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What do you know about hair color theory? With this hair color theory test, you can check your knowledge. Take this quiz about trivia questions on hair color theory. Being a hairdresser requires you to be knowledgeable about any new trends that come up. There are more modern coloring techniques, such as ombre, in which hair is dark on the crown and gradually becomes lighter at the bottom. These are off the scalp techniques and can be applied through all different methods. Find out what you know about hair color theory, and take the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Pure or fundamental colors that cannot be achieved from a mixture are called:

    • A.

      Primary colors

    • B.

      Complementary colors

    • C.

      Secondary colors

    • D.

      Tertiary colors

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary colors
    Explanation
    Primary colors are pure or fundamental colors that cannot be achieved from a mixture. These colors are considered the building blocks for creating all other colors. By combining primary colors in different proportions, a wide range of colors can be created. The primary colors are red, blue, and yellow.

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  • 2. 

    A primary and secondary color positioned opposite each other on the color wheel are:

    • A.

      Complementary colors

    • B.

      Warm colors

    • C.

      Cool colors

    • D.

      Neutral colors

    Correct Answer
    A. Complementary colors
    Explanation
    Complementary colors are positioned opposite each other on the color wheel. When these colors are placed side by side, they create a strong contrast and enhance each other's intensity. This is because complementary colors are made up of wavelengths that are opposite to each other, resulting in a visually pleasing and dynamic effect.

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  • 3. 

     A secondary color is obtained by mixing equal amounts of two

    • A.

      Primary colors

    • B.

      Complementary colors

    • C.

      Cool colors

    • D.

      Warm colors

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary colors
    Explanation
    A secondary color is obtained by mixing equal amounts of two primary colors. Primary colors are the basic colors that cannot be created by mixing other colors. By combining equal amounts of two primary colors, a secondary color is formed. This is a fundamental concept in color theory and is widely used in various fields such as art, design, and printing. Examples of secondary colors include green (mixing blue and yellow), orange (mixing red and yellow), and purple (mixing blue and red).

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  • 4. 

     Red, yellow and blue are considered:

    • A.

      Warm colors

    • B.

      Primary colors

    • C.

      Cool colors

    • D.

      Complementary colors

    Correct Answer
    B. Primary colors
    Explanation
    Red, yellow, and blue are considered primary colors because they cannot be created by mixing other colors together. These three colors are the foundation for creating all other colors in the color spectrum. By combining different amounts of red, yellow, and blue, it is possible to create a wide range of secondary and tertiary colors. Therefore, red, yellow, and blue are essential in color theory and are often used as the basis for color mixing and blending.

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  • 5. 

     The darkest primary color is:

    • A.

      Violet

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Red

    • D.

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue
    Explanation
    Blue is considered the darkest primary color because it has the lowest brightness value compared to red and yellow. Blue is also a cool color, which tends to create a sense of depth and darkness when used in art or design. This is why blue is often associated with darkness or night-time scenes.

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  • 6. 

    The secondary colors are orange, violet and: 

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Yellow

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    The secondary colors are formed by mixing two primary colors. Orange is formed by mixing red and yellow, violet is formed by mixing blue and red. Therefore, the missing secondary color must be formed by mixing blue and yellow, which is green.

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  • 7. 

    The equal combination of two colors, yellow and blue, creates:

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Violet

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    When yellow and blue are mixed together, they create the color green. This is because yellow is a primary color and blue is a primary color, and when combined in equal amounts, they produce the secondary color green.

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  • 8. 

    The hair texture that is likely to take longer to process is:

    • A.

      Medium hair

    • B.

      Thin hair

    • C.

      Coarse hair

    • D.

      Baby hair

    Correct Answer
    C. Coarse hair
    Explanation
    Coarse hair is likely to take longer to process because it is thicker and has a larger diameter compared to other hair textures. The larger diameter makes it more resistant to chemical treatments, such as coloring or perming, which can slow down the processing time. Additionally, coarse hair tends to be more dense and tightly packed, requiring more time for the chemicals to penetrate and achieve the desired result.

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  • 9. 

    Hair that is resistant and requires comparatively a longer processing time usually has:

    • A.

      Low porosity

    • B.

      High porosity

    • C.

      Average porosity

    • D.

      Super-high porosity

    Correct Answer
    A. Low porosity
    Explanation
    Hair that is resistant and requires a longer processing time usually has low porosity. Low porosity hair has a tightly closed cuticle layer, which makes it difficult for moisture and chemicals to penetrate the hair shaft. As a result, it takes longer for products or treatments to be absorbed by the hair. This type of hair also tends to be more resistant to damage and can withstand heat styling and chemical processes better than hair with higher porosity.

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  • 10. 

    Hair that is highly porous has a    

    • A.

      Slightly raised cuticle

    • B.

      Lifted cuticle

    • C.

      Tight cuticle

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Lifted cuticle
    Explanation
    Hair that is highly porous has a lifted cuticle. When the cuticle of the hair is lifted, it allows moisture and other substances to easily enter and exit the hair shaft. This can result in the hair being more prone to damage, such as breakage and frizz. Highly porous hair may also have difficulty retaining moisture, leading to dryness and dullness. Therefore, a lifted cuticle is the correct answer as it accurately describes the characteristic of highly porous hair.

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  • 11. 

    The underlying color that emerges during lightening is known as: 

    • A.

      Intensity

    • B.

      Underlying pigment

    • C.

      Eumelanin

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Underlying pigment
    Explanation
    During lightning, the underlying color that emerges is known as the underlying pigment. This refers to the color that is revealed or becomes visible when lightning occurs. The other options, intensity and eumelanin, are not correct as they do not specifically refer to the color that emerges during lightning. The option "none of the above" is also not correct as there is a specific term for the color that is revealed during lightning, which is the underlying pigment.

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  • 12. 

    The level is used to identify the

    • A.

      Strength of a color tone

    • B.

      Intensity of a color tone

    • C.

      Lightness or darkness of a color

    • D.

      Spreading of a color

    Correct Answer
    C. Lightness or darkness of a color
    Explanation
    The level is used to identify the lightness or darkness of a color. This refers to how bright or how dark a color appears. By adjusting the level, one can make a color lighter or darker without changing its hue or saturation.

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  • 13. 

    Intensity describes the:

    • A.

      Lightness or darkness of a color

    • B.

      Strength of a color tone

    • C.

      Warmth or coolness of a color

    • D.

      Spreading of a color

    Correct Answer
    B. Strength of a color tone
    Explanation
    Intensity refers to the strength or purity of a color tone. It determines how vivid or dull a color appears. Colors with high intensity are vibrant and bright, while those with low intensity are muted or subdued. Intensity is influenced by factors such as the brightness or darkness of a color, the saturation level, and the presence of other colors. It is an important aspect in color theory and can greatly impact the visual impact and emotional response of a color.

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  • 14. 

    What is the warmth or coolness of color known as?

    • A.

      Level

    • B.

      Depth

    • C.

      Tone

    • D.

      Warmth

    Correct Answer
    C. Tone
    Explanation
    The warmth or coolness of a color refers to its tone. Tone is a term used to describe the overall quality of a color, whether it appears warm (with hints of red, orange, or yellow) or cool (with hints of blue, green, or purple). It helps to create different moods and atmospheres in art and design.

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  • 15. 

    Hair lightening is also called bleaching or:

    • A.

      Uncoloring

    • B.

      Pre-softening

    • C.

      Decolorizing

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Decolorizing
    Explanation
    Hair lightening is the process of removing or lightening the color of the hair. This is commonly achieved through the use of bleach, which is a chemical that removes the natural pigments in the hair. Decolorizing is another term used to describe this process, as it involves removing the color from the hair strands. Therefore, the correct answer is "decolorizing".

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  • 16. 

    Temporary hair color:

    • A.

      Coats the cuticle

    • B.

      Requires a patch test

    • C.

      Enters the cortex

    • D.

      Goes into the scalp

    Correct Answer
    A. Coats the cuticle
    Explanation
    Temporary hair color coats the cuticle of the hair. The cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair shaft, consisting of overlapping scales that protect the inner layers of the hair. When temporary hair color is applied, it forms a layer on top of the cuticle, changing the color of the hair temporarily. This coating can be easily washed off or fades away over time, allowing the natural color of the hair to reappear.

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  • 17. 

    Which hair color has a lifting action on the hair?

    • A.

      Permanent

    • B.

      Semi-permanent

    • C.

      Demi-permanent

    • D.

      Temporary

    Correct Answer
    A. Permanent
    Explanation
    Permanent hair color has a lifting action on the hair. This is because permanent hair color contains ammonia and/or a developer, which helps to open up the hair cuticle and allow the color to penetrate the hair shaft. The lifting action refers to the ability of permanent hair color to lighten the natural hair color by several levels. This is why permanent hair color is often used when someone wants to significantly change their hair color or go lighter.

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  • 18. 

     Predisposition test is performed to determine:

    • A.

      Hair color results

    • B.

      Allergy to color

    • C.

      Processing time

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Allergy to color
    Explanation
    A predisposition test is performed to determine if a person has an allergy to color. This test helps identify individuals who may have a negative reaction to certain hair dyes or colorants. By conducting this test, potential allergic reactions can be avoided, ensuring the safety and well-being of the person undergoing hair coloring procedures.

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  • 19. 

    When coloring long hair, what needs to be considered differently?

    • A.

      Lengths of hair

    • B.

      Cost of color

    • C.

      Diameters

    • D.

      Natural hair color

    Correct Answer
    A. Lengths of hair
    Explanation
    When coloring long hair, the lengths of the hair need to be considered differently because longer hair requires more dye and may require additional time and effort to ensure even coverage and desired results. The length of the hair also affects the application process, as longer hair may require sectioning and careful attention to avoid missing any areas. Additionally, the length of the hair can impact the overall look and style of the color, as longer hair allows for more versatility and different color placement options.

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  • 20. 

    A consultation should be done in an area that is:

    • A.

      Also a changing area

    • B.

      Well lit and private

    • C.

      Quiet and lit with fluorescent

    • D.

      Open

    Correct Answer
    B. Well lit and private
    Explanation
    A consultation should be done in an area that is well lit and private to ensure that the patient feels comfortable and at ease during the discussion. Good lighting is important for clear communication and examination, while privacy is necessary to maintain confidentiality and promote open and honest conversation between the patient and healthcare provider.

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  • 21. 

    Semi-permanent color: 

    • A.

      Will fade without a line of demarcation

    • B.

      Is only used with a pre-lightener

    • C.

      Requires a base

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Will fade without a line of demarcation
    Explanation
    Semi-permanent color will fade without a line of demarcation. This means that as the color fades, there will not be a noticeable line where the color ends and the natural hair color begins. This is different from permanent color, which can leave a distinct line as it grows out. Semi-permanent color does not require the use of a pre-lightener, which is used to lighten the hair before applying color. It also does not require a base, which is a specific color applied before the desired color to enhance the final result. Therefore, the correct answer is that semi-permanent color will fade without a line of demarcation.

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  • 22. 

      Semi-permanent color may not be used to:

    • A.

      Deposit color

    • B.

      Blend unpigmented hair

    • C.

      Lighten the hair one level

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Lighten the hair one level
    Explanation
    Semi-permanent color cannot lighten the hair one level. Semi-permanent color can only deposit color onto the hair, enhancing or changing the existing color. It cannot lighten the hair because it does not contain the necessary chemicals, such as ammonia or peroxide, to lift the hair's natural pigment. To lighten the hair, a permanent or demi-permanent color would be required, as they have the ability to both deposit color and lighten the hair.

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  • 23. 

    Which hair color is ideal for covering unpigmented hair?

    • A.

      Temporary

    • B.

      Demi-permanent

    • C.

      Permanent

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Permanent
    Explanation
    Permanent hair color is ideal for covering unpigmented hair because it provides long-lasting and complete coverage. Unlike temporary or demi-permanent hair color, which gradually fades over time, permanent hair color permanently changes the hair color by penetrating the hair shaft and depositing color molecules. This makes it the most effective option for covering gray or unpigmented hair, as it provides a more consistent and lasting result.

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  • 24. 

    If a client has unwanted orange tones, use a hair color with a ________ base.

    • A.

      Yellow

    • B.

      Violet

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue
    Explanation
    Hair color correction for unwanted orange tones involves using a hair color with a blue base. This is because blue is complementary to orange on the color wheel, and applying a blue-based color helps neutralize the undesired orange hues in the hair, resulting in a more balanced and natural look. Professional hairdressers often use this technique to correct hair color issues effectively.

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  • 25. 

    If a client wants to eliminate yellow undertones, he should get an ash-based color.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Getting an ash-based color will not eliminate yellow undertones. Ash-based colors have a green or blue base, which can help neutralize red or orange undertones, but they are not effective in eliminating yellow undertones. To eliminate yellow undertones, a client should opt for a color with a violet or purple base, as these colors are opposite to yellow on the color wheel and can help cancel out the yellow tones. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 26. 

     Level 1  hair color is black.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Level 1 hair color is black because hair color is typically classified on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the darkest shade. Therefore, level 1 represents the darkest shade of hair color, which is black.

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  • 27. 

    Demi-permanent hair color does not need a predisposition test.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that demi-permanent hair color does not need a predisposition test is false. A predisposition test is typically required before using any hair color, including demi-permanent color. This test helps to determine if a person is allergic or sensitive to the ingredients in the hair color, reducing the risk of adverse reactions. Therefore, it is important to always perform a predisposition test before using any hair color, including demi-permanent color.

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  • 28. 

    20 - volume peroxide will lift up to 2 levels of hair color.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A volume of peroxide refers to the strength or concentration of the peroxide solution used in hair coloring. A 20-volume peroxide is considered a standard strength and is capable of lifting up to 2 levels of hair color. This means that it can lighten the hair by two shades or levels. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 29. 

    A predisposition test should be checked 24 hours after it has been administered,

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A predisposition test should be checked 24 hours after it has been administered because it takes time for the results to be accurately reflected. This waiting period allows for any potential reactions or changes to occur in the body that may affect the test results. Checking the test after 24 hours ensures that the results are more reliable and can provide a clearer understanding of an individual's predisposition to a certain condition or trait.

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  • 30. 

    Temporary hair color can cover up to 20% grey hair.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Temporary hair color is not designed to provide full coverage for grey hair. It is typically used to add temporary color or highlights to the hair. Therefore, it is not capable of covering up to 20% of grey hair.

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  • 31. 

    Red and yellow make blue.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is incorrect. Mixing red and yellow does not result in the color blue. When red and yellow are mixed together, they create the color orange. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 32. 

    The medulla has to raise in order to allow the color to enter the cortex.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the medulla does not need to raise in order to allow color to enter the cortex. The medulla and cortex are two separate layers of the hair shaft. The medulla is the innermost layer, while the cortex is the middle layer. The color enters the cortex through the cuticle, which is the outermost layer of the hair shaft. The medulla does not play a role in the coloration process.

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  • 33. 

    Color is a _______________________________ of light.

    Correct Answer
    reflection, deflection, symetry
    Explanation
    Color is a property of light that is determined by how it reflects, deflects, or interacts with objects. The way light is reflected or deflected off an object determines the color that we perceive. Symmetry, on the other hand, is not directly related to color and does not play a role in determining it.

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  • 34. 

    Porosity is the hairs ability to ___________________________ moisture.

    Correct Answer
    reflect, absorb, display
    Explanation
    Porosity is the hair's ability to reflect, absorb, and display moisture. This means that hair with high porosity is able to easily absorb and retain moisture, while hair with low porosity has difficulty absorbing moisture and tends to repel it. Hair with normal porosity has a balanced ability to both absorb and retain moisture, resulting in healthier and more manageable hair.

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  • 35. 

    __________________ is the number of hairs per square inch on the scalp.

    Correct Answer
    texture, whorl, density
  • 36. 

    ________________________ is the hairs ability to stretch without breaking.

    Correct Answer
    elasticity, bouncity
    Explanation
    Elasticity is the correct answer for this question. It refers to the hair's ability to stretch without breaking. Bouncity is not a recognized term and does not accurately describe the given statement.

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  • 37. 

    Which hair color category can lift and deposit in one step?

    Correct Answer
    permanent
    Explanation
    The hair color category that can lift and deposit in one step is typically referred to as "permanent hair color." Permanent hair color contains both oxidative agents (usually hydrogen peroxide) and alkaline agents (such as ammonia or its substitutes) that work together to lift the natural hair color and deposit the new color molecules simultaneously. This process allows for a permanent change in hair color in a single application.

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  • 38. 

    Laura is a level 3. She wants to be a level 5. Which developer would you mix with her color formula?

    • A.

      20 volume

    • B.

      30 volume

    • C.

      40 volume

    • D.

      50 volume

    Correct Answer
    A. 20 volume
    Explanation
    Laura is currently at level 3 and wants to reach level 5. When it comes to hair color, the volume of the developer determines how much lift or lightening the color will achieve. Higher volume developers, such as 30, 40, or 50 volume, are typically used for greater lift and lightening. Since Laura wants to go up just two levels, a 20 volume developer would be more appropriate as it provides a moderate lift and is suitable for achieving a two-level change in hair color.

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  • 39. 

    Jill is a level 2. She wants to be a level 3. Which developer would you mix with her color formula? 

    • A.

      20 volume

    • B.

      30 volume

    • C.

      40 volume

    • D.

      50 volume

    Correct Answer
    A. 20 volume
    Explanation
    To achieve the desired level 3, Jill should mix her color formula with a 20 volume developer. This developer is less strong compared to the other options (30, 40, and 50 volume) and will provide a gentler lift to the hair. Using a higher volume developer may result in excessive lightening or damage to the hair.

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  • 40. 

    Betsy is a level 6. She wants to be a level 9. Which developer would you mix with her color formula? 

    • A.

      20 volume

    • B.

      30 volume

    • C.

      40 volume

    • D.

      50 volume

    • E.

      50 volume

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 volume
    Explanation
    Betsy is currently at level 6 and wants to reach level 9. In order to achieve this, she needs to lighten her hair. The volume of developer determines the strength of the lightening process. Higher volume developers, such as 40 or 50 volume, are typically used for more drastic lightening. However, since Betsy only wants to go up three levels, a 30 volume developer would be more suitable. This developer strength will provide enough lightening power without causing excessive damage to her hair.

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