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Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam

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Get prepared for your cosmetology state board exam with this handy practice test.

1. When razor cutting, it is recommended that hair be cut

  1. Damp
  2. Wet
  3. Dry
  4. Dry after straightening

2. When cutting extremely curly hair, it is recommended the hair be cut

  1. Damp
  2. Wet
  3. Dry
  4. Dry after straightening

3. When cutting kinky hair, it is recommended the hair be cut

  1. Damp
  2. Wet
  3. Dry
  4. Dry after straightening

4. When giving a scissor haircut, the guideline is generally

  1. At the closed side of your hand
  2. Above your fingers
  3. Below your fingers
  4. At your palm

5. The amount of hair on a person's head is referred to as

    Thickness
  1. Density
  2. Texture
  3. Both a and b

6. Hair with its cuticle in place and tightly closed is said to have

  1. Good porosity
  2. Bad porosity
  3. Excellent porosity
  4. Poor porosity

7. Pediculosis Capitis is

  1. Athletes Foot
  2. Lice
  3. Ringworm
  4. Head Lice

8. In the "shears-over-comb" technique, if the comb is held at an angle, the

  1. Hair will be shorter
  2. Hair will be longer
  3. Length will not be affected
  4. Scalp will be less visible

9. The red dermal light is used to treat

  1. Oily skin
  2. Combination skin
  3. Acneic skin
  4. Dry skin

10. Curling the hair from the ends towards the scalp is referred to as

    Spiral curling
  1. Halo curling
  2. Croquignole curling
  3. None of the above
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