Free Esthetician Exam Practice Test

In order to practice professionally as an esthetician, you may need to pass an esthetician exam. Before you register for the exam, you should take a close look at the required knowledge and skills for the exam in your jurisdiction.

The content of the exam varies around the country. In some jurisdictions, all prospective estheticians take the same exam. In other places, there is a different esthetician exam for people who are only interested in cutting hair or doing nails. There is no sense in studying a number of skills that will not be on the exam and that you do not plan to use in your professional life. Another thing you should research in advance of the exam is the required equipment. In some places, you will need to bring your own dummy and wigs to the exam. This can be a little expensive, but at least it allows you to gain familiarity with your equipment before you actually take the esthetician exam.

The most important thing is that you should feel prepared when it comes time to take your examination. If you are stressed and nervous, you will be less likely to achieve the highest score of which you are capable. Take deep breaths, try to relax, and make sure you prepare fully before it is time to take the esthetician exam.

Practice Questions

1. According to NIC Infection Control and Safety Standards, which of the following is a standard procedure if a blood spill should occur?

a. Bag all blood- contaminated articles.
b. Documenting the incident in the blood spill log.
c. Apply a liquid styptic container to the injury.
d. Store all disinfected implements in a covered container.

2. Iontophoresis is a process in which...

a. A substance is separated into negative and positive ions.
b. An electrode stimulation increases elastin production.
c. A chemical reaction transforms sebum.
d. A current is used for hair removal.

3. An individual with oily skin should use...

a. A clay mask.
b. A firming mask.
c. A peel mask.
d. A moisture mask.

4. Which of the following is a good practice to avoid any contraindication issues with a client?

a. Discontinue consultation with a client who has high blood pressure.
b. Always keep work area clean and well organized.
c. Have record cards with pre-printed questions.
d. Make sure the temperature of the salon is comfortable.

5. When using essential oils in aromatherapy, an important rule of thumb is...

a. To dilute with carrier oil.
b. To avoid using candle diffusers.
c. To avoid using in inhalation therapy.
d. To not use oils with extenders.

Answers and Explanations

1. B: After treatment, the incident must be documented in the blood spill log. All blood-contaminated articles must be double bagged and labeled with red or orange biohazard warnings. A liquid styptic container should be used only with an applicator. Storing implements that have been disinfected is a dry storage standard and does not apply to a blood spill occurrence.

2. B: Iontophoresis uses electrodes to send an electric current into the face, which stimulates elastin production while vitamins are added, resulting in a younger looking face. Ionization is defined as a substance breaking down into positive and negative ions. Saponification is a chemical reaction in which sebum is transformed. A process for hair removal is called thermolysis, which uses electric current to provide heat to the follicle.

3. A: A clay mask will absorb excess oil, clean the skin and remove blackheads. A firming mask, meant for mature skin, increases the skin's moisture and reduces fine lines so the face looks younger. A peel mask will exfoliate the skin and add a glow to dull, lifeless skin. A moisture mask will help dry skin by sealing moisture in. When wiped off, a layer remains, and skin is softer.

4. C: Contraindication issues can be avoided by having client record cards with pre-printed questions that can be checked off as answered and then signed by the client and dated. A client who says he or she has high blood pressure would merely have to provide a letter from a physician authorizing any procedures. Choices B and C are common sense precautions and have nothing to do with contraindications.

5. A: Essential oils are very concentrated and should not be applied directly. Always read the instructions on the bottle. Candle diffusers are fine; they provide a light fragrance and add ambience, but usually aren't strong enough to achieve therapeutic benefits. Inhalation of essential oils is also fine, either used with diffusers or compresses, but not for prolonged periods. And oils that have extenders are also fine. Many extenders are added to make the oil more pourable. Research what is used for the extender.


Esthetician Exam Practice Test

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Last Updated: 03/01/2017

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