State Board Cosmetology Written Exam

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State Board Cosmetology Written Exam

Practical exams in cosmetology are totally different from the written ones and this is because most people may know how to use their hands but can forget what is needed by different clients as discussed in class. Being that you will have to sit for the written exam, all you need is take the one below and see if you've got it covered or are you in need to revise more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Etiology is the study of ____
    • A. 

      A disease

    • B. 

      The cause of a disease

    • C. 

      The likely progression of a disease

    • D. 

      The pathology of a disease

  • 2. 
    Often referred to as the cuticle, it overlaps the lunula at the base of the nail _____
    • A. 

      Eponychium

    • B. 

      Hyponychium

    • C. 

      Perionychium

    • D. 

      Pterygium

  • 3. 
    Onychia refers to a condition where 
    • A. 

      The nail hardens and thickens

    • B. 

      The nail softens and falls off

    • C. 

      White streaks or spots in the nail

    • D. 

      Inflammation at the base of the nail with pus usually present

  • 4. 
    Onychocryptosis is a condition that may result from ______
    • A. 

      Excessively tight shoes

    • B. 

      Mold found in public showers

    • C. 

      Damage to the onychophagy

    • D. 

      Plantar warts

  • 5. 
    The point where the nail enters the skin at the nail base is referred to as the _____
    • A. 

      Eponychium

    • B. 

      Hyponychium

    • C. 

      Perionychium

    • D. 

      Nail Groove

  • 6. 
    Leuconychia is a condition that usually presents as _____
    • A. 

      Blue spots / streaks under the nails

    • B. 

      White spots / streaks under the nails

    • C. 

      Red spots / streaks under the nails

    • D. 

      Soft, thin nails, with ridges

  • 7. 
    Pumice powder is most commonly found in ____
    • A. 

      Acrylic powder

    • B. 

      Nail buff powder

    • C. 

      Cuticle cream

    • D. 

      Moisturizing lotions

  • 8. 
    These warts, caused by the HPV Virus, are flat, hard, thick growths, usually occurring on the soles of the feet and sometimes look like a circle within a circle ____
    • A. 

      Periungal warts

    • B. 

      Flat warts

    • C. 

      Plantar warts

    • D. 

      Filiform warts

  • 9. 
    Condition describes a forward growth of the cuticle covering most of the nail plate/body _____
    • A. 

      Pterygium

    • B. 

      Eponychium

    • C. 

      Perionychium

    • D. 

      Onychia

  • 10. 
    Atrophy or wasting away of the nail plate, may be the result of injury or disease ______
    • A. 

      Onychatrophia

    • B. 

      Onychophagy

    • C. 

      Leucoderma

    • D. 

      Paronychia

  • 11. 
    Found at the nail base, may overlap the lunula and extend as far back as the first knuckle ____
    • A. 

      Hyponychium

    • B. 

      Eponychium

    • C. 

      Perionychium

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 12. 
    Layering means the hair lengths have been cut _______
    • A. 

      Bluntly

    • B. 

      Graduated

    • C. 

      At a 0 degree elevation

    • D. 

      Undercut

  • 13. 
    A client has fine, dense hair, and wants it thinned out. How far from the head, should the stylist hold the razor, or thinning shears?
    • A. 

      .5 inch

    • B. 

      .75 inch

    • C. 

      1 inch

    • D. 

      1.5 inches

  • 14. 
    Club cutting is a method of cutting the hair ______
    • A. 

      With a razor

    • B. 

      With “shears over comb”

    • C. 

      Blunt and straight across

    • D. 

      A very tight & close taper at the neck

  • 15. 
    There are _____ bones in the metacarpus
    • A. 

      28

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      14

  • 16. 
    You have lightened your client’s hair from a Level 3 to a Level 6, what is the underlying exposed warm pigment and what is the correct Toner to create a neutral result:
    • A. 

      Orange / Blue

    • B. 

      Yellow / Violet

    • C. 

      Red / Green

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Silking, refers to_____
    • A. 

      Relaxing the hair with heat

    • B. 

      Relaxing the hair with a Thio relaxer

    • C. 

      Double Pressing the hair

    • D. 

      Relaxing the hair with a Guanidine relaxer

  • 18. 
    About 90% of the scalp hair is in this stage / phase at any given time: 
    • A. 

      Anagen

    • B. 

      Catagen

    • C. 

      Telogen

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Although vellus and lanugo hair are similar, vellus hair can be distinguished because: 
    • A. 

      Vellus hair has pigment

    • B. 

      Vellus hair has no pigment

    • C. 

      Lanugo hair has no pigment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The hair that we are primarily concerned with cutting, is referred to as: 
    • A. 

      Vellus hair

    • B. 

      Terminus hair

    • C. 

      Lanugo hair

    • D. 

      Terminal hair

  • 21. 
    The primary distinction between Vellus and Lanugo hair is: 
    • A. 

      Vellus hair has pigment, Lanugo does not

    • B. 

      Lanugo hair has pigment, Vellus does not

    • C. 

      Vellus hair is only found on the face

    • D. 

      Lanugo hair eventually becomes Terminal hair

  • 22. 
    The approximate pH of a cold wave is: 
    • A. 

      2.5 – 5.5

    • B. 

      4.5 – 5.5

    • C. 

      8.2 – 9.6

    • D. 

      9.5 – 11.5

  • 23. 
    The neutralizer for a permanent wave or a chemical hair relaxer is: 
    • A. 

      Neutral

    • B. 

      Alkaline

    • C. 

      Acid

    • D. 

      Sodium Hydroxide

  • 24. 
    Anhidrosis: 
    • A. 

      Excessive sweat

    • B. 

      Foul smelling sweat

    • C. 

      Inability to sweat

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Approximately 12% of sunlight is comprised of: 
    • A. 

      Visible light

    • B. 

      Ultra violet

    • C. 

      Low spectrum

    • D. 

      High spectrum

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