Cosmetology Practice Test

The Cosmetology exam covers each of the following specialty areas: Operator; Facialist; Manicurist; Cosmetology Instructor; Wig; Shampoo; and Hair weaving. Each of these exams contains both a written and a practical application component.

In the written section of a Cosmetology exam, you will answer multiple-choice questions; in the practical application section, you will be expected to demonstrate your skills on a mannequin or live model.

Some of the materials required for the practical application component of this series of tests will be provided at the testing site. For others, you will be expected to acquire your own materials.

The written section of the Cosmetology exam for Operators covers the following subjects:

  • sanitation, disinfection, and safety
  • shampooing and conditioning hair
  • haircutting and hairstyling
  • braids and braid extensions
  • chemical texture services
  • hair coloring and hair coloring product
  • skin care
  • nail care
  • licensing and regulation

The written section of the Facialist exam covers the following subjects:

  • sanitation, disinfection, and safety
  • client consultation and analysis
  • basic facial treatments
  • advanced facial treatments
  • hair removal
  • facial makeup
  • licensing and regulation

The written section of the Cosmetology exam for Manicurists covers the following subjects:

  • sanitation, disinfection, and safety
  • client consultation and analysis
  • manicure/pedicure
  • nail tips and nail wraps
  • acrylic and gel nails
  • licensing and regulation
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The written section of the Cosmetology Instructor exam covers the following subjects:

  • educator-student relationship
  • curriculum development
  • teaching methods
  • student evaluation and testing methods
  • licensing and regulation

The written section of the Cosmetology exam for Wig Technicians covers the following subjects:

  • sanitation, disinfection, and safety
  • wig preparation
  • wig fitting
  • wig styling and cleaning
  • eye tabbing
  • licensing and regulation

The written section of the Shampoo technician exam covers the following subjects

  • sanitation, disinfection, and safety
  • shampooing and conditioning hair
  • other treatments
  • human physiology and anatomy
  • licensing and regulation

The written section of the Cosmetology exam for Hair Weaving Technicians covers the following subjects:

  • sanitation, disinfection, and safety
  • shampooing and conditioning hair
  • human physiology and anatomy
  • extensions
  • braiding
  • licensing and regulation

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