Chapter 16 - Haircutting

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  • 1. 

    Which statement about razors is correct?

    • A.

      They create a blunt line when cutting hair

    • B.

      They are mainly recommended for coarse hair

    • C.

      They do NOT give as soft an appearance as a shear cut

    • D.

      They use a finer blade than shears

    Correct Answer
    D. They use a finer blade than shears
    Explanation
    Razors use a finer blade than shears. This means that the blade of a razor is thinner and more delicate compared to the blade of shears. The finer blade of a razor allows for more precision and control when cutting hair, making it suitable for creating detailed styles or textures. In contrast, shears have a thicker blade and are typically used for cutting larger sections of hair or for creating blunt lines.

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  • 2. 

    A ________ comb is mainly used for close tapers on the nape & sides when using the scissor-over-comb technique?

    • A.

      Tail

    • B.

      Wide-tooth

    • C.

      Styling

    • D.

      Barber

    Correct Answer
    D. Barber
    Explanation
    A barber comb is mainly used for close tapers on the nape & sides when using the scissor-over-comb technique. This type of comb is specifically designed for barbers and hairstylists to achieve precise and controlled cutting. It typically has fine teeth on one end and wider teeth on the other, allowing for different cutting techniques and hair lengths. Using a barber comb helps to create smooth and even fades, making it an essential tool for barbers.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a technique that uses diagonal lines to create angles by cutting the ends with a slight increase or decrease in length?

    • A.

      Beveling 

    • B.

      Slide cutting

    • C.

      Texturizing

    • D.

      Notching 

    Correct Answer
    A. Beveling 
    Explanation
    Beveling is a technique that uses diagonal lines to create angles by cutting the ends with a slight increase or decrease in length. This technique is commonly used in hairstyling to add texture and movement to the hair. By cutting the ends at an angle, it creates a softer and more blended look, giving the hair a more polished and dimensional appearance.

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  • 4. 

    Where is the occipital bone located?

    • A.

      Top of the head

    • B.

      Base of the skull

    • C.

      Top of the nose

    • D.

      Center of the jaw 

    Correct Answer
    B. Base of the skull
    Explanation
    The occipital bone is located at the base of the skull. It forms the back of the skull, protecting the brain and connecting with the other bones of the skull. This bone is responsible for supporting the weight of the head and providing attachment points for various muscles and ligaments.

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  • 5. 

    When cutting the bangs or fringe?

    • A.

      You should use tension

    • B.

      You should allow for the natural lift of the hair

    • C.

      The hair must be completely dry

    • D.

      The hair must be damp

    Correct Answer
    B. You should allow for the natural lift of the hair
    Explanation
    When cutting the bangs or fringe, it is important to allow for the natural lift of the hair. This means that the hair should be cut in a way that takes into consideration how it naturally falls and moves. By allowing for the natural lift of the hair, the bangs or fringe will blend seamlessly with the rest of the hair and create a more natural and flattering look.

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  • 6. 

    The process of removing excess bulk without shortening the length is known as?

    • A.

      Effilating

    • B.

      Texturizing

    • C.

      Parting

    • D.

      Notching

    Correct Answer
    B. Texturizing
    Explanation
    Texturizing is the correct answer because it refers to the process of removing excess bulk from the hair without significantly shortening its length. This technique is commonly used to add movement, dimension, and texture to the hair by thinning out certain sections or creating different lengths within the hair. It is often done using special texturizing shears or razors to create a softer, more blended look.

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  • 7. 

    To create precise lines when cutting straight hair, you should use _____ tension?

    • A.

      Minimal

    • B.

      Maximum

    • C.

      No

    • D.

      A moderate amount of 

    Correct Answer
    B. Maximum
    Explanation
    To create precise lines when cutting straight hair, using maximum tension is recommended. This is because maximum tension helps to hold the hair firmly in place, allowing for more control and accuracy while cutting. It prevents the hair from slipping or moving, resulting in clean and precise lines. Using minimal or no tension may cause the hair to shift or move during the cutting process, leading to uneven or jagged lines. Using a moderate amount of tension may provide some control, but it may not be as effective as maximum tension in creating precise lines.

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  • 8. 

    Which haircutting tool is mainly used to cut blunt or straight lines in hair?

    • A.

      Razor

    • B.

      Clippers

    • C.

      Haircutting shears

    • D.

      Texturizing shears

    Correct Answer
    C. Haircutting shears
    Explanation
    Haircutting shears are mainly used to cut blunt or straight lines in hair. Unlike razors, which are used for texturizing and creating soft, blended looks, haircutting shears have a straight edge that allows for precise cutting of straight lines. Clippers are typically used for cutting hair very short or for creating fades, while texturizing shears are used to add texture and remove bulk from the hair. Therefore, the correct answer is haircutting shears.

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  • 9. 

    The ___________ is the angle at which the fingers are held when cutting the line that creates the end shape?

    • A.

      Perimeter

    • B.

      Guideline

    • C.

      Cutting line

    • D.

      Interior

    Correct Answer
    C. Cutting line
    Explanation
    The cutting line refers to the line along which the material is being cut. The angle at which the fingers are held when cutting the line determines the shape of the end result. Therefore, the correct answer is "Cutting line".

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  • 10. 

    If you are buying cast shears, you should not pay more than?

    • A.

      $200

    • B.

      $150

    • C.

      $250

    • D.

      $350

    Correct Answer
    A. $200
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $200 because it states that you should not pay more than that amount for cast shears. This implies that $200 is the maximum price that is considered reasonable or fair for this specific item.

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  • 11. 

    The visual line in a haircut, where then ends of the hair hang together, is called the?

    • A.

      Interior guideline

    • B.

      Cutting line

    • C.

      Weight line

    • D.

      Head form 

    Correct Answer
    C. Weight line
    Explanation
    The weight line in a haircut refers to the visual line where the ends of the hair hang together. It is the line that determines the distribution of weight in the haircut, creating a balanced and even look. The weight line is an important element in haircutting as it helps to create the desired shape and style.

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  • 12. 

    The amount of pressure applied in cutting when combing & holding a subsection is called?

    • A.

      Bevel

    • B.

      Elevation

    • C.

      Taper

    • D.

      Tension

    Correct Answer
    D. Tension
    Explanation
    Tension refers to the amount of pressure applied when combing and holding a subsection while cutting. It is an important factor in achieving precision and control during the cutting process. By applying the right amount of tension, the hair is held firmly in place, allowing the stylist to create clean and accurate lines. Adjusting tension can also affect the overall shape and texture of the haircut.

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  • 13. 

    As hair dries, it?

    • A.

      Lengthens up to 1 inch

    • B.

      Shrinks up to 1 inch

    • C.

      Lengthens up to 1/2 inch

    • D.

      Shrinks up to 1/2 inch 

    Correct Answer
    D. Shrinks up to 1/2 inch 
    Explanation
    As hair dries, it tends to lose moisture, which causes the hair shaft to contract or shrink. This shrinkage can result in the hair appearing shorter than when it was wet. On average, hair can shrink up to 1/2 inch as it dries.

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  • 14. 

    During a haircut, when the hair is elevated below 90 degrees, you?

    • A.

      Build weight

    • B.

      Create shrinkage

    • C.

      Maintain its existing weight 

    • D.

      Remove weight 

    Correct Answer
    A. Build weight
    Explanation
    When the hair is elevated below 90 degrees during a haircut, it means that the hair is being lifted at a lower angle. This technique is used to create volume and build weight in the hair. By elevating the hair below 90 degrees, the stylist is able to add more bulk and density to the hairstyle, making it appear fuller and thicker. This technique is commonly used when creating layered or textured haircuts.

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  • 15. 

    When performing a haircut with haircutting shears, you should use your holding hand to?

    • A.

      Cut the hair

    • B.

      Hold the shears

    • C.

      Hold the hair while cutting

    • D.

      Comb the hair

    Correct Answer
    C. Hold the hair while cutting
    Explanation
    When performing a haircut with haircutting shears, it is important to use your holding hand to hold the hair while cutting. This is because holding the hair securely allows for better control and precision while cutting, ensuring that the desired style and length are achieved. By holding the hair in place, it also minimizes the risk of uneven or accidental cuts.

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  • 16. 

    When performing a haircut, cutting past the two front corners can cause a bang area to end up on the ________ of the haircut?

    • A.

      Front

    • B.

      Top

    • C.

      Back

    • D.

      Sides

    Correct Answer
    D. Sides
    Explanation
    When performing a haircut, cutting past the two front corners can cause a bang area to end up on the sides of the haircut. This means that the hair in the front will be shorter than desired and the bangs will be positioned towards the sides of the head rather than the front.

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  • 17. 

    To determine the front area of the head, you should draw a line from the apex to the?

    • A.

      Back of the ear

    • B.

      Front of the ear

    • C.

      Sides of the nape

    • D.

      Nose

    Correct Answer
    A. Back of the ear
    Explanation
    To determine the front area of the head, you should draw a line from the apex to the back of the ear. This is because the apex is the highest point on the head, and drawing a line from there to the back of the ear will help define the front area. The back of the ear is a reference point that helps establish the boundaries of the front area.

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  • 18. 

    When standing to work on a haircut, you should NOT?

    • A.

      Keep your knees slightly bent

    • B.

      Center your body weight 

    • C.

      Make sure the client is sitting up straight 

    • D.

      Stand to the side of the section you are cutting 

    Correct Answer
    D. Stand to the side of the section you are cutting 
    Explanation
    When standing to work on a haircut, it is important to stand to the side of the section you are cutting. This allows for better visibility and control over the hair being cut. Standing to the side also helps in maintaining a proper body posture and prevents any accidental injuries to the client. Keeping the knees slightly bent, centering the body weight, and ensuring the client is sitting up straight are all recommended practices when working on a haircut.

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  • 19. 

    A _______ is used when creating layered or graduated haircuts?

    • A.

      Stationary guideline

    • B.

      Cross-check

    • C.

      Traveling guideline

    • D.

      Razor rotation

    Correct Answer
    C. Traveling guideline
    Explanation
    When creating layered or graduated haircuts, a traveling guideline is used. This technique involves cutting the hair at a slight angle, allowing the hair to blend seamlessly and create a smooth transition between the different lengths. The traveling guideline moves along with the stylist as they cut the hair, ensuring consistency and precision throughout the haircut. This technique is commonly used to add movement and texture to the hair while maintaining a well-balanced shape.

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  • 20. 

    In a layer haircut, the layers create movement & volume by?

    • A.

      Maintaining length & weight at the perimeter

    • B.

      Releasing weight 

    • C.

      Immediately building weight 

    • D.

      Eliminating all elevation & overdirection

    Correct Answer
    B. Releasing weight 
    Explanation
    In a layer haircut, releasing weight means removing excess bulk and heaviness from the hair. This is achieved by cutting the hair at an angle, which creates layers of different lengths. By removing weight, the layers are able to move freely and create volume, giving the hair a more dynamic and textured look.

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  • 21. 

    Shears with a(n) _______ grip move the thumb forward, so it is resting below the ring & the middle finger?

    • A.

      Crane

    • B.

      Opposing

    • C.

      Full offset

    • D.

      Offset

    Correct Answer
    D. Offset
    Explanation
    Offset shears have a grip that moves the thumb forward, positioning it below the ring and middle finger. This design allows for a more comfortable and ergonomic grip, reducing strain and fatigue on the hand and wrist during use. The offset grip also provides better control and precision while cutting.

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  • 22. 

    The apex area is easily located by placing a comb flat on the?

    • A.

      Nape area

    • B.

      Side of the parietal

    • C.

      Ear

    • D.

      Top of the head

    Correct Answer
    D. Top of the head
    Explanation
    The apex area is easily located by placing a comb flat on the top of the head. This is because the apex area refers to the highest point on the head, which is typically found at the crown or the center of the top of the head. By placing a comb flat on the top of the head, one can easily identify this highest point and locate the apex area accurately.

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  • 23. 

    Which tool is mainly used when creating short haircuts, short tapers, fades & flat tops?

    • A.

      Trimmers

    • B.

      Texturizing shears

    • C.

      Razors

    • D.

      Clippers

    Correct Answer
    D. Clippers
    Explanation
    Clippers are mainly used when creating short haircuts, short tapers, fades, and flat tops. Clippers are specifically designed to cut hair close to the scalp, making them ideal for achieving precise and uniform lengths. They are equipped with different guard sizes that allow hairstylists to control the length of the hair being cut. Trimmers are used for detailing and shaping, texturizing shears are used to add texture to the hair, and razors are used for creating soft and blended edges. However, when it comes to creating short haircuts and achieving precise lengths, clippers are the tool of choice.

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  • 24. 

    For control during haircutting, the hair is parted into uniform working areas called?

    • A.

      Sections

    • B.

      Lines

    • C.

      Layers

    • D.

      Angles

    Correct Answer
    A. Sections
    Explanation
    During haircutting, the hair is divided into uniform working areas called sections. This allows the stylist to have better control and precision while cutting the hair. By creating sections, the hairdresser can ensure that each area is cut evenly and consistently, resulting in a more uniform and balanced haircut. Sections also help in managing the hair and preventing it from getting tangled or mixed up with other sections during the cutting process.

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  • 25. 

    Areas of the head where the surface changes are called?

    • A.

      Head forms

    • B.

      Carvings

    • C.

      Elevations

    • D.

      Reference points

    Correct Answer
    D. Reference points
    Explanation
    The areas of the head where the surface changes are called reference points. These reference points are used in various fields such as anatomy, medicine, and hairstyling to identify specific locations or landmarks on the head. They serve as a guide for measurements, positioning, or identifying specific features. In the context of the question, reference points are the most appropriate term to describe the areas of the head where the surface changes.

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  • 26. 

    When performing a layered haircut, the hair is usually cut at an elevation of _______ degrees?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      45

    • C.

      120

    • D.

      90

    Correct Answer
    D. 90
    Explanation
    When performing a layered haircut, the hair is usually cut at an elevation of 90 degrees. This means that the hair is lifted perpendicular to the head and cut at that angle. Cutting the hair at this angle helps to create layers with different lengths, adding texture and movement to the hairstyle. It allows the hair to fall naturally and blend seamlessly, resulting in a more voluminous and dynamic look.

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  • 27. 

    The crown is defined as the area between the apex & the?

    • A.

      Nape

    • B.

      Back of the parietal ridge

    • C.

      Bang area

    • D.

      Side of the head

    Correct Answer
    B. Back of the parietal ridge
    Explanation
    The crown is the area on the top of the head, between the apex (the highest point) and the back of the parietal ridge. This area is often where the hair naturally separates and falls, creating volume and height. The back of the parietal ridge is the correct answer because it accurately describes the location of the crown.

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  • 28. 

    A(n) _________ is a thin, continuous mark used as a guide in haircutting?

    • A.

      Line

    • B.

      Angle

    • C.

      Part

    • D.

      Section

    Correct Answer
    A. Line
    Explanation
    A line is a thin, continuous mark that is commonly used as a guide in haircutting. It helps hairdressers and barbers to create precise and even cuts by providing a visual reference point. By following the line, they can ensure that the haircut is symmetrical and follows the desired shape. Lines can be created using various techniques, such as using a comb or a clipper, and they play a crucial role in achieving a professional and well-defined haircut.

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  • 29. 

    The _______ is a triangular section that begins at the apex & ends at the front corners?

    • A.

      Bang area

    • B.

      Back

    • C.

      Top

    • D.

      Nape

    Correct Answer
    A. Bang area
    Explanation
    The bang area refers to the triangular section of hair that starts at the apex, or the highest point of the head, and extends towards the front corners. It is typically where the fringe or bangs are styled, making it an important area for hairstyling and haircutting.

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  • 30. 

    When your shears are properly fitted, the thumb hole will rest?

    • A.

      Below the cuticle area

    • B.

      At or slightly over the cuticle area

    • C.

      Up to the knuckle

    • D.

      Over the knuckle

    Correct Answer
    B. At or slightly over the cuticle area
    Explanation
    When your shears are properly fitted, the thumb hole will rest at or slightly over the cuticle area. This is because the cuticle area is where the thumb naturally rests when holding shears, providing stability and control during cutting. Placing the thumb hole below the cuticle area may cause discomfort and difficulty in maneuvering the shears effectively. Similarly, placing the thumb hole over the knuckle may result in a loose grip, leading to potential accidents or lack of precision. Therefore, the correct position for the thumb hole is at or slightly over the cuticle area for optimal performance.

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  • 31. 

    Generally, a shear with a Rockwell hardness of ________ is deal?

    • A.

      75 to 80

    • B.

      64 or 65

    • C.

      56 or 57

    • D.

      25 to 30

    Correct Answer
    C. 56 or 57
    Explanation
    A shear with a Rockwell hardness of 56 or 57 is ideal because it indicates a moderate level of hardness. This level of hardness allows the shear to maintain its sharpness and durability while also being flexible enough to cut through various materials effectively. Shears with a higher hardness may be too brittle and prone to chipping or breaking, while shears with a lower hardness may not be able to maintain their sharpness for long. Therefore, a Rockwell hardness of 56 or 57 strikes a good balance for a shear.

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  • 32. 

    When performing a graduated haircut, you should NOT?

    • A.

      Use two fingers’ depth on the sides

    • B.

      Use a 90-degree elevation for the layers

    • C.

      Utilize vertical horizontal & diagonal cutting lines

    • D.

      Use a 45-degree elevation at the back

    Correct Answer
    A. Use two fingers’ depth on the sides
    Explanation
    When performing a graduated haircut, using two fingers' depth on the sides is not recommended. Graduated haircuts involve creating layers and volume, and using two fingers' depth on the sides would result in a less graduated and more uniform look. Instead, the stylist should use a 90-degree elevation for the layers, utilize vertical, horizontal, and diagonal cutting lines, and use a 45-degree elevation at the back to achieve the desired graduated effect.

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  • 33. 

    Palming haircutting shears when combing the hair prevents you from cutting yourself & also?

    • A.

      Reduces strain on the index finger & thumb

    • B.

      Keeps haircutting shears sharp

    • C.

      Reduces the number of cutting movements

    • D.

      Keeps the partings of the hair smooth

    Correct Answer
    A. Reduces strain on the index finger & thumb
    Explanation
    Palming haircutting shears when combing the hair reduces strain on the index finger and thumb. This is because palming involves holding the shears in the palm of the hand, rather than gripping them tightly with the fingers. This helps to distribute the weight of the shears more evenly and reduces the strain on the fingers and thumb. Additionally, palming can also improve the overall comfort and control while cutting, leading to a more precise and efficient haircut.

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  • 34. 

    When using the clipper-over-comb technique, you should?

    • A.

      Stand to the side of the section on which you are working

    • B.

      Work in the direction of the growth patterns of the hair

    • C.

      Hold the comb stationary & cut the length against the comb

    • D.

      Turn the comb so the teeth are angled slightly toward the head

    Correct Answer
    C. Hold the comb stationary & cut the length against the comb
    Explanation
    When using the clipper-over-comb technique, it is important to hold the comb stationary and cut the length against the comb. This technique allows for more control and precision in cutting the hair. By holding the comb still and cutting against it, the hair is evenly trimmed to the desired length. This method is commonly used when creating shorter, more blended haircuts.

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  • 35. 

    The shape of the head is also known as the?

    • A.

      Head form

    • B.

      Reference point

    • C.

      Taper

    • D.

      Crown

    Correct Answer
    A. Head form
    Explanation
    The shape of the head is commonly referred to as the "head form". This term is used to describe the overall shape and structure of the head, including its contours and dimensions. It is an important consideration in various fields such as fashion, design, and medicine, as it can influence the fit and comfort of products like hats, helmets, and eyewear.

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  • 36. 

    Which technique is best to use when you need to maintain control of a subsection while cutting a vertical or diagonal cutting line?

    • A.

      Cutting palm-to-palm

    • B.

      Palming the shears

    • C.

      Cutting below the fingers

    • D.

      Cutting over your fingers

    Correct Answer
    A. Cutting palm-to-palm
    Explanation
    Cutting palm-to-palm is the best technique to use when you need to maintain control of a subsection while cutting a vertical or diagonal cutting line. This technique involves holding the shears with the palms facing each other, which allows for better control and precision while cutting. It also ensures that the fingers are out of the way, reducing the risk of accidentally cutting them.

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  • 37. 

    What determines the size & number of subsections needed to complete a cut?

    • A.

      Personal preference

    • B.

      Porosity of the hair

    • C.

      Density of the hair

    • D.

      Direction of hair growth 

    Correct Answer
    C. Density of the hair
    Explanation
    The density of the hair refers to the number of hair strands on the scalp. This can vary from person to person and can affect the size and number of subsections needed to complete a cut. If someone has thick and dense hair, they may need to create smaller subsections to ensure that each strand is evenly cut. On the other hand, if someone has thin and sparse hair, they may require larger subsections to achieve the desired style. Therefore, the density of the hair plays a crucial role in determining the size and number of subsections needed for a cut.

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  • 38. 

    The number of individual hair strands on 1 square inch of scalp is called?

    • A.

      Hair density

    • B.

      Growth pattern

    • C.

      Wave pattern

    • D.

      Hair texture

    Correct Answer
    A. Hair density
    Explanation
    Hair density refers to the number of individual hair strands on a specific area of the scalp, typically measured per square inch. It is a measure of how thick or thin the hair is on the scalp. Hair density can vary greatly among individuals and can be influenced by factors such as genetics, age, and overall health.

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  • 39. 

    When using scissor-over-comb method, you generally?

    • A.

      Start at the hairline

    • B.

      Dampen the hair before you begin cutting

    • C.

      Hold the hair between your fingers

    • D.

      Start at the apex

    Correct Answer
    A. Start at the hairline
    Explanation
    When using the scissor-over-comb method, it is generally recommended to start at the hairline. This technique involves using a comb to lift the hair away from the scalp and using scissors to cut the hair that extends beyond the comb's teeth. Starting at the hairline allows for better control and precision when cutting the hair. It also helps to create a more even and blended result.

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  • 40. 

    Which method of cutting or thinning hair involves the fingers & shears gliding along the edge of the hair to remove length?

    • A.

      Scissor-over-comb

    • B.

      Beveling

    • C.

      Notching

    • D.

      Slide cutting

    Correct Answer
    D. Slide cutting
    Explanation
    Slide cutting is a method of cutting or thinning hair that involves the fingers and shears gliding along the edge of the hair to remove length. This technique is commonly used to create texture, movement, and softness in the hair. It is a versatile cutting method that allows for precision and control while maintaining a natural and blended look.

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  • 41. 

    How often should you sharpen your shears?

    • A.

      Daily

    • B.

      Only when needed

    • C.

      Every few months 

    • D.

      Monthly

    Correct Answer
    B. Only when needed
    Explanation
    Shears should be sharpened only when needed. Sharpening shears too frequently can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the blades. It is important to regularly inspect the shears for signs of dullness, such as difficulty in cutting or snagging on the hair. Once these signs are noticed, it is time to sharpen the shears. This approach ensures that the shears are always in optimal condition without excessive sharpening.

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  • 42. 

    Which bang style is generally NOT designed for all hair lengths?

    • A.

      Asymmetric

    • B.

      Square

    • C.

      Versatile

    • D.

      Side swept 

    Correct Answer
    D. Side swept 
    Explanation
    Side swept bangs are generally not designed for all hair lengths because they tend to work best with longer hair. Side swept bangs are typically longer and angled, meant to be swept to one side of the face. This style is often chosen by individuals with medium to long hair as it adds a touch of elegance and softness to their overall look. However, for shorter hair lengths, side swept bangs may not blend well or may require more maintenance to style properly. Therefore, side swept bangs are generally not recommended for all hair lengths.

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  • 43. 

    The space between two lines or surfaces that intersect at a given point is called a(n)?

    • A.

      Line

    • B.

      Angle

    • C.

      Section

    • D.

      Part

    Correct Answer
    B. Angle
    Explanation
    The space between two lines or surfaces that intersect at a given point is called an angle. An angle is formed when two lines or surfaces meet at a common point, and the amount of opening between them determines the size of the angle. It is measured in degrees and can range from 0° (when the lines are parallel) to 180° (when the lines form a straight line). Angles are used to describe the relationship and position of lines and shapes in geometry.

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  • 44. 

    The nape area is located by taking a horizontal parting across the back of the head at the _______ bone?

    • A.

      Occipital

    • B.

      Zygomatic

    • C.

      Frontal

    • D.

      Parietal

    Correct Answer
    A. Occipital
    Explanation
    The nape area is located at the back of the head, and it is identified by taking a horizontal parting across the occipital bone. The occipital bone is a flat, curved bone that forms the back of the skull and is easily recognizable due to its prominent position at the base of the skull.

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  • 45. 

    Which type of lines direct the eye from one side to the other?

    • A.

      Vertical

    • B.

      Beveled

    • C.

      Horizontal 

    • D.

      Diagonal 

    Correct Answer
    C. Horizontal 
    Explanation
    Horizontal lines direct the eye from one side to the other. Unlike vertical lines which guide the viewer's gaze up and down, horizontal lines lead the eye horizontally, creating a sense of stability and balance. This can be seen in landscapes, where the horizon line often serves as a focal point and draws the viewer's attention across the image. Horizontal lines can also be used in design and photography to create a sense of movement and guide the viewer's eye towards a specific point of interest.

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  • 46. 

    When hair is combed away from its natural falling position, ________ occurs?

    • A.

      Overdirection

    • B.

      Elevation

    • C.

      Pivoting

    • D.

      Graduation

    Correct Answer
    A. Overdirection
    Explanation
    Overdirection occurs when hair is combed away from its natural falling position. This technique is commonly used in haircutting to create additional volume or movement in the hair. By combing the hair in the opposite direction, it creates tension and lifts the hair away from the head, resulting in a fuller appearance. Overdirection is a fundamental concept in hairstyling and is often used in combination with other techniques to achieve the desired style.

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  • 47. 

    A _______ haircut is a slow or immediate build up of weight?

    • A.

      Layered

    • B.

      One-length

    • C.

      Graduated

    • D.

      Blunt

    Correct Answer
    C. Graduated
    Explanation
    A graduated haircut is a slow or immediate build up of weight. This means that the hair is cut in a way that creates a gradual increase in length or weight from the top of the head to the bottom. This technique is often used to add volume and movement to the hair.

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  • 48. 

    A good rule of thumb is to have _________ available at all times?

    • A.

      One cutting shear & two thinning shears

    • B.

      Two cutting shears & two blending shears

    • C.

      One cutting shear & one thinning shear

    • D.

      Two cutting shears & one thinning shear

    Correct Answer
    D. Two cutting shears & one thinning shear
    Explanation
    A good rule of thumb is to have two cutting shears and one thinning shear available at all times because cutting shears are used for precision cutting and creating clean lines, while thinning shears are used for removing bulk and adding texture to the hair. Having two cutting shears allows for versatility in cutting techniques and ensures that there is always a backup in case one shear becomes dull or damaged. The thinning shear is important for thinning out thick hair or removing excess bulk without sacrificing length.

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  • 49. 

    Which term is used to describe the amount of movement in the hair strand?

    • A.

      Tension

    • B.

      Wave pattern

    • C.

      Weight line

    • D.

      Growth pattern 

    Correct Answer
    B. Wave pattern
    Explanation
    The term "wave pattern" is used to describe the amount of movement in the hair strand. This refers to the natural or artificial waves present in the hair, which can vary from loose waves to tight curls. The wave pattern determines the overall texture and appearance of the hair, and can be altered through various styling techniques such as perming or straightening.

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  • 50. 

    The ______ is the direction hair grows from the scalp?

    • A.

      Wave pattern

    • B.

      Hairline

    • C.

      Hair density 

    • D.

      Growth pattern 

    Correct Answer
    D. Growth pattern 
    Explanation
    The growth pattern refers to the direction in which hair grows from the scalp. This can vary from person to person, with some individuals having hair that grows straight, while others may have hair that grows in a wavy or curly pattern. The growth pattern is determined by factors such as genetics and the shape of the hair follicles.

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