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Are you a fan of manicures? A manicure is a beauty and upkeep treatment for fingernails to make them look polished and sophisticated. Manicures can be done at home or in a beauty salon. There is a lot involved with a manicure, including cutting and shaping the nails and trimming the cuticles. An example of a type of manicure is the French manicure. This quiz will provide you with information about manicuring.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A manicuring table lamp should use a _______incandescent bulb or a fluorescent bulb.

    • A.

      10-30 watt

    • B.

      40-60 watt

    • C.

      70-90 watt

    • D.

      100-120 watt

    Correct Answer
    B. 40-60 watt
    Explanation
    A manicuring table lamp should use a 40-60 watt incandescent bulb or a fluorescent bulb because these wattages provide sufficient brightness for performing manicures without causing excessive heat or discomfort for the user. Higher wattages may produce too much heat, while lower wattages may not provide enough light for precise work.

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  • 2. 

    Fine-grit abrasives are designed for removing very fine scratches and:

    • A.

      Buffing and polishing

    • B.

      Smoothing and refining

    • C.

      Aggressive buffing

    • D.

      Shortening and shaping 

    Correct Answer
    A. Buffing and polishing
    Explanation
    Fine-grit abrasives are designed to remove very fine scratches, which means they are not intended for aggressive buffing or shaping. Instead, they are used for buffing and polishing surfaces to achieve a smooth and refined finish.

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  • 3. 

    It takes approximately__to properly clean and disinfects implements after each use.

    • A.

      10 minutes

    • B.

      20 minutes

    • C.

      30 minutes

    • D.

      60 minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. 20 minutes
    Explanation
    To properly clean and disinfect implements after each use, it takes approximately 20 minutes. This amount of time allows for thorough cleaning and disinfection to ensure that the implements are free from any bacteria or germs. It is important to allocate enough time for this process to maintain proper hygiene and prevent the spread of infections.

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  • 4. 

    Nail products should be removed from their containers using a:

    • A.

      Wooden pusher

    • B.

      Finger

    • C.

      Plastic or metal spatula

    • D.

      Cotton swab

    Correct Answer
    C. Plastic or metal spatula
    Explanation
    A plastic or metal spatula should be used to remove nail products from their containers because it is a more hygienic and efficient tool compared to the other options. Using a wooden pusher may cause splintering or contamination, while using a finger is unhygienic and may introduce bacteria into the product. Cotton swabs are not suitable for removing products from containers as they are not designed for this purpose. A plastic or metal spatula allows for easy and precise removal of nail products without any risk of contamination.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following products is designed to loosen and dissolve dead tissue from the nail plate?

    • A.

      Moisturizing lotion

    • B.

      Non-acetone remover

    • C.

      Acetone remover

    • D.

      Cuticle remover

    Correct Answer
    D. Cuticle remover
    Explanation
    A cuticle remover is designed to loosen and dissolve dead tissue from the nail plate. It is specifically formulated to soften and remove the cuticles, which are the dead skin cells that accumulate around the base of the nail. This product helps to create a clean and smooth nail surface by gently exfoliating and removing any excess or overgrown cuticles. Using a cuticle remover can help improve the appearance and health of the nails by promoting proper nail growth and preventing hangnails or cuticle-related issues.

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  • 6. 

    Success in nail polish application is achieved by using four coats including:

    • A.

      2 coats of polish color and 2 top coats

    • B.

      2 base coats,one coat of polish color, and 1 top coat

    • C.

      1 base coat,2 coats of polish color, and 1 top coat

    • D.

      1 base coat,1 coat of polish color, and 2 top coats

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 base coat,2 coats of polish color, and 1 top coat
    Explanation
    To achieve success in nail polish application, it is recommended to start with a base coat, which helps to protect the nails and prevent staining. Then, apply two coats of polish color to ensure an even and opaque finish. Finally, finish off with a top coat, which adds shine and helps to prolong the wear of the polish. This combination of 1 base coat, 2 coats of polish color, and 1 top coat is the most effective method for achieving a long-lasting and professional-looking manicure.

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  • 7. 

    A standard manicuring table:

    • A.

      Is usually 16-21 inches

    • B.

      Is usually 24-36 inches

    • C.

      Has no drawers or shelves

    • D.

      Does not require cleaning and disinfection 

    Correct Answer
    A. Is usually 16-21 inches
    Explanation
    A standard manicuring table is usually 16-21 inches in height. This height range is considered ideal for providing comfort to both the manicurist and the client during the nail treatment process. It allows the manicurist to work at a comfortable height without straining their back or arms, while also allowing the client to comfortably rest their hands on the table. Additionally, this height range ensures that the manicuring table is at a suitable level for the manicurist to have proper visibility and control over their work.

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  • 8. 

    If a single client is going to have both a manicure and a pedicure, how many pairs of gloves will the cosmetologist need?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    The cosmetologist will need two pairs of gloves because one pair will be used for the manicure and the other pair will be used for the pedicure.

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  • 9. 

    Disinfection containers must have:

    • A.

      A drain

    • B.

      A tray

    • C.

      A drain

    • D.

      A lid

    Correct Answer
    D. A lid
    Explanation
    Disinfection containers must have a lid to ensure that the contents are securely contained and prevent any spillage or leakage. The lid helps to maintain the effectiveness of the disinfection process by keeping the disinfectant solution from evaporating or being contaminated. Additionally, the lid also serves as a safety measure, preventing any accidental contact with the disinfectant solution and reducing the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is NOT kept in a supply tray?

    • A.

      Polishes

    • B.

      Gloves

    • C.

      Creams

    • D.

      Polish removers

    Correct Answer
    B. Gloves
    Explanation
    Gloves are not typically kept in a supply tray. Supply trays are usually used to organize and store items that are commonly used during a specific task or procedure. Polishes, creams, and polish removers are all items that are commonly found in a supply tray for tasks such as nail care or shoe shining. However, gloves are typically stored separately in a glove box or dispenser, as they are used for personal protection and hygiene purposes.

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  • 11. 

    Reusing implements without properly cleaning and disinfecting them is against the law in:

    • A.

      California,New York, and Oregon

    • B.

      Every state but Virginia

    • C.

      Every state but Ohio

    • D.

      All states

    Correct Answer
    D. All states
    Explanation
    The correct answer is all states because reusing implements without properly cleaning and disinfecting them is a violation of health and safety regulations in every state across the United States. This measure is in place to prevent the spread of infections and diseases among individuals who use these implements.

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  • 12. 

    The best terry cloth towels for use in a personal service are:

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Gray

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    White terry cloth towels are the best choice for use in a personal service because they are versatile and can be easily bleached to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. They are also less likely to show stains or discoloration, ensuring a professional appearance. Additionally, white towels provide a sense of cleanliness and purity, which is important in personal service industries where maintaining a high standard of cleanliness is crucial.

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  • 13. 

    Soap is known to remove__of pathogenic microbes from the hands, when hand washing is performed properly.

    • A.

      Nearly 50

    • B.

      About 75

    • C.

      Over 80

    • D.

      Over 90

    Correct Answer
    D. Over 90
    Explanation
    Soap is known to remove over 90% of pathogenic microbes from the hands when hand washing is performed properly. This means that soap is highly effective in eliminating a large majority of harmful bacteria and viruses from the hands, reducing the risk of spreading infections. It is important to follow proper hand washing techniques and use soap regularly to maintain good hand hygiene and prevent the transmission of diseases.

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  • 14. 

    Compared to non-acetone removers,acetone removers:

    • A.

      Work more quickly but are poorer solvents

    • B.

      Work less quickly but are poorer solvents

    • C.

      Work more quickly are are better solvents

    • D.

      Work less quickly but are better solvents

    Correct Answer
    C. Work more quickly are are better solvents
    Explanation
    Acetone removers work more quickly and are better solvents compared to non-acetone removers. This means that they are more efficient in removing substances and have a stronger ability to dissolve solutes.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is designed to seal the surface of the skin?

    • A.

      Nail oil

    • B.

      Nail cream

    • C.

      Nail lotion

    • D.

      Acetone

    Correct Answer
    B. Nail cream
    Explanation
    Nail cream is designed to seal the surface of the skin. It is a moisturizing product specifically formulated to nourish and protect the nails and surrounding skin. The cream creates a barrier that helps to prevent moisture loss and keep the skin hydrated. By sealing the surface of the skin, nail cream helps to maintain the health and appearance of the nails and cuticles.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is NOT a term used to describe a colored coating applied to the natural nail plate?

    • A.

      Nail lacquer

    • B.

      Nail varnish

    • C.

      Nail bleach

    • D.

      Nail enamel 

    Correct Answer
    C. Nail bleach
    Explanation
    Nail bleach is not a term used to describe a colored coating applied to the natural nail plate. Nail bleach is typically used to lighten or remove stains from the nails, rather than adding color. Nail lacquer, nail varnish, and nail enamel are all terms used to describe colored coatings applied to the natural nail plate.

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  • 17. 

    Nail hardeners can be applied:

    • A.

      Only before the base coat

    • B.

      Only as a top coat

    • C.

      Either before the base coat or as a top coat

    • D.

      Either before the base coat or as a top coat

    Correct Answer
    D. Either before the base coat or as a top coat
    Explanation
    Nail hardeners should not be applied either before the base coat or as a top coat. This is because nail hardeners are specifically designed to strengthen and protect the natural nail, and they are not meant to be used as a base or top coat for nail polish. Applying nail hardeners before the base coat can prevent the base coat from adhering properly to the nail, while applying them as a top coat can interfere with the drying and curing process of the nail polish. Therefore, it is recommended to apply nail hardeners on clean, bare nails, and then proceed with the base coat and nail polish.

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  • 18. 

    Blended oils:

    • A.

      Should only be mixed by those who have studied aromatherapy

    • B.

      Are not intended to target any specific response from the client

    • C.

      Should not be used because they are unpleasant for the client

    • D.

      Are commonly added to products such as body lotion and masks

    Correct Answer
    D. Are commonly added to products such as body lotion and masks
    Explanation
    Blended oils are commonly added to products such as body lotion and masks. This means that they are often used as ingredients in these products to enhance their properties or provide specific benefits. It implies that blended oils are not meant to be used on their own or for any specific response from the client, but rather as part of a larger formulation in skincare or beauty products.

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  • 19. 

    Paraffin wax is:

    • A.

      Typically heated in a microwave

    • B.

      A petroleum by-product that holds moisture in the skin

    • C.

      Applied to the client's skin in block form

    • D.

      Pleasant for the client, but frequently ruins nail enhancements

    Correct Answer
    B. A petroleum by-product that holds moisture in the skin
    Explanation
    Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product that holds moisture in the skin. It is commonly used in spa treatments to moisturize and soften the skin. When applied to the client's skin in block form, it creates a barrier that helps to retain moisture and improve hydration levels. However, it should be noted that while it is pleasant for the client, it can potentially ruin nail enhancements if not used properly.

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  • 20. 

    A spa manicure requires extensive knowledge of:

    • A.

      Nail care

    • B.

      Skin care

    • C.

      Both nail & skin care

    • D.

      Neither nail nor skin care

    Correct Answer
    C. Both nail & skin care
    Explanation
    A spa manicure requires extensive knowledge of both nail and skin care because it involves not only grooming and shaping the nails but also taking care of the skin around the nails. The process includes exfoliating, moisturizing, and massaging the hands and fingers, which requires knowledge of skincare techniques. Additionally, the manicurist needs to be familiar with different nail conditions and how to properly treat and care for them. Therefore, a spa manicure involves both nail and skin care knowledge.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these terms refers to the tools used to perform your services?

    • A.

      Implements

    • B.

      Instruments

    • C.

      Equipment

    • D.

      Prods

    Correct Answer
    A. Implements
    Explanation
    Implements refer to the tools or instruments that are used to perform services. They are the equipment or devices that are necessary for carrying out a particular task or providing a specific service. In the context of this question, implements would be the correct term to describe the tools used in performing services.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the terms refers to age spots caused by UV radiation?

    • A.

      Hypotension

    • B.

      Hypertension

    • C.

      Hypoppigmentation

    • D.

      Hyperpigmentation

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperpigmentation
    Explanation
    Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening of the skin caused by an increase in melanin production. UV radiation from the sun is a common cause of hyperpigmentation, leading to the development of age spots or sunspots on the skin. These spots are typically darker than the surrounding skin and can appear on areas that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, and arms.

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  • 23. 

    Which massage movement involves a succession of strokes in which the hands glide over an area of the body with varying degrees of pressure or contact?

    • A.

      Petrissage

    • B.

      Effleurage

    • C.

      Taptonement

    • D.

      Vibration

    Correct Answer
    B. Effleurage
    Explanation
    Effleurage is a massage movement that involves a succession of strokes in which the hands glide over an area of the body with varying degrees of pressure or contact. This technique is commonly used at the beginning and end of a massage session to relax the muscles and promote circulation. It is characterized by long, smooth, and rhythmic strokes that help to warm up the muscles and prepare them for deeper manipulation. Effleurage is often performed using the palms, fingertips, or the whole hand, and it is a fundamental technique in many massage modalities.

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  • 24. 

    Rubbing a file across the sharp edge of another file to prepare it for use is called:

    • A.

      File prepping

    • B.

      Sharpening

    • C.

      Filling

    • D.

      Buffing

    Correct Answer
    A. File prepping
    Explanation
    Rubbing a file across the sharp edge of another file to prepare it for use is commonly known as "file prepping". This process helps to remove any burrs or imperfections from the file's edge, ensuring that it is ready for effective use. Sharpening refers to the act of making a blade or cutting tool sharper, while filling involves using a file to shape or smooth a material. Buffing, on the other hand, involves polishing or shining a surface using a buffing wheel or abrasive compound.

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  • 25. 

    Which implement is used to carefully trim away dead skin around the nails?

    • A.

      Metal pusher

    • B.

      Tweezers

    • C.

      Nippers

    • D.

      Nail clippers

    Correct Answer
    C. Nippers
    Explanation
    Nippers are used to carefully trim away dead skin around the nails. They have sharp, curved blades that allow for precise cutting of excess skin. Unlike nail clippers, which are used to trim the nails themselves, nippers specifically target the dead skin around the nails. Metal pushers are used to push back the cuticles, while tweezers are used for plucking hairs or removing small objects. Therefore, nippers are the correct implement for this task.

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  • 26. 

    Which massage movement involves rapid tapping or striking motions of the hands against the skin?

    • A.

      Friction

    • B.

      Pertrissage

    • C.

      Effleurage

    • D.

      Taptonement

    Correct Answer
    D. Taptonement
    Explanation
    Tapotement is a massage movement that involves rapid tapping or striking motions of the hands against the skin. This technique is often used to stimulate the muscles and increase blood circulation. It can help to relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation.

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  • 27. 

    Which implement is used to shorten the free edge quickly and effectively?

    • A.

      Nippers

    • B.

      Nail clippers

    • C.

      Nail file

    • D.

      Buffer

    Correct Answer
    B. Nail clippers
    Explanation
    Nail clippers are used to shorten the free edge of the nails quickly and effectively. They have sharp blades that easily cut through the nails, allowing for a precise and clean trim. Nippers, on the other hand, are typically used for cutting cuticles or removing hangnails. Nail files and buffers are used for shaping and smoothing the nails, but they are not designed for shortening the free edge.

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  • 28. 

    Which method of massage incorporates various strokes that manipulate or press one layer of tissue over another?

    • A.

      Vibration

    • B.

      Taptonement

    • C.

      Effleurage

    • D.

      Friction

    Correct Answer
    D. Friction
    Explanation
    Friction is the correct answer because it involves using various strokes to manipulate or press one layer of tissue over another. This technique is commonly used in massage therapy to increase blood flow, release tension, and promote healing. By applying pressure and rubbing the muscles, friction helps to break down adhesions and knots, providing relief from muscle pain and stiffness.

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  • 29. 

    A service cushion:

    • A.

      Must be fully covered by a fresh,clean towel

    • B.

      Must,by law, be provided for the client during a manicure service

    • C.

      Is higher on the ends and lower in the middle

    • D.

      Is placed behind the client's back during a manicure

    Correct Answer
    A. Must be fully covered by a fresh,clean towel
    Explanation
    A service cushion must be fully covered by a fresh, clean towel to ensure hygiene and cleanliness during a manicure service. This helps to prevent the transmission of bacteria or other contaminants from the cushion to the client. By using a fresh towel for each client, the salon can maintain a high standard of cleanliness and provide a safe and comfortable environment for their clients.

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  • 30. 

    The wooden pusher is NOT used to:

    • A.

      Remove the cuticle tissue from the nail plate

    • B.

      Remove implements from disinfectant solution

    • C.

      Clean under the free edge of the nail

    • D.

      Apply products

    Correct Answer
    B. Remove implements from disinfectant solution
    Explanation
    The wooden pusher is used for various purposes in nail care, including removing the cuticle tissue from the nail plate, cleaning under the free edge of the nail, and applying products. However, it is not used to remove implements from a disinfectant solution. This task is usually done using tongs or other appropriate tools to ensure proper hygiene and avoid contamination.

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  • 31. 

    Nail conditioners are primarily used to:

    • A.

      Thin out the nail plate

    • B.

      Soften the skin around the nails:

    • C.

      Reduce brittleness

    • D.

      Add shine to the nail

    Correct Answer
    C. Reduce brittleness
    Explanation
    Nail conditioners are primarily used to reduce brittleness in the nails. This means that they help to strengthen the nails and prevent them from becoming weak and prone to breakage. By using nail conditioners regularly, the nails can become stronger and less likely to chip or split. This is an important benefit for those who want to maintain healthy and beautiful nails.

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  • 32. 

    The __nail has a square-free edge that is rounded off at the corner edges.

    • A.

      Pointed

    • B.

      Squoval

    • C.

      Square

    • D.

      Oval

    Correct Answer
    B. Squoval
    Explanation
    A squoval nail is a combination of a square and oval shape. It has a square-free edge, meaning it doesn't have sharp corners like a square nail. Instead, the edges are rounded off, giving it a softer and more rounded appearance. This makes it a popular choice for those who want a balance between the square and oval nail shapes.

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  • 33. 

    The round nail:

    • A.

      Is best suited to thin hands with long fingers and narrow nail beds

    • B.

      Should be highly tapered

    • C.

      Is completely straight across the free edge

    • D.

      Should extend just a bit past the fingertip

    Correct Answer
    D. Should extend just a bit past the fingertip
    Explanation
    The round nail shape is best suited to thin hands with long fingers and narrow nail beds because it helps create the illusion of wider fingers. It should be highly tapered, meaning that the sides of the nail should be filed at an angle to create a slimming effect. The round nail shape is completely straight across the free edge, giving it a neat and polished appearance. Lastly, the nail should extend just a bit past the fingertip to enhance the overall look and provide a balanced and elegant appearance.

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  • 34. 

    The __nail is a conservative square that is thought to be attractive on most women's hands.

    • A.

      Oval

    • B.

      Pointed

    • C.

      Squoval

    • D.

      Square

    Correct Answer
    A. Oval
    Explanation
    Oval nails are considered to be attractive on most women's hands because they have a balanced shape that is neither too round nor too square. The oval shape elongates the fingers and creates a feminine and elegant look. It is a popular choice among many women as it complements different nail lengths and is versatile for various nail art designs.

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  • 35. 

    When applying an iridescent or frosted polish, you must use strokes that are:

    • A.

      Crisscrossed over one another

    • B.

      Perpendicular to the sidewalls

    • C.

      Parallel to the sidewalls

    • D.

      Wavy

    Correct Answer
    C. Parallel to the sidewalls
    Explanation
    When applying an iridescent or frosted polish, it is important to use strokes that are parallel to the sidewalls. This is because parallel strokes ensure an even and smooth application of the polish, resulting in a more professional and polished finish. Strokes that are crisscrossed or perpendicular to the sidewalls can create an uneven and streaky appearance. Using wavy strokes can also lead to an inconsistent application. Therefore, parallel strokes are the most suitable for achieving the desired outcome.

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