Exam Cosmetology- State Boards

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  • 1. 
    Laws are also called: 
    • A. 

      Regulations

    • B. 

      Guidelines

    • C. 

      Statutes

    • D. 

      Rules

  • 2. 
    A parasitic submicroscopic particle that infects and resides in the cells of a biological organism is a: 
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Parasite

    • D. 

      Contaminant

  • 3. 
    The part of the muscle at the movable attachment to the skeleton is the: 
    • A. 

      Ligament

    • B. 

      Tendon

    • C. 

      Origin

    • D. 

      Insertion

  • 4. 
    Pressure in massage is usually directed from the: 
    • A. 

      Insertion to beginning

    • B. 

      Insertion to the origin

    • C. 

      Origin to the insertion

    • D. 

      Front to sides

  • 5. 
    The muscle of the scalp that raises the eyebrows, draws the scalp forward, and causes wrinkles across the forehead is the:
    • A. 

      Occipitalis

    • B. 

      Masseter

    • C. 

      Temporalis

    • D. 

      Frontalis

  • 6. 
    Which blood component gives blood its color? 
    • A. 

      Hemoglobin

    • B. 

      White blood cells

    • C. 

      Platelets

    • D. 

      Plasma

  • 7. 
    Lesions of the skin characterized by piles of material on the skin surface are: 
    • A. 

      Secondary skin lesions

    • B. 

      Primary skin lesions

    • C. 

      Contagious skin lesions

    • D. 

      Excessive lesions

  • 8. 
    Benign, keratin-filled cysts that appear just under the epidermis and have no visible opening are: 
    • A. 

      Nodules

    • B. 

      Cysts

    • C. 

      Milia

    • D. 

      Keloids

  • 9. 
    A noncontagious skin disease characterized by red patches covered with silver-white scales found on the scalp is: 
    • A. 

      Herpes

    • B. 

      Psoriasis

    • C. 

      Papules

    • D. 

      Macula

  • 10. 
    The portion of living skin that supports the nail plate is the:
    • A. 

      Nail bed

    • B. 

      Nail root

    • C. 

      Nail groove

    • D. 

      Nail matrix

  • 11. 
    The nail bed contains many nerves and is attached to the nail plate with a thin layer of tissue called the: 
    • A. 

      Bed epithelium

    • B. 

      Bed eponychium

    • C. 

      Bed lunula

    • D. 

      Nail mantle

  • 12. 
    The average rate of the nail growth in the normal adult is about:
    • A. 

      1/4 inch per month

    • B. 

      1/10 inch per month

    • C. 

      1/8 inch per month

    • D. 

      1/2 inch per month

  • 13. 
    The lifting of the nail plate from the bed without shedding is a sign of: 
    • A. 

      Nail psoriasis

    • B. 

      Onychomadesis

    • C. 

      Eggshell nails

    • D. 

      Onycholysis

  • 14. 
    A weak, physical, cross-link side bond between adjacent polypeptide chains that is broken by changes in pH is a: 
    • A. 

      Salt bond

    • B. 

      Hydrogen bond

    • C. 

      Carbon bond

    • D. 

      Sulfur bond

  • 15. 
    A severe type of dandruff characterized by an accumulation of greasy or waxy scalp scales mixed with sebum is: 
    • A. 

      Pityriasis capitis

    • B. 

      Tinea favosa

    • C. 

      Pityriasis steatoides

    • D. 

      Pityriasis papules

  • 16. 
    An infestation of the hair and scalp with head lice is:
    • A. 

      Vesicles parasites

    • B. 

      Alopecia areata

    • C. 

      Pediculosis capitis

    • D. 

      Pediculosis furuncle

  • 17. 
    The current for facial and scalp treatments is measured in: 
    • A. 

      Miliamperes

    • B. 

      Watts

    • C. 

      Kiolwatts

    • D. 

      Voltages

  • 18. 
    A measurement of how much electricity is being used in one second is an: 
    • A. 

      Volt

    • B. 

      Kilowatt

    • C. 

      Watt

    • D. 

      Ohm

  • 19. 
    Cataphoresis forces acidic substances into deeper tissues using galvanic current from the: 
    • A. 

      Negative toward the positive pole

    • B. 

      Inactive toward the electric pole

    • C. 

      Positive toward the negative pole

    • D. 

      Negative toward the ohm pole

  • 20. 
    Rays with short wavelengths that are the least penetrating, produce chemical effects, and kill germs are:
    • A. 

      Blue light

    • B. 

      Red light rays

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet rays

    • D. 

      Infrared rays

  • 21. 
    Curved lines repeating in opposite directions creates an:
    • A. 

      Dimesion

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Diagonal

    • D. 

      Element

  • 22. 
    Contrasting lines are horizontal and vertical lines that create a hard edge and form a: 
    • A. 

      90-degree angle

    • B. 

      45-degree angle

    • C. 

      180-degree angle

    • D. 

      Curved angle

  • 23. 
    The part of the overall design that the client will respond to first is the: 
    • A. 

      Sihouette

    • B. 

      Space

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Combination

  • 24. 
    The element used to define texture and line and tie design elements together is: 
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Form

    • C. 

      Space

    • D. 

      Curves

  • 25. 
    A client's facial shape is determined by the position and prominence of the: 
    • A. 

      Head Shape

    • B. 

      Chin line

    • C. 

      Facial bones

    • D. 

      Profile

  • 26. 
    Ingredients in shampoos are listed according to the percentages of each ingredient or in: 
    • A. 

      Descending order

    • B. 

      Alphabetical order

    • C. 

      Volume order

    • D. 

      Ascending order

  • 27. 
    When you are building weight in a haircut, the hair should be held:
    • A. 

      Above 90 degrees

    • B. 

      At no elevation

    • C. 

      Below 90 degrees

    • D. 

      Straight

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Very short cuts do not work

    • B. 

      Razors may frizz hair

    • C. 

      Texturizng necessary

    • D. 

      Needs weight, limp

  • 29. 
    The best overall blade edge for a hair stylist is: 
    • A. 

      Beveled

    • B. 

      Convex

    • C. 

      Opposing grip

    • D. 

      Forged

  • 30. 
    Electric or battery-operated tools that cut the hair by using two moving blades held in place by a metal plate with teeth are: 
    • A. 

      Notching shears

    • B. 

      Clippers

    • C. 

      Cutting shears

    • D. 

      Trimmers

  • 31. 
    Another term used to describe backbrushing is:
    • A. 

      Ruffing

    • B. 

      Teasing

    • C. 

      Matting

    • D. 

      Backcombing

  • 32. 
    The edges on flat irons that create smooth, straight styles on very curly hair are: 
    • A. 

      Beveled

    • B. 

      Outer

    • C. 

      Round

    • D. 

      Straight

  • 33. 
    The Three-strand braid produced by overlapping the strands of hair on top of each other is the:
    • A. 

      Inverted

    • B. 

      Visible

    • C. 

      Box braid

    • D. 

      Fishtail

  • 34. 
    Hair that is arranged so that the cuticles of all hair strands slope in the same direction is: 
    • A. 

      Turned hair

    • B. 

      Fallen hair

    • C. 

      Processed hair

    • D. 

      Resistant hair

  • 35. 
    Relaxers are often marketed and sold as no mix-no lye relaxers are:
    • A. 

      Sodium hydroxide relaxers

    • B. 

      Potassium hydroxide relaxers

    • C. 

      Ammonium thio relaxer

    • D. 

      Guanidine hydroxide relaxers

  • 36. 
    Hydroxide relaxers that do not require the appliction of a protective base are: 
    • A. 

      No-base relaxers

    • B. 

      Base cream relaxers

    • C. 

      Cream relaxers

    • D. 

      Metal hydroxide relaxers

  • 37. 
    The application for chemical relaxers should be started in the most resistant area, usually the:
    • A. 

      Back of head

    • B. 

      Front hairline

    • C. 

      Scalp area

    • D. 

      Side area

  • 38. 
    Neutral base colors are often used to cover:
    • A. 

      Red tones

    • B. 

      Gray hair

    • C. 

      Gold tones

    • D. 

      Ash tones

  • 39. 
    The natural arch of the eyebrow or the curved line of the eye socket follows what bone?
    • A. 

      Frontal

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Orbis

    • D. 

      Orbital

  • 40. 
    Cosmetology professionals are allowed to use products that remove dead skin from the: 
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • C. 

      Stratum keratoma

    • D. 

      Stratum granulosum

  • 41. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 42. 
    An enzyme peel that does not dry the skin and can be used during a steam treatment is the:
    • A. 

      Cream form

    • B. 

      Emulsifying form

    • C. 

      Powder form

    • D. 

      Gommage

  • 43. 
    Skin products have a higher concentration of ingredients are:
    • A. 

      Serums

    • B. 

      Tonics

    • C. 

      Masks

    • D. 

      Lotions

  • 44. 
    To soften skin tissues and follicle accumulations making them easier to extract, it is recommended to first use a: 
    • A. 

      Facial cleaner

    • B. 

      Exfoliation steamer

    • C. 

      Brushing machine

    • D. 

      Facial steamer

  • 45. 
    Nikola Tesla is credited with discovering:
    • A. 

      High-frequency current

    • B. 

      Microcurrent

    • C. 

      Electrotherapy

    • D. 

      Alternating current

  • 46. 
    The facial shape that is usually broader in proportion to its length is the: 
    • A. 

      Round face

    • B. 

      Oblong face

    • C. 

      Diamond shape

    • D. 

      Square shape

  • 47. 
    A jaw that is wider than the forehead characterizes the: 
    • A. 

      Square-shaped face

    • B. 

      Pear-shaped face

    • C. 

      Diamond-shaped face

    • D. 

      Oval-shaped face

  • 48. 
    To avoid the transfer of foundation onto a client's clothing, set the foundation using:
    • A. 

      Translucent powder

    • B. 

      Foundation creams

    • C. 

      Blush powder

    • D. 

      Light shades

  • 49. 
    Containers that create the perfect environment for pathogens to grow and reproduce are: 
    • A. 

      Unsealed

    • B. 

      Airtight

    • C. 

      Paper

    • D. 

      Ventilated

  • 50. 
    A colorless polish layer applied to the natural nail to improve the adhesion of polish is a:
    • A. 

      Top coat

    • B. 

      Protection coat

    • C. 

      Cuticle coat

    • D. 

      Base coat

  • 51. 
    Hot paraffin baths should not be given to clients with:
    • A. 

      Impaired foot circulation

    • B. 

      Heavy calluses

    • C. 

      Dry skin

    • D. 

      Sensitivity

  • 52. 
    A metal file that is designed to file in one direction is a:
    • A. 

      Nail rasp

    • B. 

      Paddle

    • C. 

      Curette

    • D. 

      Scooper

  • 53. 
    A disposable supply provided to clients to avoid smudging toenail polish after a pedicure are: 
    • A. 

      Paper or foam slippers

    • B. 

      Disposable slippers

    • C. 

      Paper towels

    • D. 

      Toe separators

  • 54. 
    Dry skin and calluses should be gently removed from the ball and heel of the foot using an:
    • A. 

      Emery board

    • B. 

      Abrasive board

    • C. 

      Nail file

    • D. 

      Foot file

  • 55. 
    The amount of colored pigment concentration in a gel is called:
    • A. 

      Viscosity

    • B. 

      Opacity

    • C. 

      Bondage

    • D. 

      Implementation

  • 56. 
    A unique method of applying pressure with thumb and index fingers to the hands and feet is:
    • A. 

      Cosmetology

    • B. 

      Friction

    • C. 

      Refexology

    • D. 

      Effleurage

  • 57. 
    When opening a new business, the location selected should reflect your: 
    • A. 

      Primary clientele

    • B. 

      Personal preference

    • C. 

      New clients

    • D. 

      Travel time

  • 58. 
    A salon that is owned and operated by an individual is referred to as a:
    • A. 

      Booth renter

    • B. 

      Sole proprietorship

    • C. 

      Partnership

    • D. 

      Chain salon

  • 59. 
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