Cosmetology Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Cosmetology is only skin deep!

How well do you know cosmetology? See how well you know terms relating to hair, makeup, nails and skin in this quiz!

 Nov 23, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What term is used to describe a beauty specialist?
Botanist
Dietician
Esthetician

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What are blackheads also known as?
Dermis
Comedones
Eczema

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is a substance that softens and soothes the skin?
Immunostimulant
Emollient
Emulsifier

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the term for a bleaching agent used in skin preparations?
Melanoma
Hydroquinone
Keloid

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is derived from vitamin A and used to treat acne?
Retin-A
Royal jelly
Shea butter

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of these can cause damage to the skin via sunlight?
UVA
Rose hips
Surfactants

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What describes a skin condition characterized by inflamed, red, oily, acne-prone areas?
Melanoma
Keloid
Rosacea

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is known as darkening of the skin, commonly caused by ultraviolet radiation?
Cystic Acne
Rosacea
Hyperpigmentation

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which is the outermost layer of hair?
Cuticle
Medula
Cortex

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What are "bangs" also known as?
Layers
Dusting
Fringe

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The pore from which a hair grows is called what?
Follicle
Comedone
Melanin

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the protein in hair and nails called?
Lob
Keratin
Chevron

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is removing dead skin cells by cleaning skin with a gentle abrasive called?
Exposition
Extraction
Exfoliaton

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What substance holds two things together?
Antiseptic
Accelerator
Adhesive

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is professional care for the feet and toenails called?
Curriculum
Manicure
Pedicure

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the term that describes makeup applied to emphasize the shape of the eyes?
Eye shadow
Mascara
Eyeliner

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals is called:
A shag
A perm
A Brazilian blowout

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is "BB" cream?
Blemish balm
Berry balm
Beauty blush
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Hair stylists, makeup artists and spa facialists all have one thing in common—to practice, they need a cosmetology license, and to get the cosmetology license they must study, study, study. That means they must know not only how to carry out the procedures they will master in their jobs, but the terminology too!

Cosmetology is not only about making your clients beautiful, but there is a health element to it that you must have a mastery off too. Do you the difference between a manicure and pedicure? Do you know what a Brazilian blowout is? Do you know what the proper name for blackheads is? Do you know the differences between oily and dry skin and how to treat both? Do you know what eczema is? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions and if you have an interest in making hair, skin, nails and spa work of any kind your career, take this quiz to see if you know the terminology having to do with each in this fun but challenging quiz!

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