Cosmetology Practice Exam 7

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Cosmetology practice exam


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  • 1. 
    The method of cornrows that look natural, last longer, and will not place excessive tension on the hairline is the:
    • A. 

      Feed-in method

    • B. 

      Traditional method

    • C. 

      Freehand method

    • D. 

      Comb method

  • 2. 
    The wig type recommended for a client with no hair or extremely thin hair is the:
    • A. 

      Capless wig

    • B. 

      Cascade

    • C. 

      Toupee

    • D. 

      Cap wig

  • 3. 
    In the track-and-sew method of hair extension, the angle of the track determines:
    • A. 

      How the hair will fall

    • B. 

      The amount of hair

    • C. 

      The size of extension

    • D. 

      The length of extension

  • 4. 
    A small wig used by men to cover hte top or crown of the head is a:
    • A. 

      Toupee

    • B. 

      Cap

    • C. 

      Switch

    • D. 

      Medium

  • 5. 
    The term used to measure the hydrogen ions in a solution that determine its alkalinity or acidity is:
    • A. 

      Posibble hydrogen

    • B. 

      Positive hydrogen

    • C. 

      Potential hydrogen

    • D. 

      Peptide ions

  • 6. 
    The range of numbers used in the pH scale is:
    • A. 

      0 to 5

    • B. 

      0 to 7

    • C. 

      0 to 10

    • D. 

      0 to 14

  • 7. 
    The highlight or the hue of color seen in the hair is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Scales

    • B. 

      Depth

    • C. 

      Value

    • D. 

      Tones

  • 8. 
    A violet base color will deliver cool results and will minimize unwanted:
    • A. 

      Orange tones

    • B. 

      Yellow tones

    • C. 

      Red tones

    • D. 

      Blue tones

  • 9. 
    The secondary color created with an equal combination of blue and yellow is:
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Violet

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 10. 
    Primary and secondary colors that are positioned opposite eaxh on the color wheel are:
    • A. 

      Complimentary colors

    • B. 

      Contrasting colors

    • C. 

      Permanent colors

    • D. 

      Tertiary colors

  • 11. 
    To ensure successful results when performing hair coloring services, the colorist must follow a:
    • A. 

      Fast method

    • B. 

      Client's direction

    • C. 

      Prescribed procedure

    • D. 

      Personal preference

  • 12. 
    Examples of single-process permanent coloring applications are virgin color applications and:
    • A. 

      Semipermanent applications

    • B. 

      Color retouch applications

    • C. 

      Color shampoos

    • D. 

      Cream lighteners

  • 13. 
    Specialized preparations designed to equalize hair porosity and deposit a base color in one application are:
    • A. 

      Fillers

    • B. 

      Conditioners

    • C. 

      Mixers

    • D. 

      Activators

  • 14. 
    An excessive thin plate of epidermal flakes, dry or oily, is known as a:
    • A. 

      Scale

    • B. 

      Scar

    • C. 

      Vesicle

    • D. 

      Papule

  • 15. 
    A contagious, recurring viral infection characterized by fever blisters or cold sores is:
    • A. 

      Herpes simplex

    • B. 

      Herpes dermatitis

    • C. 

      Psoriasis

    • D. 

      Eczema

  • 16. 
    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. 

      Borders

    • B. 

      Building

    • C. 

      Brightness

    • D. 

      Balance

  • 17. 
    Dark, brown patches on the skin that may appear uneven in texture, jagged, or raised may be a warning sign of:
    • A. 

      Mallignant melanoma

    • B. 

      Mallignant rosacea

    • C. 

      Keratoma

    • D. 

      Leukoderma

  • 18. 
    Alkali substances used to temporarily remove superfluous hair at the skin level are:
    • A. 

      Resins

    • B. 

      Hydrators

    • C. 

      Depilatories

    • D. 

      Developers

  • 19. 
    A temporary hair removal method involving cotton thread manipulated and rolled along the surface of the skin is:
    • A. 

      Surfacing

    • B. 

      Stitching

    • C. 

      Threading

    • D. 

      Sugaring

  • 20. 
    During an analysis procedure, cleansing milk is applied to the skin using:
    • A. 

      Downward circular movements

    • B. 

      Rounded strong movements

    • C. 

      Upward circular movements

    • D. 

      Outward movements

  • 21. 
    Acne bacteria that cannot survive in the presence of oxygen are:
    • A. 

      Pustules

    • B. 

      Acids

    • C. 

      Ampoule

    • D. 

      Anaerobic

  • 22. 
    The therapeutic use of oils in skin care products that creates positive effects on the body, mind, and spirits is:
    • A. 

      Antagonism

    • B. 

      Aromatherapy

    • C. 

      Psychology

    • D. 

      Dermatology

  • 23. 
    Makeup should be blended onto the skin using:
    • A. 

      Tissues

    • B. 

      Fingers

    • C. 

      Disposable sponges

    • D. 

      Sanitized spatulas

  • 24. 
    Lipstick when applied properly should be evon on both sides of the mouth and:
    • A. 

      Automatic

    • B. 

      Symmetrical

    • C. 

      Asymmetrical

    • D. 

      Shaded

  • 25. 
    Eye shadow tht is lighter then the cllient's skin tone is considered:
    • A. 

      Complementry

    • B. 

      Highlighting

    • C. 

      Shadowing

    • D. 

      Contrasting

  • 26. 
    Redness, pain, and swelling are signs of a(n):
    • A. 

      Condition

    • B. 

      Disorder

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      Abrasion

  • 27. 
    Parasites tha under some conditions may cause infections to the feet and hands are:
    • A. 

      Pedis

    • B. 

      Flagella

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Tinea

  • 28. 
    The massage movement thaqt improves circulation to the small, surface blood vessels is:
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Rotation

    • C. 

      Petrissage

    • D. 

      Effleurage

  • 29. 
    For convenience, a pedicure station should be close to:
    • A. 

      The reception area

    • B. 

      A window

    • C. 

      A sink

    • D. 

      The door

  • 30. 
    Polymer powder is made using a special chemical reaaction called:
    • A. 

      Polymorphic

    • B. 

      Screening

    • C. 

      Polymerization

    • D. 

      Adhesion

  • 31. 
    Special containers used to hold monomer and powder to minimize contaminaation and evaporation are:
    • A. 

      Liquid dispensers

    • B. 

      Dappen dishes

    • C. 

      Narrow dishes

    • D. 

      Plastic containers

  • 32. 
    Depending upon the usage, a typical UV lightbult should be changed:
    • A. 

      Once a year

    • B. 

      Two or three times per year

    • C. 

      Two or three times per month

    • D. 

      Once a month

  • 33. 
    The second UV gel applied is called the:
    • A. 

      Building UV gel

    • B. 

      Coating UV gel

    • C. 

      Top coat UV gel

    • D. 

      Curing UV gel

  • 34. 
    Caution should be used in the filing process of gel nails as they are:
    • A. 

      Smooth

    • B. 

      Tacky

    • C. 

      Soft

    • D. 

      Long

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Free edge to cuticle

    • B. 

      Cuticle to sidewalls

    • C. 

      Top center dome to free edge

    • D. 

      Top free edge to sidewall area

  • 36. 
    The sealer or finisher layer of a UV gel product covers the entire nail surface and is wrapped under the natural free edge to:
    • A. 

      Seal and protect coatings

    • B. 

      Even out imperfections

    • C. 

      Prevent from hardening

    • D. 

      Decrease liquefying

  • 37. 
    A test-wise student begins to prepare for a test by practicing good study habits and:
    • A. 

      Feeling concerned

    • B. 

      Time management

    • C. 

      Unorganized management

    • D. 

      Cramming for examinations

  • 38. 
    The drive to take the  necessary action to achieve a goal is called:
    • A. 

      Skills

    • B. 

      Motivation

    • C. 

      Enthusiasm

    • D. 

      Integrity

  • 39. 
    The small salon that is owned by an individual or two or more partners is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Independent salon

    • B. 

      Speciality salon

    • C. 

      Corporate chain

    • D. 

      Franchise salon

  • 40. 
    After being granted an employment interview or salon observation, it is customary to:
    • A. 

      Wait for a call back

    • B. 

      Annoy the manager

    • C. 

      Send a thank-you note

    • D. 

      Call the receptionist

  • 41. 
    To prepare for questions that may be asked during an employment inteview, it is important to:
    • A. 

      Be noncommitting

    • B. 

      Ask questions

    • C. 

      Reflect on answers in advance

    • D. 

      Master objections

  • 42. 
    During a salon interview, a warm, friendly smile and confident posture project a(n):
    • A. 

      Negative statement

    • B. 

      False impression

    • C. 

      Positive impression

    • D. 

      Employment obstacle

  • 43. 
    A commitment to doing a good job for the salon and for clients and to pride in workmanship portrays a strong:
    • A. 

      Technical skill

    • B. 

      Personal background

    • C. 

      Work ethic

    • D. 

      Career goal

  • 44. 
    Compensation that is paid as a direct result of total amount of service dollars generated for a salon is:
    • A. 

      Bonus

    • B. 

      Minimum wage

    • C. 

      Commission

    • D. 

      Salary

  • 45. 
    A salary-plus-commision structure is used to motivate practitioners to increase:
    • A. 

      Confidence

    • B. 

      Credit

    • C. 

      Productivity

    • D. 

      Skills

  • 46. 
    While servicing clients, the process of scheduling them for their next appointment is known as:
    • A. 

      Rebooking

    • B. 

      Marketing

    • C. 

      Upselling

    • D. 

      Referral

  • 47. 
    Scheduling is central to the salon business; it is respectful to clients and co-workers to be:
    • A. 

      Punctual

    • B. 

      Demeaning

    • C. 

      Unfaithful

    • D. 

      Disrespectful

  • 48. 
    A written plan that describes a business and foresees projections for the next 5 years is a:
    • A. 

      Personal budget

    • B. 

      Written plan

    • C. 

      Business plan

    • D. 

      Demographic analysis

  • 49. 
    The federal agency that requires that the ingredients of cosmetic preparaions be available to employees is:
    • A. 

      FDA

    • B. 

      MSDS

    • C. 

      FBI

    • D. 

      OSHA

  • 50. 
    Supplies and products that are sold to clients are classified as:
    • A. 

      Retail supplies

    • B. 

      Consumable supplies

    • C. 

      Upselling supplies

    • D. 

      Service products