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"canerows" ; narrow rows of visible braids that lie close to the scalp and are created with a three-strand, on-the-scalp braiding technique.

Fishtail Braid

Simple two-stranded braid in which hair is picked up from the sides and added to the strands as they are crossed over each other.

Invisible Braid

"inverted braid or french braid"; a three-strand braid that is produced with an overhand technique.

Locks (dreadlocks)

separate networks of curly, textured hair that have been intertwined and meshed together.

Natural Hairstyling

Hairstyling that uses no chemicals or dyes and does not alter the natural curl or coil pattern of the hair.

Overhand Technique

A technique in which the first side section goes over the middle one, then the other side section goes over the middle strand.

Rope Braid

Braid created with two strands that are twisted around each other.

Single Braids

"box braids or individual braids"; free-hanging braids, with or without extensions, that can be executed using either an underhand or an overhand technique.


Overlapping two strands to form a candy cane effect.

Underhand Technique

"plaiting"; a technique in which the left section goes under the middle strand, then the right section goes under the middle strand.

Visible Braid

Three-strand braid that is created using an underhand technique.


Interweaving a weft or faux hair with natural hair.

framing the face with longer braids

What is recommended for a client with a square face?


The _____ face is a too-long oval and requires a style with more width at the sides.

Boar-bristle brush

Which brush is recommended for scalp stimulation and removal of dirt and lint from locks?

It closely mimics human hair

What is a characteristic of Kanekalon?


When curly hair is braided wet, it _______ as it dries.


A _______braid is created using a three-strand underhand braid technique where strands are woven under the center strand.

In any direction

Single braids can move ________.

three-strand underhand technique

Extensions for single braids are integrated into natural hair using the _______.

The block roll

What is NOT a basic method of locking?

a person's social status

In some African tribes, different styles of braiding indicated what?

the material from which the comb is made

What is the most important feature of the wide-toothed comb?


Most human hair used for hair extensions is imported from which part of the world?

tighten and shrink the wave pattern

Blowdrying does NOT ________.

long, non-layered hair

The fishtail braid is best done on ________.

4 hours

How long does a tree braiding service take?

sprouting stage

During which developmental phase of locks can a bulb be felt at the end of each lock?

growing stage

During which developmental phase of locks does the hair begin to regain length?

has an open end

During the first developmental phase of locks, the hair coil ________.

Rope braid

What is a braid created with two strands that are twisted around each other?


What are separate networks of curly, textured hair that have been intertwined and meshed together?


A _______ is used to dry hair without disturbing the finished look and without dehydrating the hair.


What is the practice of overlapping two strands to form a candy cane effect?

five-inch scissors

When performing a braiding service, it is recommended that you use _______ to create shapes and finished looks, and to trim bangs and excess extension material.

Double-toothed comb

What is a tool that separates the hair as it combs, and is recommended for detangling wet curly hair?

Cutting comb

What is a tool used for cutting small sections, and should only be used after the hair is softened and elongated with a blowdryer?

Pick with rounded teeth

A _______ is recommended for lifting and separating textured hair.

Single Braid

A _______is a free-hanging braid with or without an extension that can be executed using either an underhand or an overhand technique.

Square paddle brush

Which type of brush is recommended for releasing tangles, knots, and snarls in short, textured hair and long, straight hair?

It helps to remove the manufactured shine.

What is the benefit of mixing yak hair with human hair?


The ______ method involves applying extensions to cornrows by building the braid up strand by strand.

6 t0 8 inches

A finishing comb is usually ______ in length.

Drawing board

What is the flat leather pad with very close, fine teeth used to sandwich human hair extensions?

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