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Cosmetology State Board Exam: Hardest Quiz! - Quiz

The state board exams have introduced many cosmetologists, but for someone who does not take it seriously, they may find themselves unable to practice in real life due to lack of being licensed. Below is an excerpt of how the final state board exams are designed. Give it a shot and be better prepared to tackle it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Under-processing is caused by

    • A.

      Insufficient processing time

    • B.

      Wrong choice of waving lotion

    • C.

      Improper wrapping

    • D.

      Adding water to waving lotion

    Correct Answer
    A. Insufficient processing time
    Explanation
    Under-processing occurs when the hair is not left in the waving lotion for a sufficient amount of time. This can happen if the stylist rushes through the process or if they do not accurately gauge the necessary processing time for the client's hair type. Insufficient processing time can result in a weak or ineffective curl pattern, causing the hair to not hold the desired style.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following guidelines is true if your client has a round facial shape?

    • A.

      Add height at the crown

    • B.

      Add a full fringe

    • C.

      Add width at the sides

    • D.

      Add equal fullness around the entire face

    Correct Answer
    A. Add height at the crown
    Explanation
    If a client has a round facial shape, adding height at the crown can help create the illusion of a longer and more balanced face shape. By adding volume at the top of the head, it draws the eye upward and elongates the face. This technique can help to counterbalance the roundness of the face and create a more flattering appearance.

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  • 3. 

    Do NOT give a permanent wave if what exists?

    • A.

      Gray hair

    • B.

      Tinted hair

    • C.

      Scalp abrasions

    • D.

      Dandruff

    Correct Answer
    C. Scalp abrasions
    Explanation
    Performing a permanent wave involves using chemicals and heat to alter the structure of the hair. If there are scalp abrasions present, it can cause further irritation and damage to the skin. Therefore, it is not recommended to give a permanent wave if there are scalp abrasions.

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  • 4. 

    The chemical often required in addition to the chemical relaxer is

    • A.

      Petroleum cream

    • B.

      Conditioner

    • C.

      Waving lotion

    • D.

      Stabilizer

    Correct Answer
    D. Stabilizer
    Explanation
    Stabilizer = neutralizer

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is considered a cool color?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Brown

    • C.

      Red

    • D.

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    A. Blue
    Explanation
    Blue is considered a cool color because it is often associated with calmness, serenity, and tranquility. It is reminiscent of the sky and the ocean, which can have a soothing effect on people. Cool colors like blue are typically used to create a sense of relaxation and can be used to create a peaceful atmosphere in a space. Additionally, blue is known to have a cooling effect on the eyes, making it a popular choice for interior design and branding.

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  • 6. 

    You should apply waving lotion to the

    • A.

      Top of each rod only

    • B.

      Top and bottom of each rod

    • C.

      Area between the rods

    • D.

      Top hairline and allow it to drip down

    Correct Answer
    B. Top and bottom of each rod
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to apply waving lotion to the top and bottom of each rod. This ensures that the hair is evenly coated with the lotion, allowing for a consistent wave pattern throughout the hair. Applying the lotion only to the top of each rod may result in uneven waves, while applying it only to the bottom may lead to the top portion of the hair not being adequately treated. By applying the lotion to both the top and bottom of each rod, the desired wave effect can be achieved.

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  • 7. 

    Which statement about hair lightening is CORRECT?

    • A.

      Very dark hair may be damaged by extreme lightening

    • B.

      Hair lighteners are used as preliminary treatments, never by themselves

    • C.

      Lighteners are not effective in removing undesirable off-shades

    • D.

      Lightening has no effect on hair's porosity

    Correct Answer
    A. Very dark hair may be damaged by extreme lightening
    Explanation
    Very dark hair may be damaged by extreme lightening because the process of lightening hair involves stripping away the pigment molecules present in the hair shaft. Dark hair contains more pigment molecules, so it requires more aggressive lightening techniques to achieve a lighter shade. However, excessive lightening can cause damage to the hair, including dryness, breakage, and loss of elasticity. Therefore, extreme lightening can be harmful to very dark hair.

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  • 8. 

    Which bonds are individually very weak?

    • A.

      Hydrogen

    • B.

      Salt

    • C.

      Disulfide

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    Both hydrogen bonds and salt bonds are individually very weak. Hydrogen bonds occur when a hydrogen atom is attracted to an electronegative atom, such as oxygen or nitrogen. These bonds are weaker than covalent or ionic bonds. Salt bonds, also known as ionic bonds, occur when oppositely charged ions attract each other. These bonds are also relatively weak compared to covalent bonds. Therefore, both A (hydrogen bonds) and B (salt bonds) are correct.

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  • 9. 

    The relaxer cream is applied near the scalp last because processing is accelerated in this area by

    • A.

      Your speed in application

    • B.

      The sebaceous glands

    • C.

      Body heat

    • D.

      Perspiration

    Correct Answer
    C. Body heat
    Explanation
    The relaxer cream is applied near the scalp last because body heat accelerates the processing of the cream in this area. The heat generated by the scalp helps to activate the chemicals in the relaxer cream, allowing it to work more effectively. Applying the cream near the scalp last ensures that it has enough time to process and straighten the hair before being rinsed out.

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  • 10. 

    The haircut with a constant elevation of 90 degrees will result in

    • A.

      A blunt cut with no layers

    • B.

      Graduation with added fullness at the crown

    • C.

      Layers that are all the same length

    • D.

      Layers with shorter lengths at the crown

    Correct Answer
    C. Layers that are all the same length
    Explanation
    A haircut with a constant elevation of 90 degrees means that the hair is cut at the same angle throughout, resulting in layers that are all the same length. This means that there will be no variation in the length of the hair, creating a uniform and even look. There will be no blunt cut or graduation with added fullness at the crown, as these would require different angles and techniques.

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  • 11. 

    Nail polish should be applied

    • A.

      From the free edge to the base

    • B.

      Using light, sweeping strokes

    • C.

      On the sides first

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Using light, sweeping strokes
    Explanation
    When applying nail polish, it is recommended to use light, sweeping strokes. This technique ensures an even and smooth application of the polish. Applying the polish from the free edge to the base helps to prevent chipping and peeling. Starting on the sides first helps to create a neat and clean finish. Therefore, the correct answer is using light, sweeping strokes.

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  • 12. 

    Hot oil manicures are partially effective on

    • A.

      Soft nails

    • B.

      Diseased nails

    • C.

      Brittle nails

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Brittle nails
    Explanation
    Hot oil manicures are partially effective on brittle nails because the heat from the oil helps to increase blood circulation and moisturize the nails, making them less prone to breakage. The hot oil also helps to strengthen and nourish the nails, promoting their overall health and flexibility. However, hot oil manicures may not be as effective for soft nails or diseased nails, as these conditions may require specific treatments or medical attention. Therefore, the correct answer is brittle nails.

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  • 13. 

    After rinsing the waving lotion from the hair, you should

    • A.

      Apply the neutralizer

    • B.

      Blow dry the hair

    • C.

      Set and style the hair

    • D.

      Blot off excess water

    Correct Answer
    D. Blot off excess water
    Explanation
    After rinsing the waving lotion from the hair, it is important to blot off excess water. This step helps to remove any excess moisture and prepares the hair for the next steps in the process, such as applying the neutralizer, blow drying the hair, and setting and styling it. Blotting off excess water ensures that the hair is not overly saturated, allowing the subsequent products and styling techniques to work effectively.

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  • 14. 

    Your client will most likely accept suggestions about hair color services when you

    • A.

      Begin by explaining the prices of all your services

    • B.

      Base your suggestions on the client's needs and lifestyle

    • C.

      Carefully explain the underlying chemistry of hair coloring

    • D.

      Show the client color photos of movie stars with the same color

    Correct Answer
    B. Base your suggestions on the client's needs and lifestyle
    Explanation
    When suggesting hair color services to a client, it is important to consider their individual needs and lifestyle. By basing suggestions on these factors, the client is more likely to feel that their preferences and requirements are being taken into account. This approach demonstrates a personalized and tailored approach to the client's hair color, which increases the likelihood of their acceptance of the suggestions. Explaining prices, chemistry, or showing photos may not be as effective in convincing the client to accept the suggestions, as these factors may not directly address their specific needs and lifestyle.

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  • 15. 

    A client requests a style with no layers, but angled toward her face.  Which elevation would you use?

    • A.

      180 degrees

    • B.

      90 degrees

    • C.

      45 degrees

    • D.

      0 degrees

    Correct Answer
    D. 0 degrees
    Explanation
    When a client requests a style with no layers but angled toward her face, the elevation of 0 degrees would be used. This means that the hair would be cut straight across without any angling or layering. This would create a style that is not layered but still angled towards the client's face, as requested.

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  • 16. 

    Sebaceous glands are NOT found in which of the following areas of the skin

    • A.

      Forehead

    • B.

      Groin

    • C.

      Palms

    • D.

      Scalp

    Correct Answer
    C. Palms
    Explanation
    Sebaceous glands are responsible for producing sebum, an oily substance that moisturizes and lubricates the skin. They are found all over the body except in the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. This is because the palms and soles have a thicker layer of skin and do not require as much lubrication as other areas. Therefore, sebaceous glands are not found in the palms.

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  • 17. 

    When you chemically relax a client's hair with a "no base" relaxer, you should always

    • A.

      Apply a protective cream to the entire scalp

    • B.

      Apply a protective cream to the hairline and ears

    • C.

      Make sure the hair is wet before beginning the procedure

    • D.

      Part the hair into no more than three sections

    Correct Answer
    B. Apply a protective cream to the hairline and ears
    Explanation
    When chemically relaxing a client's hair with a "no base" relaxer, it is important to apply a protective cream to the hairline and ears. This is because the relaxer can be harsh on the skin and cause irritation or burns. By applying a protective cream to these areas, it creates a barrier between the relaxer and the skin, preventing any potential damage. This step is crucial in ensuring the client's safety and comfort during the relaxing process.

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  • 18. 

    Which is an INCORRECT statement about head lice?

    • A.

      Lice can be seen as small white eggs or nits

    • B.

      Lice can be treated safely in the salon

    • C.

      Lice can be treated with medicated shampoos

    • D.

      Lice can be spread through contact with infested combs

    Correct Answer
    B. Lice can be treated safely in the salon
    Explanation
    Lice cannot be treated safely in the salon. The correct treatment for head lice usually involves using medicated shampoos or other insecticides that are specifically designed to kill lice and their eggs. These treatments are typically done at home, following the instructions provided with the product. Going to a salon does not guarantee safe and effective treatment for head lice.

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  • 19. 

    Which layer of the skin contains the melanocytes that give skin its color?

    • A.

      Dermis

    • B.

      Reticular layer

    • C.

      Stratum germivatium layer

    • D.

      Subcutaneous layer

    Correct Answer
    C. Stratum germivatium layer
    Explanation
    The stratum germivatium layer of the skin contains the melanocytes that give skin its color. Melanocytes are specialized cells that produce the pigment melanin, which determines the color of our skin. These cells are located in the deepest layer of the epidermis, known as the stratum germivatium. This layer is responsible for the constant renewal and regeneration of skin cells, and it is where melanocytes are found, distributing melanin to the upper layers of the skin. The other options, dermis, reticular layer, and subcutaneous layer, do not specifically contain melanocytes.

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  • 20. 

    What is the pH range of a sodium hydroxide relaxer?

    • A.

      3 to 5

    • B.

      5 to 8

    • C.

      8 to 12

    • D.

      12 to 14

    Correct Answer
    D. 12 to 14
    Explanation
    Sodium hydroxide is a strong base, and its pH range is typically very high. A pH range of 12 to 14 indicates a highly alkaline solution, which is characteristic of sodium hydroxide relaxers. These relaxers are used in hair treatments to break down the protein bonds in the hair, allowing for restructuring and straightening. The high pH helps to open up the hair cuticles and make them more receptive to the relaxing process.

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  • 21. 

    Grasping a single strand of hair securely in one hand and then sliding the thumb and forefinger of the other hand down the strand toward the scalp is used to test the hair for

    • A.

      Density

    • B.

      Elasticity

    • C.

      Fragility

    • D.

      Porosity

    Correct Answer
    D. Porosity
    Explanation
    This technique of grasping a single strand of hair and sliding the thumb and forefinger down towards the scalp is used to test the hair for porosity. Porosity refers to the hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture. By performing this test, one can determine if the hair has high porosity, meaning it easily absorbs and loses moisture, or low porosity, indicating that it has difficulty absorbing moisture.

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  • 22. 

    The pH scale is a unit of measurement that indicates whether a substance is

    • A.

      Acidic

    • B.

      Alkaline

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The pH scale is a measurement scale that ranges from 0 to 14 and indicates the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. A pH value below 7 indicates acidity, a pH value of 7 indicates neutrality, and a pH value above 7 indicates alkalinity. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" because the pH scale can measure whether a substance is acidic, alkaline, or neutral.

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  • 23. 

    A towel or neck strip is placed under the cape when draping a client:

    • A.

      To prevent itching

    • B.

      To keep the client cool

    • C.

      For sanitary reasons

    • D.

      For beauty

    Correct Answer
    C. For sanitary reasons
    Explanation
    A towel or neck strip is placed under the cape when draping a client for sanitary reasons. This helps to maintain cleanliness and hygiene by preventing any hair, chemicals, or other substances from coming into direct contact with the client's skin. It also helps to absorb any excess moisture or sweat, keeping the client comfortable during the service.

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  • 24. 

    When retouching a client's hair with a sodium hydroxide relaxer, you should

    • A.

      Relax the entire head again

    • B.

      Relax only the curliest part of the hair

    • C.

      Wait at least 6 months between treatments

    • D.

      Relax the new growth only

    Correct Answer
    D. Relax the new growth only
    Explanation
    When retouching a client's hair with a sodium hydroxide relaxer, it is recommended to relax the new growth only. This means that only the portion of hair that has grown since the last treatment should be relaxed, while avoiding overlapping with previously relaxed hair. This approach helps to prevent excessive damage to the hair and scalp, as sodium hydroxide relaxers can be harsh and cause breakage if applied to already relaxed hair. By focusing on the new growth, the stylist can achieve a consistent and even result, ensuring that the previously relaxed hair remains healthy.

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  • 25. 

    Trichology is the study of

    • A.

      Skin

    • B.

      Nails

    • C.

      Hair

    • D.

      Muscles

    Correct Answer
    C. Hair
    Explanation
    Trichology is the study of hair. This field focuses on the scientific study of hair and its disorders, including hair loss, scalp conditions, and hair care. Trichologists are experts in diagnosing and treating hair and scalp issues, providing solutions for various hair problems. They analyze the structure, function, and health of hair, as well as the factors that can affect its growth and appearance. By understanding the biology and physiology of hair, trichologists help individuals maintain healthy hair and address any hair-related concerns they may have.

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  • 26. 

    Which face shape looks good with almost any hairstyle?

    • A.

      Round

    • B.

      Square

    • C.

      Oval

    • D.

      Oblong

    Correct Answer
    C. Oval
    Explanation
    Oval face shape looks good with almost any hairstyle because it is considered to be the most balanced and versatile face shape. The oval shape has well-proportioned features and a gently rounded hairline, which allows for a wide range of hairstyles to complement the face shape. Whether it's short, long, straight, or curly hair, oval faces can pull off various styles with ease. This face shape is often seen as the ideal shape for hairstyles because it can handle different lengths and textures without any major adjustments.

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  • 27. 

    What is the cell reproducer of the nail?

    • A.

      Lunula

    • B.

      Matrix

    • C.

      Nail bed

    • D.

      Nerves

    Correct Answer
    B. Matrix
    Explanation
    The matrix is the correct answer because it is the part of the nail responsible for cell reproduction. It is located at the base of the nail and contains the cells that produce new nail cells, which then push older cells forward to form the visible part of the nail. The matrix is crucial for nail growth and regeneration.

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  • 28. 

    What happens to each individual hair strand when an aniline derivative (oxidation) tint is mixed with hydrogen peroxide and applied to the hair?

    • A.

      Heat is created causing the hair to soften and absorb color

    • B.

      The cortex swells allowing pigment molecules to enter

    • C.

      The H-bonds and S-bonds are broken, changing the hair's shape

    • D.

      The disulfide bonds are rebonded in waving lines

    Correct Answer
    B. The cortex swells allowing pigment molecules to enter
    Explanation
    When an aniline derivative (oxidation) tint is mixed with hydrogen peroxide and applied to the hair, the cortex, which is the middle layer of the hair shaft, swells. This swelling allows the pigment molecules from the tint to enter the cortex and penetrate the hair strand. This process is what enables the hair to absorb color and achieve the desired tint.

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  • 29. 

    In order the raise a client's head so you can shampoo the back of the head, you should

    • A.

      Ask the client to support his/her head

    • B.

      Ask the client to turn around

    • C.

      Support the client's head with your hand

    • D.

      Ask another stylist to support the client's head

    Correct Answer
    C. Support the client's head with your hand
    Explanation
    To shampoo the back of the client's head, you should support their head with your hand. This ensures that the client's head is raised and stable, allowing you to properly shampoo the back of their head without any discomfort or difficulty. Asking the client to support their own head may not provide enough support or stability, and asking them to turn around would not be necessary or practical. Asking another stylist to support the client's head may not be feasible or efficient in all situations.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following problems is due to an over-production of sebum?

    • A.

      Asteatosis

    • B.

      Anhydrosis

    • C.

      Psoriasis

    • D.

      Seborrhea

    Correct Answer
    D. Seborrhea
    Explanation
    Seborrhea is the correct answer because it is a condition characterized by an over-production of sebum, which is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin. This excess sebum can lead to oily skin, clogged pores, and the development of acne. Asteatosis refers to dry skin, anhydrosis is the inability to sweat, and psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition characterized by red, scaly patches on the skin.

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  • 31. 

    Which is the chemical symbol for hydrogen peroxide?

    • A.

      H2O

    • B.

      H2O2

    • C.

      H2SO4

    • D.

      NaOH

    Correct Answer
    B. H2O2
    Explanation
    Hydrogen peroxide is a compound that consists of two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms, represented by the chemical formula H2O2. Therefore, the correct chemical symbol for hydrogen peroxide is H2O2.

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  • 32. 

    Another term for thermal waving is

    • A.

      Finger waving

    • B.

      Roller setting

    • C.

      Dry hairstyling

    • D.

      Marcel waving

    Correct Answer
    D. Marcel waving
    Explanation
    Marcel waving is another term for thermal waving. It involves using a hot curling iron to create waves or curls in the hair. This technique was popularized by François Marcel, a French hairstylist, in the 19th century. It is different from finger waving, which is a technique that uses the fingers to create waves in the hair, and roller setting, which involves using rollers to set the hair in curls. Dry hairstyling is a general term that encompasses various techniques for styling the hair without using water or wet products.

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  • 33. 

    Warm toned colors are made primarily of

    • A.

      Blues and greens

    • B.

      Reds and yellows

    • C.

      Black and white

    • D.

      Shades of gray

    Correct Answer
    B. Reds and yellows
    Explanation
    Warm toned colors are made primarily of reds and yellows because these colors have longer wavelengths and are associated with warmth and energy. Reds and yellows are often used to create a sense of warmth and coziness in artwork and design. They can evoke feelings of happiness, excitement, and passion. Warm toned colors are commonly used in autumn and sunset scenes to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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  • 34. 

    Wet hair stretches what percent of its lenggth?

    • A.

      20 to 30

    • B.

      40 to 50

    • C.

      60 to 70

    • D.

      10 to 15

    Correct Answer
    B. 40 to 50
    Explanation
    Wet hair stretches about 40 to 50 percent of its length. When hair is wet, it becomes more elastic and can be stretched without breaking. This is due to the water molecules penetrating the hair shaft, causing it to swell and become more flexible. As a result, wet hair can stretch up to 40 to 50 percent of its original length before returning to its normal state when dry.

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  • 35. 

    You should hold both the comb and shears in your dominant hand while

    • A.

      Styling hair

    • B.

      Blow-drying hair

    • C.

      Combing hair

    • D.

      Cutting hair

    Correct Answer
    C. Combing hair
    Explanation
    This question is confusing -- but "combing hair" is the answer given by the answer key. Why would you be holding shears if you are only combing hair? But, if you are cutting hair, you may transfer the comb to your non-dominant hand? CONFUSING QUESTION!

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  • 36. 

    When giving a soft-curl perm, apply thio until hair on all rods is thoroughly saturated, then

    • A.

      Mist with water

    • B.

      Rinse excess thio

    • C.

      Drape the client

    • D.

      Replace saturated cotton

    Correct Answer
    D. Replace saturated cotton
    Explanation
    After applying thio to thoroughly saturate the hair on all rods, it is necessary to replace the saturated cotton. This step is important because the cotton absorbs the excess thio and helps to prevent it from dripping onto the client's skin or clothing. By replacing the saturated cotton, the stylist ensures that the perm solution is properly contained and avoids any potential damage or discomfort to the client.

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  • 37. 

    When giving a soft-curl perm, you should take a test curl frequently in order to ensure

    • A.

      The hair id not becoming too curly

    • B.

      The hair is curling properly but not becoming damaged

    • C.

      The client's skin is not becoming irritated

    • D.

      The heat is not too great for the client to tolerate

    Correct Answer
    B. The hair is curling properly but not becoming damaged
    Explanation
    When giving a soft-curl perm, it is important to take a test curl frequently to ensure that the hair is curling properly but not becoming damaged. This is because the chemicals used in the perming process can be harsh on the hair and overexposure to these chemicals can lead to damage such as breakage or dryness. By monitoring the test curl, the stylist can ensure that the hair is achieving the desired curl pattern without causing any harm to the hair.

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  • 38. 

    The action of sodium hydroxide relaxer causes the hair to

    • A.

      Soften and swell

    • B.

      Expand and harden

    • C.

      Harden and set

    • D.

      Shrink

    Correct Answer
    A. Soften and swell
    Explanation
    When sodium hydroxide relaxer is applied to the hair, it causes the hair to soften and swell. This is because sodium hydroxide is an alkaline substance that breaks down the disulfide bonds in the hair, which are responsible for its natural structure. As these bonds are broken, the hair becomes softer and more pliable. Additionally, the alkaline nature of sodium hydroxide causes the hair cuticles to open, allowing for better penetration of the relaxer and further swelling of the hair shaft. Therefore, the correct answer is "soften and swell."

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  • 39. 

    On which type of hair should you use and acid-balanced perm?

    • A.

      Coarse, resistant hair

    • B.

      Highlighted or tinted hair

    • C.

      Normal hair

    • D.

      Fine, resistant hair

    Correct Answer
    B. Highlighted or tinted hair
    Explanation
    An acid-balanced perm should be used on highlighted or tinted hair because this type of hair is more fragile and prone to damage. Acid-balanced perms have a lower pH level, which is gentler on the hair and helps to minimize damage and breakage. Using an acid-balanced perm on coarse or resistant hair may not provide the desired results as it may not be strong enough to effectively curl the hair. Normal hair and fine, resistant hair can also benefit from acid-balanced perms, but the highlighted or tinted hair requires extra care and protection.

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  • 40. 

    Which statement about the use of a razor for haircutting is INCORRECT?

    • A.

      The razor guard should face you, the cosmetologist, while you use the razor

    • B.

      The razor can be used for thinning as well as for haircutting

    • C.

      When combing the hair, put the razor down and hold the comb in your dominant hand

    • D.

      Keep the hair damp while working to prevent dulling the blade of the razor

    Correct Answer
    C. When combing the hair, put the razor down and hold the comb in your dominant hand
    Explanation
    The incorrect statement is "when combing the hair, put the razor down and hold the comb in your dominant hand." This statement is incorrect because when combing the hair, the razor should be held in the dominant hand, not put down. The razor is used for cutting or thinning the hair, so it should be held throughout the process.

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  • 41. 

    Texturizing is also referred to as

    • A.

      Thinning

    • B.

      Cross-checking

    • C.

      Sectioning

    • D.

      Parting

    Correct Answer
    A. Thinning
    Explanation
    Texturizing is a term used in hairstyling to refer to the process of thinning out or reducing the bulkiness of hair. It involves creating texture by removing some of the hair's thickness, resulting in a lighter and more manageable style. Therefore, thinning is the correct answer as it accurately describes the process of texturizing hair.

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  • 42. 

    The main active ingredient in an alkaline perm is

    • A.

      Hydrogen peroxide

    • B.

      Ammonium thioglycolate

    • C.

      Glycerol

    • D.

      Potassium bromate

    Correct Answer
    B. Ammonium thioglycolate
    Explanation
    Ammonium thioglycolate is the main active ingredient in an alkaline perm. It is a reducing agent that breaks the disulfide bonds in the hair, allowing it to be reshaped. This chemical reaction softens the hair and makes it more flexible, so that it can be curled or straightened. Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used in hair coloring and bleaching, not in perms. Glycerol is a moisturizing ingredient often found in hair care products, but it is not the main active ingredient in a perm. Potassium bromate is a strong oxidizing agent, but it is not used in perms.

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  • 43. 

    Relaxers with ammonium thioglycolate differ from relaxers with sodium hydroxide because thio is

    • A.

      Milder

    • B.

      Quicker

    • C.

      More dangerous

    • D.

      Hotter

    Correct Answer
    A. Milder
    Explanation
    Relaxers with ammonium thioglycolate are milder compared to relaxers with sodium hydroxide. Ammonium thioglycolate is a chemical compound that is less harsh and aggressive on the hair compared to sodium hydroxide. It is commonly used in hair relaxers for individuals with more sensitive scalps or those who prefer a gentler treatment. The milder nature of ammonium thioglycolate allows for a more gradual and less damaging process of relaxing the hair.

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  • 44. 

    Texturizing can

    • A.

      Reduce bulk and create support

    • B.

      Create visual texture

    • C.

      Create fullness and mobility

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Texturizing techniques in hairstyling can serve multiple purposes. They can reduce bulk and create support by removing excess weight and adding structure to the hair. They can also create visual texture by adding dimension and movement to the hair. Additionally, texturizing can create fullness and mobility by adding volume and enhancing the hair's natural movement. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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  • 45. 

    The technical name for the nail is

    • A.

      Onyx

    • B.

      Cuticle

    • C.

      Mantle

    • D.

      Lunula

    Correct Answer
    A. Onyx
    Explanation
    The technical name for the nail is "onyx" because it refers to the hard, translucent, and protective covering of the nail. Onyx is composed of keratin, the same protein found in hair and skin. It helps to protect the nail bed and provides structural support to the fingertip. The term "onyx" is commonly used in dermatology and anatomy to describe the nail, making it the correct answer.

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  • 46. 

    While shampooing, protect the client's face and ears from water spray with

    • A.

      Your hand

    • B.

      The cape

    • C.

      A neck strip

    • D.

      An apron

    Correct Answer
    A. Your hand
    Explanation
    When shampooing a client's hair, it is important to protect their face and ears from water spray to ensure their comfort and safety. Using your hand to shield their face and ears is the most effective and immediate solution. This allows you to control the direction and intensity of the water spray, ensuring that it does not reach their face or ears. Additionally, using your hand provides a personal touch and shows the client that you are attentive to their needs.

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  • 47. 

    The occipital bone forms the back and base of the

    • A.

      Neck

    • B.

      Cranium

    • C.

      Upper jaw

    • D.

      Forehead

    Correct Answer
    B. Cranium
    Explanation
    The occipital bone is a part of the cranium, which is the skull. It forms the back and base of the skull, providing protection for the brain and support for the head. Therefore, the correct answer is cranium.

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  • 48. 

    Overgrown cuticles are referred to as

    • A.

      Onychophagy

    • B.

      Agnails

    • C.

      Leucoychia

    • D.

      Pterygium

    Correct Answer
    D. Pterygium
    Explanation
    Pterygium refers to the condition of overgrown cuticles. Onychophagy refers to the habit of biting nails, agnails refer to torn or detached cuticles, and leucoychia refers to white spots on the nails. Therefore, pterygium is the correct answer as it specifically relates to overgrown cuticles.

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  • 49. 

    Whichh is the quickest way to lighten hair?

    • A.

      Tint remover

    • B.

      Oil bleach

    • C.

      Powder or paste bleach

    • D.

      Pre-softener

    Correct Answer
    C. Powder or paste bleach
    Explanation
    Powder or paste bleach is the quickest way to lighten hair. Bleaching agents like powder or paste bleach contain hydrogen peroxide, which helps to break down the natural pigment in the hair. This process lightens the hair by removing the color molecules. Tint remover, oil bleach, and pre-softener are not specifically designed for lightening hair and may not be as effective or quick in achieving the desired lightening results.

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  • 50. 

    If a client has a nail __________, nail services must NOT be performed.

    • A.

      Disease

    • B.

      Condition

    • C.

      Disorder

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Disease
    Explanation
    If a client has a nail disease, nail services must not be performed. This is because performing nail services on a client with a nail disease can worsen the condition, spread the disease to other clients or the nail technician, and cause discomfort or pain to the client. It is important to prioritize the health and safety of the client and refrain from providing nail services until the disease is treated or resolved.

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