There's that age-old saying, what price, beauty? When it comes to facial beauty, there's one person who knows the answer to this question: an esthetician. To become a licensed esthetician in the U.S., there are two tests that one has to take. The National-Interstate Council State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) has exams that most states use. An esthetician student first has to be cleared by their state's board of cosmetology before taking the exams. There's a 90-minute written exam, covering topics such as microbiology, infection control, safety protocols, human anatomy and physiology, hair growth, skin analysis, skin conditions, basic chemistry knowledge related to cosmetics and various esthetic procedures. And that's what this quiz will test you on.
The other test is the practical exam, which tests students on esthetician activities such as work area and client preparation, facial cleansing, facial exfoliation, soft wax and facial makeup. Most of these activities are timed. If that sounds like a lot of information on several different topics, then you're absolutely right. This quiz will give you a taste of what an esthetics student would face on their written exam. And we think you'll be sitting pretty at the end of it. Have fun and good luck!