Salon Tips: Communicating with Stylist

Communication is key!!! It’s a barrier breaker, problem solver and a matchmaker. Clients are already nervous when they sit in a stylists chair for the first time. Everyone has a story about a time they went to a salon and received a soul crushing hair cut or got their hair fried, etc. Maybe you aren’t sure how to explain what you want so you just let the stylist “do their thing”. If that hasn’t really worked out so well for you then keep reading. I’ve got some really great common sense tips for you to help you communicate better with your stylist.

1. Be friendly
I’m not saying be a chatterbox but a smile and positive attitude goes a long way. Say hello. Introduce yourself and ask the stylists name if they haven’t initiated conversation with you. We stylists are people and though the vast majority strive to be professional, nobody is perfect. Sometimes we get tired or preoccupied and forget. I might introduce myself to 9 clients and get caught up on some small detail of my station or the phone or feel drained from a needy preceding client and skip over it without realizing. So being friendly takes the edge off and sets the tone for a positive session.

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2. Bring Pics 
One of my go to conversational phrases is “I can show you better than I can tell you”. There are several ways to use visual communication to reach mutual understanding. First, bring bring photos. You can bring multiple photos and explain that perhaps you like the balayage in one photo. The length of the cut in another photo.  Your stylist should be able to talk you through what makes sense and what may not be possible and help you understand that styling and differences in hair textures may mean that your cut won’t turn out exactly like the photos. No two haircuts are identical.

3. Use specific visual cues
Clients will say I just need a trim, but Mary’s idea of a trim is 2 inches while Emily wants only 1/2 an inch. There is no hard and fast trim length rule. It is up to you and not the stylist to decide so that you make sure you get what you want. So now when being specific   don’t tell the stylist take an inch or two. Because 1 inch is one inch and two inches is 2 inches. Depending on how much hair you are starting with, your face shape and bone structure that 1 inch can be the difference between flattering and awkward. I find most people aren’t even sure how much an inch is. If you think you want to cut 2 inches, Ask the stylist to show you exactly how much would be coming off. Getting the length right the first time is vital. If you decide after the entire head has been cut that you want to change the length the stylist may have to start from the beginning. Some salons may charge a wishy washy client for two haircuts in such a case. If the stylist is telling you that they can’t give you what you want, and they insist on doing something else  ask to see a pic. If you can’t reach a mutual understanding say thanks but no thanks and leave before they get started. It doesn’t make sense to waste either person’s time.

4. Disclose ALL issues
Perhaps you have a bump or growth, that is sensitive if grazed with the comb or clipper; you suffer from psoriasis; maybe you have a bald spot or scar that needs to be covered or even a stubborn cowlick let your stylist know to make sure extra precaution is taken during your service. Also discuss your lifestyle maybe you are a busy mom and need a low maintenance style. Do you work in a very conservative office environment and need a clean professional style for work? If you are an artist and need a look that reflects your personality, definitely share that information with your stylist.

5. Inspect the final result
When your stylist is done don’t just look at the front in the mirror and say thank you. If the stylist doesn’t hand you a mirror ask for one. Be sure to spin around in the chair so you can expect the final look from all angles.

6. Speak up
If an adjustment needs to be made let the stylist know and allow them to give you excellent service by personalizing your cut, making necessary corrections and adding other finishing touches.

7. Ask for maintenance routine
Be sure to inquire how to maintain your look at home, get product recommendations & styling tips. I suggest you that if your budget allows for it to purchase the product suggested because the stylist can vouch for the results of the products they are accustomed to using and prefer. If you think you may have a comparable product at home ask if you can reasonably substitute. If they say no ask more questions to understand why.  If the answer makes sense and is fact based then you know whether or not they are giving you a legitimate recommendation or hustling you for a sale.

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How often should I get a haircut?

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Honestly, it depends on your hair goals. On average hair grows about 1/4″-1/2″ per month. So the short answer if your hair is relatively healthy is cut it more frequently on pace with your rate of growth if u like it short. If you want to grow it out then seasonally is probably fine. That means 4 times per year. If your hair is damaged from chemical processing like color, bleach, perms or relaxers, or prone to splitting and you are trying to achieve length then you need the long answer.

Its really true that if you cut your hair regularly it will be healthier. If you get highlights, its a good idea to get a cut every time you get your highlights retouched.  If its prone to splitting. There could be numerous issues pointing the cause of the breakage ranging from a complex combination of things to medical related to minor adjustments needing to be made. Regardless, there is no disputing that getting a trim every 6 weeks will be a huge help in creating more attractive results. Especially for those with fine hair. The ends can tend to get pretty thin. Cutting off scraggly ends will give you a thicker, more uniform weight line creating the look of fuller hair.

Everyone wants healthy hair. Keeping up a regular schedule of maintenance trimming on pace with growth is an easy way to help you reach your hair growth goals. If length is your goal don’t cut off more than is needed. If your hair grew 1.5  inches since you last cut maybe you only need to cut 1/2″. This really depends on the extent of damage. If you have been keeping up with a regular trim schedule you will likely need to cut VERY little. Maybe even just 1/4″.

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How to Color Correct Blemishes and Discolorations

Instead of using half a tube of concealer everyday to hide your blemishes color correct them instead. You just need to have a simple understanding of color theory and the color wheel to master the technique. Colors positioned opposite from each other on the wheel will cancel each out when placed on top of each other. My teacher in beauty school taught me a very basic phrasing to remember the principles of color correction: Lakers, Christmas, Mets. Lets break that down.

Purple/Yellow
The Lakers uniform colors are yellow and purple. So purple correctors can be used to neutralize yellowish casts of the skin while a yellow corrector can be used to neutralize purplish marks.

Red/Green
The iconic Red & Green combo is symbolic of Christmas time. For fair complexions, redness can occur as a symptom of stubborn conditions such as rosacea, port wine mark or chronic acne. Green color corrector cancels out any sign or redness on the skin.

Orange/ Blue
Good ol’ NY Mets colors!!! Individuals with deeper skin tones do not suffer from redness however they may see darkness around the mouth or have scarring from acne. Darkness in the under eye area is a universal condition. I’ve had clients with dark circles so severe that were so disappointed after trying every concealer on the market to hide their circles they were virtually out of options. That is until I introduced them to an orange or salmon color corrector. The dark blue-black discolorations can be neutralized by placing the orange or salmon in the affected area.

 

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Many companies make color correction products to satisfy a wide range of budgets. Pictured above are the e.l.f. Studio Corrective Concealer Palettes in:  Erase & Conceal; Neutralize & Conceal. These palettes retail for $8 USD each. If you are not sure if you want or need to use a color corrector then these palettes are a great choice to try without breaking the bank. If you know that you definitely need a color correction product due to sever discoloration, I will say invest in the best product you can afford. Do your research, get some department store samples if you can and try out a few different ones. Ultimately, you will save money by using less concealer and less of your color correction product. I find that  higher end brands tend to have more pigment. Although this may not always be the case, this is my general experience. In another post I will give recommendations and talk to you about my favorite color correction products, what I use personally for myself and some of the items in my MUA kit.  I hope this information was effective in helping you understand the science of color correction and a bit of color theory. If you have any additional questions on how to use color correction properly. Please leave them in the comments section below.

 

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Best Face Cleansing Wipes

Everyone loves a good face wipe. Some are better than others. I like one that doesn’t dry out too quickly, is moisturizing, comes with a good amount of wipes in the package and doesn’t feel like wet sandpaper but performs a bit of exfoliation. Check out my top picks…

1. Aqualibrium Cleansing Face Wipes – Pre-moistened cloths soften and smooth as they cleanseResealable pack is ideal for touch-ups and travelOil-Free, Alchohol-Free and Dermatologist-tested. $18  Click here to BUY NOW.

 

2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Cleansing Face Wipes –  25 wipes Pack of Vitamin E Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes & makeup remover for sensitive skin by The Body Shop. The Body shop is know for their all natural good-for-you ingredients and quality. You gotta love it!  $15. Click here to BUY NOW.

3. Klorane Soothing Eye and Face Make-up Removal Wipes with Cornflower – These soothing wipes remove all traces of make-up in one swipe. $12.50. Click here to BUY NOW.

4. e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths – Gently and easily cleans skin to remove all traces of makeup and dirt, even waterproof mascara. Great for on-the-go travel. Gentle cloths are soft and soothing for even the most sensitive skin. Infused with Aloe Vera Extract for deep hydration and moisture. 20 Pre-moistened cloths included. oh so affordable @ $3 Click here to BUY NOW.

 

5. Ole Henriksen – the clean truth cleansing cloths – Cleanse or refresh your skin with our easy to use wipes. Perfect for travelers or busy people on the go, each cloth is a perfect pick me up with the truth collection’s signature citrus vanilla scent. Strong enough to remove dirt, grime and makeup, but gentle enough not to over dry the skin. Available in quantities of 10, 30 or 100. Starting @ $8.  Click here to BUY NOW

 

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Master Highlighting like a Pro

First of all, if you still aren’t sure what strobing is, simply put it’s highlighting or luminizing. This buzzword is being thrown around as if it’s something new. Highlighting is a part of contouring they go together because where you have light you have shadow, but used on it’s own has always sorta been my lazy way to contour. Now there’s a cute term for it. Back when I wasn’t a Makeup Artist I was strobing and didn’t know it because I didn’t know how to place the dark contour lines. Strobing or highlighting provides a soft contour, adding a little chisel to the bone structure. When working on darker skin tones at the makeup counter this is a technique I have always employed due to the fact that you can’t always find the right shades for deep complexions with certain brands. I would instead just create emphasis with the highlight.

e.l.f. cosmeticsSo that being said, how does one become one with the strobing trend? Because now that strobing is so hot, I’ve seen a few people out there strobing so excessively that They look as if they sleep in a vat of highlighter, take highlighter showers then drink highlighter in their morning coffee before they step out everyday. They have literally transformed into a nightclub strobe light. Highlighting or Strobing should look as if the illumination is coming from within and is done on CERTAIN areas so the face and body to achieve that ethereal glow. You always hear folks say to highlight the high points of the face. This means the points where the sun would naturally hit your face.  To really achieve this effect you need a great highlighter or luminizing product. One that blends well and will give a glow or soft sheen to the skin. Simply using a cream concealer or light matte powder in the areas you want to highlight won’t give you that strobed out illuminated glow. You need to go that extra step and use a luminizing product to turn up the wattage on the glow factor. Take a look below for a list of my favorite products and brands to get the job done.

Becca Cosmetics: Skin Perfector

This is a top notch, quality highlighter product in shades for EVERY skin tone.  My go to shades are moonstone and rose gold. I love using both a cool shade and a warmed up shade. Sometimes I mix them together, sometimes I use a cool in certain places and warm in different areas and sometimes one or the other depending on the makeup look I’m rocking that day. This product comes in both liquid and pressed compact forms. I use the liquid but truly love both. Just a little of either goes a very long way and the texture of the of the compact is so silky and creamy it melts into the skin just as easily as a liquid.

Bobbi Brown: Shimmer or Brightening Brick

The shimmer bricks are to die for!!! These are also a multi use product. Great for eyeshadow or blush or adding a bit of color to the complexion the usefulness of these products is endless. The great thing is that the Bobbi Brown line is known for being a line which caters to everyday women. Women who are busy and working and may not want a super made up look on a daily basis so there are options. If you are into lots of shimmer you can purchase the Shimmer Brick and if u are a bit more conservative you can choose instead the Brightening Blocks. Both options are available in multiple shades for just about any skin tone.

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Laura Mercier 

Where do I begin with this brand? O-M-G!!!! From the Bon Mine palette to the Mineral Illuminating Powder to The Shimmer Block…every single thing this brand makes in this category is simply OUTSTANDING. I dare not recommend a single product because they are all fantastic and multiple use. Head to a Laura Mercier counter right away!!!

The Balm: Mary Lou -Manizer & Cindy Lou-Manizer

I love these highlighter products because they give such a natural “from within” glow which is just what you want out of your highlighter product. These products also do double duty as blush. The Mary Lou-Manizer is more of a taupe or honey shade while the Cindy Lou-Manizer is pink. There is also a Betty Lou-Manizer which is more of a bronzer but can work as a highlighter for deeper skin tones.

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Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book

Kevyn Aucoin:The Contour Book

Right now my prized possession /obsession is the The Contour Book by Kevyn Aucoin. It comes 5 great shades for highlighting, contouring and natural eye shadow looks or to fill in brows, but it comes with instructions form the genius himself!!! I carry this book with me everywhere and there is a nice sized mirror inside for on the go touch ups. There isn’t a day that goes by when I do not use the book it was an awesome investment. THe contour book is a powerhouse of a product.

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Is Bacteria Growing in Your Makeup: When Does Makeup Expire?

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If you have ever seen this symbol on your makeup it indicates how long to keep your product after opening before it needs to be replaced.

Knowing when to throw away your makeup can be confusing but there are normally general guidelines as to when should you replace makeup. This knowledge is especially vital for those who want to become a makeup artist because you must keep your products sanitary to be used on multiple faces. Obviously if your products are unopened and stored at the right temperature they will be OK for a
considerable amount of time. However, once they have been opened and air has gotten to the product even if you never have used it and closed it within seconds, it is no longer considered a new and unopened product. At that point the countdown has begun.

The preservatives added to product formulas will not prevent them from expiring.  Additionally, products that you are constantly dipping your fingers or not so clean makeup brushes in are prone to becoming a recreational resort for all kinds of yucky bacteria.  Many brands will have a handy dandy symbol with a number like 3, 6, 12, 18 or 24 printed on the label. This indicates how many months from time of opening you should keep the product before replacing it. Use the following chart wisely my fellow lovely makeup junkies, to keep yourself on your toes to avoid any infections, rashes or irritations that can be caused by using old makeup. Follow our chart for General guidelines on makeup expiration.Remember to store your makeup in a cool dry place and to take notice of any discoloration, separation or any off smells which can be an indication that your product has gone rancid. It is good practice to write the date of opening on the underside of the product as a reminder of when it will need to be discarded and replaced.

{Makeup Expiration Timetable}

Mascara, Eyeliners

Mascara & Liquid Liner: 3 months

Gel Eyeliners: 6 months

Foundation

Liquid Foundation(pump/pour): 1 year

Cream Foundation(jar): 6 months

Mineral Powder Foundation: 2-3 yrs

Blushes

Powder Blushes: 1 year

Cream blushes: 6 months

 

Eye Shadows

Powder Eyeshadow: 2yrs

Liquid Eyeshadow: 6months to 1 yr

 

Lipsticks & Lip/Eye Pencils

2-3 years

 

Lip Glosses & Balms

1 year

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Eye Creams & Serums

6 months

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Cleansers, Toners & Exfoliators

1 year

 SkincreCollage

Nail Polish

1-2 years

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Fragrance

2-3  years

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In addition to heeding the disposal timetable, there are a few other habits to practice for the sake of safety and sanitation. Please remember to close your products tightly, wash your hands before handling makeup and dipping them into products. Avoid double dipping with your tools and stock up on disposable tools like mini plastic spatulas to remove product instead of fingers when possible. Keep brushes and tools clean. If you drop any caps or lids on the floor please wash before placing them back onto your produc. If you have gotten an infection after using the product, throw it away immediately.

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5 Money Saving Tips for the Makeup Junkie

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Depot your eyeshadows

num1 De-pot your eyeshadows when they crack don’t throw them away….unless they crumble into a million pebbles or specks of duct then by all means grab a broom and toss it. Lets not be unsanitary. However if you notice its cracked or breaking up due to being tossed around in your makeup bag then get some little containers from ebay or your local craft store and give them a new home.

num2 Your lipstick is your blush. Cream blush tends to have a more natural finish than powder and looks like natural flush in your cheeks and is highly buildable. Try it.

num3Use brushes not sponges. If you want to use a sponge to blend out then cool but dont use it to apply your foundation makeup. All you are doing is wasting it as the sponge is soaking it up and transferring less to your face. This will save u 1-2 bottles of foundation purchases per year on average.

num4Water is your friend. drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and get a better result from your makeup application. Wash your face every nite to avoid breakouts. We wind up using more products to cover things we dont like on our face when we should be proactively looking to remedy the cause of these issues.

num5Embrace the color wheel. learn to mix colors and create your own combinations instead of buying products in every shade. I love to mix up my lipsticks and shadows to create colors I think compliment my complexion and overall look. I am CONSTANTLY getting compliments and people asking me what shade lipstick I am wearing then I tell them its a cocktail that I mixed myself. Its cool being unique.

 

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4 Steps to the Perfect Red Lip

If you choose to go for that daring red lip color and channel your favorite starlet then you’ll want to do it right. Rocking the sultry red lip can be intimidating for some and finding the perfect shade of red lipstick can be an even more daunting task. Still the red lip is classic. It is by far the sexiest accessory you can wear and ANY woman can pull off. Let the red lip be the star of the show. The general rule of thumb is to focus on one feature such as the eyes or lips and play it up.  There are a few key techniques every woman can use to get a better application and longer wear in just 4 easy steps.

“Rouge Noir” from Julie Hewitt’s “Noir Collection” of 7 red lipsticks is the perfect red for any skin tone. $30

1. Choose the right red for your skin tone.
If your complexion is warm , then you will want to choose a red that has yellow, orange or even brownish undertones. Those with cool complexions should look for red shades with bluish or pinkish undertones. The perfect red lipstick should be complimentary to your natural skin tone.

E.L.F’s Lip Exfoliator is gentle, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape & Jojoba Oils for just $3.

2. Prep your lips before application.
If your lips are peeling, you should use an lip exfoliator. It will smooth out the surface and make for a much more beautiful result. Always apply a lip balm prior to application to soften the lips. After a few minutes. Dab the excess balm from your lips with a clean, dry tissue. Using a lip primer will make the color last longer. Now you are ready to apply color.

E.L.F. Studio lipliner comes with a blending brush. Shown in “Red”. $3


3. Match your lip liner

Find a matching lip liner and line the perimeter of the lip and fill in the entire lip with the pencil. This will keep your red from feathering and create a base that will enable the color to last longer. Also if you have thinner lips you can overdraw the lip line to give the illusion of larger lips. To slim the lips draw the outline inside the natural lipline

4. Choose your desired finish then apply lipstick over base.
You can opt for a GLOSSY or MATTE finish to you lipstick look. To add more shine to a glossy lip look, dab a bit of red lip gloss or clear lip gloss at the cupid’s bow and in the center of top and bottom lip. This will also give the effect of a fuller lip. For a long lasting matte finish, dust the lips with translucent setting powder. So you don’t get powder everywhere. Sprinkle a bit of your powder on a napkin, cotton ball or cotton pad and blot your lips.

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One of my personal style icons Sade, looks flawless in a sexy red lip.

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Foundation Basics I: All About Foundations

Welcome to the first installment of the foundation basics series where we will be exploring all there is to know about foundation makeup. The purpose of foundation make up is to create the appearance of an even complexion. Your foundation or base makeup creates smooth canvas to put your other make up on top of. It should be comfortable to wear, natural looking and undetectable to the eye with no demarcation lines.  A great foundation adds polish to your overall makeup application giving your skin a refined look. It should not make your skin look dull, ashy, orange, dry, flaky or wet. There are many options available for foundation based on suitability to skin type, undertone, lifestyle and other preferences. For example, if your skin is oily you may want a mattifying foundation, perhaps you fancy a dewy, luminous finish. If you have fine lines you may be in need of a hydrating or moisturizing formula, me personally, I like full coverage all year long, but if you live in a warm climate you may want a light, sheer foundation.

There is no one size fits all foundation because we are all different. Understand that a foundation that works for your mom, your sister or friend may not be the right choice for you. Keep reading to learn about different foundation formulas, selecting an appropriate one for your skin type and lifestyle and what options exist for the most flattering finish.

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Formulations
Foundations come in several textures and forms including: liquid, stick solid, cream, loose or pressed powder. Liquids can be lightweight or heavy with creamy consistencies in a bottle that you can either pour or pump the product from.  Stick foundations can be quite heavy in consistency but great for mixing or diluting with a moisturizer for a more sheer product. The creamy or mousse foundations are not as popular as liquid and powders but are favored among consumers with mature skin due to its moisturizing properties. These will make mature skin with lines appear softer and more dewy. Powder foundations in a compact have always had their place in many a makeup bag due to their portability. However loose powder foundations have become wildly popular  because they are so light weight. I also feel that for teens powders are the best solution for an age appropriate makeup look. It will even out the complexion without giving a heavy makeup look. Those with mature skin should be careful with powder formulas however because it has a tendency to accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.

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Coverage
Different formulations are available in sheer, medium or full coverage. Sheer coverage foundations will give light coverage and are great for summer time or for those who do not want or need full coverage. Medium coverage will give you more coverage than sheer and usually “buildable” meaning you can layer the foundation as needed to provide more coverage. Full coverage means it will thoroughly conceal discolorations and blemishes with little to no concealer needed and give a flawless appearance to the skin. There are some foundations labeled as “maximum coverage” these can be used without concealer and even fully cover tattoos.

Youngblood – Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation

Finishes
There are multiple types of finishes available today. The two most popular finishes to be aware of are called by most companies either Satin or Matte. The rest fall between those two categories. are some of the words used to described he variety of foundation finishes available. A Satin finish will give you a soft glowing sort of appearance. This finish tends to reflect light and appears dewy. This is important to remember when taking photographs, especially for brides on their wedding day. A Matte finish wil reduce the appearance of shine. It will neither have shine or look dry. Matte foundations are preferred for flash photography as they will not reflect any light. No matter which foundations you choose be sure to not skip the moisturizer and prime your face before applying. Read Foundation Basics 3: Types of Foundation Finishes for more information.

 

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How to Buy Virgin Hair

Confused when it comes to buying Virgin Hair? Are you lost when it comes to the language of hair? Not sure what is the difference between grade 5A and 7A? What is Remy hair? Not sure whether to Buy Brazilian hair  or Indian hair or Malaysian hair? Check out my Virgin Hair Buyer’s Guide on eBay.It is a comprehensive, easy to navigate guide about how to buy virgin hair in today’s marketplace. In addition, when you are ready to make your purchase, I always have top quality human hair bundles for sale.

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Whether you buy from me or another vendor, BE INFORMED!!!! Click the link to read the article here. Are you a already a hair extensions pro? Participate in the poll below and weigh in on the discussion.

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