Cosmetology Multiple Choice

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The Greek word Kosmetikos means:

1. Skilled in the use of cosmetics
2. Trained in barbering
3. Skilled in hair care
4. Licensed to practice cosmetology

Skilled in the use of cosmetics
There has been a huge growth in day spas, which offer many specialized treatments including all of the following except:

1. Botox treatments
2. Nutritional counseling
3. Aromatherapy
4. Hydrotherapy

Botox Treatments
To develop your career to the maximum, it's important to:

1. socialize with other cosmetologists
2. Continue your education
3. Always agree with your boss
4. Find your niche and stay with it

Continue your Education
Government regulatory agencies are involved in providing:

1. Continuing education
2. Standards for the industry
3. Trade publications
4. Job opportunities

Standards for the Industry
The salon industry has grown tremendously and annually grosses:

1. $50 Million
2. $50 Billion
3. $100 Million
4. $1 billion

$50 Billion
A design team works together to present:

1. New salon design
2. Regulatory issues
3. New cosmetic products
4. Fashion and runway shows

Fashion and Runway Shows
Haircutting and Hairstyling have been practiced since:

1. The glacial age
2. The Golden Age of Greece
3. The Renaissance
4. Medieval times

The Glacial Age
The first people to use cosmetics were the:

1. Mayans
2. Vikings
3. Celts
4. Egyptians

The Egyptians
Henna is a dye extracted from:

1. Rose petals
2. Walnut shells
3. Dried bodies of insects
4. The leaves of an ornamental shrub

The leaves of an ornamental shrub
Nail care was first practiced before 3000 B.C. in:

1. Egypt and China
2. Northern Europe
3. India
4. The Americas

Egypt and China
Women in ancient Rome used hair color to indicate:

1. How many children they had
2. Their class in society
3. Their marital status
4. Their religion

Their class in society
When monks and priests were forbidden by Pope Alexander III to shed blood, they enlisted the help of:

1. Barbers
2. Farmers
3. Servants
4. Carpenters

Barbers
The barber pole, symbol of the barber-surgeon, has its roots in the early practice of:

1. Tooth-pulling
2. Bloodletting
3. Haircutting
4. Leeching

Bloodletting
In 1875 the technique of using irons for waving and curling the hair was developed by:

1. Charles Nessler
2. Marcel Grateau
3. Alexandre Goldefroy
4. Madam C. J. Walker

Marcel Grateau
The first permanent wave technique that did not require the use of a machine was invented by:

1. Evans and McDonough
2. Charles Nessler
3. Marcel Grateau
4. Brisbols and Federmeyer

Evans and McDonough
An important pioneer of the modern black hair-care and cosmetics industry was:

1. Charles Nessler
2. Sojourner Truth
3. Marcel Grateau
4. Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker
An entry-level cosmetologist may be expected to perform a variety of duties, except for:

1. Selling retail products to clients
2. Updating client records
3. Paying Bills
4. Making appointments

Paying Bills
The first job a new cosmetology graduate is usually offered is:

1. Haircolor specialist
2. Salon Stylist
3. Salon Manager
4. Cosmetic Chemist

Salon Sytlist
A Client desiring a new wave pattern will require the services of a:

1. Nail technician
2. Texture service specialist
3. Platform artist
4. Esthetician

Texture Service Specialist
Working with cancer patients who have suffered hair loss is a gratifying experience for a:

1. Haircolor specialist
2. Wig specialist
3. Nail technician
4. Texture service specialist

Wig Specialist
An esthetician can choose from many employment possibilities, including:

1. Massage therapist
2. Nail technician
3. Celebrity hairstylist
4. Consultant for a cosmetic company

Consultant for a cosmetic company
To crate a new image for a client, a makeup artist:

1. Performs a manicure
2. Applies a body wrap
3. Provides haircolor services
4. Uses cosmetics to blend and shade

Uses cosmetics to blend and shade
A day spa offers the client:

1. A full range of services
2. Massage therapy only
3. Esthetic services only
4. Health and nutritional services only

A full range of services
To be a successful salon manager, is it important to have:

1. An eye for color
2. Styling skills
3. Creative talent
4. The ability to supervise people

The ability to supervise people
Product educators selling to professionals and salon owners often provide:
1. Product knowledge and classes
2. Hairstyling techniques
3. Chemistry classes
4. Business training
Product knowledge and classes
As a cosmetologist, your professional image consists of:
1. Technical skills
2. Good looks
3. Outward appearance and conduct
4. Sense of style
Outward appearance and condut
The Old English word hal means:
1. Hole
2. House
3. Health
4. Whole
Whole
The key to a happy and productive life is:
1. Repressing bad feelings
2. Occasional exercise
3. The latest diet
4. Achieving balance
Achieving balance
Maintaining cleanliness and healthfulness every day is called:
1. Personal sense of style
2. Personal hygiene
3. Dressing for success
4. Personal grooming
personal hygiene
One of the basics of personal hygiene is:
1. Daily exercise
2. Following the dress code
3. Daily bathing
4. Wearing perfume
Daily bathing
The body's largest organ is the:
1. Stomach
2. Liver
3. Skin
4. Brain
Skin
In order to look well groomed at times, the hair requires:
1. Regular shampooing
2. Blow-drying
3. Hair Spray
4. Elaborate styling
Regular shampooing
The foundation of good personal grooming includes:
1. A youthful look
2. Clean and cared-for clothing
3. The latest styles
4. A hip image
Clean and cared-for clothing
When choosing clothes to wear on the job, you must consider:
1. Your personal preferences
2. The dress code of the salon
3. The salon's color scheme
4. The latest styles
The dress code of the salon
When choosing your own hairstyle on the job, always take into consideration:
1. Your hair texture and wave pattern
2. What your clients want
3. Your coworkers' styles
4. The latest style
Your hair texture and wave pattern
When applying makeup to go to work, it is best to:
1. Go for bright colors
2. Develop one approach
3. Apply it heavily
4. Accentuate your best features
Accentuate your best features
As a beauty professional you are subject to may stresses including all of the following except:
1. High expectations of clients
2. Standing on your feet all day
3. The need to work faster
4. 24-hour coverage
24-hour coverage
Establishing a routine for sleep, meals and other daily requirements is:
1. Helpful in reducing stress
2. A boring way to live
3. Unnecessary for the young
4. Difficult in today's world
Helpful in reducing stress
In order to feel refreshed and eager to face the workday, it's important to:
1. Renew yourself with relaxation
2. Be punctual
3. Eat all you want
4. Seek medical advice
Renew yourself with relaxation
Good, nutritious food has many effects, including:
1. Prevent a variety of illnesses
2. Causing deficiencies
3. Putting on extra pounds
4. Causing chemical imbalances
Preventing a variety of illnesses
Physical exercise has many positive effects on our bodies, including:
1. Lower immune function
2. Preventing of aging
3. Increased stress
4. Proper functioning of organs
Proper functioning of organs
Aerobic exercise, which improves heart function, includes all of the following except:
1. Dancing
2. Yoga
3. Cross-country skiing
4. Walking
Yoga
Physical presentation is an important aspect of professional image and includes all of the following except:
1. Cleanliness
2. Posture
3. An optimistic attitude
4. Good grooming
An optimistic attitude
Among the guidelines for good posture while standing is to:
1. Keep the neck elongated
2. Let the shoulders drop
3. Tilt the hips towards the back
4. Keep the knees rigid
The the shoulders drop
As a cosmetologist spending a great deal of time on your feet, proper foot care will help you:
1. Maintain good posture
2. Prevent carpal tunnel syndrome
3. Stay hydrated
4. Improve cardiovascular functioning
Maintain good posture
The increase blood circulation to the feet, try:
1. Tight socks or stockings
2. Foot massage
3. Jumping on a hard floor
4. High heels
Foot massage
The science of "fitting the job to the person" is called:
1. Ergot
2. Ergonomics
3. Anatomy
4. Entomology

Ergonomics
In order to avoid strain on your body when standing for long periods, consider:
1. Working with arms above shoulder level
2. Placing one foot on a stool
3. Wearing high heels
4. Slumping your shoulders
Placing one foot on a stool
Among the recent ergonomic improvements to the salon workplace are:
1. Closely positioned workstations
2. Free-standing shampoo bowls
3. Low cabinets
4. Static chairs
Free standing shampoo bowls
To prevent physical strain, a good practice is to:
1. Hold arms away from your body
2. Swivel the clients chair
3. Twist your body when reaching
4. Grip implements tightly
Swivel the client's chair
One celled micro-organisms with both plant and animal characteristics are:
1. Fungi
2. Cilia
3. Bacteria
4. Viruses
Bacteria
A type of pathogenic bacteria referred to as:
1. Saprophyte
2. Parasite
3. Virus
4. Cilia
Parasite
Harmful bacteria are referred to as:
1. Non-pathogenic
2. Saprophytes
3. Protozoa
4. Pathogenic
Pathogenic
Pathogenic bacteria produce:
1. Health
2. Beneficial effects
3. Disease
4. Antitoxins
Disease
A type of bacteria that lives on dead matter is:
1. Saprophytes
2. Flagella
3. Viruses
4. Parasites
Saprophytes
Syphilis and Lyme disease are caused by:
1. Cocci
2. Spirilla
3. Diplococci
4. Bacilli
Spirilla
Cocci are bacteria with:
1. Spiral shape
2. Round shape
3. Corkscrew shape
4. Rod shape
Round
Bacilli are bacteria shaped with a:
1. Corkscrew shape
2. Round shape
3. Spiral shape
4. Rod shape
Rod shape
Bacteria that are shaped like a string of beads and cause strep throat and blood poisoning are:
1. Streptococci
2. Bacilli
3. Diplococci
4. staphlycocci
Streptococci