Milady Standard: Cosmetology History Quiz!

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Milady Standard Cosmetology Quizzes & Trivia

Cosmetologists are trained individuals who perform cosmetic treatment, including hair treatment, chemical hair removal, nails and skin care, skin and hair analysis, aromatherapies, etc. Women are registered and accredited as cosmetologists in the United States. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the history of Cosmetology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following civilizations was the first to infuse essential oils from the leaves bark and blossoms of plants for use as perfumes and for purification purposes? 
    • A. 

      Chinese

    • B. 

      Egyptians

    • C. 

      Romans

    • D. 

      Greeks

  • 2. 
    Archaeological studies reveal that haircutting and hairstyling were practiced in some form as early as:
    • A. 

      1600 B.C. during the Shang dynasty

    • B. 

      The middle ages

    • C. 

      3000 B.C. in Egypt

    • D. 

      The ice age

  • 3. 
    The art and science of beautifying and improving skin, nails, and hair are:
    • A. 

      Neurology

    • B. 

      Cosmetology

    • C. 

      Nail technology

    • D. 

      Dermatology

  • 4. 
    The first culture to cultivate beauty extravagantly was:
    • A. 

      The greeks

    • B. 

      The Romans

    • C. 

      The Egyptians

    • D. 

      The Americans

  • 5. 
    In 3000 B.C the first recorded use of a hair-coloring agent was the use of:
    • A. 

      Silver

    • B. 

      Copper

    • C. 

      Wax

    • D. 

      Henna

  • 6. 
    Hairdressing was an art during the time of the____________ for those who wore elaborate wigs and headdresses.
    • A. 

      Middle ages

    • B. 

      Chinese

    • C. 

      Romans

    • D. 

      English

  • 7. 
    During the middle ages, women wore colored makeup on their 
    • A. 

      Ears

    • B. 

      Eyes

    • C. 

      Lips

    • D. 

      Hands

  • 8. 
    In ancient Rome, hair color was used by women to indicate:
    • A. 

      Personal wealth

    • B. 

      Class in society

    • C. 

      Marital status

    • D. 

      Education level

  • 9. 
    The barber pole has its roots of origin in what profession? T
    • A. 

      Medicine

    • B. 

      Blacksmithing

    • C. 

      Education

    • D. 

      Psychology

  • 10. 
    To achieve a look of greater intelligence during the renaissance women:
    • A. 

      Wore highly colored lip preparations

    • B. 

      Shaved their eyebrows and hairline

    • C. 

      Wore elaborate elegant clothing

    • D. 

      Dyed their hair back or dark brown

  • 11. 
    A popular method of adding color to the face during the victorian age was to:
    • A. 

      Pinch the cheeks to induce natural color

    • B. 

      Wear pale shades of rouge

    • C. 

      Apply brightly colored preparations to the lips

    • D. 

      Wear beauty masks made of natural ingredients

  • 12. 
    In 1938 Arnold F. Willatt developed a method of permanent waving that used  waving lotion with no heat called a   
    • A. 

      Color wave

    • B. 

      Medium wave

    • C. 

      Cold wave

    • D. 

      Hair wave

  • 13. 
    In 1932 Charles Revson of Revlon marketed the first:
    • A. 

      Nail polish

    • B. 

      Commercial hair dye

    • C. 

      Mascara

    • D. 

      Lipstick

  • 14. 
    In 1998 Creative Nail Design introduced the first spa:
    • A. 

      Payment system

    • B. 

      Haircutting system

    • C. 

      Pedicure system

    • D. 

      Color system

  • 15. 
    To be a successful salon manager, it is important to have a:
    • A. 

      Styling skills

    • B. 

      Creative talent

    • C. 

      Ability to manage people

    • D. 

      Inventory skills

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