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The Year that was 2018

In 2018, Hair by Phd celebrated it’s 50th birthday. This was only one of the many amazing achievements that happened this year. Hair by Phd continues to grow with our Camden and Carlingford salons welcoming some new team members into the salon’s family, while Parramatta also saw new team members joining this year.

The Hair by Phd family is growing outside of the salon too! Selma from our Carlingford salon welcomed her first child, Layla, into the world earlier in the year and now we are happy to announce that Sarah and Hope from our Parramatta salon are expecting too. You could say there’s something in the water at Hair by Phd. Congratulations to all 3 of them. Also, a big congratulations to Bec, our Director at Carlingford, and Hope, from Parramatta, who both tied the knot during the year.

Mum and dad with the Parramatta Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson who came to the salon to congratulate Peter on 50 Years

In September, we had a visit from the Parramatta Lord Mayor, Andrew Wilson, to congratulate Peter and Georgette on 50-years of success. This is something not many people in business have achieved and for an individual who arrived in Australia with very little understanding of English, it is an amazing accomplishment. Peter’s mantra of treating every client who enters our doors with respect, lives on strongly today within all our salons. I believe it has been the key to the group’s success. You can read more about the 50-year story here.

This year, our Camden salon turned one and continues to grow and make its mark on the community. Lead by our amazing stylist, Lemai, the team is growing and developing nicely. Camden is a great town and I really enjoy my weekly visits their working with the team.

The team finished off the year at the beautiful Rockpool Bar and Grill for our Christmas party. This was a well-deserved night for all the girls for their contribution in making Hair by Phd what it is today. There were 21 beautifully dressed ladies and I at the dinner (Lucky me). Check out some of the images in this post as well as on all our social media platforms.

As a lot of you are aware Briony, my wife, is the head coach of the NSW Swifts and I would like to welcome three girls from the squad as our Hair by Phd Ambassadors. Paige Hadley (Carlingford), Sophie Garbin (Parramatta) and Sophie Halpin (Camden). The girls will be in the salons on a regular basis, so keep an eye out for them. We will organise a meet and great with the girls during 2019.

 

Also, in 2019, we have some exciting initiatives coming up. Stay tuned for our big Olaplex promotion we are holding in January. We will also introduce Seamless1 extensions to our range of services in the near future.

We are running different salon hours across our three locations through the Christmas and New Year period, so please see below our Christmas Trading Hours.

SALON CHRISTMAS HOURS

Parramatta

December 2018
Saturday 15th 8am – 5pm
Sunday 16th Closed
Monday 17th 9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 18th 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 19th 9am – 9pm
Thursday 20th 8.30am – 9pm
Friday 21st 8.30am – 6pm
Saturday 22nd 8am – 6pm
Sunday 23rd Closed
Monday 24th Closed
Tuesday 25th Closed
Wednesday 26th Closed
Thursday 27th 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 28th 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday 29th 8am – 2pm
Sunday 30th Closed
Monday 31st Closed
January 2019
Tuesday 1st Closed
Wednesday 2nd 9am – 5.30pm
Back to normal trading hours

Carlingford

December 2018
Saturday 15th 8am – 5pm
Sunday 16th Closed
Monday 17th Closed
Tuesday 18th 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 19th 9am – 9pm
Thursday 20th 9am – 8pm
Friday 21st 9am – 6pm
Saturday 22nd 8am – 5pm
Sunday 23rd Closed
Monday 24th 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 25th Closed
Wednesday 26th Closed
Thursday 27th Closed
Friday 28th Closed
Saturday 29th Closed
Sunday 30th Closed
Monday 31st Closed
January 2019
Tuesday 1st Closed
Wednesday 2nd 9am – 9pm
Back to normal trading hours

Camden

December 2018
Saturday 15th Dec 8am – 6pm
Sunday 16th Closed
Monday 17th Closed
Tuesday 18th 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 19th 9am – 9pm
Thursday 20th 9am – 9pm
Friday 21st 9am – 6pm
Saturday 22nd 8am – 6pm
Sunday 23rd Closed
Monday 24th 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 25th Closed
Wednesday 26th Closed
Thursday 27th Closed
Friday 28th Closed
Saturday 29th Closed
Sunday 30th Closed
Monday 31st Closed
January 2019
Tuesday 1st Closed
Wednesday 2nd 9am – 9pm
Back to normal trading hours

I hope 2018 has been wonderful for you, and may 2019 bring you all heath, happiness and good times. On behalf of Louise, Bec, Lemai and myself, we would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas. See you in 2019.

December 10, 2018 0 comment
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HAIR BY PHD REAL BRIDES: Emma and Ben

We were pleased to recently work with both Bride and Groom, Emma and Ben, to create their ideal hair ahead of their wedding. The Director from our Camden salon, Lemai Wilson, helped the bridal party prepare for their beautiful garden wedding, held at The Secret Garden in the stunning Southern Highlands.

We welcomed the Groom, Father of the Bride and Groomsmen into our Camden Salon ahead of the wedding. This was a great bonding opportunity and a chance for all the boys to tidy up their beards and hair before of the big day.

On the day of the wedding, Lemai made sure that each of the boys looked their best with last-minute grooming and a simple style.

On the day of the wedding, we created a stunning look for our Bride Emma, the Mother of the Bride and her Maid of Honour. Each of these lovely ladies went for a textured curled style, while a tasteful floral hair piece in Emma’s hair completed her timeless bridal look.

For the Maid of Honour, Claire we created loose waves and a small braid to create some shape and texture around her face. This simple style created a tasteful coordination with the bride’s hairstyle, perfect for bridal photos.

For the Mother of the Bride, Kathy, we began working on her hairstyle months in advance as she transitions her colour from a medium-brown to grey, accentuating her graceful aging. If you’re interested in transitioning to your natural hair-colour speak to your Hair by Phd stylist today!

For our bride, her hair requests were simple. She desired some volume and a light wave, enough to add movement and body, unlike her natural dead-straight hair. Emma has been a loyal client of Hair by Phd for many years, we have watched her transition her colour from reds to pinks through to purples and back again. Ahead of the wedding, we organised a personalised growth and colour plan for Emma to ensure her hair style was picture-perfect for her big day.

This stunning yet simple hairpiece, by Kate from Two Wild Hands, completed Emma’s bridal hairstyle. Not only did the floral comb add to the timeless aesthetics of the Bride’s styling but also ensured Emma’s hair was off her face throughout the day. The natural floral touch to her look was accented by Emma’s vibrant red hair colour and tied in perfectly to the garden wedding theme.

Despite a bit of wind and rain during the day, the two lovebirds looked picture-perfect with their hair styled by Hair by Phd. Rain is always going to be an issue for hair on your wedding day, and so are the hundreds of hugs and the endless dancing.

The key is to have a few structural elements, like Emma’s hair piece, tastefully holding her style in place. While her bold hair-colour allowed her simple choice in textured waves to make a unique and quirky statement, complimenting her classical look.

Thank you so much, Emma and Ben, for letting Hair by Phd be a part of your wedding day. We love working with bridal parties to help them complete their wedding styling and achieve their desired hairstyle on their special day.

Get in touch with the team from Hair by Phd Bridal to book your wedding hair today.

 

Photographer: Thomas Stewart

Dress: Ruth Fattal Haute Couture

Makeup Artist: Michelle Cato

Hairdresser: Hair by Phd

Florals and Styling: Two Wild Hands

Venue: The Secret Garden

November 29, 2018 0 comment
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Christmas at Hair by Phd 2018

Yep! It’s that time of the year again; Briony and I were watching a program last night on Christmas in England. It was about some celebrities and their take on an English Christmas. They are a funny lot the English I tell you. We had a good laugh and then Briony said that Christmas is a very stressful time of year. It does seem crazy that we all go nuts for this one day.

For some it’s about the religious aspect, others about the presents and some just enjoy the parties. For me it’s catching up with family and friends and just taking time out, eating good food and sharing great wines.

Whatever Christmas means to you, looking and feeling great about you is where Hair by Phd comes in. We have some great Christmas packages and gift ideas this Christmas. Whether it’s about spoiling yourself or spoiling someone you love a Hair by Phd Christmas package is a great way to go. Giving the gift of beautiful hair is what we do best.

Check out the packages below or chat to your Hair by Phd stylist about what will work for you. I must say the giving part of Christmas is the one I love most. Let Hair by Phd take a little of the stress away this Christmas.

SCHWARZKOPF BC ADD-ON

Add on to any full colour service package

Schwarzkopf BC Take home Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment/leave-in. Value $83.85

Schwarzkopf BC prescription treatment with soothing head massage. Value $35

$10 Gift voucher to use on your next visit. Value $10

Total Value. $128.85

Christmas Price: $55.90

You save $72.95

 

KERASTASE LAIT ADD-ON

Add on to any full colour service package

Kerastase Take home Bain, Lait and leave-in Thermique. Valued at $134

Kerastase prescription Ritual with soothing head massage. Valued at $45

$10 Gift voucher to use on your next visit. Valued at $10

Total Value. $189

Christmas Price: $134

You save $55

 

KERASTASE MASQUE ADD-ON

Add on to any full colour service package

Kerastase Take home Bain, Masque and leave-in Thermique. Value $148

Kerastase prescription Ritual with soothing head massage. Value $45

$10 Gift voucher to use on your next visit. Value $10

Total Value: $203

Christmas Price: $148

You save $55

KERASTASE CHRONOLOGIST ADD-ON

Add on to any full colour service package

Kerastase Take home Bain, Masque and Candle Value $149.95

Kerastase prescription Ritual with soothing head massage. Value $45

$10 Gift voucher to use on your next visit. Value $10

Second service in two weeks, A Chronologist Caviar Exfoliating Treatment and Blow-dry. Value $141.50

Total Value: $346.45

Christmas Price: $291.45

You save $55

*For this Christmas, we are offering an Add-on Package to any full price colour service. No senior’s discount applies to any of these packages.

November 14, 2018 0 comment
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Miss Danika comes to Hair by Phd Camden

Before I met the lovely Miss Danika (pictured above), I must say I was a bit sceptical about cosmetic tattooing, mainly because I didn’t know a lot about it. Now after seeing how she has transformed Lemai’s eyebrows (our Salon Director at Camden), I am a true convert. Lemai pictured below far right.

When I left Lemai, as Miss Danika was about to start tattooing, Lemai was feeling a tad anxious. I called her later in the day and asked her to send me photos of the end result. Once I saw them I was a bit shocked at first because they were a bit darker than I anticipated. However after a few days they had settled and the result was amazing. She had beautiful eyebrows without having to paint them on every day.

 

“Did it hurt?” was my first question. Lemai mentioned that Miss Danika had used some numbing cream and it did not hurt at all. Bonus!

 

You can have your eyebrows, eyeliner and lips transformed with this amazing service. The tattooing is semi- permanent, which is great as it lasts. It’s also very natural looking and there are multiple colours to choose from. The images below are of Lemai two months after the treatment.

See below the list of services and prices. Enjoy the images above for Lemai’s before and after as well as some of Miss Danika’s other work.

Miss Danika is available by appointment at Hair by Phd Camden. She has also got an amazing offer for all our clients. Here it is…

 

Miss Danika comes to Hair by Phd Opening Offer

You receive:

A Cosmetic Tattoo analysis and consultation. Valued at $50

$50 off your first service with Miss Danika

Total Value of this gift is $100

 

Call our salon on 4622 1260 or email us camden@hairbyphd.com.au to make a time with Miss Danika and have a chat with her on how this amazing service can transform you.

 

October 31, 2018 0 comment
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Hair by Phd Camden Turns One

Wow! That has gone so fast it’s crazy. On June 13 2018, Hair by Phd Camden will turn one. It has been an amazing ride for salon Director Lemai Wilson. Lemai, who worked for many years at Hair by Phd Parramatta, has become Camden’s hairdresser of choice.

In a very short time, Lemai has managed to build a great little salon in Camden. With three team members now she has really made her mark on the area. This is not always easy starting a salon from nothing in a new area where you haven’t worked before. Through her amazing skill as a hairdresser and her beautiful personality, Lemai has become a sought-after stylist in the Camden area.

We are also very lucky to have one of Australia’s top colourists join the team on a part-time basis. Damien Rayner, the Balayage King, has been weaving his magic in our Camden Salon.

As part of our first birthday celebrations, we have an amazing give away for everyone who visits the salon this month. 

For every visit you will get an entry to WIN a hair and beauty pack valued at $500. PLUS every time you buy a take-home hair care product, we will give you an extra entry in the draw for every product you buy. The pack includes products from Kerastase, Lancôme and Bvlgari, an incredible luxury prize pack to celebrate our beautiful salon. The prize will be drawn on Saturday July 14 2018, so make sure you visit our lovely Hair by Phd Camden Salon and purchase some deluxe products for your hair to go into the draw to WIN!

Also if you have a friend you would like to recommend to Hair by Phd Camden, we are giving away a FREE hair, colour and scalp analysis/consultation with our expertly trained stylists.  We will literally put your hair and scalp under the microscope for an in-depth diagnosis. Damien Rayner will be available for this particular service on every Friday if you or a friend would like to have your colour consultation with him.

The salon offers a range of hair services, specialising in Balayage, colour correction, tape hair extensions and specialist treatments like Olaplex and Keratin Smoothing. We have the best in hair products featuring Kerastase, Schwarzkopf, Cloud Nine and more.

Come and join Lemai and the team in the celebrations, the bubbles will be flowing and we look forward to being at your service at Hair by Phd Camden.

Cheers,

Sarkis Akle
Director / Hair by Phd

June 6, 2018 0 comment
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HAIR BY PHD REAL BRIDES – Katie

The team from Hair by Phd Bridal worked with our Real Bride Katie to create a truly stunning style for her beautiful wedding in Camden. We love being able to share and showcase a range of different bridal looks from our team at Hair by Phd Bridal and this soft updo is the true definition of a modern classic.

Katie’s dress was a dramatic masterpiece with long train, lace detailing and a double layered veil. That meant that there were some serious considerations to include for our Hair by Phd Bridal team in ensuring that we created the right upstyle to anchor the veil and allow the beautiful structure of the dress to shine.

We created a beautiful loose bun at the back of Katie’s head, which allowed us to effectively hide the anchoring point for the veil and left her neck and shoulders free to really highlight the neckline of the dress and her stunning decollete. Some loosely curled locks were left around her face to give some softness and movement to the look.

Hair by Phd Bridal also created stunning upstyles for Katie’s three bridesmaids that were similar to her style, but distinctly different. The same soft bun as showcased on the bride was pulled around to the right hand side to give an asymmetrical look to the hair. The heavy hair on the right was balanced by a large braid on the left hand side and loose locks on the right hand side of their faces. With the addition of some small roses in the bun, these ladies looked every inch the beautiful bridesmaids.

With similar-but-not-the-same dresses continuing to be all the rage in weddings, its important to note that iif you’re going this route it’s a good idea to have similar hair styles for your bridesmaids. With the dresses being quite different, similar hairstyles adds a sense of cohesion to the bridal party. With these girls, they each had a different style top half of their dresses, and having the same hair meant that they still all looked like they were part of the same party.

Katie was an incredible bride on her wedding day and we were thrilled to help her achieve her dream hair for her wedding day. Wishing Katie and Shannon all the best for their marriage and future, and thank you for letting us be part of your special day.

The team from Hair by Phd Bridal have been creating stunning bridal hair for years, which means that no matter what your favourite trend is or what your look is for your wedding day, we can help you achieve it. We have experience in a range of hair styles, from modern classics to truly natural brides and more sculptural looks – we can create exactly the hair you want on your wedding day. From colour consultations and management plans in the lead up to your day, to advice on products to condition and care for your hair, the team at Hair by Phd Bridal are at your service in the lead up to your wedding. If you would love to a team of wedding hair experts in Parramatta, Carlingford, Camden and everywhere in between, we would love to work with you! Get in touch via the Hair by Phd Bridal page and one of our stylists will be in touch.

Hair: Hair by Phd Bridal

Photography: Fortunate Fellow

Flowers: Victoria’s Blooms

Makeup: AM Makeup Artistry

Venue: Gledswood Homestead and Winery

 

May 24, 2018 0 comment
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How do I maintain my Hair Colour after leaving the salon?

Having your hair coloured in the salon is in most cases a great experience. Walking out with a great new look, feeling like you are ready to take on the world. As hairdressers, we love making our clients feel like this. After investing the time and money into your beautiful hair, you want to make sure you look after your investment over the next few weeks. In this post, I will go over some suggestions on how to do this successfully.

 

Whether you have had just had your hair highlighted or have had an amazing new colour put through, you want this to last. The best way to maintain your colour is through a structured regime with quality products.

The first thing to consider is the condition of your hair. Simply put, the better the condition of your hair the longer your hair colour will last. The best way to make sure your hair is in the optimum condition is through in-salon treatments. You would have read my posts on the Olaplex treatment in the past and this product has really revolutionised the in-salon treatment. The ability for this treatment to repair pretty much any damaged hair is amazing. Olaplex can be used as a treatment prior, during and after your colour service. I would also recommend a visit to your stylist in between colour services for a stand-alone Olaplex treatment, especially if you have your hair highlighted. With all our Olaplex services you will receive a take-home Olaplex No 3 treatment valued at $49.95.

 

We also have a great range of Kerastase and Schwarzkopf treatments, which are personalised for your hair type. This is a great way to leave your hair looking and feeling amazing and to have that post-salon feeling all the time.

 

When it comes to using home hair-care products, your stylist is the best person to speak to. Choosing the correct product for your hair type is essential to get the best results. Below is a list of products that can help you maintain the best tone in your colour.

Schwarzkopf Igora Expert Mousse

This is an easy-to-use colour mousse, which not only tones your hair but also leaves it feeling moisturised. It has built-in conditioning agents that allow you to use it once a week as a colour refresher, toner and treatment. Schwarzkopf Igora Expert Mousse comes in a range of shades for toning and colour refreshing so that your home hair-care is suited specifically to your colour and style.

 

 

Schwarzkopf BC Silver Shampoo

This is a sulphate-free silver shampoo that is very gentle on the hair and with regular use keeps your highlighted hair looking true to tone. With all the elements our hair is exposed to, like the sun, chlorinated water and other hair products, your hair can change tone very easily. Using Schwarzkopf BC Silver Shampoo keeps highlighted hair looking fantastic and keeps those pesky yellow or brassy tones from coming back into your beautiful blonde. It is also great for naturally white or light hair that can have a tendency to throw that unwanted yellow tone.

 

 

Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Range

The Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Range is formulated purely for blondes. It includes a comprehensive range of products that care for your blonde hair at home, including a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in moisturiser spray and treatment, all with cool or warm tonal additives in them. Bonus, the entire range is sulphate free, which is good for your health and good for your hair. If you have highlighted hair or are naturally blonde, this is range is a must for you.

 

 

Kerastase Reflection Chromatique Range

The Kerastase Chromatique Range is specifically for coloured hair. The formulation protects the hair from the sun with its UV protectant and other external elements like copper, calcium and chlorine that are found in our water. It leaves coloured hair with amazing shine and really protects the hair from colour fade. The Kerastase Reflection Chomatique Range includes products to suit both thick and thin hair also with colour additives to keep your colour looking fresh and bright, with that salon-fresh tone we know you love.

 

With any of the products or product ranges mentioned above, please make sure you consult your expertly trained stylist at Hair by Phd when choosing which to purchase. It is very important that we prescribe the right product for you and your hair specifically, so you can continue to have amazing hair after leaving the salon.

 

Watch out for our Hair by Phd online shop coming soon!

April 3, 2018 0 comment
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HAIR BY PHD REAL BRIDES – Latara

Hair by Phd Bridal were thrilled to help the beautiful Latara and her bridesmaids in creating stunning hair on her wedding day. This beautiful wedding was held at the gorgeous Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands, and so Lemai, Director at our Camden Salon, went along to lead hair for the day.

Sarkodie Photography

For the bride, we created a stunning updo with braids wrapping around the head to meet at the back of the head and finished with a beautiful floral arrangement. Soft curls framed Latara’s face, giving movement to the look and a soft, relaxed look that perfectly matched her vision for her dream wedding.

Sarkodie Photography

For the bridesmaids, soft curls were turned into low textured buns, with the hair pulled off the faces of these beautiful girls. The buns were then surmounted with a single, simple flower to finish the look and tie into their beautiful and unique bouquets.

Sarkodie Photography

When choosing the style of hair you want for your wedding, it is always important to consider both the style of event, your personal preference and what is going to work for the length of the event. By going with soft curls and relaxed braids, Latara continued to look stunning well into the evening without having to touch up hair or adjust anything during the day, which is often unachievable in the flurry of wedding activities. Choose a hair style that you feel comfortable in and that you can relax and enjoy in to ensure that you have a wonderful day for your wedding.

Sarkodie Photography

The Hair by Phd Bridal team have lots of experience in creating stunning hair for brides and their bride-tribe and are always able to advise about the best way you achieve your dream look that will be both practical and beautiful throughout your day.  The team at Hair by Phd Bridal are experts in all facets of wedding hair, from colour management in the lead up to the wedding to styles that suit you perfectly and will stay wonderful throughout your day. Trust our team to help you realise your dream hair on the day and get in touch with the Hair by Phd bridal team today.

Photography: Sarkodie Photography

Makeup Artist: Makeup by Megan

Hair: Hair by Phd Bridal

Venue: Bendooley Estate

Floral Design: Clementine Posy

March 6, 2018 0 comment
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AUSTRALIAN TOP HAIR COLOURIST COMES TO HAIR BY PHD CAMDEN

You have all heard me talk about him. Damien Rayner has been working with team Hair by Phd for over seven years now, educating the team on all things hair colour. I am very proud to announce that Damien will now be joining Lemai and her team at Hair by Phd Camden.

This is not only exciting for us but for the Camden community to have a Hair Colourist of Damien’s elk working in the area. Voted in the top 15 Australian hair colourists by Harpers Bazaar, Damien is one of the nicest guys I have met in the industry, and a magician when it comes to Balayage. He has worked at some of Australia’s top salons, not to mention done stints in New York and London.

  

Damien moved into the Camden/Narellan area a few years ago with his partner for a lifestyle change and continued to commute to the city for work. Through our long-term relationship, it was a natural fit when it came to securing his services at our Camden salon. What does that mean for you? Well if you live in the area or surrounding suburbs, you do not have to trek into the city anymore to find a quality Hair Colourist. The best has come to town.

Damien is not only the Balayage king; his skills are just as superior in all aspects of hair colour. From Balayage, Ombre, colour makeovers, foil highlighting and more, Damien is the colour expert.

And best of all, we have an amazing offer for anyone who would love to have his or her hair coloured by Damien.

You will receive a complimentary in-salon consultation, so Damien can assess your hair and create a plan for your desired look. This also allows Damien to determine the time needed for your colour appointment.

You will also receive a complimentary bottle of Schwarzkopf BC Shampoo and Conditioner valued at $53.90, which can be upgraded to a Kerastase Shampoo and Conditioner if desired.

For more information on the times Damien will be available in our Camden salon, call now on 02 4622 1260 or email us on camden@hairbyphd.com.au

Damien and Lemai look forward to seeing you in our salon located at Shop 2 Albert Baker Arcade 165-167 Argyle St, Camden.

September 28, 2017 0 comment
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Hair by Phd Colour Training with Damien Rayner

As mentioned in my last post I recently caught up with the amazing colourist Damien Rayner. Damien was voted one of the top 15 colourists in 2012 by Harper’s Bazaar and we have been lucky enough to have Damien as an educator in our salon since 2010.

August 10, 2017 0 comment
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