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Milady 2017
Cosmetology Exam Flashcards

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Ms. Sims, the senior class instructor gives students an assignment to select an ancient time period to recreate a hairstyle based on the culture and value of the times.


Marlene chooses the civilization that used lavish perfumes and cosmeticsin their religious rituals, and they also applied kohl to their eyes and vermillion on their cheeks and lips.
the Romans  the Greeks  

the Americans or Africans


It is during the golden age of Greece,

(circa 500 B.C.) that hairstyling became a highly developed art. The Greeks built elaborate basins and developed excellent methods of dressing the hair and caring for the skin and nails.


Lexie is intrigued by the culture that is credited as being among the very first to use essential oils, minerals, insects, and berries to create makeup for their eyes, lips, and skin, and they used henna to stain their hair and nails, a rich, warm red. Lexie will create styles by the?
Americans  Greeks  Romans  or Egyptians


The Egyptians were the first civilization to infuse essential oils and to cultivate  beauty in an extravagant fashion, and also to use cosmetics. As early as 2630 B.C. they used minerals, insects and berries to create makeup and henna.


Allie sets out to create a hairstyle that will be elaborate and the hair will be colored red to mimic coloring the hair with red earth and may include a head dressing, which was a symbol of stature for the?

Romans? Africans? Chinese? or Greeks?

The Africans had a variety of hairstyles and they were used as a symbol of tribal traditions and conveyed a message of age, marital status, power and rank.

Terry's style was modeled after a time period when women lavishly used facials made of milk and bread or fine wine and used a mixture of chaulk and white lead as a facial cosmetic. Noblewomen tinted their head red,  middle class women colored their hair blond, poor women dyed their hair black in this culture.


The Romans used hair color to indicate their class in society.


Eddie is fascinated to learn that aristocrats of this country rubbed a tinted mixture of gum arabic, gelatin, beeswax, and eggwhites onto their nails to color them crimson or ebony, and in the 1100s they punished commoners caught wearing a royal nail color by putting them to death.
This behavior was common among the?


History shows that during the Shang Dynasty (circa 1600 BC), Chinese aristocrats rubbed a tinted mixture of gum arabic, gelatin, beeswax, and egg whites onto their nails to color them crimson or ebony. Throughout the Chou Dynasty (circa 1100 BC), gold and silver were the royal colors.


Donna decides to create a style that depicts the fashions in dress and personal grooming that depict the Victorian Age, which were drastically influenced by the social customs of this period in history. The look she creates will need to be ?
austere and restrictive
loose and curly

Braided tightly to the head    ornately dressed with flowers





The reign of Queen Victoria of England, between 1837 and 1901, was known as the Victorian Age. Fashions in dress and personal grooming were drastically influenced by the social mores of this austere and restrictive period in history. To preserve the health and beauty of the skin, women used beauty masks and packs made from honey, eggs, milk, oatmeal, fruits, vegetables, and other natural ingredients. Victorian women are said to have pinched their cheeks and bitten their lips to induce natural color rather than use cosmetics, such as rouge or lip color.

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