Cosmetology Exam: Hairstyling Quiz!

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Cosmetology Exam: Hairstyling Quiz!

Just a ponytail won’t do it for most people as others like hairstyles that will make them pop and others to make them undetectable in a crowd. As a hairstylist, you should suggest the best fitting hairstyles for particular clients or give them the ones they desire. Take up this test on cosmetology school hairstyling and refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Using the fingers, combs, and waving lotion to shape and direct the hair into s-shaped waves is called?
    • A. 

      Thermal curling

    • B. 

      Thermal waving

    • C. 

      Wet setting

    • D. 

      Finger waving

  • 2. 
    The product used to keep the hair in place during the finger waving procedure is:
    • A. 

      Setting lotion

    • B. 

      Hair spray

    • C. 

      Foam or mousse

    • D. 

      Waving lotion

  • 3. 
    A good finger waving lotion:
    • A. 

      Leaves a mild residue

    • B. 

      Does not flake when dry

    • C. 

      Should be used liberally

    • D. 

      Dries on contact

  • 4. 
    Applying finger wave lotion to one side of the head at a time:
    • A. 

      Dries out hair

    • B. 

      Is not necessary

    • C. 

      Prevents it from drying

    • D. 

      Is inefficient

  • 5. 
    Using the fingers to pinch or push ridges in a finger wave creates:
    • A. 

      Inconsistent waves

    • B. 

      Overdirection of the ridge

    • C. 

      Underdirection of the ridge

    • D. 

      Splits

  • 6. 
    Pin curls are made up of three main parts; stem, circle, and
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Curl

    • C. 

      Cuticle

    • D. 

      Wave

  • 7. 
    In a pin curl, the part between the base and the first arc of the hair is the
    • A. 

      Curl

    • B. 

      Stem

    • C. 

      Wave

    • D. 

      Circle

  • 8. 
    The base of the pin curl is the section that:
    • A. 

      Gives the curl direction and movement

    • B. 

      Determines the width of the wave

    • C. 

      Is the foundation of the curl

    • D. 

      Determines the strength of the wave

  • 9. 
    The pin curl stem position that produces a tight, firm, long-lasting curl is the
    • A. 

      No-stem curl

    • B. 

      Half-stem curl

    • C. 

      Full-stem curl

    • D. 

      Mobile stem curl

  • 10. 
    The full-stem curl produces
    • A. 

      Medium movement

    • B. 

      Minimum mobility

    • C. 

      The greatest mobility

    • D. 

      A tight, firm curl

  • 11. 
    Before you form pin curls, you first mold a section of hair called the
    • A. 

      Shaping

    • B. 

      Base

    • C. 

      Section

    • D. 

      Parting

  • 12. 
    Uniform curls are produced by
    • A. 

      Open center pin curls

    • B. 

      Closed center pin curls

    • C. 

      Counterclockwise pin curls

    • D. 

      Clockwise pin curls

  • 13. 
    If a fluffly curl is desired use
    • A. 

      Open center curls

    • B. 

      Counterclockwise pin curls

    • C. 

      Closed center curls

    • D. 

      Clockwise pin curls

  • 14. 
    The arc base
    • A. 

      Is the most commonly used

    • B. 

      Is good for the side front hairling

    • C. 

      Can be combed into a wave without splits

    • D. 

      Is suitable for curly styles

  • 15. 
    One factor in the formation of pin curls that does not affect the finished curl is the
    • A. 

      Ammount of hair used

    • B. 

      Size of the curl

    • C. 

      Shape of the base

    • D. 

      Direction of the curl

  • 16. 
    To prevent splits along the front or facial hairline in the finished hairstyle use
    • A. 

      Arc base pin curls

    • B. 

      Triangular base pin curls

    • C. 

      Rectangular base pin curls

    • D. 

      Square base pin curls

  • 17. 
    For curly hairstyles without much volume or lift use pun curls with
    • A. 

      Arc bases

    • B. 

      Rectangular bases

    • C. 

      Square bases

    • D. 

      Circular bases

  • 18. 
    Ribboning, or forcing the hair between the thumb and the back of the comb, is done to
    • A. 

      Add length

    • B. 

      Straighten the hair

    • C. 

      Relax the hair strand

    • D. 

      Create tension

  • 19. 
    Slicing pin curls from a shaping and forming them without lifting the hair creates
    • A. 

      Carved curls

    • B. 

      Barrel curls

    • C. 

      Flat curls

    • D. 

      Cascade or stand-up curls

  • 20. 
    When pin curls are properly anchored, the clip enters at the open end
    • A. 

      Parallel to the stem

    • B. 

      Across the stem

    • C. 

      Prependicular to the stem

    • D. 

      Across the circle

  • 21. 
    To form a eave behind a ridge use
    • A. 

      Finger waves

    • B. 

      Clockwise waves

    • C. 

      Ridge curls

    • D. 

      Skip waves

  • 22. 
    Skip waves are a pin curl technique that is a combinatiuon of pin curls and
    • A. 

      Braiding

    • B. 

      Roller setting

    • C. 

      Thermal waving

    • D. 

      Finger waving

  • 23. 
    If you want to create height in the hairstyle with pin curls use
    • A. 

      Ridge curls

    • B. 

      Carved curls

    • C. 

      Skip waves

    • D. 

      Cascade curls

  • 24. 
    A barrel curl is similar to a
    • A. 

      Carved curl

    • B. 

      Roller

    • C. 

      Ridge curl

    • D. 

      Finger wave

  • 25. 
    One of the advantages of rollers is that each roller holds the equivalent of
    • A. 

      One stand-up curl

    • B. 

      Five stand-up curls

    • C. 

      Two to four stand-up curls

    • D. 

      1/2 of a stand-up curl

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