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What is the art of caring for and beautifying the hand and fingernails?
Which of the following is NOT one of the purposes for nail technicians to have an understanding of
The list of services that you are legally allowed to perform within your specialty in your state is called what?
What is a consequence of performing services outside of the scope of practice in your state?
Why is it important to know the scope of work on your license?
There are many places or people where or to whom you can turn to find the list of services that you are
legally allowed to perform in your state. Which of the following is NOT one of these people or places?
What is the biggest consequence that could happen if your client is harmed while you perform an illegal
If you move to another state, where should you check to learn what the laws and regulations are in the state
you moved to?
What is the average length for a manicure table?
What type of bulb should you use for your adjustable lamp when manicuring?
Which of the following pieces of equipment is usually 36″ to 48″ in length and 16″ to 21″ in width?
Which of the following pieces of equipment should be selected for ergonomics, comfort, durability,
resistance to staining, and ease of cleaning?
Which of the following pieces of equipment is made from plastic, metal, glass, or ceramic?
Which of the following pieces of equipment helps maintain a clean, clutter-free appearance to your work
Which piece of equipment is used to kill microorganisms and their spores on implements and tools?
What is designed to speed the evaporation of solvents, allowing them to harden more quickly?
Which of the following is NOT considered a special treatment as an add-on service?
Which of the following multiuse implements should be held at a 20- to 30-degree angle from the nail plate?
Which of the following multiuse implements should be used to remove dead skin?
Which of the following multiuse implements should be used to lift small bits of debris from the nail plate?
Which of the following multiuse implements should be used from each side of a client’s nail to prevent stress
damage to the sides of the nail plate?
Which of the following materials is best for a multiuse tool?
Which of the following is used to apply nail oils?
Which of the following would be used to remove surface debris during a service?
Which of the following materials would corrode during disinfection and sterilization?
Which of the following tools is designed to gently scrape cuticle tissue from the natural nail plate?
Which of the following abrasives should be used with caution and generally NOT on natural nails?
Which tool is shaped like a two-sided nail file and creates shine on nails?
Which of the following are also called pledgets and can be used for many things, from product removal to
Julie is working on a client’s manicure and grabs a spatula to use to remove a product from its container. Julie
accidently touches her client’s hand with the wooden spatula. What should she do?
Which of the following is considered personal protective equipment?
Which of the following abrasives is used to shorten and shape natural nails?
Which of the following abrasives is used to buff, polish, and remove very fine scratches?
How would you handle your gloves during a manicure and pedicure appointment for the same client?
Marielle is a new nail tech. During an appointment, her client remarks that the tops of her nails hurt after
Marielle buffed them. What might have happened?
Which of the following is NOT one of the added ingredients that acetone-based and non-acetone-based
removers have to prevent drying of the nail plate and surrounding skin?
What would be your FIRST step in properly keeping your hands clean?
________________ contain ingredients designed to seal the surface of the skin around the nails and hold in
the subdermal moisture in the skin.
_______________ are designed to be absorbed into the nail plate to increase flexibility and into the
surrounding skin to soften and moisturize.
_______________ are designed to loosen and dissolve dead tissue on the nail plate so that the tissue can be
more easily and thoroughly removed from the nail plate.
What would you recommend to a client who is dealing with weak nails and could use the benefits of collagen
on the nails?
Which of the following is NOT one of the ingredients you may find in a nail hardener?
What is your LAST step in creating a finished manicure look as beautiful as possible?
How long should you hold cotton saturated with polish remover on the nail?
Which nail type would you recommend to a client who would like a tapered, long nail?
Which type of nail would you recommend to a client who has NOT had a manicure before and would like to
be conservative in nail shape?
When considering the three-part nail care procedure, which step would be second?
Paula, freshly out of school, is in the middle of performing a manicure for her potential employer to see.
After she finishes, Paula sees that she spent about 50 minutes on the manicure. What would her potential
employer think of this?
When there is a new client in the salon, the nail technician should take the opportunity to get to know the
client and his or her wants and needs. Which step is this in the nail service?
When considering the three-part nail care procedure, which step would include disinfecting your tools?
If a client comes in with very long nails, what should your first step be in performing a manicure?
Which of the following is NOT one of the considerations you need to keep in mind when deciding on a nail
Which of the following is the step of the consultation that would occur first, after the client has filled out the
Which step could determine whether a first-time client returns to you?
How many coats do you need for the MOST successful nail polish application?
Professional nail technicians practice the _______-stroke method.
Erin’s client is choosing a polish color and asks Erin for help. Erin places the client’s hand on a white towel
and under true light. How does this help?
Which of the following is the first step in the nail polish application process?
How many coats of polish color are standard for coverage?
Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons to apply thin coats of polish?
When polishing the nail, how should you handle the eponychium?
Which of the following is NOT necessary to have in your polish collection?
What typically separates a man’s manicure from a woman’s?
Since a man’s manicure isn’t always as long as a woman’s, what service can you extend?
Which nail shape do men usually prefer?
What color is men’s basic color for manicures?
What service could you recommend next to a male client who received a manicure?
Which of the following is NOT one of the options men usually prefer for their nails?
Which of the following could you recommend to male clients who do not want a polished look?
Though typically a woman’s manicures can take longer than a man’s, what is one reason that a nail tech would
need to spend more time on a man’s nails than a woman’s?
What is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body called?
What is often the MOST memorable part of the manicure?
What is the succession of strokes called in which the hands glide over an area of the body with varying
degrees of pressure or contact?
What is the kneading, lifting, squeezing, and pressing of the tissue called?
What is the rapid tapping or striking motion of the hands against the skin called?
What is the continuous trembling or shaking movement applied by the hand without leaving contact with the
What are the various strokes that manipulate or press one layer of tissue over another known as?
For which of the following clients would you AVOID vigorous or strong massage techniques?
What would eliminate the relaxation therapy of a massage?
Which of the following would be a feature of BOTH a basic manicure and a spa manicure?
Treatment manicures may have names that closely represent their purpose. The use of alpha hydroxy acid
would correspond with what?
Treatment manicures may have names that closely represent their purpose. Exfoliating callused skin would be
included in what type of manicure?
A treatment manicure may have names that closely represent their purpose. Lightening age spot treatments
might be found in which treatment?
Treatment manicures may have names that closely represent their purpose. What might you name a manicure
that uses all natural products?
What do you call manicures that eliminate soaking the nails in water?
What would you do if a client asked for chemical-free products?
Many salons and spas have services based on ____________, such as pumpkin spice manicures and
pedicures in the fall.
All manicures can be performed using the _______ manicure technique.
What treatment increases blood circulation to the skin while also trapping moisture?
AVOID this treatment on clients who have cuts, burns, rashes, warts, or eczema.
Senior citizens should bring in a physician’s permission slip prior to having or using this treatment.
In which application of paraffin treatment would you use a disposable brush?
In which application of paraffin treatment would you use commercial gloves?
At what point should you perform a paraffin wax treatment in order to soften callused skin?
At what point should you perform a paraffin wax treatment if the goal is to put it over a mask?
At what point should you perform a paraffin wax treatment if the client is strictly seeking pain relief for
At what point would you AVOID performing a paraffin wax treatment if you are concerned about holding
At what point would you ask clients about their health?
You should take clients’ physical and mental disabilities into consideration when performing all of the
When providing a manicure service to a client who experiences involuntary movements:
When applying lotion to your client’s hands and arms at the end of a service, where do you begin?
You may want to cool down the heat for this treatment for clients who are sensitive to heat.
When performing manicure services on special population clients, what should you AVOID?
Imagine that you are giving a manicure to a woman with special needs. When you decide to choose an
abrasive for the nails, which would you choose?
Imagine that you are giving a manicure to a woman with special needs. When you decide to shorten the
length of the nail, what do you decide to do?