Waxing is a popular treatment in a beauty salon, so as a beauty therapist you need to be 100% confident with your technique and make sure your knowledge of waxing is second to none. Having a large selection of waxing exam questions is therefore essential to any beauty student’s study plan.
There are 4 different types of wax including;
You need to know the difference between each one, the ingredients, what temperature they should be, what areas of the body they are used on and how to apply the wax etc.
Another vital area that needs to be covered when you are studying waxing is the anatomy and physiology part of it, namely anatomy of the skin and hair.
Take a look at the following waxing questions and see how many you can answer, try not to look at the answers;
1. What temperature should warm wax be used at? (Around 43 degrees C)
2. What 3 things make up the hair shaft? (Medulla, Cortex, Cuticle)
3. What are the 3 stages of the hair growth cycle? (Catagen, Telogen, Anagen)
4. What type of wax is ideally used on stronger, short hairs? (Hot)
5. Where is sebum produced? (Sebaceous Glands)
How did you do? These are the most basic questions that you need to know so if you were not able to answer even 1 of them, then you need to alter your revision plan.
A lot of terminology that you need to learn can be very difficult to remember so using your waxing revision questions over and over again will greatly improve your chances of retaining the information.
A lot of examining bodies such as ITEC, VTCT, NVQ and CIDESCO offer multiple choice questions as the format for the exam. Some examples of these type of waxing exam questions include the following;
01. Which endocrine gland is known as the master gland?
d) Pituitary – Answer
02. Warm waxes are frequently made of mixtures of;
a) Resin and oil
b) Glucose syrup and honey
c) Glucose syrup and zinc oxide – Answer
d) Honey and witch hazel
03. Which one of the following is a cause of ingrowing hairs?
a) Too much exfoliation
b) Oily skin
c) Hot wax
d) Poor waxing technique – Answer
04. What is the composition of the cortex?
a) Thin, unpigmented flat cells
b) Thick, pigmented cells
c) Several layers of closely packed elongated cells – Answer
d) Several layer of closely packed endothelial cells
The secret to passing your waxing exam is having a structured revision plan which includes various exam questions and quizzes that you can revise.