Everything You Should Know About Nails!

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  • 1. 

    The common name for tinea unguium is

    • A.

      Brittle Nails

    • B.

      Ringworm of the nail

    • C.

      Ingrown nails

    • D.

      Hang nails

    Correct Answer
    B. Ringworm of the nail
    Explanation
    Tinea unguium, also known as ringworm of the nail, is a fungal infection that affects the nails. It causes the nails to become discolored, thickened, and brittle. The term "ringworm" is used because the infection often forms a ring-like pattern on the nail. Brittle nails, ingrown nails, and hang nails are not specific terms for this particular fungal infection, making "Ringworm of the nail" the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Filing deep into the nail corners can cause

    • A.

      Ingrown nails

    • B.

      Brittle nails

    • C.

      Blue nails

    • D.

      Systemic illness

    Correct Answer
    A. Ingrown nails
    Explanation
    Filing deep into the nail corners can cause ingrown nails because it can disrupt the natural growth pattern of the nail, causing it to grow into the surrounding skin instead of outwards. This can lead to pain, inflammation, and infection.

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  • 3. 

    Disease causing agents smaller than bacteria are

    • A.

      Germs

    • B.

      Viruses

    • C.

      Microbes

    • D.

      Parasites

    Correct Answer
    B. Viruses
    Explanation
    Viruses are disease-causing agents that are smaller than bacteria. Unlike bacteria, viruses are not considered living organisms as they cannot reproduce or carry out metabolic processes on their own. Viruses rely on host cells to replicate and cause infections in humans, animals, and plants. They consist of genetic material (DNA or RNA) enclosed in a protein coat, and some may also have an outer envelope. Viruses are responsible for a wide range of diseases, including the common cold, flu, HIV, and COVID-19.

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  • 4. 

    The purpose of an antiseptic is to prevent

    • A.

      Skin infections

    • B.

      Spread if HIV

    • C.

      Growth of bacteria and other microorganisms

    • D.

      Mold and fungus

    Correct Answer
    C. Growth of bacteria and other microorganisms
    Explanation
    An antiseptic is a substance that is used to prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. It is applied to the skin to kill or inhibit the growth of these harmful organisms, reducing the risk of infections. By preventing the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, antiseptics help to maintain good hygiene and prevent the spread of diseases.

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  • 5. 

    A client consultation takes place before

    • A.

      Starting the service

    • B.

      Purchase retail products

    • C.

      They pay

    • D.

      Arrive

    Correct Answer
    A. Starting the service
    Explanation
    A client consultation takes place before starting the service because it allows the service provider to understand the client's needs, preferences, and expectations. This helps in tailoring the service to meet the client's specific requirements and ensures customer satisfaction. Additionally, the consultation allows the service provider to assess any potential risks or issues that may arise during the service and address them beforehand. Overall, a client consultation is an important step in providing a personalized and successful service experience.

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  • 6. 

    Soft of fragile nail should be filed using a/an

    • A.

      Metal file

    • B.

      Orangewood stick

    • C.

      Chamois buffer

    • D.

      Emery board

    Correct Answer
    D. Emery board
    Explanation
    An emery board is the correct tool to use for filing soft or fragile nails. Emery boards are typically made of a strip of cardboard or wood with an abrasive material, such as emery or sandpaper, attached to it. The abrasive surface of the emery board is gentle enough to file and shape the nails without causing damage or breakage. Metal files, orangewood sticks, and chamois buffers may be too harsh or rough for soft or fragile nails, which is why the emery board is the best choice for this situation.

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  • 7. 

    If the nail or skin to be worked on is inflamed, broken, swollen or infected, the client must

    • A.

      Be disinfected

    • B.

      Be referred to a physician

    • C.

      Sanitized

    • D.

      Referred to another technician

    Correct Answer
    B. Be referred to a physician
    Explanation
    If the nail or skin to be worked on is inflamed, broken, swollen or infected, the client must be referred to a physician. This is because working on an inflamed, broken, swollen, or infected area can worsen the condition and potentially cause further harm or complications. It is important for a professional to recognize when a client's condition requires medical attention and refer them to a physician for proper treatment.

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  • 8. 

    Following disinfection, dry implements should be stored

    • A.

      In a jar

    • B.

      Dry cabinet sanitizer

    • C.

      In a paper towel

    • D.

      Toolbox

    Correct Answer
    B. Dry cabinet sanitizer
    Explanation
    After disinfection, it is important to store dry implements in a dry cabinet sanitizer. This is because a dry cabinet sanitizer provides a controlled environment with low humidity, which helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi on the implements. Storing the implements in a jar, paper towel, or toolbox may not provide the same level of protection against contamination and can potentially lead to the growth of microorganisms on the implements.

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  • 9. 

    To avoid ingrown toenails, the nails should be filed

    • A.

      At an angle

    • B.

      Slightly square

    • C.

      Straight across

    • D.

      Rounded in the corner

    Correct Answer
    C. Straight across
    Explanation
    To avoid ingrown toenails, it is recommended to file the nails straight across. Filing the nails at an angle, slightly square, or rounded in the corner can increase the risk of the nail growing into the skin, leading to an ingrown toenail. Filing the nails straight across helps to maintain a proper nail shape and prevent the edges from digging into the skin.

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  • 10. 

    Nail wraps are used on natural nails or artificial tips to

    • A.

      Repair or strengthen

    • B.

      To protect nail art

    • C.

      Provide a foundation for polish

    • D.

      Cover poor technical work

    Correct Answer
    A. Repair or strengthen
    Explanation
    Nail wraps are a popular method used to repair or strengthen natural nails or artificial tips. They are applied to damaged or weak nails to provide support and prevent further breakage. By adding an extra layer of protection, nail wraps can help improve the overall health and appearance of the nails. They are often used as a temporary solution for nails that are prone to splitting or breaking, allowing them to grow longer and stronger.

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  • 11. 

    Disease causing bacteria are

    • A.

      Aseptic

    • B.

      Non-pathogenic

    • C.

      Pathogenic

    • D.

      Beneficial

    Correct Answer
    C. Pathogenic
    Explanation
    Pathogenic bacteria are disease-causing bacteria. They have the ability to invade and multiply within the host's body, leading to the development of various illnesses and infections. These bacteria produce toxins or directly damage the host's cells, tissues, and organs, resulting in symptoms and health complications. It is important to distinguish pathogenic bacteria from non-pathogenic and beneficial bacteria, as they can cause harm to human health and require appropriate treatment and prevention measures.

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  • 12. 

    Lightheadedness, runny nose, and tingling toes are symptoms of chemical

    • A.

      Inhalation

    • B.

      Exposure

    • C.

      Burning

    • D.

      Overexposure

    Correct Answer
    D. Overexposure
    Explanation
    Lightheadedness, runny nose, and tingling toes are symptoms that can occur when someone is overexposed to a chemical. When a person is exposed to a high level of a chemical, it can cause these symptoms as the body reacts to the toxic substance. This can happen through inhalation or direct exposure to the skin. It is important to be aware of these symptoms and take appropriate measures to prevent overexposure to chemicals, as it can have harmful effects on health.

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  • 13. 

    The function of the flexor muscle is to

    • A.

      Rotate the hand and fingers

    • B.

      Open the hand and fingers

    • C.

      Abduct the fingers

    • D.

      Bend the wrist and fingers

    Correct Answer
    D. Bend the wrist and fingers
    Explanation
    The flexor muscle is responsible for bending the wrist and fingers. This muscle allows for flexion, which is the movement that decreases the angle between the bones of the wrist and fingers, bringing them closer together. Flexion of the wrist and fingers is necessary for various activities such as gripping objects, making a fist, or performing tasks that require fine motor skills.

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  • 14. 

    The disease AIDS is caused by a

    • A.

      Bite

    • B.

      Fungus

    • C.

      Virus

    • D.

      Spore

    Correct Answer
    C. Virus
    Explanation
    AIDS, which stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is a disease caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is a virus that attacks and weakens the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight off infections and diseases. It is primarily transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, and from mother to child during childbirth or breastfeeding. While other factors such as a weakened immune system or certain medications can contribute to the development of AIDS, the underlying cause is the HIV virus.

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  • 15. 

    The correct method of filing natural nails is

    • A.

      From corner to side

    • B.

      From center to side

    • C.

      From corner to corner

    • D.

      From center to corner

    Correct Answer
    C. From corner to corner
    Explanation
    Filing natural nails from corner to corner is the correct method because it helps to maintain the shape and prevent the nails from becoming weak or brittle. Filing in this direction allows for a more even and smooth finish, ensuring that the nails are properly shaped and free from any rough edges. Filing from corner to corner also helps to avoid splitting or breaking of the nails, as it allows for a more controlled and gentle filing motion.

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  • 16. 

    The slits or tracks in the nail bed at the sides of the nail on which the nails grows are called

    • A.

      Rails

    • B.

      Grooves

    • C.

      Furrows

    • D.

      Canal

    Correct Answer
    B. Grooves
    Explanation
    The slits or tracks in the nail bed at the sides of the nail on which the nails grow are called grooves. These grooves provide a pathway for the nails to grow in a straight line and prevent them from growing sideways or becoming ingrown. By having grooves in the nail bed, the nails are able to grow evenly and maintain their shape.

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  • 17. 

    The fingerbowl used during a manicure contains water and

    • A.

      Alcohol

    • B.

      Alum

    • C.

      Fungicide

    • D.

      Antibacterial soap

    Correct Answer
    D. Antibacterial soap
    Explanation
    During a manicure, it is important to maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of bacteria. The fingerbowl is used to soak the hands and nails, and by adding antibacterial soap to the water, it helps to kill any bacteria that may be present on the hands or nails. This ensures that the manicure process is clean and reduces the risk of infection or contamination. Alcohol, alum, and fungicide may have other uses in manicure, but they do not specifically address the antibacterial aspect required for maintaining hygiene during the process.

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  • 18. 

    What portion of the epidermis is under the free edge of the nail?

    • A.

      Periony chium

    • B.

      Mantle

    • C.

      Lunula

    • D.

      Hyponichium

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyponichium
    Explanation
    The hyponichium is the portion of the epidermis that is located under the free edge of the nail. It is the area where the nail plate extends beyond the fingertip. The hyponichium helps to protect the underlying tissues and prevent infection.

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  • 19. 

    What can the client use for protection during an acrylic nail service

    • A.

      Nail primer

    • B.

      Fabric wrap

    • C.

      Dust mask

    • D.

      Disposable

    Correct Answer
    C. Dust mask
    Explanation
    During an acrylic nail service, the client can use a dust mask for protection. This is because when acrylic nails are being applied, there is a high chance of dust particles being released into the air. Inhaling these particles can be harmful to the client's respiratory system. Therefore, wearing a dust mask can help prevent the client from breathing in the dust and protect their lungs from any potential harm.

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  • 20. 

    A client makes an appointment to have a manicuring service for the first time. What should the manicurist do FIRST?

    • A.

      Have the client sign a release form

    • B.

      Test the client for allergy to acrylic products

    • C.

      Schedule the client for next appointment

    • D.

      Complete a client record

    Correct Answer
    D. Complete a client record
    Explanation
    Before providing any service, it is important for the manicurist to complete a client record. This includes gathering information about the client's personal details, medical history, and any specific preferences or concerns they may have. This step is crucial for maintaining a professional and organized approach to the client's appointment, ensuring that the manicurist has all the necessary information to provide a safe and tailored service. It also helps in building a long-term relationship with the client by keeping track of their preferences and needs for future appointments.

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  • 21. 

    The ability of the skin to return to its original shape after being stretched is due to elastic tissue found in the

    • A.

      Reticular layer

    • B.

      Epidermal layer

    • C.

      Papillary

    • D.

      Adipose layer

    Correct Answer
    C. Papillary
    Explanation
    The ability of the skin to return to its original shape after being stretched is due to the presence of elastic tissue. The papillary layer of the skin contains elastic fibers, which allow the skin to stretch and then recoil back to its original shape. This layer is located just below the epidermis and is responsible for providing support and flexibility to the skin. The reticular layer, although also containing elastic fibers, is deeper in the skin and is primarily responsible for providing strength and structure. The epidermal layer is the outermost layer of the skin and does not contain elastic tissue. The adipose layer, or subcutaneous layer, is primarily composed of fat cells and does not contribute to the skin's elasticity.

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  • 22. 

    What can be used by the nail technician

    • A.

      Fabric wrap

    • B.

      Nail primer

    • C.

      Acetone

    • D.

      Acrylic liquid

    Correct Answer
    A. Fabric wrap
    Explanation
    Fabric wrap can be used by a nail technician as a method of strengthening and repairing natural nails. It is a thin material that is applied to the nail surface and then coated with resin or glue. This helps to provide additional support and prevent breakage or splitting of the nails. Fabric wrap is often used in combination with other nail products, such as nail primer, acetone, and acrylic liquid, to achieve desired results in nail enhancements and extensions.

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  • 23. 

    The vascular system is also known as the

    • A.

      Muscular system

    • B.

      Nervous system

    • C.

      Circulatory system

    • D.

      Skeletal system

    Correct Answer
    C. Circulatory system
    Explanation
    The correct answer is circulatory system because the vascular system refers to the network of blood vessels that transport blood throughout the body. This system includes the arteries, veins, and capillaries, which help circulate oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and waste products to and from different parts of the body. The muscular system is responsible for movement, the nervous system controls communication and coordination, and the skeletal system provides support and protection for the body. None of these systems specifically refer to the vascular system.

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  • 24. 

    When applying polish, which one of the following can be used to correct a smudge before applying more polish?

    • A.

      Alcohol

    • B.

      Cuticle oil

    • C.

      Polish remover

    • D.

      Primer

    Correct Answer
    C. Polish remover
    Explanation
    Polish remover can be used to correct a smudge before applying more polish. It is specifically designed to remove nail polish and can effectively erase any mistakes or smudges. By applying a small amount of polish remover on a cotton pad or swab and gently rubbing the smudged area, the polish can be easily removed without affecting the rest of the nail. This allows for a clean and flawless application of polish.

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  • 25. 

    What is the best service to treat dry, split cuticles

    • A.

      Nail wrap

    • B.

      Hot oil manicure

    • C.

      Sculptured nails

    • D.

      Water manicure

    Correct Answer
    B. Hot oil manicure
    Explanation
    A hot oil manicure is the best service to treat dry, split cuticles. Hot oil helps to moisturize and nourish the cuticles, making them softer and more manageable. The heat from the oil also helps to improve blood circulation, promoting healthier nail growth. Additionally, the hot oil can help to strengthen the nails and prevent them from becoming brittle and splitting. Overall, a hot oil manicure is an effective and soothing treatment for dry, split cuticles.

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  • 26. 

    What is the purpose of a paper wrap?

    • A.

      Fill-in bases

    • B.

      Tip overlays

    • C.

      Nail extensions

    • D.

      Quick repairs on natural nails

    Correct Answer
    D. Quick repairs on natural nails
    Explanation
    A paper wrap is used for quick repairs on natural nails. When a natural nail breaks or splits, a paper wrap can be applied to provide temporary support and prevent further damage. The paper wrap is applied to the nail using adhesive, creating a protective layer that helps to hold the nail together while it grows out. This allows the nail to heal and prevents it from breaking further. Paper wraps are a common and effective solution for quick repairs on natural nails.

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  • 27. 

    The HIV virus causes which one of the following disease?

    • A.

      TB

    • B.

      AIDS

    • C.

      Influenza

    • D.

      Hepatisis

    Correct Answer
    B. AIDS
    Explanation
    The correct answer is AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, which is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV attacks the immune system, specifically CD4 cells, and weakens the body's ability to fight off infections and diseases. Over time, if left untreated, HIV can progress to AIDS, which is a more advanced stage of the infection.

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  • 28. 

    On which one of the following condition can a pedicure be performed?

    • A.

      Herpes simplex

    • B.

      Athlete's foot

    • C.

      Deep fissure

    • D.

      Nodule

    Correct Answer
    D. Nodule
    Explanation
    A pedicure can be performed on a nodule. A nodule is a small, solid, raised skin lesion that is usually less than 1 cm in diameter. It can be caused by various conditions such as infections, inflammation, or tumors. Unlike the other conditions listed (Herpes simplex, athlete's foot, and deep fissure), a nodule does not pose a risk of spreading or worsening with a pedicure. Therefore, it is safe to perform a pedicure on a nodule.

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  • 29. 

    What part of the nail is embedded underneath the skin?

    • A.

      Bed

    • B.

      Root

    • C.

      Lunula

    • D.

      Eponychium

    Correct Answer
    B. Root
    Explanation
    The root of the nail is the part that is embedded underneath the skin. It is located at the base of the nail, beneath the cuticle. The root is responsible for producing new cells that help the nail grow and extend beyond the skin.

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  • 30. 

    What protein makes up the nail plate?

    • A.

      Keratin

    • B.

      Melanin

    • C.

      Collagen

    • D.

      Elastin

    Correct Answer
    A. Keratin
    Explanation
    The protein that makes up the nail plate is keratin. Keratin is a tough and fibrous protein that is also found in the hair and outer layer of the skin. It provides strength and structure to the nails, making them hard and durable. Melanin is responsible for the color of the hair and skin, while collagen and elastin are proteins that provide elasticity and support to the connective tissues in the body.

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  • 31. 

    What should be included in a client's consultation?

    • A.

      Shoe size

    • B.

      General health

    • C.

      Hair color

    • D.

      Food allergies

    Correct Answer
    B. General health
    Explanation
    In a client's consultation, it is important to include general health information. This is because general health can have an impact on various aspects of the consultation, such as determining the suitability of certain treatments or products. By knowing about any existing health conditions or concerns, the consultant can provide personalized advice and recommendations that take into account the client's well-being. Additionally, understanding the client's general health can help identify any potential contraindications or risks that need to be considered during the consultation process.

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  • 32. 

    TO protect the nail technician from injury, what should be used when shortening sculptured nails?

    • A.

      Eye goggles

    • B.

      Nail clippers

    • C.

      Disinfected file

    • D.

      Electric file

    Correct Answer
    A. Eye goggles
    Explanation
    When shortening sculptured nails, eye goggles should be used to protect the nail technician from injury. This is because during the process of shortening nails, there is a risk of nail fragments or dust flying into the technician's eyes, which can cause irritation or injury. By wearing eye goggles, the technician can prevent any potential harm to their eyes and ensure their safety while performing the task.

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  • 33. 

    When removing artificial tips, what product would be used?

    • A.

      Thinner

    • B.

      Acetone

    • C.

      Primer

    • D.

      Monomer

    Correct Answer
    B. Acetone
    Explanation
    Acetone is the correct answer because it is commonly used to remove artificial tips. Acetone is a strong solvent that can break down the adhesive used to attach artificial tips to the natural nails. It is effective in dissolving and removing the tips without causing damage to the natural nails. Thinner, primer, and monomer are not typically used for this purpose.

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  • 34. 

    Which instrument should be used when cleaning under the free edge of the natural nail?

    • A.

      Nail white pencil

    • B.

      Nail drill

    • C.

      Cotton wrapped stick

    • D.

      Cuticle nippers

    Correct Answer
    C. Cotton wrapped stick
    Explanation
    A cotton wrapped stick should be used when cleaning under the free edge of the natural nail. This is because it is a gentle and effective tool for removing dirt, debris, and excess polish from this area. The cotton wrapped around the stick helps to prevent any damage to the nail or surrounding skin while still effectively cleaning the area. It is a safer option compared to using a nail drill, cuticle nippers, or a nail white pencil, which may cause damage or injury if not used properly.

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  • 35. 

    The client has evidence of fungus under artificial nails. What protective measure should the nail technician take when removing artificial nails?

    • A.

      Wear protective dust mask

    • B.

      Wipe nails with hospital grade disinfectant

    • C.

      Wear protective gloves

    • D.

      Apply primer to expose nail plate

    Correct Answer
    C. Wear protective gloves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to wear protective gloves. When removing artificial nails, wearing protective gloves is essential to prevent direct contact with the fungus and reduce the risk of spreading it. Gloves act as a barrier between the nail technician's hands and the fungus, protecting them from potential infection or irritation. It is important for nail technicians to prioritize their safety and take necessary precautions to maintain a hygienic environment for both themselves and their clients.

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  • 36. 

    Which one of the following is NOT a function of the muscle

    • A.

      Movement

    • B.

      Shape

    • C.

      Support

    • D.

      Secretion

    Correct Answer
    D. Secretion
    Explanation
    Muscles are responsible for various functions in the body, including movement, maintaining shape, and providing support. However, secretion is not a function of the muscle. Secretion is the process of releasing substances, such as hormones or enzymes, from glands or cells. While certain glands and cells in the body are responsible for secretion, muscles do not have this capability. Their main functions are related to movement, stability, and structure.

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  • 37. 

    What should the nail technician do to the emery board after a manicure service?

    • A.

      Immerse for twenty minutes

    • B.

      Store in a closed container

    • C.

      Wipe with alcohol

    • D.

      Break before discarding

    Correct Answer
    D. Break before discarding
    Explanation
    After a manicure service, the nail technician should break the emery board before discarding it. Breaking the emery board ensures that it cannot be reused or accidentally used on another client, maintaining hygiene and preventing the spread of any potential infections or diseases.

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