Practice St Brd Exam

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100 sample questions that may be on the State Board Exam for Master Cosmetology. 90 minutes is alloted for you to take the exam, just like the State Board Exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an important part of good communication?
    • A. 

      Knowing what to say

    • B. 

      Giving your opinion

    • C. 

      Active listening

    • D. 

      Selling skills

  • 2. 
    A rule for female cosmetologists to follow in applying makeup to wear to work is:
    • A. 

      The darker the better

    • B. 

      Enhance your best features

    • C. 

      Look better than your clients

    • D. 

      Be as plain as possible

  • 3. 
    The major difference between a perm and body wave result from the
    • A. 

      Type of lotion used

    • B. 

      Type of neutralizer used

    • C. 

      Size of rods used

    • D. 

      Length of time neutralizer is left on

  • 4. 
    During a consultation
    • A. 

      Discuss the client's desired look

    • B. 

      Analyze the client's clothing

    • C. 

      Talk about the weather outside

    • D. 

      Remove all magazines from the client

  • 5. 
    When should you clean your manicure table?
    • A. 

      When a new client arrives and sits down

    • B. 

      After every three clients

    • C. 

      Right after each manicure

    • D. 

      After every three manicures

  • 6. 
    Disease causing bacteria can be spread by
    • A. 

      Touching antiseptics

    • B. 

      Getting wet or cold

    • C. 

      Cleaning with disinfectants

    • D. 

      Coughing or spitting

  • 7. 
    Trichology is the study of
    • A. 

      Hair

    • B. 

      Beauty

    • C. 

      Nails

    • D. 

      Skin

  • 8. 
    A method of cleaning instruments that kills all microorganisms, including bacterial spores is
    • A. 

      Decontamination

    • B. 

      Sanitation

    • C. 

      Sterilization

    • D. 

      Washing

  • 9. 
    Which statement about hair growth is NOT correct?
    • A. 

      The rate of hair growth is about 1/2 inch per month

    • B. 

      The rate of hair growth is the same on all parts of the body

    • C. 

      The rate of hair growth differs for men and women

    • D. 

      The rate of hair growth declines with age

  • 10. 
    Alopecia areata occurs when the client's hair
    • A. 

      Suddenly falls out in round patches

    • B. 

      Changes from oily to very dry

    • C. 

      Produces excessive amounts of sebum

    • D. 

      Turns gray very suddenly

  • 11. 
    When using disinfectants, you should remember that disinfectants
    • A. 

      Kill all dangerous germs on contact

    • B. 

      Cannot reach germs hidden in nooks and crannies

    • C. 

      Can be dangerous if used incorrectly

    • D. 

      Are inexpensive and therefore should be used liberally

  • 12. 
    The outermost and thinnest layer of skin is the
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Papillary layer

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous layer

  • 13. 
    Which statement about disinfection is CORRECT?
    • A. 

      Disinfectants should not be used on skin, hair, or nails

    • B. 

      Disinfectants destroy all microorganisms including bacterial spores

    • C. 

      Disinfectants should be used only by healthcare professionals

    • D. 

      Disinfectants are never used in salons

  • 14. 
    Which is one way to reassure your client about the cleanliness of your nail care equipment?
    • A. 

      Tell the client that all instruments are sterilized after each use

    • B. 

      Keep your instruments in sterilizing equipment when not in use

    • C. 

      Tell the client that no one has ever gotten an infection in your salon

    • D. 

      Keep metal, wood, and plastic implements separate from each other

  • 15. 
    A steatoma or sebaceous cyst is a/an
    • A. 

      Chronic inflammation on the nose & cheeks

    • B. 

      Subcutaneous tumor of a sebaceous gland

    • C. 

      Accumulation of sebaceous matter under the skin

    • D. 

      Contagious disease of the sebaceous glands

  • 16. 
    Bacteria that do NOT cause disease are referred to as
    • A. 

      Parasite

    • B. 

      Nonpathogenic

    • C. 

      Microbes

    • D. 

      Saprophytes

  • 17. 
    You can best help the client relax during facial manipulations by
    • A. 

      Talking to the client continuously

    • B. 

      Having the client visualize a relaxing scene

    • C. 

      Maintaining and even rhythm and pressure

    • D. 

      Telling the client when you are starting a movement

  • 18. 
    When using a protective neck strip and a cape, you should always be sure that the cape
    • A. 

      Is fastened as tightly as possible

    • B. 

      Is under the neck strip

    • C. 

      Does not touch the client's skin

    • D. 

      Is a becoming style and color

  • 19. 
    Cosmetologists need to understand bacteriology in order to
    • A. 

      Prevent the spread of disease

    • B. 

      Discuss biology with clients

    • C. 

      Avoid contracting food-borne illness

    • D. 

      Avoid spreading AIDS in the salon

  • 20. 
    Which statement about contamination is CORRECT?
    • A. 

      All objects are contaminated with microorganisms

    • B. 

      Contamination can be avoided by means of frequent hand washing

    • C. 

      Contamination in the salon is illegal an cause for losing one's license

    • D. 

      The skin and hair can be sterilized to reduce contamination

  • 21. 
    The part of the nail structure that contains actively growing tissue is the
    • A. 

      Nail plate

    • B. 

      Matrix

    • C. 

      Nail root

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 22. 
    Before applying chemicals to the hair, you should apply a cream around the client's hairline in order to
    • A. 

      Avoid a lawsuit

    • B. 

      Test for allergic reactions

    • C. 

      Sell additional products

    • D. 

      Avoid skin irritation

  • 23. 
    Before draping a client, you should do all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Wash your hands

    • B. 

      Ask the client to wash his/her hands

    • C. 

      Ask the client to remove any necklaces

    • D. 

      Turn the client's collar in

  • 24. 
    Besides cleaning the client's hair and scalp, a good shampoo can also
    • A. 

      Change the color of a client's hair

    • B. 

      Change the texture of a client's hair

    • C. 

      Make the client's hair appear fuller and longer

    • D. 

      Give the client a good impression of the salon

  • 25. 
    Dry shampoos are used on clients
    • A. 

      Who are about to have a permanent

    • B. 

      Who have chemically treated hair

    • C. 

      Whose health does not permit shampoos

    • D. 

      Who are allergic to shampoos