Chapter 1 - History & Career Opportunities ( Milady )

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  • 1. 

    Kohl makeup was NOT used in Ancient Egypt to ?

    • A.

      Stain the nails before battle

    • B.

      Heavily line the eyes

    • C.

      Protect the eyes from sun glare

    • D.

      Alleviate eye inflammationn

    Correct Answer
    A. Stain the nails before battle
    Explanation
    In Ancient Egypt, Kohl makeup was not used to stain the nails before battle. Kohl makeup was primarily used to heavily line the eyes, protect the eyes from sun glare, and alleviate eye inflammation.

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  • 2. 

    What term was coined by beauty legend Noel DiCaprio in the late 1980s?

    • A.

      Appearance Enhancement

    • B.

      Day Spa

    • C.

      Cold Waving

    • D.

      Cosmetology

    Correct Answer
    B. Day Spa
    Explanation
    Noel DiCaprio, a beauty legend, is credited with coining the term "Day Spa" in the late 1980s. A day spa is a type of spa that offers various beauty and relaxation treatments, such as massages, facials, and manicures, but does not offer overnight accommodations like a resort or hotel spa. The term "Day Spa" became popular and is now commonly used to describe establishments that provide these services for a day of pampering and self-care.

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  • 3. 

    It has been clear from the earliest images of African people that their ____ was a preeminent reflection of the state of their well-being & existence in the world?

    • A.

      Hair

    • B.

      Nail Length

    • C.

      Nail Color

    • D.

      Teeth

    Correct Answer
    A. Hair
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hair. From the earliest images of African people, their hair has been a significant indicator of their well-being and existence in the world. Hair has played a crucial role in African culture, symbolizing identity, beauty, and social status. Different hairstyles have reflected various aspects of their lives, such as age, marital status, and tribal affiliation. The condition and style of their hair have been closely tied to their overall health and societal standing, making it a preeminent reflection of their well-being and existence.

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  • 4. 

    Who marketed the first nail polish ?

    • A.

      Vidal Sassoon

    • B.

      Max Factor

    • C.

      Charles Revson

    • D.

      Ralph Evans

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles Revson
    Explanation
    Charles Revson is the correct answer because he is widely credited with marketing the first nail polish. He co-founded Revlon, a cosmetics company, in 1932 and introduced the first opaque nail enamel in 1932. This innovative product revolutionized the nail industry and became extremely popular. Revson's marketing strategies and the success of Revlon helped establish nail polish as a mainstream beauty product.

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  • 5. 

    Which term encompasses the broad range of specialty areas including Hairstyling, Nail Technology & Esthetics?

    • A.

      Ergonomics

    • B.

      Styling

    • C.

      Cosmetology

    • D.

      Aromatherapy

    Correct Answer
    C. Cosmetology
    Explanation
    Cosmetology is the correct answer because it is the term that encompasses the broad range of specialty areas including Hairstyling, Nail Technology, and Esthetics. Cosmetology refers to the study and practice of beauty treatments, including hair care, skincare, nail care, and makeup application. It involves learning various techniques and skills related to these specialty areas, making it the most appropriate term in this context.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these people does NOT work for a salon ?

    • A.

      Manufacturer Educator

    • B.

      Artistic Director

    • C.

      Texture Specialist

    • D.

      Haircutting Specialist

    Correct Answer
    A. Manufacturer Educator
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Manufacturer Educator" because a manufacturer educator does not work directly for a salon. They are employed by a manufacturer or a brand to educate salon professionals about their products and techniques. The other options, Artistic Director, Texture Specialist, and Haircutting Specialist, are all job roles commonly found within a salon.

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  • 7. 

    Which person establishes the standard for a salon or manufacturer's image ?

    • A.

      Cosmetology Instructor

    • B.

      Creative Director

    • C.

      Education Director 

    • D.

      Artistic Director 

    Correct Answer
    D. Artistic Director 
    Explanation
    The Artistic Director is responsible for establishing the standard for a salon or manufacturer's image. They are in charge of overseeing the creative direction and artistic vision of the brand, ensuring that it aligns with the desired image and represents the brand's values. They work closely with the creative team and other key stakeholders to develop and execute artistic concepts, styles, and trends that reflect the brand's identity and resonate with the target audience.

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  • 8. 

    In Ancient Rome, middle-class women colored their hair ?

    • A.

      Blond

    • B.

      Black

    • C.

      Brown

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    A. Blond
    Explanation
    During Ancient Rome, it was fashionable for middle-class women to color their hair blond. This preference for blond hair was influenced by the admiration for the fair-haired Germanic and Celtic tribes. Women would use various methods, such as applying saffron or plant extracts, to achieve the desired blond color. Blond hair was seen as a symbol of beauty and sophistication, and it was a way for women to stand out and conform to the beauty standards of the time.

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  • 9. 

    Which Ancient culture was the first to cultivate beauty in an extravagant fashion ?

    • A.

      Chinese

    • B.

      Egyptian

    • C.

      Greek

    • D.

      Roman

    Correct Answer
    B. Egyptian
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Egyptian. The ancient Egyptians were known for their extravagant beauty rituals and practices. They believed that physical appearance was important and that beauty was a sign of holiness. They used various cosmetic products such as kohl for eye makeup, henna for hair dye, and oils for skincare. They also adorned themselves with jewelry and elaborate hairstyles. The Egyptians' emphasis on beauty and their innovative beauty techniques set the foundation for future cultures to follow.

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  • 10. 

    To become a Creative Director, you MUST have at least ______ years of experience as a hairdresser ?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 10
    Explanation
    To become a Creative Director, having at least 10 years of experience as a hairdresser is a requirement. This suggests that the role of a Creative Director requires a significant amount of experience and expertise in the field of hairdressing. It is likely that this level of experience is necessary to effectively manage and lead a team of hairdressers, as well as to make creative and strategic decisions regarding hairstyling and salon operations.

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  • 11. 

    To be an Education Director, you MUST have at least ______ of experience as a cosmetologist ?

    • A.

      1yr

    • B.

      5yrs

    • C.

      8yrs

    • D.

      10yrs

    Correct Answer
    B. 5yrs
    Explanation
    To be an Education Director, it is mandatory to have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a cosmetologist. This requirement ensures that the individual has gained sufficient knowledge, skills, and expertise in the field of cosmetology before taking on the role of an Education Director. It also demonstrates their ability to effectively educate and mentor others in the industry, as they have accumulated a significant amount of practical experience over the course of 5 years.

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  • 12. 

    Today, Cosmetologists frequently specialize in ?

    • A.

      Medical-Aesthetic Services

    • B.

      Haircutting

    • C.

      Artificial Nail Enhancements

    • D.

      Esthetic Services

    Correct Answer
    B. Haircutting
    Explanation
    Cosmetologists frequently specialize in haircutting because it is a fundamental and essential service in the field of cosmetology. Haircutting involves the skillful and precise cutting of hair to create desired styles and shapes. It requires knowledge of various cutting techniques, tools, and hair types. Haircutting is a popular service that is in high demand, as people regularly seek professional haircuts to maintain their hair's health and appearance. Therefore, it is common for cosmetologists to specialize and excel in this area of expertise.

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  • 13. 

    Ancient Egyptian men & women practiced a form of nail care by staining their nails Red using ?

    • A.

      Tree Bark

    • B.

      Plant Blossoms

    • C.

      Ground Galena

    • D.

      Henna

    Correct Answer
    D. Henna
    Explanation
    Ancient Egyptian men and women practiced a form of nail care by staining their nails red using Henna. Henna is a natural dye made from the leaves of the henna plant. It has been used for centuries in various cultures for body art and hair dyeing. In ancient Egypt, both men and women considered red nails a symbol of wealth and status. They would apply henna paste to their nails and let it dry, resulting in a vibrant red color. This practice was a popular beauty ritual among the ancient Egyptians.

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  • 14. 

    The period during which Western civilization made the transition from medieval to modern history was called the ?

    • A.

      Golden Age

    • B.

      Middle Age

    • C.

      Renaissance

    • D.

      Chou Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    C. Renaissance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of great cultural and intellectual change that took place in Europe from the 14th to the 17th century. It marked the transition from the Middle Ages to modern history, characterized by a renewed interest in classical learning, exploration, and advancements in art, science, and literature. This period saw the revival of ancient Greek and Roman ideas and the birth of humanism, leading to significant social, political, and economic changes in Western civilization.

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  • 15. 

    Who invented the machine that supplied electrical current to metal rods around which hair strands were wrapped during the waving process? 

    • A.

      Charles Nessler

    • B.

      Francois Marcel

    • C.

      Jean Harlow

    • D.

      Madame C.J. Walker

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Nessler
    Explanation
    Charles Nessler is the correct answer because he invented the machine that supplied electrical current to metal rods around which hair strands were wrapped during the waving process. This invention revolutionized the hairdressing industry by providing a more efficient and effective way to create waves and curls in hair. Nessler's machine, known as the permanent wave machine, was a significant advancement in hair styling technology and had a lasting impact on the beauty industry.

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  • 16. 

    Cosmetic implements used at the dawn of history were shaped from all of the following EXCEPT ?

    • A.

      Bone

    • B.

      Oyster Shells

    • C.

      Tree Bark

    • D.

      Sharpened Flints

    Correct Answer
    C. Tree Bark
    Explanation
    Cosmetic implements used at the dawn of history were shaped from bone, oyster shells, and sharpened flints. However, tree bark was not commonly used for this purpose. Tree bark does not have the necessary hardness or durability to be shaped into cosmetic implements. Therefore, it is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 17. 

    During the Golden Age of Greece, women ground cinnabar to produce coloring for?

    • A.

      Cheeks & Lips

    • B.

      Hands & Feet

    • C.

      Eyes & Ears

    • D.

      Nails & Hair

    Correct Answer
    A. Cheeks & Lips
    Explanation
    During the Golden Age of Greece, women ground cinnabar to produce coloring for their cheeks and lips. Cinnabar is a bright red mineral that was used as a pigment in ancient times. It was ground into a powder and mixed with oils or other substances to create a cosmetic paste that could be applied to the face. This practice was popular among Greek women who sought to enhance their beauty and create a more vibrant appearance. By applying cinnabar to their cheeks and lips, women could achieve a rosy flush and a bold, red lip color.

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  • 18. 

    A(n) _____ provides salon with information about new products, trends & techniques

    • A.

      Creative Director

    • B.

      Haircutting Specialist

    • C.

      Distributor Sales Consultant

    • D.

      Artistic Director

    Correct Answer
    C. Distributor Sales Consultant
    Explanation
    A Distributor Sales Consultant is responsible for providing salons with information about new products, trends, and techniques. They work closely with salons to understand their needs and recommend the best products and services to meet those needs. They stay up to date with the latest industry trends and innovations, and they use their knowledge to educate salon owners and stylists. By serving as a liaison between the salon and the product distributor, the Distributor Sales Consultant plays a crucial role in keeping the salon informed about new products and helping them stay competitive in the industry.

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  • 19. 

    During the Chou Dynasty in China, ONLY royals were allowed to ?

    • A.

      Stain their nails gold

    • B.

      Wear any form of facial makeup

    • C.

      Trim their nails

    • D.

      Cut their hair below their shoulder

    Correct Answer
    A. Stain their nails gold
    Explanation
    During the Chou Dynasty in China, staining nails gold was a practice limited to royals. This was a symbol of their high status and wealth, as gold was a precious and expensive material. Commoners were not allowed to engage in this practice, as it was reserved exclusively for the royal family.

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  • 20. 

    Farouk Shami invented the world's first ammonia-free haircolor in the ?

    • A.

      1960s

    • B.

      1980s

    • C.

      1970s

    • D.

      1940s

    Correct Answer
    B. 1980s
  • 21. 

    In 1908, __________ began selling makeup that was popular with movie stars because it didn't cake or crack under hot studio lights.

    • A.

      Max Factor

    • B.

      Madame C.J. Walker

    • C.

      Marcel Grateau

    • D.

      Charles Nessler

    Correct Answer
    A. Max Factor
    Explanation
    Max Factor is the correct answer because the question is asking about the company that began selling makeup in 1908 that was popular with movie stars. Max Factor is well-known for their makeup products that were specifically designed for use in the film industry, as they didn't cake or crack under hot studio lights. Madame C.J. Walker, Marcel Grateau, and Charles Nessler are not associated with the development or sale of makeup products during that time period.

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  • 22. 

    Continuing Education is NOT typically used to ?

    • A.

      Update skill sets

    • B.

      Satisfy licensing requirements

    • C.

      Further your career

    • D.

      Introduce you to the field of Cosmetology

    Correct Answer
    D. Introduce you to the field of Cosmetology
    Explanation
    Continuing Education is typically used to update skill sets, satisfy licensing requirements, and further one's career. However, it is not typically used to introduce someone to a field, such as Cosmetology. Continuing Education is usually intended for individuals who already have some knowledge and experience in a particular field and are looking to expand or enhance their skills and knowledge. It is more commonly used for professional development rather than as an introductory course.

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  • 23. 

    Who invented the first curling iron ?

    • A.

      Arnold F. Willatt

    • B.

      Lawrence Gelb

    • C.

      Ralph L. Evans & Everett G. McDonough

    • D.

      Marcel Grateau

    Correct Answer
    D. Marcel Grateau
    Explanation
    Marcel Grateau is credited with inventing the first curling iron. He was a French hairdresser who introduced the heated curling iron in the late 19th century. Grateau's invention revolutionized hairstyling by allowing people to easily create curls and waves in their hair. His curling iron design consisted of a metal rod that was heated and used to curl the hair. Grateau's invention paved the way for modern curling irons that are still widely used today.

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  • 24. 

    Which term refers to the variety of permanent waving & straightening services available for various hair types & conditions ?

    • A.

      Cold Waving

    • B.

      Haircolor Specialist

    • C.

      Croquignole

    • D.

      Texture Services

    Correct Answer
    D. Texture Services
    Explanation
    Texture Services refers to the variety of permanent waving and straightening services available for various hair types and conditions. This term encompasses the different techniques and treatments used to alter the texture of the hair, such as perming, relaxing, and smoothing. Texture Services are designed to cater to the specific needs and preferences of individuals, allowing them to achieve their desired look and style.

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  • 25. 

    The process of steam distillation was refined by ?

    • A.

      Charles Revson

    • B.

      Vidal Sassoon

    • C.

      Arnold Willatt

    • D.

      Avicenna

    Correct Answer
    D. Avicenna
    Explanation
    Avicenna is credited with refining the process of steam distillation. Steam distillation is a technique used to extract essential oils from plants, and Avicenna, a Persian polymath and physician, made significant advancements in this method during the Islamic Golden Age. His refinement of steam distillation techniques greatly contributed to the field of herbal medicine and the extraction of essential oils, making him the correct answer in this context.

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  • 26. 

    Curly hair specialist is a subspecialty of which specialty ?

    • A.

      Texture specialist

    • B.

      Creative director

    • C.

      Distributor sales consultant

    • D.

      Artistic director

    Correct Answer
    A. Texture specialist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Texture specialist. A curly hair specialist is a professional who specializes in working with and styling curly hair. This requires specific knowledge and expertise in understanding the unique needs and characteristics of curly hair. A texture specialist is a professional who focuses on working with different hair textures, including curly hair. Therefore, a curly hair specialist falls under the subspecialty of texture specialist.

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  • 27. 

    The Associated Master Barbers of America, which eventually became the Associated Master Barbers & Beauticians of America, was organized in Chicago in the ?

    • A.

      1950s

    • B.

      1920s

    • C.

      1930s

    • D.

      1940s

    Correct Answer
    B. 1920s
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1920s. The Associated Master Barbers of America was organized in Chicago during this decade.

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  • 28. 

    What did women do during the Victorian era in England to add color to their cheeks?

    • A.

      Dab their cheeks with rouge

    • B.

      Apply a henna-based cosmetic

    • C.

      Pat their cheeks with tinted powder

    • D.

      Pinch their cheeks

    Correct Answer
    D. Pinch their cheeks
    Explanation
    During the Victorian era in England, women would pinch their cheeks to add color. This practice was believed to stimulate blood flow and create a natural flush on the cheeks. It was considered a fashionable way to achieve a rosy complexion without the use of cosmetics.

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  • 29. 

    Archeological studies reveal that early forms of haircutting &  hairstyling were practiced in some form as early as the ?

    • A.

      Victorian era

    • B.

      Ice Age

    • C.

      Roman Empire

    • D.

      Middle Ages

    Correct Answer
    B. Ice Age
    Explanation
    During the Ice Age, archaeological studies suggest that early forms of haircutting and hairstyling were practiced. This is supported by the discovery of tools and artifacts used for grooming found in Ice Age sites. These findings indicate that even during this ancient period, humans had a desire for personal grooming and may have used tools to cut and style their hair.

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  • 30. 

    The first spa pedicure system was introduced to the professional beauty Industry by Creative Nail Design in which year?

    • A.

      2003

    • B.

      2007

    • C.

      1938

    • D.

      1998

    Correct Answer
    D. 1998
    Explanation
    In 1998, Creative Nail Design introduced the first spa pedicure system to the professional beauty industry. This innovation revolutionized the way pedicures were done, offering a more luxurious and relaxing experience for clients. Prior to this, pedicures were typically done in a basic manner without the added benefits of a spa-like treatment. Creative Nail Design's introduction of the spa pedicure system set a new standard in the industry and paved the way for the development of more advanced and indulgent pedicure techniques and products.

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