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Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam 3
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Which of the following is an important part of good communication?
A rule for female cosmetologists to follow in applying makeup to wear to work is:
enhance your best features
3. The major difference between a perm and body wave result from the
size of rods used
During a consultation
discuss the client's desired look
When should you clean your manicure table?
right after each manicure
Disease causing bacteria can be spread by
coughing or spitting
Trichology is the study of
A method of cleaning instruments that kills all microorganisms, including bacterial spores is
Which statement about hair growth is NOT correct?
the rate of hair growth is the same on all parts of the body
Alopecia areata occurs when the client's hair
suddenly falls out in round patches
When using disinfectants, you should remember that disinfectants
can be dangerous if used incorrectly
The outermost and thinnest layer of skin is the
Which statement about disinfection is CORRECT?
disinfectants should not be used on skin, hair, or nails
Which is one way to reassure your client about the cleanliness of your nail care equipment?
keep your instruments in sterilizing equipment when not in use
A steatoma or sebaceous cyst is a/an
accumulation of sebaceous matter under the skin
Bacteria that do NOT cause disease are referred to as
You can best help the client relax during facial manipulations by
maintaining and even rhythm and pressure
When using a protective neck strip and a cape, you should always be sure that the cape
does not touch the client's skin
Cosmetologists need to understand bacteriology in order to
prevent the spread of disease
Which statement about contamination is CORRECT?
all objects are contaminated with microorganisms
The part of the nail structure that contains actively growing tissue is the
Before applying chemicals to the hair, you should apply a cream around the client's hairline in order to
avoid skin irritation
Before draping a client, you should do all of the following EXCEPT
ask the client to wash his/her hands
Besides cleaning the client's hair and scalp, a good shampoo can also
give the client a good impression of the salon
Dry shampoos are used on clients
whose health does not permit shampoos
Which nail shape is flattering to the greatest number of people's hands?
Where should metal implements and orangewood sticks be placed while you are giving a manicure?
on the top of the manicure table on a clean cloth
How can you use polish to give an elongated appearance to clubbed nails?
leave the sides of the nail unpolished
Which is the correct method for removing sculptured nails?
apply a solvent and push them off
A client who has athlete's foot requests a pedicure. What should you do?
refer the client to a doctor for treatment
The correct method for applying cleansing cream is to start at the
neck and work upward
Soft water is preferrable to hard water for shampooing because it
works up a better lather
On which type of hair should you use an acid-balanced perm?
highlighted or tinted hair
When should a patch test to determine whether a client is allergic to an aniline derivative tint be given?
24-48 hours before the hair coloring service
For a client with very light skin, you should choose a foundation that is
the same as the natural skin tone
The correct way to test the color of a foundation is to blend some of it on the client's
Before wrapping, hair should be
shampooed and left moist
The correct procedure for applying most neutralizers is
apply, repeat, wait 5 minutes, and remove rods
Because semi-permanent color only deposits and does not lift color from the hair, you shoudl select a color that is
lighter than the desired shade
To create a natural look, you should apply cheek color no closer to the nose than the
center of the eye
Which statement about hair lightening is CORRECT?
very dark hair may be damaged by extreme lightening
Which statement about hair growth is TRUE?
the natural color tends to fade as the hair ages
Which of the following is NOT a basic rule for natural looking hair color?
the darker hair should always be the dominant color
The Level System is a way of analyzing the
lightness or darkness of a color
Before lightening a client's hair, you should do all of the following EXCEPT
brush or comb the hair vigorously
The conditioning part of a chemical hair relaxing treatment is applied to the
entire head when wet
Which statEment about the use of the razor for haircutting is INCORRECT?
when combing the hair, put the razor down and hold the comb in your hand
After completing a haircut and removing the client's cape and neck strip, you should
clear away all hair clippings
When selecting a shampoo for a client, you should choose one that
suits the client's hair type
Invisible braiding is done by
overlapping the braided strands on top
When applying relaxer to the client's hair, you should
spread it out evenly over the top and bottom of each small strand
Porosity refers to the hair's ability to
A tube-like opening in the skin or scalp that surrounds the hair root is the
What is applied to the hair just before a thermal straightening treatment?
Before you place the pressing comb on the hair, you should test its temperature on
cloth or paper
Which is the most important safety precaution to use when perming a client's hair?
read and follow all product directions carefully
Naturally curly hair with an uneven curl pattern can usually be successfully permed with
an alkaline waving lotion
A nail fungus first appears as a
discoloration that spreads toward the cuticle
What is the function of the sweat glands in the body?
regulate body temperature and secrete wastes
Which of the following is NOT a function of the skin?
Your client asks you remove a hair from a facial mole while you are arching their eyebrows. You should
refuse to remove it
The direction of hair growth is referred to as a
The extension of the cuticle over the half moon at the base of the nail is the
The skin serves as an organ of the excretory system when a person
Your client's hands are so dry and chapped that cracks have developed in the skin. These cracks are referred to as
Which is the most courteous effective way to deal with client complaints about a salon service?
listen to the client's whole story and then suggest a solution
Which statement about the temperature of water for shampooing is CORRECT?
you should continuously monitor the water temperature
During a shampoo, suds get into the client's eye and he/she complains of buring and pain. What should you do?
seat the client upright and have him/her rinse the eye with cold water
Which of the following conditions are contagious?
Which is a kneading movement in massage?
The most stimulating massage movement is
To correct a broad nose, where should you use a darker shade of foundation?
on the sides of the nose
Your client has a very round face. Where should you apply corrective makeup?
down the sides of the face
Which statement about the use of hot wax to remove hair is CORRECT?
the wax is removed in the opposite direction of hair growth
The thickness or diameter of the individual hair strand is the hair's
Which statement about nail tipping is CORRECT?
the nail tip is sized and shaped to fit the free edge of the client's nail
The porcessing time used for the waving lotion depends on the hair's
porosity and texture
It is advisable to take a preliminary test curl on hair that is
damaged or tinted
Right after rinsing the waving lotion from the hair, the next step is
blot off excess water
When perming hair that has been tinted, bleached, or highlighted, you should use a product that
includes a pre-wrap lotion
When used to describe a color, the word "tone" refers to
Hydrogen peroxide bleaches the clor out of the hair by
allowing melanin to combine with oxygen and diffuse through the hair shaft
The advantage of single process tints is that they can simultaneously
lighten the hair and add color
Your client's hair is tinted a medium red-brown, but the client now requests a change to a lighter shade. What must you do first?
remove the present tint
A penetrating hair color is one that
enters the cortex of the hair shaft
Melanin pigment is naturally present throughout the hair's
You should choose a warm hair color for a client with which type of skin tone?
Where should hydrogen peroxide be stored?
an opaque container in a cool dark place
A very pale blond color can be safely achieved by
lightening the hair to a pale yellow and then using a toner
A color additive is a
concentrated color used to intensify or tone down a hair color
When you chemically relax a client's hair with a "no base" relaxer, you should always
apply a protective cream to the hairline and ears
When retouching a client's hair with sodium hydroxide relaxer you should
relax the new growth only
Relaxers with ammonium thioglycolate differ from relaxers with sodium hydroxide because thio relaxers are
Which statement about chemically relaxed hair is CORRECT?
a thio relaxer should not be used on hair previously treated with sodium hydroxide
When holdiing haircutting scissors, place your thumb
in the ring of the moveable blade
The terms slithering and effilating refer to the process of
Which statement about forming the first ridge when finger waving is CORRECT?
form the first ridge by inserting the comb beneath your index finger and pulling foward
Backcombing is used to
add volume to a hairstyle
For a client with a long, thin neck, the hair should
fall in long full waves
The one-loop of the "Figure 6" technique is used for thermal curling
very long hair
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