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  • 1. 

    The holder of a temporary license shall practice only under the ____ of a licensed teacher, cosmetologist, or the holder of a corresponding limited license.

    • A.

      Supervision

    • B.

      Subordination

    • C.

      Rally

    • D.

      Work

    Correct Answer
    A. Supervision
    Explanation
    A temporary license allows an individual to practice in a certain field for a limited period of time. In this case, the holder of a temporary license is required to practice under the supervision of a licensed teacher, cosmetologist, or the holder of a corresponding limited license. This means that they must work under the guidance and direction of a qualified professional, who will oversee their work and ensure that they are following the necessary rules and regulations. This supervision is necessary to ensure that the temporary license holder is gaining the necessary experience and skills in a safe and controlled environment.

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  • 2. 

    A temporary license is renewable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A temporary license is not renewable. It is issued for a specific period of time and cannot be extended or renewed. Once the temporary license expires, it is no longer valid and the individual must apply for a regular license if they wish to continue practicing or operating in the relevant field.

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  • 3. 

    A limited license gives the authority to practice either of the following, except:

    • A.

      Esthetics

    • B.

      Cosmetology

    • C.

      Nail Technology

    • D.

      Natural Hair Braiding

    Correct Answer
    B. Cosmetology
    Explanation
    A limited license grants individuals the authority to practice specific areas of beauty and personal care. Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Natural Hair Braiding are all examples of limited licenses that focus on specific skills and techniques. However, Cosmetology is not a limited license. It is a comprehensive license that encompasses a wide range of beauty services, including hair styling, makeup application, skincare, and nail care. Therefore, the correct answer is Cosmetology, as it is not a limited license.

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  • 4. 

    To become a licensed cosmetologist, the State Board requires you to attend ____ hours of education, have at least a ____th grade education, and be at least ____ years of age.

    • A.

      1250, 10, 16

    • B.

      1500, 12, 18

    • C.

      1250, 12, 18

    • D.

      1000, 10, 17

    Correct Answer
    A. 1250, 10, 16
    Explanation
    To become a licensed cosmetologist, the State Board requires you to attend 1250 hours of education, have at least a 10th grade education, and be at least 16 years of age.

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  • 5. 

    Define "Board"

    • A.

      Department of Professional and Occupational Affairs

    • B.

      Commission of Beauty Culture

    • C.

      State Board of Cosmetology

    • D.

      Department of State

    Correct Answer
    C. State Board of Cosmetology
    Explanation
    The correct answer is State Board of Cosmetology. The State Board of Cosmetology is a regulatory agency that oversees and licenses cosmetologists, estheticians, nail technicians, and other beauty professionals. They ensure that these professionals meet the required standards of education, training, and safety in order to protect the public. The Department of Professional and Occupational Affairs and the Commission of Beauty Culture may be related to the field of cosmetology but they are not specifically responsible for regulating it. The Department of State is a general government department and not specifically related to cosmetology.

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  • 6. 

    What are the requirements to take the examination for a Teacher License?

    • A.

      Have a cosmetology license

    • B.

      Have 500 hours of training in a licensed school of Cosmetology

    • C.

      Be at least 18 years of age and have a 12th-grade education.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    To take the examination for a Teacher License, one must fulfill all of the mentioned requirements. These include having a cosmetology license, completing 500 hours of training in a licensed school of Cosmetology, and being at least 18 years old with a 12th-grade education. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 7. 

    Are booth rentals allowed in PA?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Only in certain circumstances

    • D.

      Yes, if the salon owner pays the appropriate fees to the State Board.

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Booth rentals are not allowed in PA.

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  • 8. 

    Where should all licenses be displayed?

    • A.

      In the office

    • B.

      They don't need to be

    • C.

      Behind the receptionist desk and on each station

    • D.

      In a conspicuous or visible place

    Correct Answer
    D. In a conspicuous or visible place
    Explanation
    All licenses should be displayed in a conspicuous or visible place. This ensures that they are easily seen and accessible to anyone who may need to verify the licenses. Displaying licenses in this manner also helps to maintain transparency and compliance with regulations.

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  • 9. 

    When was the Beauty Culture Law enacted?

    • A.

      June 14, 1942

    • B.

      Jan 1, 1990

    • C.

      Dec 1, 1885

    • D.

      May 3, 1933

    Correct Answer
    D. May 3, 1933
    Explanation
    The correct answer is May 3, 1933. This date represents the enactment of the Beauty Culture Law.

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  • 10. 

    An additional area of at least 60 feet is required for each additional _____ in a salon.

    • A.

      Shampoo bowl

    • B.

      Bathroom

    • C.

      Client

    • D.

      Operator

    Correct Answer
    D. Operator
    Explanation
    An additional area of at least 60 feet is required for each additional operator in a salon. This means that for every additional person working as an operator in the salon, there needs to be an extra 60 feet of space. This is likely because operators require specific equipment and tools to perform their tasks, and they need enough room to move around comfortably. Having enough space ensures that each operator can work efficiently and safely without feeling cramped or restricted.

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  • 11. 

    How many terms can a member serve on the Board?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. Two
    Explanation
    A member can serve on the Board for a maximum of two terms. This means that they can be re-elected or reappointed for up to two consecutive terms before they are no longer eligible to serve on the Board.

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  • 12. 

    _______ standards require that all tools and implements that have come into contact with blood or bodily fluids be free from certain types of microbes

    • A.

      Sanitation

    • B.

      Sterilization

    • C.

      Bloodborne pathogen disinfection

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Bloodborne pathogen disinfection
    Explanation
    Bloodborne pathogen disinfection standards require that all tools and implements that have come into contact with blood or bodily fluids be free from certain types of microbes. This means that these tools and implements must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Sanitation and sterilization are important aspects of the disinfection process, but bloodborne pathogen disinfection specifically focuses on the elimination of microbes that can cause diseases transmitted through blood and bodily fluids. Therefore, the correct answer is bloodborne pathogen disinfection.

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  • 13. 

    Are school uniforms required?

    • A.

      Yes, all black

    • B.

      No, students are allowed to wear anything so long as it is clean.

    • C.

      No, but students must look professional.

    • D.

      Yes, they must be washable and adhere to the school requirements, and teachers must be distinguishable from teachers.

    Correct Answer
    D. Yes, they must be washable and adhere to the school requirements, and teachers must be distinguishable from teachers.
  • 14. 

    How long does the Board give a school for accreditation?

    • A.

      2 years

    • B.

      5 years

    • C.

      7 years

    • D.

      10 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 years
    Explanation
    The Board gives a school 5 years for accreditation. This means that the school is granted a period of 5 years to meet the necessary requirements and standards set by the Board in order to maintain its accredited status. During this time, the school will undergo evaluations and assessments to ensure that it continues to meet the required criteria. If the school fails to meet these standards within the given timeframe, it may risk losing its accreditation.

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  • 15. 

    A salon operated by one stylist should have a minimum of ___ square feet, with a minimum width of ___ feet.

    • A.

      700 sqft, 80 ft

    • B.

      25 sqft, 15ft

    • C.

      1000sqft, 10ft

    • D.

      180sqft, 10ft

    Correct Answer
    D. 180sqft, 10ft
    Explanation
    A salon operated by one stylist should have a minimum of 180 square feet, with a minimum width of 10 feet. This ensures that there is enough space for the stylist to work comfortably and for clients to move around without feeling cramped. The 180 square feet allows for the inclusion of a styling chair, a shampoo station, storage for products and tools, and a waiting area if necessary. The minimum width of 10 feet allows for easy movement and prevents any feeling of claustrophobia in the salon space.

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  • 16. 

    Can you work on a client if there is a sign of infectious disease present?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Yes, but you have the option to refuse service at your own discretion.

    • D.

      No, unless the client can produce a doctor's note that they do not have a communicable disease

    Correct Answer
    D. No, unless the client can produce a doctor's note that they do not have a communicable disease
    Explanation
    In order to work on a client with a sign of infectious disease, the client must provide a doctor's note confirming that they do not have a communicable disease. This is important to ensure the safety and well-being of both the client and the service provider. Without the doctor's note, it is not advisable to proceed with the service as it may put the service provider and other clients at risk of contracting the disease.

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  • 17. 

    Who is exempt from the high school educational requirement?

    • A.

      No one

    • B.

      A veteran

    • C.

      Anyone over the age of 35

    • D.

      A veteran, or anyone over the age of 35.

    Correct Answer
    D. A veteran, or anyone over the age of 35.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A veteran, or anyone over the age of 35. This means that both veterans and individuals who are over the age of 35 are exempt from the high school educational requirement.

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  • 18. 

    To practice without a license is _______.

    • A.

      Appropriate

    • B.

      Permitted

    • C.

      Inappropriate

    • D.

      Prohibited

    Correct Answer
    D. Prohibited
    Explanation
    Practicing without a license means engaging in a professional activity without the necessary qualifications or legal authorization. This is considered prohibited because it can pose a risk to the public's safety and welfare. Licensing is put in place to ensure that individuals have met certain standards and requirements to practice a particular profession. Therefore, practicing without a license is not allowed and is considered illegal.

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  • 19. 

    A flat iron is required in the minimum equipment in a cosmetology salon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A flat iron is not required in the minimum equipment in a cosmetology salon. While a flat iron is a commonly used tool in salons for hair styling, it is not essential for providing basic cosmetology services. The minimum equipment in a cosmetology salon typically includes items like scissors, combs, brushes, hair dryers, and styling products. The absence of a flat iron does not prevent a salon from offering basic haircuts, styling, and other cosmetology services.

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  • 20. 

    Can a person practice cosmetology outside of a salon for pay?

    • A.

      No, unless you are working through a licensed salon.

    • B.

      Yes

    • C.

      No

    • D.

      Yes, as long as you are a licensed cosmetologist and all sanitation standards are met.

    Correct Answer
    A. No, unless you are working through a licensed salon.
    Explanation
    A person cannot practice cosmetology outside of a salon for pay unless they are working through a licensed salon. This means that in order to provide cosmetology services and receive payment for them, one must be employed by a licensed salon. This requirement ensures that professionals adhere to certain standards and regulations, including sanitation standards, to ensure the safety and well-being of clients.

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  • 21. 

    How often should tools be disinfected?

    • A.

      Daily

    • B.

      After Each Use

    • C.

      Weekly

    • D.

      Hourly

    Correct Answer
    B. After Each Use
    Explanation
    Tools should be disinfected after every use to ensure a clean and safe working environment. Daily disinfection helps to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses that may be present on the tools. Regular disinfection also helps to maintain the effectiveness and longevity of the tools. By disinfecting tools daily, it reduces the risk of contamination and promotes hygiene practices in various settings such as healthcare facilities, laboratories, and even households.

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  • 22. 

    How many years can a license remain in escrow?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    A license can remain in escrow for a maximum of 5 years. Escrow is a legal arrangement where a third party holds the license on behalf of the licensor and licensee. This ensures that the license is protected and can be accessed by the licensee if certain conditions are met, such as the licensor going out of business or breaching the license agreement. After 5 years, the license may no longer be held in escrow and other arrangements may need to be made to ensure its protection.

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  • 23. 

    Each student should possess all of the following equipment, EXCEPT:

    • A.

      A blowdryer

    • B.

      One pair of shears

    • C.

      Six combs

    • D.

      One shampoo cape

    Correct Answer
    A. A blowdryer
    Explanation
    The question asks for the equipment that a student should NOT possess. Among the given options, a blowdryer is the only item that is not necessary for a student. A blowdryer is commonly used for drying and styling hair, but it is not essential for basic hair cutting and styling techniques that a student should learn. Therefore, a blowdryer is the correct answer as it is not required equipment for a student.

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  • 24. 

    How many pin curl clips should each student possess in their kit?

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      150

    • D.

      200

    Correct Answer
    B. 100
    Explanation
    Each student should possess 100 pin curl clips in their kit. This is the correct answer because pin curl clips are essential tools used in hairstyling, particularly for creating curls and waves. Having 100 clips ensures that students have an adequate number to work with and allows for versatility in creating different styles. A lower number like 50 may not be enough for all hair types and styles, while a higher number like 150 or 200 may be excessive and unnecessary. Therefore, 100 is the appropriate quantity for each student to have in their kit.

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  • 25. 

    Neck dusters, powder puffs, and styptic pencils can be used in a salon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Neck dusters, powder puffs, and styptic pencils are not used in a salon. Neck dusters are used to remove hair from the neck and shoulders, powder puffs are used to apply powder to the face, and styptic pencils are used to stop bleeding from small cuts. These items are more commonly found in barbershops or personal grooming kits rather than salons. Therefore, the statement that they can be used in a salon is false.

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  • 26. 

    What phone number must be displayed in all salons where customers can see it?

    • A.

      The owner's number

    • B.

      Each stylist's number

    • C.

      The State Board of Cosmetology's

    • D.

      The supplier for retail products

    Correct Answer
    C. The State Board of Cosmetology's
    Explanation
    In order to ensure compliance with regulations and to provide transparency to customers, all salons must display the phone number of the State Board of Cosmetology. This allows customers to easily contact the regulatory authority if they have any concerns or complaints about the salon's practices or services. By prominently displaying this number, salons demonstrate their commitment to maintaining high standards of safety and professionalism in the industry.

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  • 27. 

    A classroom is required to have at least ____ square feet and ____ additional square feet per student.

    • A.

      180, 10

    • B.

      750, 9

    • C.

      200, 9

    • D.

      75, 9

    Correct Answer
    B. 750, 9
    Explanation
    A classroom is required to have at least 750 square feet and an additional 9 square feet per student. This means that the minimum size of the classroom is 750 square feet, and for each student, an additional 9 square feet should be added to accommodate them.

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  • 28. 

    Ear piercing is allowed in a cosmetology salon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Ear piercing is not typically allowed in a cosmetology salon. While cosmetology salons may offer services such as haircuts, hairstyling, and makeup application, ear piercing is usually performed by professionals in specialized piercing studios or by medical professionals. These establishments have the necessary equipment, training, and sterile environment to ensure a safe and hygienic piercing procedure.

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  • 29. 

    Licenses are renewed Jan 31st of each year.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Licenses are not renewed on January 31st of each year, indicating that the statement is false. The question is straightforward and does not require any additional information for explanation.

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  • 30. 

    What needs to be done to renew your license

    • A.

      Call the State Board

    • B.

      Complete 20 hours of continuing education

    • C.

      Fill out the renewal application and pay the fee.

    • D.

      Licenses automatically renew so long as now violations were found within the previous licensing period.

    Correct Answer
    C. Fill out the renewal application and pay the fee.
    Explanation
    To renew your license, you need to fill out the renewal application and pay the fee. This indicates that the process for license renewal requires completing the necessary paperwork and submitting the required fee. The other options mentioned, such as calling the State Board and completing continuing education hours, may be important steps in the overall license renewal process, but the crucial action that needs to be taken is filling out the application and paying the fee. Additionally, the statement about licenses automatically renewing if no violations were found within the previous licensing period implies that this is a condition for renewal, rather than a specific action that needs to be done.

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  • 31. 

    A school may permit students to work on the public after they have completed ___ hours.

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      300

    • C.

      1000

    • D.

      900

    Correct Answer
    B. 300
    Explanation
    A school may permit students to work on the public after they have completed 300 hours. This suggests that the school has a requirement for students to accumulate a certain number of hours before they are allowed to work in a public setting. This could be for internships, community service, or other types of experiential learning opportunities. Once students have reached the 300-hour mark, they are deemed ready and qualified to engage with the public in a professional capacity.

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  • 32. 

    Each student can earn a maximum of ____ hours per day and ____ hours per week.

    • A.

      8, 40

    • B.

      7, 35

    • C.

      5, 25

    • D.

      10, 50

    Correct Answer
    A. 8, 40
    Explanation
    Each student can earn a maximum of 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. This means that the students are limited to working for a maximum of 8 hours in a single day and a maximum of 40 hours in a week.

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  • 33. 

    What is the minimum number of brushes and combs for a salon with one stylist?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      No minimum

    Correct Answer
    B. 12
    Explanation
    A salon with one stylist would require at least one brush and one comb for the stylist to use on clients. However, it is also important to have spare brushes and combs for hygiene purposes and to accommodate multiple clients. Therefore, the minimum number of brushes and combs for a salon with one stylist would be 12.

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  • 34. 

    A cosmetology teacher can perform all the functions of a teacher, cosmetologist, esthetician, nail tech, and a natural hair braider.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a cosmetology teacher is trained in all aspects of cosmetology, including hair styling, makeup application, skin care, nail care, and natural hair braiding. As a teacher, they are responsible for instructing students in all of these areas and must have the knowledge and skills to perform them themselves. Therefore, a cosmetology teacher can indeed perform all the functions of a teacher, cosmetologist, esthetician, nail tech, and natural hair braider.

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  • 35. 

    A school should maintain the following records for every student:

    • A.

      Attendance

    • B.

      Scholastic Records

    • C.

      Financial

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A school should maintain attendance records to keep track of students' attendance and monitor their regularity in attending classes. Scholastic records are important to document students' academic performance, including grades, assessments, and progress reports. Financial records are necessary to record and manage students' financial transactions, such as fees, payments, and scholarships. Therefore, a school should maintain all of the above records to ensure proper administration and monitoring of students' attendance, academic progress, and financial matters.

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