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Which term refers to the art and science of beautifying and improving the condition of fingers, toenails, and surrounding skin?
Egyptian & Roman
In which ancient cultures did military commanders stain their nails and lips in matching colors before important battles?
All are correct (religious rites; medicinal purposes; grooming)
The ancient Greeks made lavish use of perfumes and cosmetics for:
Which ancient culture built elaborate baths and developed excellent methods of dressing the hair?
Food without salt
The Roman philosopher Plautus is credited with comparing a woman without cosmetics to:
If you were a noblewoman in ancient Rome, you would color your hair ______ to indicate your social status.
The onset of _____ led to a new prosperity in the United States, during which all forms of beauty began to follow trends.
Who helped glamorize the first mass-market nail lacquers in the 1930s by wearing matching colors on her fingers and toes?
All are correct (tube mascara; improved hair care; improved nail products)
The 1950s saw the introduction of:
Which of the following is credited with establishing the biweekly nail maintenance appointment?
In the 1960s, where did the nails from nail technicians "nail banks" typically come from?
When were the first monomer liquid and polymer powder nail services offered by nail technicians?
Creative Nail Design
In 1998, who introduced the first spa pedicure system to the professional beauty industry?
Inspired by a new opaque paint that was being produced for the automobile industry, Charles Revson introduced the first mass-market _____ in a variety of colors.
Thin strands of cotton
In the 1960s, nail technicians reaffixed detached nail tips with model airplane glue and reinforced them with what?
All are correct (Natural nail care services became very popular; UV gel systems grew in popularity; Nail polish became safer and longer-lasting)
Which of these was a notable beauty industry achievement of the twentieth century?
All are correct (new ergonomic designs; better materials; enhanced workmanship)
Modern manicuring implements now incorporate:
Work under the supervision of a physican
A nail technician in a traditional salon can expect to do all BUT which of the following?
All are correct (a men's barbershop; a day spa; a full-service hair salon)
today, a nail technician can choose to work in a traditional nail salon or:
All are correct (mastering techniques that will help you become more organized; approaching all your work with a strong sense of responsibility; acquiring patience)
Which of these is an important life skill?
Pay close attention during summary and review sessions
To get the greatest benefit from your education, it is recommended that you?
All are correct (respecting others; building on your strengths; being kind to yourself)
Following which of these principles will help you along your path to success?
Lack of a game plan
The three bad habits that can keep you from maintaining peak performance include procrastination, perfectionism, and:
Which of the following blocks the creative mind from exploring ideas and discovering solutions to challenges?
Both are correct (well-thought out sense of purpose; reason for being)
To succeed in life, you need a:
Where you can see it every day
It's a good idea to keep a copy of your mission statement _____ for reinforcement.
Is goal-setting a practical way to spend my time at this point in my career?
Which of the following is NOT a key question you should ask to determine if your goal-setting plan is a good one?
Say "no" formly but kindly
When asked to take on more work than you can handle, it is recommended that you:
All are correct (overwhelmed; worried; feeling guilty about something)
Time management experts recommend that you give yourself some downtime whenever you are:
5 to 10
When you practice deep breathing, how many breaths does it typically take to restore your balance?
Fill every slot in your schedule with some kind of task, no matter how small.
Which of these is NOT a practice recommended by time management experts?
All are correct (find a quiet spot where you can study uninterrupted; make sure you have sufficient lighting; have your books, pens, paper, etc., available)
Before you begin studying, you should:
Which term refers to the principles of character, proper conduct, and moral judgment expressed through personality, human relations skills, and profesional image?
The state board
Who sets the ethical standards for disinfection and safety that all nail technicians working in a state must follow?
All are correct (keep information that clients share private; always give clients correct information about treatments and products; are honest and courteous)
You show that you are an ethical person when you:
The ingredients of a healthy, well-developed attitude include all BUT which of the following?
Take care of yourself
To be truly helpful to others, you must remember to take time every single day to:
All are correct (characteristics; attitudes; behavioral traits)
A person's personality includes inborn:
Learning how to handle a confrontation and being able to share how you feel without going overboard are indicators of:
When your appearance and the way that you conduct yourself are in harmony with the beauty business, your chances of being successful increase by as much as:
All are correct (drinking coffee just before performing a service; wearing something that needs laundering; smoking at work)
It's a good idea to avoid:
All are correct (work as a stylist behind the chair; specialize in makeup application; provide nail services)
You must be extremely meticulous about your hygiene if you:
The parking lot
If you absolutely must smoke during the workday, which of these is the best place to do so?
All are correct (brush your teeth; use mouthwash; wash your hands)
If you smoke at work, you should always _____ before servicing your next client.
Just as important as
Many salon owners and managers view appearance and poise as being _____ technical knowledge and skills.
An apron or smock
To help protect your clothes from dirt and stains, you should invest in _____ to wear at work.
How you would look in them while performing client services
When shopping for work clothes, you should primarily think about:
All are correct (clean; fresh; in step with fashion)
It is generally a good idea to make sure that your clothing is:
All are correct (your physical posture; how you move your body while working; how you walk)
Your physical presentation includes:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Which of the following is an example of a musculoskeletal disorder that is common amoung cosmetology professionals?
All are correct (holding your arms away from your body as you work; squeezing implements too tightly; bending forward to get closer to your client)
As you work, you should monitor yourself to see if you are:
As you work, you should hold your elbows at no more than a _____-degree angle away from your body for extended periods of time.
Both you and the client
You should have the client reach across the table to you during a manicure because this position is ergonomically correct for:
All are correct (sanitize your hands; freshen your breath; eliminate body odor)
Your hygiene pack will be a useful resource when you need to:
The term _____ refers to the daily maintenance of cleanliness by practicing good sanitary habits.
All are correct (your manager; your coworkers; your clients)
To be successful as a nail technician, you need to be able to communicate effectively with:
Communicate from your head and problem solve from your heart
Which of the following is NOT one of the golden rules of human relations?
Effectively sharing information between two people or groups
Communication is defined as the act of:
Take her/him on a quick tour of the facility
When a new client visits the salon for the first time, you should:
5 to 20 minutes
It is recommended that you set aside how much time in your schedule for the client consultation?
Research articles that describe different fashion styles
It is recommended that you _____ so you can help the client make choices that reflect a personal sense of style.
All are correct (simple and sophisticated clothing; monochromatic colors; no bright patterns)
A person with a classic style will most likely prefer:
All are correct (square; squoval; pointed)
It is a good idea to have a chart showing labeled pictures of round, oval, and _____ nails at the client consultation.
Put out your magazine clippings for her to review
Before the client gets to your station for the consultation, you should:
Both are correct (career lifestyle; personal lifestyle)
During the client consultation, you should ask about the client's:
Analyze her nails and determine the ideal length and shape
When using the 10-step consultation method, what should you do next after discussing the client's personal preferences?
All are correct (salon maintenance; monetary; home maintenance)
Toward the end of the client consultation, you should counsel the client on the _____ commitments needed to keep her nails looking their best at all times.
Communicate past the issue
When you find yourself in a situation beyond your control, it is recommended that you try to:
Many salons set a limited amount of time that they allow a client to be late before they require them to reschedule. What is the common time limit?
Let your client know why you are taking her even though she is late
If your tardy client arrives and you have the time to take her without jeopardizing other clients' appointments, you should:
Call the client, explain the situation and ask if she'd like to reschedule
If you are running late and you know it will cause delays for a later client, it is recommended that you:
Honestly and tactfully explain why you cannot make the change
If a client has a problem with the service and you cannot change what she dislikes, you should:
Either are correct (a more experienced nail tehnician; the salon manager)
When faced with an unhappy client in a situation where you are unsure of what to do, it is recommended that you call on _____ for help.
Practice role-playing both sides of the issue with a classmate
What is the recommended way to prepare to handle a situation with an unhappy client?
None are correct (parental sounding board; motivational coach; career guide)
As a nail technician, in addition to being an advisor to your clients' beauty needs, you are also your clients':
Tell her that she should focus on her enjoyment of the services
If you have a client who is going into great detail about her messy divorce while you work on her nails, it's recommended that you:
Seek help from someone you respect when you're at odds with a coworker
When interacting with your coworkers, it is recommended that you:
All are correct (perfecting your skills; perfecting your artistry; building up the business for yourself)
Too much time spent on discussing your personal matters in the salon means time away from:
A(n) _____ is a periodic assessment of an employee's skills, attitudes, and behaviors, and how they are used and perceived in the salon setting.
All are correct (technical skills; retail sales; professionalish)
An employee evaluation will generally include a grading of your:
Informs the client that you are a student, not a licensed nail technician
In cosmetology school, what does a release statement do?
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