Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam 2

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100 question exam of questions that may be on the State Board Exam for Master Cosmetology.   It is timed at 90 minutes, just like the State Board Exam. .?

  
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1.  Under-processing is caused by
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2.  Which of the following guidelines is true if your client has a round facial shape?
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3.  A client as a level 7 red-orange brassy looking hair.  What is the best choice for neutralizing this color?
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4.  Do NOT give a permanent wave if what exists?
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5.  The chemical often required in addition to the chemical relaxer is
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6.  Which of the following is considered a cool color?
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7.  You should apply waving lotion to the
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8.  Which statement about hair lightening is CORRECT?
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9.  Which bonds are individually very weak?
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10.  The relaxer cream is applied near the scalp last because processing is accelerated in this area by
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11.  The haircut with a constant elevation of 90 degrees will result in
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12.  Nail polish should be applied
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13.  Hot oil manicures are partially effective on
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14.  After rinsing the waving lotion from the hair, you should
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15.  Your client will most likely accept suggestions about hair color services when you
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16.  A client requests a style with no laters, but angled toward her face.  Which elevation would you use?
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17.  Sebaceous glands are NOT found in which of the following areas of the skin
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18.  When you chemically relax a client's hair with a "no base" relaxer, you should always
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19.  Which is an INCORRECT statement about head lice?
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20.  Which layer of the skin contains the melanocytes that give skin its color?
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21.  What is the pH range of a sodium hydroxide relaxer?
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22.  Grasping a single strand of hair securely in one hand and then sliding the thumb and forefinger of the other hand down the strand toward the scalp is used to test the hair for
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23.  The pH scale is a unit of measurement that indicates whether a substance is
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24.  A towel or neck strip is placed under the cape when draping a client:
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25.  When retouching a client's hair with a sodium hydroxide relaxer, you should
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26.  Trichology is the study of
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27.  Which face shape looks good with almost any hairstyle?
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28.  What is the cell reproducer of the nail?
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29.  What happens to each individual hair strand when an aniline derivative (oxidation) tint is mixed with hydrogen peroxide and applied to the hair?
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30.  In order the raise a client's head so you can shampoo the back of the head, you should
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31.  Which of the following problems is due to an over-production of sebum?
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32.  Which is the chemical symbol for hydrogen peroxide?
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33.  Another term for thermal waving is
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34.  Warm toned colors are made primarily of
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35.  Wet hair stretches what percent of its lenggth?
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36.  You should hold both the comb and shears in your dominant hand while
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37.  When giving a soft-curl perm, apply thio until hair on all rods is thoroughly saturated, then
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38.  When giving a soft-curl perm, you should take a test curl frequently in order to ensure
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39.  The action of sodium hydroxide relaxer causes the hair to
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40.  On which type of hair should you use and acid-balanced perm?
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41.  Which statement about the use of a razor for haircutting is INCORRECT?
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42.  Texturizing is also referred to as
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43.  The main active ingredient in an alkaline perm is
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44.  Relaxers with ammonium thioglycolate differ from relaxers with sodium hydroxide because thio is
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45.  Texturizing can
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46.  The technical name for the nail is
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47.  While shampooing, protect the client's face and ears from water spray with
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48.  The occipital bone forms the back and base of the
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49.  Overgrown cuticles are referred to as
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50.  Whichh is the quickest way to lighten hair?
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51.  If a client has a nail __________, nail services must NOT be performed.
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52.  A good haircut is
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53.  Why is it important for today's cosmetologists to learn finger waving?
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54.  Before lightening a client's hair, you should do all of the following EXCEPT
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55.  What is the purpose of end papers?
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56.  The nail is mainly composed of
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57.  Manicuring implements must be disinfected or discarded
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58.  The primary reason to know the laws of color is so you can
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59.  What is the percentage of curl removed by a soft press?
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60.  Which layer of the skin contains the nerve endings responsible for the sense of touch (heat, cold, pressure, pain)? 
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61.  The hair cuticle is the
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62.  The free edge of the nail is filed in what direction?
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63.  Where is the first cut made when low-elevation haircutting with shears?
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64.  Hair's ability to absorb moisture is called
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65.  When thinning hair, what determines where you should start (distance from scalp)?
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66.  Which layer of the hair contains color pigment?
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67.  Proper conduct in relationships with employers, coworkers, and clients is referred to as
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68.  Why might hair need pre-lightening prior to applying a tint or toner?
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69.  The moveable attachment of the muscle is called
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70.  The pH of skin, hair, and scalp is in the range
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71.  Backcombing is used to
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72.  What should you put on resistant hair before you apply permanent color?
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73.  The medical term for dandruff is
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74.  The study of the structure, functions, and diseases of the muscles is called
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75.  The exchange of thoughts, ideas, or feelings with someone is called
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76.  In which situation must you refuse to chemically relax hair?
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77.  The outermost and thinnest layer of the skin is the
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78.  Which finger(s) control the cutting movement of the thinning shears?
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79.  Which of the following is NOT a function of the skin?
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80.  What massage movement is also called the headache movement?
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81.  When blocking the hair, how big must the sections be?
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82.  The main active ingredient in acid-balanced waving lotions is
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83.  People in what hair color category do NOT have red/orange undertones in their hair?
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84.  How do you determine which products to use for a facial?
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85.  To be a good communicator, you also have to be
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86.  The method of cleaning instruments that kills all microorganisms including bacterial spores is
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87.  The most natural and attractive shape of the eyebrow is
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88.  The most stimulating massage movement is
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89.  A projection angle of 45 degrees is considered what type of elevation?
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90.  Hair is primarily composed of
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91.  A kneading movement used in massage is
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92.  In a salon, contagious disease may be spread through direct contact betwen people or through the use of
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93.  When using _____ elevation, the hair is held straight out from the head while cutting
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94.  Processing for a waving lotion depends on the hair's
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95.  When sitting in a chair, it is to
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96.  What action of the cosmetologist is required by Federal Law prior to a color treatment?
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97.  The Material Safety Data Sheet for a disinfectant will tell you
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98.  The purpose of universal sanitation is to
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99.  When using hot wax, you should test the temperature by
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100.  Face powder serves all of the following functions EXCEPT to
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