Milady Haircutting: Cosmetology Quiz!

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What do you know about haircutting, and would you be able to pass this quiz? Haircutting is a skill that requires both patience and practice. You must be able to use basic geometry to successfully divide hair into sections and then determine which parts need to be cut and how much. Haircutting can either be done at home or in a professional salon. This quiz will put your knowledge of haircutting to the test. Go for it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The reference point that signals a change in head shape from flat to round or vice versa is the:

    • A.

      Crown area

    • B.

      Occipital corner

    • C.

      Four corners

    • D.

      Parietal ridge

    Correct Answer
    C. Four corners
    Explanation
    The reference point that signals a change in head shape from flat to round or vice versa is the "four corners." This suggests that there are four specific points on the head that indicate a transition in head shape. The other options (crown area, occipital corner, and parietal ridge) do not specifically indicate a change in head shape.

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  • 2. 

    The straight lines used to build weight or create a one-length or low-elevation haircut are:

    • A.

      Parallel lines

    • B.

      Horizontal lines

    • C.

      Weight lines

    • D.

      Diagonal lines 

    Correct Answer
    C. Weight lines
    Explanation
    Weight lines are the straight lines used to build weight or create a one-length or low-elevation haircut. These lines are created by cutting the hair in a straight, horizontal manner, which allows the hair to fall and lay in a way that adds density and heaviness to the overall style. By using weight lines, the hairdresser can achieve a solid and uniform look, as well as control the amount of volume and bulk in the haircut.

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  • 3. 

    The straight lines used to remove weight or create graduated layers are:

    • A.

      Cutting lines

    • B.

      Diagonal lines

    • C.

      Vertical lines

    • D.

      Horizontal lines 

    Correct Answer
    C. Vertical lines
    Explanation
    Vertical lines are used to remove weight or create graduated layers in hair cutting. When cutting vertically, the hair is held straight up and cut perpendicular to the head. This technique helps to remove bulk and create layers that blend seamlessly. Vertical lines are particularly effective for creating soft, cascading layers or for removing weight from thick hair.

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  • 4. 

    For control during haircutting, the hair is divided into uniform working areas called:

    • A.

      Foundations

    • B.

      Uneven

    • C.

      Parts

    • D.

      Sections

    Correct Answer
    D. 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. Dividing the hair into sections ensures that each section is cut evenly and uniformly, resulting in a more balanced and professional-looking haircut. By working in sections, the stylist can also easily manage and style different parts of the hair separately, achieving the desired overall look.

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  • 5. 

    The angle at which the fingers are held when performing a haircut is the:

    • A.

      End shape

    • B.

      Blunt cut

    • C.

      Cutting line

    • D.

      Perimeter line 

    Correct Answer
    C. Cutting line
    Explanation
    The angle at which the fingers are held when performing a haircut is referred to as the cutting line. This refers to the line along which the hair is being cut, determining the length and shape of the final result. The cutting line is crucial in achieving the desired style and precision in a haircut.

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  • 6. 

    Which guidelines is used when creating layers or a graduated cut?

    • A.

      Traveling guidelines

    • B.

      Outer guidelines

    • C.

      Stationary guidelines

    • D.

      Shape guidelines 

    Correct Answer
    A. Traveling guidelines
    Explanation
    When creating layers or a graduated cut, traveling guidelines are used. These guidelines move with the hair as it is being cut, allowing for a seamless and blended look. They help to create a smooth transition between the different lengths of hair, resulting in a layered or graduated effect. By following these traveling guidelines, hairstylists can achieve a desired shape and texture in the haircut.

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  • 7. 

    The technique of combing hair away from its natural falling position, rather than straight out from the head toward a guideline, is called:

    • A.

      Subsectioning

    • B.

      Overdirection

    • C.

      Traveling guidelines

    • D.

      Undercutting 

    Correct Answer
    B. Overdirection
    Explanation
    Overdirection is the technique of combing hair away from its natural falling position, creating extra tension and lift in the hair. This technique is often used to add volume and create different shapes and styles. Unlike subsectioning, which involves dividing the hair into smaller sections for precision cutting, overdirection focuses on manipulating the hair's natural direction to achieve a desired look. Traveling guidelines and undercutting are not related to the technique of combing hair away from its natural falling position.

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  • 8. 

    For a client with a long face, the stylist would recommend a style that adds:

    • A.

      Volume and height on the top

    • B.

      Fullness on the sides

    • C.

      Weight to the chin and the front

    • D.

      Fullness in length 

    Correct Answer
    B. Fullness on the sides
    Explanation
    For a client with a long face, the stylist would recommend a style that adds fullness on the sides. This is because adding fullness on the sides helps to visually widen the face and balance out its length. By creating width on the sides, it creates the illusion of a more proportional and balanced facial shape.

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  • 9. 

    To compensate for shrinkage associated with curly hair, the stylist should allow for shrinkage of:

    • A.

      1/2-2inches

    • B.

      1/4-1 inch

    • C.

      1/3-1 inch

    • D.

      1- 3 inches

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/2-2inches
    Explanation
    Curly hair tends to shrink when it dries, so to compensate for this shrinkage, the stylist should allow for a range of 1/2 to 2 inches. This means that when cutting or styling curly hair, the stylist should take into account that the hair will appear shorter when it dries compared to when it is wet. By allowing for this shrinkage, the stylist can ensure that the final result meets the client's desired length and style.

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  • 10. 

    The direction that hair grows from the scalp into a natural falling position is the:

    • A.

      Outermost perimeter

    • B.

      Fringe area

    • C.

      Parallel section

    • D.

      Growth pattern 

    Correct Answer
    D. Growth pattern 
    Explanation
    The direction that hair grows from the scalp into a natural falling position is referred to as the growth pattern. This refers to the way the hair follicles are oriented on the scalp, determining the direction in which the hair grows. This can vary from person to person, resulting in different patterns such as straight, wavy, or curly hair. Understanding the growth pattern is important for hairstylists as it helps them determine how to cut and style the hair to achieve the desired look.

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  • 11. 

    Which type of comb is used for close tapers in the scissors-over-comb technique?

    • A.

      Wide-toothed comb

    • B.

      Barber comb

    • C.

      Tail comb

    • D.

      Styling comb 

    Correct Answer
    B. Barber comb
    Explanation
    A barber comb is used for close tapers in the scissors-over-comb technique. This type of comb typically has fine teeth and a narrow design, allowing for precise control and close cutting. It is commonly used by barbers to create clean and seamless blends when tapering hair. A wide-toothed comb is not suitable for close tapers as it does not provide the same level of precision. A tail comb is primarily used for sectioning and parting hair, while a styling comb is more versatile and can be used for various styling techniques.

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  • 12. 

    The technique used to free up the dominant cutting hand to cut a subsection is called:

    • A.

      Moving the shears

    • B.

      Removing the shears

    • C.

      Transferring combs

    • D.

      Working the shears 

    Correct Answer
    C. Transferring combs
    Explanation
    The technique used to free up the dominant cutting hand to cut a subsection is called transferring combs. This technique involves using the non-dominant hand to hold the combs while the dominant hand is free to cut the hair. By transferring the combs from one hand to the other, the stylist can maintain control over the hair and create precise cuts without any obstructions.

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  • 13. 

    The term used to describe the pressure applied to hair when combing or holding a subsection is:

    • A.

      Tension

    • B.

      Sectioning

    • C.

      Elevation

    • D.

      Angle 

    Correct Answer
    A. Tension
    Explanation
    Tension refers to the pressure applied to the hair when combing or holding a subsection. It is an important technique in hairstyling as it helps to create different styles and shapes. By applying the right amount of tension, hairstylists can control the direction and movement of the hair. This term is commonly used in the beauty industry to describe the force exerted on the hair during various styling techniques.

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  • 14. 

    When cutting hair, a general rule of thumb is to stand or sit:

    • A.

      Directly behind the area you are cutting

    • B.

      Directly in front of the area you are cutting

    • C.

      To the right of the area you are cutting 

    • D.

      To the left of the area you are cutting 

    Correct Answer
    B. Directly in front of the area you are cutting
    Explanation
    When cutting hair, it is generally recommended to stand or sit directly in front of the area you are cutting. This position allows for better visibility and control over the hair being cut. It also ensures that the stylist can accurately assess the length and shape of the hair as they work. Standing or sitting directly in front of the area being cut helps to maintain symmetry and achieve the desired haircut.

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  • 15. 

    The technique of cutting below the fingers or inside the knuckles using a horizontal cutting lines creates:

    • A.

      Uniform or increasing lines

    • B.

      A high level of layered effect or bi-level cut

    • C.

      A shorter layer haircut or a shag effect

    • D.

      A blunt haircut or heavier graduated haircut 

    Correct Answer
    D. A blunt haircut or heavier graduated haircut 
    Explanation
    The technique of cutting below the fingers or inside the knuckles using a horizontal cutting line creates a blunt haircut or a heavier graduated haircut. This technique involves cutting the hair straight across, resulting in a clean and blunt look. It can also create a heavier graduated effect, where the hair is cut shorter at the back and gradually gets longer towards the front. This technique is often used to add weight and thickness to the hair.

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  • 16. 

    The visual line in a haircut, where the ends of the hair together, is the:

    • A.

      Guideline

    • B.

      Weight line

    • C.

      Graduated line 

    • D.

      Stationary line 

    Correct Answer
    B. Weight line
    Explanation
    The weight line in a haircut refers to the visual line where the ends of the hair come together. This line is created by cutting the hair in a way that creates a sense of heaviness or thickness. It helps to determine the overall shape and structure of the haircut.

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  • 17. 

    Parting a haircut in the opposite way it was cut to check for precision of line and shape is called:

    • A.

      Cross-checking 

    • B.

      Consistent tenison 

    • C.

      Mirror elevation

    • D.

      Blunt cutting

    Correct Answer
    A. Cross-checking 
    Explanation
    Cross-checking is the process of parting a haircut in the opposite way it was cut to ensure precision of the line and shape. This technique is used to identify any unevenness or inconsistencies in the haircut and allows the stylist to make necessary adjustments for a more balanced and symmetrical result.

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  • 18. 

    For a blunt haircut, when using the wide teeth of a comb when cutting, comb the section first with the fine teeth and then:

    • A.

      Change the position of the comb and comb with fine teeth 

    • B.

      Switch comb to alternate hand and comb with fine teeth 

    • C.

      Turn the comb around and comb with the wide teeth 

    • D.

      Turn the comb on its side and comb with fine teeth 

    Correct Answer
    D. Turn the comb on its side and comb with fine teeth 
    Explanation
    When cutting a blunt haircut, combing the section first with the fine teeth helps to remove any tangles or knots. Turning the comb on its side and combing with the fine teeth allows for a more precise and even cut, ensuring that the hair is cut straight across. This technique helps to achieve a clean and sharp look for the blunt haircut.

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  • 19. 

    The term used to describe how hair is moving over the head is:

    • A.

      Head form

    • B.

      Distribution

    • C.

      Fringe

    • D.

      Weight line 

    Correct Answer
    B. Distribution
    Explanation
    The term used to describe how hair is moving over the head is "distribution". This refers to the way the hair is spread or arranged across the scalp. It can vary in terms of density, direction, and pattern, and is an important factor in determining hairstyles and haircuts.

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  • 20. 

    A method of cutting and thinning hair where the fingers and shears glide along the edge of the hair to remove length is:

    • A.

      Angle cutting

    • B.

      Razor cutting

    • C.

      Blunt cutting

    • D.

      Slide cutting 

    Correct Answer
    D. Slide cutting 
    Explanation
    Slide cutting is a method of cutting and thinning hair where the fingers and shears glide along the edge of the hair to remove length. This technique is commonly used to add texture and movement to the hair, as well as to create soft, blended layers. It allows the stylist to have more control over the amount of hair being removed, resulting in a more precise and customized haircut.

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  • 21. 

    The process of removing excess bulk or cutting got effect without shortening hair length is known as:

    • A.

      Blunt cutting

    • B.

      Angle cutting

    • C.

      Texturizing 

    • D.

      Compensating 

    Correct Answer
    C. Texturizing 
    Explanation
    Texturizing is the correct answer because it refers to the process of removing excess bulk or cutting without shortening the hair length. This technique is used to add texture and movement to the hair, creating a softer and more natural look. It involves using special texturizing scissors or razors to thin out the hair strands, resulting in a lighter and more manageable hairstyle.

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  • 22. 

    Thinning hair to graduated lengths using a sliding movement with shear blades partially open is called:

    • A.

      Slithering

    • B.

      Notching

    • C.

      Point cutting

    • D.

      Angle cutting 

    Correct Answer
    A. Slithering
    Explanation
    Slithering is the correct answer because it refers to the technique of thinning hair by using shear blades that are partially open and moving them in a sliding motion to create graduated lengths. This technique helps to remove bulk and create a softer, more textured look. Notching, point cutting, and angle cutting are different techniques used in hair cutting but do not specifically involve the sliding movement with shear blades partially open that is characteristic of slithering.

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  • 23. 

    When performing the slicing technique on the surface of the haircut, it is best to work on:

    • A.

      Damp hair

    • B.

      Soapy hair

    • C.

      Wet hair

    • D.

      Dry hair 

    Correct Answer
    D. Dry hair 
    Explanation
    When performing the slicing technique on the surface of the haircut, it is best to work on dry hair. Slicing involves cutting small sections of hair at an angle to create texture and movement. Working on dry hair allows the stylist to see the natural fall and movement of the hair, making it easier to determine the best areas to slice and achieve the desired result. Additionally, cutting dry hair allows for more control and precision, as wet hair can stretch and appear longer when cut.

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  • 24. 

    When using the clipper-over-comb technique, the length is determined by the:

    • A.

      Apex of the head

    • B.

      Angle of the comb

    • C.

      Size of the section

    • D.

      Type of clipper used

    Correct Answer
    B. Angle of the comb
    Explanation
    The length when using the clipper-over-comb technique is determined by the angle of the comb. The angle at which the comb is held against the head determines how much hair is cut off. A steeper angle will result in a shorter cut, while a shallower angle will leave more length. Therefore, the angle of the comb is crucial in achieving the desired length when using this technique.

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  • 25. 

    Haircuts___ have often reflected a change in the thinking of the time.

    • A.

      In the last 50 years

    • B.

      In the last 100 years

    • C.

      Throughout modern times

    • D.

      Throughout history

    Correct Answer
    D. Throughout history
    Explanation
    Throughout history, haircuts have often reflected a change in the thinking of the time. This means that across different time periods, haircuts have been used as a way to express societal and cultural shifts. Hairstyles can be influenced by various factors such as fashion trends, social norms, and political movements. By observing the evolution of haircuts throughout history, we can gain insights into the values and attitudes of different eras.

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  • 26. 

    The ability to duplicate an existing haircut or create a new haircut from a photo will build a stronger professional relationship between the stylist and:

    • A.

      Vendors

    • B.

      Manager

    • C.

      Clients

    • D.

      Fellow stylists 

    Correct Answer
    C. Clients
    Explanation
    Being able to duplicate an existing haircut or create a new one from a photo shows the stylist's versatility and skill. This ability allows the stylist to cater to the specific preferences and desires of their clients, ultimately building a stronger professional relationship. By being able to recreate a desired haircut or come up with a unique style based on a photo, the stylist can ensure that their clients feel understood and satisfied with their services. This level of customization and attention to detail is crucial in establishing trust and loyalty with clients.

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  • 27. 

    Elevation creates

    • A.

      Graduation and layers

    • B.

      Cutting lines

    • C.

      Casts and crowns

    • D.

      Shrinkage 

    Correct Answer
    A. Graduation and layers
    Explanation
    Elevation creates graduation and layers in a design or artwork. This means that by changing the height or position of certain elements, a sense of depth and dimension is achieved. Graduation refers to the smooth transition from one shade or color to another, creating a gradual change in value. Layers, on the other hand, involve placing different elements on top of each other to create depth and complexity. Elevation also helps in creating cutting lines, which can be used to separate different parts or sections of a design. It does not directly relate to the creation of casts, crowns, or shrinkage.

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  • 28. 

    The outer line of a cut is known as the:

    • A.

      Parameter

    • B.

      Guideline

    • C.

      Cutting line

    • D.

      Perimeter

    Correct Answer
    D. Perimeter
    Explanation
    The outer line of a cut is referred to as the perimeter. This term is commonly used in various fields such as woodworking, sewing, and graphic design. The perimeter defines the boundary or edge of the cut, providing a clear outline for the desired shape or design. It is crucial to accurately follow the perimeter to ensure precise and clean cuts in any given project.

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  • 29. 

    Shears should be sharpened:

    • A.

      Whenever the sharpening technician comes to the salon

    • B.

      Only as needed

    • C.

      Every 3 months

    • D.

      Every 6 months 

    Correct Answer
    B. Only as needed
    Explanation
    Shears should be sharpened only as needed because sharpening them too frequently can lead to excessive wear and tear on the blades. Sharpening should be done when the shears start to feel dull or when they are not cutting as effectively as before. This ensures that the shears maintain their sharpness and cutting performance without unnecessary sharpening sessions. Regular maintenance and proper care can help prolong the lifespan of the shears and reduce the need for frequent sharpening.

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  • 30. 

    You should use__ tension when your goal is to create precise lines

    • A.

      Minimal

    • B.

      Maximum

    • C.

      Modeate

    • D.

      Zero

    Correct Answer
    B. Maximum
    Explanation
    When the goal is to create precise lines, using maximum tension is recommended. This is because maximum tension ensures that the lines are taut and straight, minimizing any potential wobbling or distortion. By applying maximum tension, the lines will be more accurate and precise, allowing for greater control and precision in the final result.

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  • 31. 

    Using a razor on __ hair will weaken the cuticle and cause frizzing.

    • A.

      Straight

    • B.

      Fine

    • C.

      Blond

    • D.

      Curly

    Correct Answer
    D. Curly
    Explanation
    Using a razor on curly hair will weaken the cuticle and cause frizzing. This is because curly hair is already prone to frizz due to its natural structure. The razor cuts the hair at an angle, creating uneven ends that are more susceptible to frizz. Additionally, the razor can disrupt the curl pattern and cause the hair to lose its shape. Therefore, using a razor on curly hair is not recommended as it can exacerbate frizz and result in an undesirable look.

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  • 32. 

    A client consultation should be performed__ every haircut,

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      After

    • C.

      During

    • D.

      Before and after

    Correct Answer
    A. Before
    Explanation
    Before performing a haircut, it is important to have a client consultation. This allows the stylist to understand the client's desired outcome, discuss any concerns or limitations, and ensure that both parties are on the same page. By conducting the consultation before the haircut, the stylist can gather all necessary information and make appropriate recommendations to achieve the desired result. This helps to avoid any misunderstandings or disappointments during or after the haircut.

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  • 33. 

    The client's hair should be __ before the consultation.

    • A.

      Uncleansed and styled

    • B.

      Uncleansed and unstyled

    • C.

      Cleansed and styled

    • D.

      Cleansed and unstyled

    Correct Answer
    D. Cleansed and unstyled
    Explanation
    Before a hair consultation, it is important for the client's hair to be cleansed and unstyled. Cleansing the hair removes any product buildup or dirt, allowing the stylist to assess the true condition of the hair. Having the hair unstyled gives the stylist a blank canvas to work with, allowing them to see the natural texture and characteristics of the hair. This information is crucial for the stylist to provide appropriate recommendations and suggestions during the consultation.

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  • 34. 

    A quick way to analyze a face shape is to determine if it is:

    • A.

      Long or short

    • B.

      Wide or narrow

    • C.

      Wide or long

    • D.

      Narrow or long 

    Correct Answer
    C. Wide or long
    Explanation
    The correct answer is wide or long. Analyzing a face shape involves determining its width and length. A wide face shape refers to a face that is broader across the cheekbones and temples, while a long face shape refers to a face that is elongated vertically. By considering these two factors, one can quickly analyze a person's face shape.

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  • 35. 

    A fine hair strand is much ___ than a coarse hair strand.

    • A.

      Fatter

    • B.

      Skinnier

    • C.

      Darker in color

    • D.

      More difficult to cut

    Correct Answer
    B. Skinnier
    Explanation
    A fine hair strand is much skinnier than a coarse hair strand because fine hair strands have a smaller diameter or thickness compared to coarse hair strands. This means that fine hair is thinner and more delicate in appearance, while coarse hair is thicker and has a larger diameter.

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  • 36. 

    Hair density is the number of individual strands on __ of scalp.

    • A.

      1/4 square inch

    • B.

      1/3 square inch

    • C.

      1/2 square inch

    • D.

      1 square inch

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 square inch
    Explanation
    Hair density refers to the number of individual strands of hair present on a specific area of the scalp. In this case, the correct answer is 1 square inch, which means that there are numerous hair strands within this area. A higher hair density indicates a thicker and fuller head of hair, while a lower density suggests thinner hair.

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  • 37. 

    Clippers:

    • A.

      Are mainly used when cutting long hair

    • B.

      Must never be used without a guard

    • C.

      Are mainly used to remove bulk from the hair

    • D.

      May be used with guards of various lengths 

    Correct Answer
    A. Are mainly used when cutting long hair
    Explanation
    Clippers are mainly used to cut long hair because they are designed to cut hair at a consistent length, making it easier to achieve an even and uniform look. Clippers are particularly useful for removing bulk from the hair, which is often necessary when cutting long hair. 

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  • 38. 

    Cast shears are usually __ than forged shears.

    • A.

      Less expensive to purchase

    • B.

      More expensive to purchase

    • C.

      Easier to bend back into shape

    • D.

      More dense

    Correct Answer
    A. Less expensive to purchase
    Explanation
    Cast shears are typically less expensive to purchase than forged shears in the field of cosmetology. This cost difference stems from the manufacturing processes involved in creating these two types of shears. Cast shears are made by pouring molten metal into a mold, which is a more straightforward and cost-effective method. In contrast, forged shears are crafted by heating and shaping a single piece of metal through a complex and labor-intensive process, resulting in a higher manufacturing cost. While cast shears may be more affordable, they tend to be less durable and may not hold their edge as well as their forged counterparts. Cosmetologists often choose between the two based on their budget and specific cutting needs, considering factors like cost and longevity in their decision-making process.

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  • 39. 

    The __ on a pair of shears is designed to give you more control over the shear.

    • A.

      Bumper

    • B.

      Thumb hole

    • C.

      Finger tang

    • D.

      Pivot & adjustment area

    Correct Answer
    C. Finger tang
    Explanation
    The finger tang on a pair of shears is designed to give you more control over the shear. It is a small extension or protrusion located near the pivot area that allows you to place your finger on it for added stability and precision while using the shears. By providing a point of contact for your finger, the finger tang helps to improve grip and maneuverability, allowing for better control over the cutting action.

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  • 40. 

    Your shears should be leaned and lubricated once a:

    • A.

      Day

    • B.

      Week

    • C.

      Month

    • D.

      Year

    Correct Answer
    B. Week
    Explanation
    Shears should be leaned and lubricated once a week to maintain their performance and prolong their lifespan. Frequent use of shears can lead to the accumulation of debris and sap, which can affect their cutting ability. Regular cleaning helps remove these residues and prevents them from causing damage or rusting the blades. Lubrication is also essential to keep the shears operating smoothly and prevent them from sticking or jamming. Therefore, weekly maintenance ensures that the shears remain in optimal condition for efficient and effective use.

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  • 41. 

    Before purchasing a pair of shears, ensure that the company has authorized someone in your area to __ the company's shears.

    • A.

      Clean

    • B.

      Lubricate

    • C.

      Polish

    • D.

      Sharpen

    Correct Answer
    D. Sharpen
    Explanation
    Before purchasing a pair of shears, it is important to ensure that the company has authorized someone in your area to sharpen the company's shears. This means that the company has designated a professional who is skilled and authorized to maintain and improve the sharpness of the shears. This is essential because sharp shears are necessary for effective cutting and trimming tasks.

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  • 42. 

    Knowing how to hold your tools properly will help you avoid muscle strain in your:

    • A.

      Legs

    • B.

      Shoulders

    • C.

      Chest

    • D.

      Arms

    Correct Answer
    D. Arms
    Explanation
    Knowing how to hold your tools properly is important because it helps distribute the weight and pressure evenly, reducing the strain on your muscles. When holding tools, especially heavier ones, in a correct and balanced manner, the arms are better able to support the weight and perform the required tasks without causing muscle strain. By maintaining proper arm positioning and grip, you can minimize the risk of muscle fatigue, discomfort, and potential injuries while working with tools.

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  • 43. 

    When palming the shears, hold the comb with your __ fingers.

    • A.

      Thumb,index, & middle

    • B.

      Index,middle, & ring

    • C.

      Middle,ring, & pinky

    • D.

      Thumb,middle, and pinky

    Correct Answer
    A. Thumb,index, & middle
    Explanation
    When palming the shears, it is recommended to hold the comb with the thumb, index, and middle fingers. These three fingers provide a stable grip on the comb, allowing for better control and precision while using the shears. Holding the comb with the thumb, index, and middle fingers also ensures that the other fingers are free to manipulate the shears as needed.

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  • 44. 

    When cutting hair, it is important to always use __ tension.

    • A.

      Minimum

    • B.

      Moderate

    • C.

      Maximum

    • D.

      Consistant 

    Correct Answer
    D. Consistant 
    Explanation
    When cutting hair, it is important to always use consistent tension. Consistent tension ensures that the hair is cut evenly and smoothly, avoiding any uneven or choppy results. It allows the stylist to have better control and precision while cutting, resulting in a more professional and polished look. Using inconsistent tension can lead to uneven lengths and an unbalanced haircut. Therefore, maintaining a consistent tension throughout the haircut is crucial for achieving the desired outcome.

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  • 45. 

    Heavier graduated haircuts work well on hair that __ when dry

    • A.

      Contracts

    • B.

      Expands

    • C.

      Becomes curlier

    • D.

      Becomes shinier 

    Correct Answer
    B. Expands
    Explanation
    Heavier graduated haircuts work well on hair that expands when dry because the weight of the haircut helps to control and manage the expansion of the hair. This type of haircut provides structure and prevents the hair from becoming too voluminous or unruly when it expands. The weight of the haircut helps to keep the hair in place and maintain a desired shape and style.

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  • 46. 

    Which of these statements about razor cutting is true?

    • A.

      A shear cut gives a softer appearance than a razor cut 

    • B.

      When working with a razor, the ends are cut at an angle

    • C.

      Shears have much finer blades than razors

    • D.

      When working with a razor, the line is blunt 

    Correct Answer
    B. When working with a razor, the ends are cut at an angle
    Explanation
    When working with a razor, the ends are cut at an angle. This is because razors have a sharp, angled blade that allows for precision cutting at different angles. The angled cut creates texture and movement in the hair, resulting in a softer and more natural appearance compared to a shear cut.

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  • 47. 

    Texturizing cannot be done with:

    • A.

      Cutting shears

    • B.

      Thinning shears

    • C.

      A razor

    • D.

      Clippers

    Correct Answer
    D. Clippers
    Explanation
    Clippers are not typically used for texturizing hair. Cutting shears, thinning shears, and a razor are commonly used tools for texturizing, as they can create different textures and layers in the hair. Clippers are mainly used for cutting hair to a specific length or for creating precise lines, but they are not designed for creating texture.

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  • 48. 

    When using clippers, you should always work __ the natural growth patterns, especially in the nape.

    • A.

      In the direction of

    • B.

      Against

    • C.

      Across

    • D.

      Alternately with & against 

    Correct Answer
    B. Against
    Explanation
    When using clippers, it is important to work against the natural growth patterns, especially in the nape. This means that you should cut the hair in the opposite direction of how it naturally grows. Working against the natural growth patterns helps to ensure a more even and precise cut, as it allows the clippers to effectively trim the hair against its natural grain. This technique is particularly important in the nape area, as the hair tends to grow in different directions, and working against the grain helps to create a more uniform and blended look.

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  • 49. 

    When trimming a male client's facial hair, it is recommended that you check __ and ask if he would like to remove any excess hair.

    • A.

      His ears

    • B.

      His eyebrows

    • C.

      Both ears and eyebrows

    • D.

      Neither ears nor eyebrows

    Correct Answer
    C. Both ears and eyebrows
    Explanation
    When trimming a male client's facial hair, it is recommended to check his ears and ask if he would like to remove any excess hair. This is because hair can sometimes grow out of the ears and become unsightly. By checking the ears and offering to remove any excess hair, the client's overall grooming and appearance can be improved.

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  • 50. 

    The term __ refers to the shape of the head.

    • A.

      Head form

    • B.

      Skull form

    • C.

      Hairline

    • D.

      Guideline

    Correct Answer
    A. Head form
    Explanation
    The term "head form" refers to the shape of the head. It is a general term used to describe the overall structure and contours of the head, including its size, proportions, and any unique features. This term is often used in various fields such as anthropology, medicine, and design, where understanding the shape of the head is important for different purposes.

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