Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam II

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Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam II

100 question exam of questions that may be on the State Board Exam for Master Cosmetology. A master cosmetologist cares for the client's skin, hair, and nails. Well, there may be some additional services a master cosmetologist provide to his/her clients such as hair coloring, cutting, manicure, etc. We created this quiz for the people who are looking for some good practice tests on the topic.


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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    A client as a level 7 red-orange brassy looking hair. What is the best choice for neutralizing this color?
    • A. 

      Level 7 yellow-green

    • B. 

      Level 6 blue-violet

    • C. 

      Level 6 blue-green

    • D. 

      Level 5 blue

  • 4. 
    Do NOT give a permanent wave if what exists?
    • A. 

      Gray hair

    • B. 

      Tinted hair

    • C. 

      Scalp abrasions

    • D. 

      Dandruff

  • 5. 
    The chemical often required in addition to the chemical relaxer is:
    • A. 

      Petroleum cream

    • B. 

      Conditioner

    • C. 

      Waving lotion

    • D. 

      Stabilizer

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Brown

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    Which bonds are individually very weak?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Salt

    • C. 

      Disulfide

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    Hot oil manicures are partially effective on:
    • A. 

      Soft nails

    • B. 

      Diseased nails

    • C. 

      Brittle nails

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    A client requests a style with no laters, but angled toward her face.  Which elevation would you use?
    • A. 

      180 degrees

    • B. 

      90 degrees

    • C. 

      45 degrees

    • D. 

      0 degrees

  • 17. 
    Sebaceous glands are NOT found in which of the following areas of the skin:
    • A. 

      Forehead

    • B. 

      Groin

    • C. 

      Palms

    • D. 

      Scalp

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    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