Cosmetology Practice Exam 1

50 Questions
Cosmetology State Board Quizzes & Trivia

Cosmetology practice test

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Perfectionism

    • B. 

      Prioritizing

    • C. 

      Procrastination

    • D. 

      Development

  • 2. 
    An unhelathy compulsion to always do things perfectly is:
    • A. 

      Personal

    • B. 

      Arrogance

    • C. 

      Symptoms

    • D. 

      Perfectionism

  • 3. 
    Spherical bacteria that grow in pairs, and can cause diseases such as pneumonia are:
    • A. 

      Staphyloccia

    • B. 

      Diplococci

    • C. 

      Spirilla

    • D. 

      Streptococci

  • 4. 
    Apimple or an abscess is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Blood disease

    • B. 

      General infection

    • C. 

      Daughter cell

    • D. 

      Local infection

  • 5. 
    A sign of a bacterial infection is the presence of:
    • A. 

      Lesions

    • B. 

      Tissue

    • C. 

      Pus

    • D. 

      Blood

  • 6. 
    A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
    • A. 

      Epidemic

    • B. 

      Immunity

    • C. 

      Community

    • D. 

      Contagious

  • 7. 
    The skin disease that is caused by an infection of head lice is called
    • A. 

      Pediculosis bacteria

    • B. 

      Pediculosis capitis

    • C. 

      Contagious diseases

    • D. 

      Filterable virus

  • 8. 
    The three main types of decontamination are:
    • A. 

      Sanitation, sterilizing, and dry heat

    • B. 

      Sterilizing, cleaning, and processing

    • C. 

      Sanitation, disenfection, and sterilization

    • D. 

      Sanitation, steam autoclave, and heat

  • 9. 
    Single-use items that do not have the capacity to be disenfected after each client use must be:
    • A. 

      Discarded

    • B. 

      Washed

    • C. 

      Stored

    • D. 

      Immersed

  • 10. 
    The physical foundation of the body consisting of bones with movable and immovable joints is the:
    • A. 

      Nervous system

    • B. 

      Skeletal system

    • C. 

      Muscular system

    • D. 

      Endocrine system

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Temperal bones

    • B. 

      Parietal bones

    • C. 

      Frontal bones

    • D. 

      Occipital bones

  • 12. 
    The 14 bones in the fingers or digits are called:
    • A. 

      Phalanges

    • B. 

      Metacarpus

    • C. 

      Ligaments

    • D. 

      Carpus

  • 13. 
    The muscle of the scalp that raises the eyebrows, draws forward, and causes wrinkles across the forehead is the: 
    • A. 

      Occipitalis

    • B. 

      Masseter

    • C. 

      Temporalis

    • D. 

      Frontalis

  • 14. 
    Extensor muscles that are involved with the bending of the wrist are:
    • A. 

      Tendons

    • B. 

      Pronators

    • C. 

      Flexors

    • D. 

      Extensors

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Abductors

    • B. 

      Pronators

    • C. 

      Adductors

    • D. 

      Extensors

  • 16. 
    Muscles that are at the base of each finger and draw the fingers together are:
    • A. 

      Abductors

    • B. 

      Flexors

    • C. 

      Adductors

    • D. 

      Extensors

  • 17. 
    When sebum hardens and the sebaceous duct becomes clogged, the pore impaction that is formed is a:
    • A. 

      Coil

    • B. 

      Lubricant

    • C. 

      Scar

    • D. 

      Comedone

  • 18. 
    The part of the nail where the natural nail is formed is the:
    • A. 

      Extension

    • B. 

      Matrix

    • C. 

      Lunula

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 19. 
    Normal,healthy, nails grow in a variety of shapes, depending upon the shape of the:
    • A. 

      Fingers

    • B. 

      Eponychium

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 20. 
    The part of the human hair that projects above the skin is known as the:
    • A. 

      Hair root

    • B. 

      Hair structure

    • C. 

      Hair bulb

    • D. 

      Hair shaft

  • 21. 
    All natural hair color is the result of pigment located in the cortex called:
    • A. 

      Melanin

    • B. 

      Tissue

    • C. 

      Sebum

    • D. 

      Proteins

  • 22. 
    The melanin that provides brown or black color to hair is:
    • A. 

      Ionic

    • B. 

      Eumelanin

    • C. 

      Pheomelanin

    • D. 

      Telogen

  • 23. 
    The thickness or diameter of the individual hair strand is referred to as hair:
    • A. 

      Dryness

    • B. 

      Texture

    • C. 

      Elascity

    • D. 

      Porosity

  • 24. 
    Any substance that occupies space is considered to be:
    • A. 

      Organic

    • B. 

      Form

    • C. 

      Matter

    • D. 

      Units

  • 25. 
    Change in the form of a substance that does not cause a chemical change is a (n):
    • A. 

      Anion change

    • B. 

      Solid change

    • C. 

      Matter change

    • D. 

      Physical change

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Removal

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Suspended

    • D. 

      Transferred

  • 27. 
    The unit that measures the pressure or force that pushes the flow of electrons forward through a conductor is a (n):
    • A. 

      Amp

    • B. 

      Electron

    • C. 

      Rectifier

    • D. 

      Volt

  • 28. 
    The special device that prevents excessive current from passing through a circuit and overloading the circuit is a (n):
    • A. 

      Amp

    • B. 

      Ampere

    • C. 

      Fuse

    • D. 

      Insulator

  • 29. 
    The type of line used to make a hairstyle appear longer and narrower is a (n):
    • A. 

      Open line

    • B. 

      Vertical line

    • C. 

      Contrasting line

    • D. 

      Curved line

  • 30. 
    The part of the overall design that the client will respond to first is the:
    • A. 

      Silhouette

    • B. 

      Space

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Combination

  • 31. 
    The facial shape that is one and a half times longer than its width across the brow is the:
    • A. 

      Square face

    • B. 

      Oblong face

    • C. 

      Diamond face

    • D. 

      Oval face

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Volume on top and volume or length at sides

    • B. 

      No volume on top and volume and softness at sides

    • C. 

      Volume on top and closeness or no volume at sides

    • D. 

      Volume between temples and jaw

  • 33. 
    A stylist should recommend a hair or scalp treatment only after having performed a (n):
    • A. 

      Shampoo procedure

    • B. 

      Hair and scalp examination

    • C. 

      Conditioning treatment

    • D. 

      Abrasion test

  • 34. 
    The area of the head that is between  the apex and the back of the parietal ridge is the:
    • A. 

      Crown

    • B. 

      Front

    • C. 

      Sides

    • D. 

      Top

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Side area

    • B. 

      Top area

    • C. 

      Back area

    • D. 

      Bang area

  • 36. 
    The guideline where a small slice of a previous subsection is moved to the next position and becomes the new guideline is a:
    • A. 

      Vertical guide

    • B. 

      Stationery guide

    • C. 

      Angle guide

    • D. 

      Traveling guide

  • 37. 
    The comb used for close tapers on the nape and sides and when using a scissor-over-comb technique is a:
    • A. 

      Detangle comb

    • B. 

      Barber comb

    • C. 

      Wide-toothed comb

    • D. 

      Styling comb

  • 38. 
    The cutting technique used to layer very long hair and keep weight at the perimeter is:
    • A. 

      Slide cutting

    • B. 

      Stacking techniques

    • C. 

      Scissors-over-comb technique

    • D. 

      Blunt cutting

  • 39. 
    Pin curls that produce even, smooth waves and uniform curls are:
    • A. 

      Open center curls

    • B. 

      Closed center curls

    • C. 

      Convex curls

    • D. 

      Stationary curls

  • 40. 
    The most commonly shaped pin curl base is the:
    • A. 

      Arc base

    • B. 

      Rectangular base

    • C. 

      Square base

    • D. 

      Panel base

  • 41. 
    Large diameter pin curls that are similar to a roller but do have the same amount of tension are:
    • A. 

      Straight curls

    • B. 

      Rectangular curls

    • C. 

      Open curls

    • D. 

      Barrel curls

  • 42. 
    Brushes that are used to blow-dry precision haircuts where little or no volume is desired are:
    • A. 

      Classic styling brushes

    • B. 

      Grooming brushes

    • C. 

      Vent brushes

    • D. 

      Round brushes

  • 43. 
    A blow-dryer attachment used to accentuate the textural definition in a style is a:
    • A. 

      Concentrator

    • B. 

      Nozzle

    • C. 

      Diffuser

    • D. 

      Element

  • 44. 
    To remove the carbon buildup from the metal portion of a pressing comb, immerse the comb in a solution containing:
    • A. 

      Sodium hydroxide

    • B. 

      Baking soda

    • C. 

      Hyrdogen peroxide

    • D. 

      Ammonia water

  • 45. 
    A hard press is also known as a:
    • A. 

      Chemical press

    • B. 

      Double-comb press

    • C. 

      Soft-comb press

    • D. 

      Touch up

  • 46. 
    When executing an updo, inspect the shape from every angle to make sure it is:
    • A. 

      Simple and shaped

    • B. 

      Well balanced and proportioned

    • C. 

      Large and creative

    • D. 

      Executed and large

  • 47. 
    An excellent comb for design parting and opening and removing braids is a:
    • A. 

      Finishing comb

    • B. 

      Wide-toothed comb

    • C. 

      Pressing comb

    • D. 

      Tail comb

  • 48. 
    A simple two-strand braid in which the hair is picked up from the sides and added to strands as they are crossed over each other is the:
    • A. 

      Inverted

    • B. 

      Extension

    • C. 

      Fishtail

    • D. 

      Invisible

  • 49. 
    Top-of-the line synthetic wigs that simulate protein-rich hair are made of:
    • A. 

      Rayon blends

    • B. 

      Flammable polyster

    • C. 

      Yak hair

    • D. 

      Kanekalon

  • 50. 
    The head-shaped form used to secure a wig for cleaning, cutting, or coloring is a:
    • A. 

      Hackle

    • B. 

      Clamp

    • C. 

      Circumference

    • D. 

      Block