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

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 4. 
    For control during haircutting, the hair is divided into uniform working areas called:
    • A. 

      Foundations

    • B. 

      Uneven

    • C. 

      Parts

    • D. 

      Sections

  • 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 

  • 6. 
    Which guidelines is used when creating layers or a graduated cut?
    • A. 

      Traveling guidelines

    • B. 

      Outer guidelines

    • C. 

      Stationary guidelines

    • D. 

      Shape guidelines 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 16. 
    The visual line in a haircut, where the ends of the hair hair together, is the:
    • A. 

      Guideline

    • B. 

      Weight line

    • C. 

      Graduated line 

    • D. 

      Stationary line 

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 19. 
    The term used to describe how hair is moving over the head is:
    • A. 

      Head form

    • B. 

      Distribution

    • C. 

      Fringe

    • D. 

      Weight line 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

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