
92.  When retouching a client's hair with sodium hydroxide relaxer you should
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D.
93.  Relaxers with ammonium thioglycolate differ from relaxers with sodium hydroxide because thio relaxers are
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94.  Which statement about chemically relaxed hair is CORRECT?
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D.
95.  When holdiing haircutting scissors, place your thumb
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D.
96.  The terms slithering and effilating refer to the process of
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D.
97.  Which statement about forming the first ridge when finger waving is CORRECT?
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D.
98.  Backcombing is used to
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D.
99.  For a client with a long, thin neck, the hair should
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100.  The one-loop of the "Figure 6" technique is used for thermal curling
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D.
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