Cosmetology State Board Review

cosmetology state board

Are you a cosmetology student or graduate studying for the cosmetology state board practical exam in California? We are here to help you pass your exam and become a licensed cosmetologist! Ms. Evelyn of Salon Success Academy: Upland gives you a step by step walkthrough of the practical portion of cosmetology state board examination as per the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Cosmetology State Board Review with Ms. Evelyn

Instruction varies from teacher to teacher, as well as from test examiner to test examiner. We understand that every person teaches the practical examination portion of state board just a little differently. If at any time you are uncertain of what you should do, we recommend that you follow the guidance of your cosmetology instructor because the state board examiner will instruct you to do the same.

Cosmetology state Board Timecodes

Here are specific video timecodes relevant to each domain:

– introduction: 00:04
– work area and client preparation, and set up of supplies: 03:23
– thermal curling: 09:51
– haircutting: 16:53
– work area and new client preparation, and set up of supplies: 37:18
– chemical waving: 47:19
– demonstrate saturation and test curl: 58:35
– break: 01:02:39
– chemical waving (continued): 01:02:50
– predisposition test and strand test with simulated product: 01:06:47
– highlighting with foil, virgin application with colored simulated product: 01:10:54
– hair color retouch with colored simulated product: 01:17:46
– virgin hair relaxer application with colored simulated product: 01:22:36
– cleanup: 01:25:21
– blood exposure procedure: 01:29:51
– basic facial: 01:33:01
– facial breakdown / nail setup: 01:49:36
– sculptured nail: 01:53:20
– conclusion: 02:05:53

Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB)

Please reference the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Practical Examination Candidate Information Bulletin for full official instructions. Visit www.nictesting.org and www.barbercosmo.ca.gov for the most current bulletin before testing.

Here is the PDF version of the bulletin.

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Are you looking to start a career as a cosmetologist? Salon Success Academy offers hands-on training in cosmetology, as well as flexible class schedules, extensive State Board preparation, and Financial Aid assistance to those who qualify. If you would like to learn more about the cosmetology program at Salon Success Academy, fill out the form below or call 1(877)987-HAIR now!