State Board Cosmetology Quiz: Test!

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State Board Cosmetology Quiz: Test!

A cosmetologist offers a lot of answers to their client with regards to maintaining healthy skin. There is a lot of equipment and chemicals that they use regularly, and they should know how to handle them. Below are 50 sample questions to help you study for the State Board Cosmetology test. Take it and see how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which portion of the hair is chemical wave solution absorbed faster?
    • A. 

      At crown

    • B. 

      At scalp

    • C. 

      Where hair porosity is greatest

    • D. 

      Where hair density is greatest

  • 2. 
    If the cuticle is slightly raised and accepts color products easily,  the hair is:
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Resistant

    • C. 

      Fine

    • D. 

      Coarse

  • 3. 
    Before giving a chemical wave, the hair should be:
    • A. 

      Slightly dampened

    • B. 

      Brushed vigorously

    • C. 

      Given a cream rinse

    • D. 

      Analyzed and shampooed

  • 4. 
    To add strength and body to damaged hair, it is advisable to give a:
    • A. 

      Massage treatment

    • B. 

      Hair analysis

    • C. 

      Permanent wave

    • D. 

      Conditioning treatment

  • 5. 
    A coiled, corkscrew-shaped bacteria cell that causes syphilis and cholera is
    • A. 

      Bacilli

    • B. 

      Spirilla

    • C. 

      Streptococci

    • D. 

      Cocci

  • 6. 
    Which determines the texture of the hair?  
    • A. 

      Porosity

    • B. 

      Elasticity

    • C. 

      Diameter

    • D. 

      Density

  • 7. 
    If a temporary color rinse is applied to normal hair, it will:
    • A. 

      Coat the cuticle layer

    • B. 

      Coat the medulla layer

    • C. 

      Penetrate the cuticle

    • D. 

      Penetrate the medulla

  • 8. 
    Why is an antiseptic applied to tweezed areas during arching?
    • A. 

      To open pores

    • B. 

      To eliminate pain

    • C. 

      To avoid infection

    • D. 

      To remove dead skin

  • 9. 
    Which instrument should be used to slither a client's hair?
    • A. 

      Razor

    • B. 

      Shears

    • C. 

      Clippers

    • D. 

      Thinning shears

  • 10. 
    Why is it necessary to use a conditioner-filler during a chemical relaxer retouch service?
    • A. 

      Coats and seals the relaxer into the hair

    • B. 

      Allows deeper penetration of relaxer into the hair shaft

    • C. 

      Helps even the porosity

    • D. 

      Increases neutralizing time

  • 11. 
    What type of manicure is suggested for dry cuticles and brittle nails?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Machine

    • C. 

      Regular

    • D. 

      Antiseptic

  • 12. 
    Nerves and blood vessels are found in the nail.
    • A. 

      Bed

    • B. 

      Plate

    • C. 

      Lunula

    • D. 

      Cuticle

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is the peak of a finger wave?
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Trough

    • C. 

      Ridge

    • D. 

      C-shape

  • 14. 
    During the processing time in chemical waving, the hair has a tendency to:
    • A. 

      Expand

    • B. 

      Harden

    • C. 

      Contract

    • D. 

      Circulate

  • 15. 
    What is made of cells, blood, calcium carbonate, and calcium phosphate?
    • A. 

      Nerves

    • B. 

      Teeth

    • C. 

      Bones

    • D. 

      Tendons

  • 16. 
    Disulfide bonds are broken by the:
    • A. 

      Shampooing process

    • B. 

      Winding process

    • C. 

      Chemical wave solution

    • D. 

      Neutralizing solution

  • 17. 
    Which of the following are tint removers designed to remove?
    • A. 

      Natural pigment

    • B. 

      Temporary colors

    • C. 

      Artificial pigment

    • D. 

      Conditioner build-up

  • 18. 
    A client with which of the following nail conditions should be referred to a physician?
    • A. 

      Blue nails

    • B. 

      White spots

    • C. 

      Onychophagy

    • D. 

      Onychomycosis

  • 19. 
    Scalp manipulations should NOT be performed if
    • A. 

      Abrasions are present

    • B. 

      Henna is to be applied

    • C. 

      The hair has been tinted

    • D. 

      The hair has recently been brushed

  • 20. 
    The shortest processing time in chemical waving is usually required for hair which is
    • A. 

      Fine

    • B. 

      Coarse

    • C. 

      Resistant

    • D. 

      Lightened

  • 21. 
    Frequent shampooing with highly alkaline shampoo may cause the hair to become
    • A. 

      Dry

    • B. 

      Oily

    • C. 

      Curly

    • D. 

      Thick

  • 22. 
    When tinting lightened hair back to its natural shade, it is necessary to
    • A. 

      Apply a filler

    • B. 

      Soften the hair

    • C. 

      Use a color rinse

    • D. 

      Strip the hair shaft

  • 23. 
    Which one of the following should be done to protect a sensitive scalp during a relaxer treatment?
    • A. 

      Apply a protective base

    • B. 

      Use a mild shampoo

    • C. 

      Apply a conditioner to hair

    • D. 

      Use astringent on the scalp

  • 24. 
    High elevation in haircutting is used to
    • A. 

      Add bulk

    • B. 

      Thin hair

    • C. 

      Create layers

    • D. 

      Establish guidelines

  • 25. 
    What is the function of keratin?
    • A. 

      It protects the skin from injury

    • B. 

      It nourishes the connective tissue

    • C. 

      It gives flexibility to the nail

    • D. 

      It forms the base of all horny tissue

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