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  • 1. 
    Clients will think of you as a professional, when:
    • A. 

      You work in the up-scale beauty salon

    • B. 

      Work area are neat and clean

    • C. 

      You can perform incredible hairstyles

    • D. 

      Your appearance is attractive and poised

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A lot of eumelanin

    • B. 

      Less amount of eumelanin

    • C. 

      A lot of pheomelanin

    • D. 

      Less amount of pheomelanin

  • 3. 
    Congenital canitie that exists at or before birth is result of:
    • A. 

      Some kind of surgery

    • B. 

      Some kind of illness

    • C. 

      Kids were born without pigments

    • D. 

      Unusual delivering babies

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Disulfide bonds

    • B. 

      Hydrogen bonds

    • C. 

      Salt bonds

    • D. 

      Sulfur bonds

  • 5. 
    Cosmetologist work closely with the client's physician when clients have:
    • A. 

      Blackhead

    • B. 

      Whitehead

    • C. 

      Mosquitoes bites

    • D. 

      Acne

  • 6. 
    To help prevent contamination in acrylic nail services, do not touch the nail
    • A. 

      After dust and fillings are removed

    • B. 

      After primer is applied

    • C. 

      After base coat has dried

    • D. 

      With bare hands

  • 7. 
    The substance that improves the adhesion between an acrylic nail and natural nail is the :
    • A. 

      Nail antiseptic

    • B. 

      Catalyst

    • C. 

      Overlay

    • D. 

      Primer

  • 8. 
    The visible portion of the matrix (nail root) is called:
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Lunula

    • C. 

      Bed epithelium

    • D. 

      Nail grooves

  • 9. 
    When client and cosmetologist on the same page, it will be called:
    • A. 

      Sending message

    • B. 

      Interpreting messages

    • C. 

      Reflective listening

    • D. 

      Communication

  • 10. 
    Hand cream or hand lotion recommended for:
    • A. 

      Dry, chapped or irritated skin

    • B. 

      To remove dead cuticle

    • C. 

      To soften/lubricate cuticle

    • D. 

      Oily/normal skin

  • 11. 
    Washing your hands is an example of:
    • A. 

      Sterilization

    • B. 

      Contamination

    • C. 

      Disinfection

    • D. 

      Sanitation

  • 12. 
    When you have to throughly rinse and dry implements?
    • A. 

      Before and after immersing in disinfectant

    • B. 

      At the end of working day

    • C. 

      After removing from disinfectant

    • D. 

      After removing hair, filings and other such loose materials

  • 13. 
    Result of general infection is:
    • A. 

      Infection, which affect all parts of body

    • B. 

      Infection, which affect only general people

    • C. 

      Infection, which affect only a particular part of body

    • D. 

      Infection, which indicated by a lesion containing pus

  • 14. 
    The resting phase of the growth cycle is known as:
    • A. 

      Catagen

    • B. 

      Anagen

    • C. 

      Telogen

    • D. 

      Biogen

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      It is not necessary

    • B. 

      Because client has to see what chemical you use for service

    • C. 

      It is necessary only for special chemicals

    • D. 

      Sometimes we do it for special clients

  • 16. 
    If blood is drawn during manicure procedure, what we have todo immediately ?
    • A. 

      Call 911

    • B. 

      Call manager

    • C. 

      To put the gloves

    • D. 

      Sent the client to physician

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Excretion

    • B. 

      Secretion

    • C. 

      Absorption

    • D. 

      Sensation

  • 18. 
    Those parts of tools such as hair clippers that cannot be immersed in liquid:
    • A. 

      Cannot be disinfected

    • B. 

      Should be disinfected

    • C. 

      Should be wiped with a wet towel

    • D. 

      Should be rinsed quickly

  • 19. 
    Nail hardener is applied:
    • A. 

      After the base coat

    • B. 

      After the top coat

    • C. 

      After the nail polish

    • D. 

      Before base coat

  • 20. 
    In some states it is violation of sanitary codes to have what kind of implements on your table when it not in use?
    • A. 

      Clipper

    • B. 

      Scissors

    • C. 

      Nippers

    • D. 

      Razor

  • 21. 
    Result in hangnails is:
    • A. 

      Poor circulation

    • B. 

      Internal disease

    • C. 

      Injury to the base of nail

    • D. 

      Dryness, carelessly removing cuticle

  • 22. 
    Appendage of the skin is:
    • A. 

      Bone

    • B. 

      Nail tips

    • C. 

      Hand

    • D. 

      Nail

  • 23. 
    Curls used to create a wave behind a ridge are called:
    • A. 

      Skip waves

    • B. 

      Finger waves

    • C. 

      Ridge curls

    • D. 

      Carved curl

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Excess water dilutes perm lotion

    • B. 

      Excess water prevents even saturation

    • C. 

      Excess water rebuilds disulfide bonds

    • D. 

      Neutralizer

  • 25. 
    Pin curl used to achieve height in the hair design are:
    • A. 

      Cascade curls

    • B. 

      Ridge curl

    • C. 

      Skip waves

    • D. 

      Carved curl

  • 26. 
    Pin curls sliced from shaping and formed without lifting the hair from the head are called:
    • A. 

      Barrel curls

    • B. 

      Flat curls

    • C. 

      Cascade curls

    • D. 

      Carved curls

  • 27. 
    Open center curl produce:
    • A. 

      Waves that decrease in size

    • B. 

      Uniform curl

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Curls that decrease in size

  • 28. 
    A C-shape will result if the hair is wound around the roller:
    • A. 

      1-1/2 turns

    • B. 

      2-1/2 turns

    • C. 

      One turn

    • D. 

      Five turns

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Beaded hair

    • B. 

      Splited hair

    • C. 

      White hair

    • D. 

      Alternated bands of gray/pigmented hair

  • 30. 
    Ringed hair is a variety of :
    • A. 

      Tinea capitis

    • B. 

      Alopecia

    • C. 

      Canities

    • D. 

      Hypertrichosis

  • 31. 
    People who work with their hands in water or who must wash their hands continually are prone to:
    • A. 

      Onychoptosis

    • B. 

      Onychogryposis

    • C. 

      Pyogenic granuloma

    • D. 

      Paronychia

  • 32. 
    In offering a leg massage with a pedicure, do not massage :
    • A. 

      Below knee

    • B. 

      Above the ankle

    • C. 

      The side of shinbone

    • D. 

      The shinbone

  • 33. 
    Fungi are:
    • A. 

      Vegetable parasites

    • B. 

      Viruses

    • C. 

      Animal parasites

    • D. 

      Pathogenic bacteria

  • 34. 
    Cleansing cream should be followed by:
    • A. 

      Moisturizer

    • B. 

      Massage cream

    • C. 

      Mask

    • D. 

      Tonic

  • 35. 
    A positive result will show :
    • A. 

      Slight rash or welt

    • B. 

      Discoloration

    • C. 

      No sign of inflammation

    • D. 

      Bruisiness

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Purified water

    • B. 

      Surfactant or base ingredient

    • C. 

      Moisturizer

    • D. 

      Proteins

  • 37. 
    When you applied color rinse, what you have to do next :
    • A. 

      Shampoo hair

    • B. 

      Dry and style

    • C. 

      Rinse hair

    • D. 

      Send client to home

  • 38. 
    If you are going to give professional roller set, first of all you have to:
    • A. 

      Start at the front hairline

    • B. 

      Comb the hair in the direction of setting patterns

    • C. 

      Com the hair smooth and remove any tangles

  • 39. 
    When we have to use conditioner filler?
    • A. 

      To recondition damaged, overly porous hair

    • B. 

      To deposit color to faded ends

    • C. 

      To produse uniform, natural-looking color

    • D. 

      To prevent off color result

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      Nail soften and smell bad

    • B. 

      Color changes (yellow-green spot)

    • C. 

      Nail plate becomes sensitive to touch

    • D. 

      Nail fall off

  • 41. 
    Permanent waving can make chemical changes in the:
    • A. 

      Cortex

    • B. 

      Medulla

    • C. 

      Hair shaft

    • D. 

      Cuticle

  • 42. 
    The contour and proportion of what kind of face shape are the basis for modifying all other facial types?
    • A. 

      Round

    • B. 

      Oval

    • C. 

      Square

    • D. 

      Heart-shaped

  • 43. 
    Hair that is forms in circular pattern, as on the crown is :
    • A. 

      Cowlick

    • B. 

      Hair stream

    • C. 

      Vellus

    • D. 

      Whorl

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      Temporary color

    • B. 

      Metallic salts

    • C. 

      Color rinse

    • D. 

      Semi-permanent color

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      To put iron in the soap solution for nights

    • B. 

      To put iron in the solution with few drops of ammonia

    • C. 

      Fine sandpaper or steel wool with little oil can help

    • D. 

      Rubbing with 70% alcohol

  • 46. 
    Haircuts in which there is an even blend from very short at hairline to longer lengths as you move up the head are:
    • A. 

      Tapers

    • B. 

      Layered

    • C. 

      Uniform cut

    • D. 

      Slicing cut

  • 47. 
    Cutting hair close to the nape and gradually longer toward the crown, without showing a definite line is:
    • A. 

      Layering

    • B. 

      Shingling

    • C. 

      Blunt cut

    • D. 

      Uniform cut

  • 48. 
    Some person with acquired immunity to pathogens bacteria works with friend who has strep throat, what happens?
    • A. 

      This person cannot to get sick, but she can transfer this disease to another people

    • B. 

      This person can get disease but she cannot to transfer this disease to another people

    • C. 

      Her acquired immunity can kill these bacteria

    • D. 

      This person cannot get disease and she cannot transfer it to another people

  • 49. 
    • A. 

      It is bonding method

    • B. 

      It is lock stitch

    • C. 

      Thread wound around needle twice

    • D. 

      It is overcast stitch

  • 50. 
    Single braids, box braids and individual braids are all:
    • A. 

      Underhand stitch braids

    • B. 

      Cornrows

    • C. 

      Dreadlocks

    • D. 

      Free-hanging braids

  • 51. 
    A three-strand braid created with the underneath technique is called a/an:
    • A. 

      Invisible braid

    • B. 

      Fishtail braid

    • C. 

      Rope braids

    • D. 

      Box braid

  • 52. 
    Solutions with pH below 7.0 are:
    • A. 

      Neutral

    • B. 

      Basic

    • C. 

      Alkaline

    • D. 

      Acidic

  • 53. 
    The chemical reaction in which hydrogen is added to a substance is:
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Redox reaction

    • D. 

      Ionization

  • 54. 
    When substance is combined with oxygen, the process is called:
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Redox reaction

    • D. 

      Ionization

  • 55. 
    One difference between viruses and bacteria is that bacteria:
    • A. 

      Can live on their own

    • B. 

      Are resistant to antibiotics

    • C. 

      Become part of cells

    • D. 

      Can penetrate cells

  • 56. 
    A disinfectant that is "Formulated for Hospital and Health Care Facilities" must be pseudomonocidal, bactericidal. fungicidal and:
    • A. 

      Easy to dilute

    • B. 

      Pneumonicidal

    • C. 

      Inexpensive

    • D. 

      Virucidal

  • 57. 
    Any items that is used on a client must be disinfected or:
    • A. 

      Given to client

    • B. 

      Kept by the stylist

    • C. 

      Discarded

    • D. 

      Washed

  • 58. 
    Brushing should be part of the most hair services except before a:
    • A. 

      Chemical service

    • B. 

      Scalp massage

    • C. 

      Scalp treatment

    • D. 

      Shampoo

  • 59. 
    Kneading the scalp to increase blood circulation is helpful to:
    • A. 

      Treat scalp disease

    • B. 

      Normalize overactive sebaceous glands

    • C. 

      Treat a dandruff condition

    • D. 

      Balance a deficiently of sebum

  • 60. 
    The technique in which the ends of the hair are cut at slight taper, using diagonal lines, called:
    • A. 

      Sectioning

    • B. 

      Carving

    • C. 

      Blunt cutting

    • D. 

      Beveling

  • 61. 
    A release statement is used mainly to explain :
    • A. 

      What damages the client may not sue for

    • B. 

      Your mal practice insurance policy

    • C. 

      If hair is in proper condition to receive color

    • D. 

      That you cannot be sued for hair color mistakes

  • 62. 
    Lighteners work by:
    • A. 

      Removing melanin

    • B. 

      Destroying melanin

    • C. 

      Toning melanin

    • D. 

      Dispersing melanin

  • 63. 
    The most commonly used oxidizer in hair coloring is:
    • A. 

      Ammonia

    • B. 

      Aniline

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Hydrogen peroxide

  • 64. 
    Mild strength relaxer are recommended for fine, damaged or:
    • A. 

      Medium-curly hair

    • B. 

      Color treated hair

    • C. 

      Medium-texture hair

    • D. 

      Coarse, extremely curly hair

  • 65. 
    When applying a hydroxide relaxer:
    • A. 

      The client's hair must be damp

    • B. 

      Gloves are not necessary

    • C. 

      Begin at scalp and hair ends

    • D. 

      Do not shampoo first

  • 66. 
    Wringing is an example of:
    • A. 

      Kneading 

    • B. 

      Fulling

    • C. 

      Petrissage

    • D. 

      Friction

  • 67. 
    The two basic types of facials are preservative and:
    • A. 

      Cleansing

    • B. 

      Acne

    • C. 

      Corrective

    • D. 

      Moisturizing

  • 68. 
    When removing blackheads, or comedones from the skin:
    • A. 

      Press from under the follicle

    • B. 

      Use fingernails to squeeze

    • C. 

      Use bare hands for better control

    • D. 

      Use your thumb to squeeze

  • 69. 
    Complimentary color for blue eyes include:
    • A. 

      Pinks and plum

    • B. 

      Peach and copper

    • C. 

      Grays and silvers

    • D. 

      Greens and blues

  • 70. 
    The area around the base of the fingernails and toenails is sealed against foreign materials and microorganisms by the:
    • A. 

      Nail groove

    • B. 

      Nail fold

    • C. 

      Ligament

    • D. 

      Cuticle

  • 71. 
    Abnormal brittleness or splitting of the nails may be caused by:
    • A. 

      Overuse of cuticle oil

    • B. 

      Nail polish

    • C. 

      Hangnails

    • D. 

      Careless filing

  • 72. 
    The medical term for athlete's foot is:
    • A. 

      Tinea unquium

    • B. 

      Tinea favosa

    • C. 

      Tinea capitis

    • D. 

      Tinea pedis