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Armagh barber ‘overwhelmed’ with top-three nomination in Northern Ireland-wide awards

An Armagh barber has said he is “overwhelmed” to have been nominated for three top industry awards in Northern Ireland.

Mark McSherry – who runs The Barber at Lower English Street – has been featured in the top 10 of the Northern Ireland Hair and Beauty Awards 2018.

He is the only Co Armagh entrant in the running for Men’s Stylist of the Year.

Mark is absolutely thrilled.

He told Armagh I : “I’m overwhelmed, not only to be in the top ten three years running going into the finals, but to named in three categories – and be the only barber again anywhere outside of the like of the big cities like Belfast, L/Derry – is humbling!”

Mark is also in the running for the overall Co Armagh Award, as well as the Barbers of the Year.

Organisers say there was a tremendous response from the public with thousand of nominations received, after which the list of finalists was compiled.

The awards seek to provide a platform to acknowledge and honour the impeccable and tireless work of the best professionals and businesses in the Northern Irish hair and beauty industry.

The elegant ceremony – which will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast, on Sunday, July 8 – promises to be the most memorable event in the hair and beauty industry calendar this year, with many accolades to be awarded in categories such as Hair Salon of the Year, Nail Salon of the Year, Hair Stylist of the Year, Beauty Salon of the Year and many more.

The awards seek to acknowledge and honour the many tireless professionals and salons whose sole aim is to always provide their customers with impeccable services, making them look and feel fantastic.

Creative Oceanic launched the official Hair and Beauty Awards in Northern Ireland four years ago.

The English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and London Hair & Beauty Awards have all been successfully established over the years as well, and this year the inaugural Toronto Hair and Beauty Awards were launched, increasing the brand’s international appeal and recognition.

Mark is delighted therefore to be competing against the very best and wants to thank his loyal customers.

He added: “The public who vote as well never cease to amaze me with there continued support.

“It’s enough for me to be named and mentioned knowing that so many lovely people think highly enough to bother!

“It makes me a winner in my book anyway every day I get out of bed!”

The finalists for the Northern Ireland Hair and Beauty Awards are as follows:

Beauty Salon of the Year

County Fermanagh

Base Hair & Beauty (Enniskillen)

The Door to Perfection (Belleek)

Blossom Hair & Beauty (Enniskillen)

Purple Haze Beauty Salon (Irvinestown)

County Tyrone

Beauty Secrets (Dungannon)

Beauty Bliss (Aughnacloy)

Beauty S J (Dungannon)

Beyond Beauty (Omagh)

Aura Beauty & Wellbeing (Strabane)

Bliss Beauty Boutique (Trillick)

Cara’s Beauty Boutique (Coalisland)

Roisins Nails and beauty (Omagh)

County Derry/Londonderry

Chloe’s Beauty Bar (Maghera)

Coco & Rose Beauty & Body Clinic (Magherafelt)

Capital Beauty (Portstewart)

Envy Emporium (Magherafelt)

The Special Touch (Castledawson)

Lmd Salon (Magherafelt)

Beauty Express (Coleraine)

Secret studio (Coleraine)

County Antrim

About Face Beauty Ltd (Carrickfergus)

Anita’s Health and Beauty Clinic (Antrim)

Baytree Health and Beauty (Randalstown)

Beauty Boulevard (Lisburn)

The Velvet Rose (Ballymena)

Beauty Secrets Salon Group (Ballymena)

Bronze Tanning & Beauty (Ballymena)

Simply Hair and Beauty (Carrickfergus)

County Down

The Beauty Spot (Newtownards)

Tranquil Beauty (Castlewellan)

Beauty Boutique (Lisburn)

Beauty Loft (Annalong)

Glam Nail and Beauty (Lisburn)

Charmed Nails & Beauty (Comber)

TheeOne Hair, Tanning, Beauty & Spa (Newry)

The Beauty Box (Downpatrick)

County Armagh

Beautywithin (Portadown)

Beautifi Beauty (Markethill)

Bronze Tanning & Beauty (Armagh)

Fab Beauty at Armagh City Hotel (Armagh)

Retro Beauty Camlough (Camlough)

Dolled Up Beauty Lounge (Hamiltonsbawn)

Pure Beauty (Portadown)

Oasis Beauty Clinic (Portadown)

Fee Nails (Armagh)


Lipstick & Lashes

The Parlour Hair & Beauty


The Beauty Box

BeautyHutt Training Academy

Gemini Beauty Studio

Wigs and Wags

Urban Beauty&Skincare Centre

Zest Beauty Clinic

Serenity Nails and Beauty

Hair Salon of the Year

County Fermanagh

Becky McClaughry Hairdressing (Irvinestown)
GR Hair Studio (Enniskillen)

Salon Twenty 2 (Eniskillen)

Siobhan at GR Hair Salon (Eniskillen)

MMD Hair (Irvinestown)

County Tyrone

Oh So Boho Hair Design (Donaghmore)

Del Loughran Hairdressing & Makeup (Sixmilecross)

The Hair Lounge (Dromore)

Amy’s Hair Studio (Coalisland)

Coco Hair & Beauty (Strabane)

Ryan Hickinson Hairdressing (Newtownstewart)

The Dolls House (Dungannon)

Vicky’s Hair Studio (Dungannon)

Zero Hair&Beauty (Omagh)
The Salon (Cookstown)

County Londonderry

Runway Hair and Beauty (Maghera)

Creative Jemz (Londonderry)

Headz and Co (Londonderry)

Gibson Hair and Make Up (Maghera)

NMF Salon (Maghera)

Sky Salon (Derry)

Valerie Kelly Hairdressing (Eglinton)

Vanity Hair and Make up Salon (Limavady)

Rachael & Nicole Makeup & Hair Salon (Magherafelt)

Oh Hairdressing (Portstewart)

County Antrim

The Electric Chair (Ballymena)

Mcgills Hairdressers (Ballycastle)

Chocolate Hair Company (Lisburn)

The Boathouse Hair Salon (Ballycastle)

Cutting Edge Hair Salon (Lisburn)

Hair by Toni (Carrickfergus)

Studio 101 (Ballymoney)

The Hair Room (Ballymoney)

Urban Hair Boutique (Lisburn)

Úrsula Madden Hair Studio (Portglenone)

County Down

Benjamin Close Hairdressing (Bangor)

Lalapanzi Hair Studio (Banbridge)

Bridgeen King Hairdressing (Castlewellan)

Escapades (Moira)

Ego Hair and Beauty Salon (Newry)

LM Hair & Beauty (Newry)

Cut Both Ways (Rathfriland)

Jacqui Bothwell Hair (Bangor)

Style by Kori (Bangor)

Sheer Perfection (Newry)

County Armagh

Tir Na Nog Hair & Beauty (Crossmaglen)

191 Hair & Beauty (Lurgan)

Petra’s House of Colour (Armagh)

Tara Cummings Hair & Makeup (Tandragee)

Fabulous Hair (Hamiltonsbawn)

Hair Today For Tomorrow (Portadown)

Hairplay (Portadown)

House of Hair (Lurgan)

One Lounge Hair and Beauty (Lurgan)


Wigs and Wags

Caitlíns Hairdressers

The Hair Lounge

Mezmerize Hair+Beauty

Hair Ritz Shankill

Hair Boutique by Fionnuala & Nadine


Bliss Hair Salon

Root Cube

Refresh Hair Salon

Most Wanted Salon of the Year

County Fermanagh

NBL Beauty (Enniskillen)

The Door to Perfection (Belleek)

Blossom Hair & Beauty (Enniskillen)

Becky McClaughry Hairdressing (Irvinestown)

Make up and Nails by Ray Ray (Enniskillen)

County Tyrone

Perfection Hair and Beauty (Coalisland)

The Beauty Lounge (Donaghmore)

Sunshapers (Strabane)

Hi-tec Hair Salon (Omagh)

Roisin Doherty Salons (Coalisland)

Laura Mc Ginley Hairdresser (Strabane)

Rouge Beauty Clinic (Moy)
Luxe Beauty Rooms (Dromore)

Rococo Hair and Beauty (Cookstown)

County Londonderry

Sky Salon (Derry)

Coco & Rose Beauty & Body Clinic (Magherafelt)

Angles Hair Design (Garvagh)

Madame Margo (Portstewart)

Headz and Co (Londonderry)

Runway Hair and Beauty (Maghera)

Beauty Express (Coleraine)

Bareknuckle Babershop (Derry)

County Antrim

Rachel’s Salon Crumlin (Crumlin)

Secret Beauty by Louise McGuigan (Lisburn)

Sheer Madness (Antrim)

Janette Aiken Make up and Beauty (Ballymena)

Inner Beauty (Carrickfergus)

Trudy’s Hair Salon (Ballymoney)

Victoria King Hairdressing (Portrush)

Mac Hair and Beauty (Newtownabbey)

County Down

Benjamin Close Hairdressing (Bangor)

Jolene Ritchie Hair Studio (Newcastle)

Ego Hair and Beauty Salon (Newry)

Blondie’s Hair Salon (Hilltown)

Jane Diava (Banbridge)

Hair Emporium (Donaghadee)

The Hair Boutique (Bangor)

County Armagh

Petra’s House of Colour (Armagh)

191 Hair & Beauty (Lurgan)

Hairplay (Portadown)

Marian’s Unisex Salon (Craigavon)

MS Studio (Portadown)

One Lounge Hair and Beauty (Lurgan)

Fee Nails (Armagh)

The Barber (Armagh)


Jannette Martin Hairdressing

The Little Beauty Lounge

Sincity Tanning, Beauty & Hair

TD Hair & Beauty

Demi’s Hair Salon

Mount Eagles Hair and Beauty (Belfast)

Duo Hair and Beauty

Twisted Scissor and Soul

Outstanding Beauty Salon of the Year

Body and Soul Beauty Clinique (Donaghadee)

Central Hair & Beauty (Newcastle)

Chic Beauty Clinic (Carryduff)

Cristal Day Spa (Ballymoney)

Diamond Beauty (Portglenone)

Maysoon Beauty Clinic (Newtownabbey)

La Maison – House Of Beauty & Wellbeing (Lisburn)

Outstanding Hair Salon of the Year

Mount Eagles Hair and Beauty (Belfast)

Elm Hair (Belfast)

Dye Hard Hair Studio (Lisburn)

Hairbysam&co (Belfast)

Nicola Murray Hair (Ballymoney)

Hair Retreat (Aughnacloy)

Lil Miss Colour (Banbridge)

Beautician of the Year

Emma Creelman (Beauty by Emma, Ballymoney)

JulieAnn McCurdy (Bespoke Beauty & Skincare Clinic, Bushmills)

Charlene Magee (Brow and Beauty Couture, Belfast)

Gianinna Loughran (The Brow Artisian, Belfast)

Sharon Campbell (Pure Beaut by Sharon Campbell, Belfast)

Cara (Cara’s Beauty Boutique, Coalisland)

Claire Mc Williams (The Velvet Rose, Ballymena)

Trez (Treatments by Trez, Portrush)

Erin Walls (Erin Walls Makeup & beauty, Maghera)

Jenna Watson (Jenna Watson Brow Specialist, Dundonald)
Cheryl Downey (Bespoke Beauty, Magherafelt)

Nail Salon of the Year

Roisins Nails and Beauty (Omagh)

Oh My Nails, Tanning and Beauty (Coleraine)

Glam Nail and Beauty (Lisburn)

Fee Nails (Armagh)

Sugar Coating Nails (Newry)

The Nail Boutique (Newtownabbey)

Chloe’s Nail & Brow bar (Dungannon)

Cofiki Nail Salon (Carrickfergus)

Gelish NI (Belfast)

Lux Beauty Bar (Downpatrick)

Nail Technician of the Year

Lorena Cassidy (NBL Beauty, Enniskillen)

Stephanie Dee (Nails by Stephanie Dee, Newtownards)

Ashleigh Matthews (The Beauty Cabin, Antrim)

Karolina (Beauty by Karolina, Coleraine)

Megan Smyth (House of Smyth, Antrim)

Zoe Harris (KNW Nail Design, Annacloy)

Vicki Bell (Vicki Bell – Nail Artist, Belfast)

Natasha Gallagher (Natasha’s Nails and Beauty, Bellaghy)

Ciara Higgins (T.L.C Beauty by Ciara, Limavady)

Nicole O’Connor (Beautylicious Tanning Studio, Crumlin)

Creative Nail Stylist of the Year

Jenny Armstrong (The Vanity Box, Bangor)

Stacie Richardson (Stacie Richardson Nail Artist & Educator, Newtownards)

Tanya McKelvey (NailworX, Larne)

Tina Chen (Make up and nails by Tina Chen, Coleraine)

Mandy Reid (MWM, Lisburn)

Chloe (Ten20, Belfast)

Dierde (D.C. Make Up & Beauty, Newry)

Margaret Caldwell (Margaret Caldwell, Belfast)

Louise Murray (Nailed by Lou – Louise Murray, Lisburn)

Denise Strand (Denise Strand Nail Artist, Belfast)

Stylist of the Year

Aine Morgan (Beyoutiful Hair, Rathfriland)

Ciara O Neill (Hair by Ciara O Neill, Galgorm

Siobhan Cassidy (Siobhan at GR Hair, Enniskillen)

Courtney-Maree McCann (Bonny Blu Hair & Beauty, Carrickfergus)

Tara Weir (Hair by Tara, Bessbrook)

Jude Mitchell (High Maintenance, Omagh)

Lisa Mc Crory (Lisa Mc Crory Hairdressing And Makeup, Carrickmore)

Michaela Carland (Creative Lochs Hair Salon, Loughmacrory)

Sam (Sam Surgenor Hair, Galgorm)

Tara Cummings (Tara Cummings Hair & Stylist, Tandragee)

Colour Technician of the Year

Benny OKane (Mcgills Hairdressers, Ballycastle)

Tanith Speers (Hair by Tanith, Portstewart)

Carol (Cutting Edge Hair Salon, Lisburn)

Aga Glenn (Dye Hard Hair Studio, Lisburn)

Kori Murdoch (Style by Kori, Bangor)

Rachelle (Rachelle Glass Hair, Belfast)

Keith McDowell (Sheer Perfection, Newry)

Natalie Haslett (High Maintenance, Omagh)

Louise (Halo Hair and Beauty Haven, Carrickfergus)

The Boathouse Hair Salon, Ballycastle

Junior Stylist of the Year

Seana McGarry (Marian’s Unisex Salon, Craigavon)

Glen Parker (Empire Salon, Lisburn)

Courtney Monaghan (Hair Emporium, Donaghadee)

Reece Morton (Kids Shack, Belfast)

Customer Service of the Year

JAX Hair and Beauty (Donaghadee)

About Face (Carrickfergus)

BT4 Beauty (Belfast)

Kids Shack (Belfast)

The Sanctuary Skin Clinic (Derry)

Beauty by Jamie (Ballymoney)

J’s hair lounge (Ballymoney)

Louise Donnelly Beauty and Make Up Studio (Ballycastle)

Luna Hair and Beauty (Portrush)

Colleen’s Hair Salon (Hilltown)

Salon Ambience of the Year

Beauty Boulevard (Lisburn)

Karma Hair Design (Ballyclare)

JAX Hair and Beauty (Donaghadee)

Mcgills Hairdressers (Ballycastle)

Del Loughran Hairdressing & Makeup (Sixmilecross)

Enhance Ballyhackamore (Belfast)

Hair Ritz Shankill (Belfast)

The Beauty Box (Belfast)

Bliss Hair Salon (Belfast)

Cofiki Nail Salon (Carrickfergus)

Team of the Year

Beauty Express (Coleraine)

Glam Squad Studios (Lurgan)

Hair & Co (Newtownards)

Oh Hairdressing (Portstewart)

The Velvet Rose (Ballymena)

Roisin Doherty Salons (Coalisland)

The Salon Argyle Business Centre (Belfast)

Scizzor Sisters (Millisle)

High Maintenance (Omagh)

Halo Hair and Beauty Haven (Carrickfergus)

Best of Belfast

The Brow Artisian

BT4 Beauty

Gelish NI

Blush Beauty Boutique Day Spa

Enhance Ballyhackamore

Little Beauty Box

Rachelle Glass Hair

Opulence Beauty Spa

Spa of the Year

Spa at Adelphi Portrush (Portrush)

The Club Spa (Lisburn)

The White Orchid Beauty & Spa (Armagh)

Zen Day Spa (Newry)

Bellisle Spa (Coleraine)

Corick House Hotel and Spa (Clogher)

Ohana Spa Therapies (Belfast)

Opulence Beauty Spa (Belfast)

Blush Beauty Boutique Day Spa (Belfast)

Radiance Day Spa (Belfast)

Barbers of the Year

Gentleman Jack’s Barbers (Bangor)

The Barber’s Chair (Belfast)

Barber & Co (Belfast)

The Barber’s Den (Lisburn)

Bareknuckle Babershop (Derry)

Handsome Barber Shop (Comber)

The Man Shack (Lisburn)

Harry’s Barber Shop (Carrickfergus)

The Barber (Armagh)

Ted’s Barbers (Belfast)

Men’s Grooming Salon of the Year

Headline Barber Parlour (Limavady)

Cliffs Male Grooming (Belfast)

Laird Law Male Grooming (Ballymena)

Michael Ward Male Grooming (Banbridge)

Quarter West Barber Shop (Belfast)

RockaFellas Barber Shop (Belfast)

Stairway barbers (Derry)

Zakks Barber shop (Lisburn)

Men’s Stylist of the Year

Sean Lawlor (Cambridge Barbershop, Belfast)

Jordan O’Reilly (The Man Shack, Lisburn)

Greg McNeil (Bareknuckle Babershop, Derry)

Cathal Harte (Empire Salon, Lisburn)

Laird Law Male Grooming, Ballymena

Cian Caz (Richard Kell Barbershop, Belfast)

Mike Townsley (The Urban Barbers, Belfast)

Michael Ward (Michael Ward Male Grooming, Banbridge)

Mark Mc Sherry (The Barber, Armagh)
Sean McGraham (The Man Shack, Lisburn)

Best Barbershop’s Customer Service

Cult One (Belfast)

Deluxe Turkish Barbers (Banbridge)

Headline Barber Parlour (Limavady)

Jk Turkish Barbers (Cookstown)

KevinPearse Men’s Hair (Belfast)

Tanya’s Gents Hairdressing (Kircubbin)

Richard Kell Barbershop (Belfast)

RockaFellas Barber Shop (Belfast)

Gentleman Jack’s Barbers (Bangor)

Handsome Barber Shop (Comber)

Tanning Salon of the Year

Sunshapers (Strabane)

Bronze Tanning & Beauty (Belfast)

After Glow Tanning & Beauty (Ballymoney)

Glamour Lounge (Banbridge)

House of Tan (Belfast)

Xoxo tanning club (Belfast)

Tropical Heat Finaghy (Belfast)

South Beach Tanning & Beauty (Belfast)

Energy Tanning & Beauty (Belfast)

Solar Salon (Carricfergus)

Cosmetic Clinic of the Year

Fitzwilliam Clinic (Belfast)

River Medical Clinic (Belfast)

The Skin Clinic Belfast (Belfast)

Beyond Skin Clinic Ltd (Belfast)

Elite Aesthetic Clinic (Derry)

Face Therapy NI (Belfast)

Julietta studio – Impera Aesthetics (Ballycarry)

Younique Aesthetics (Newry)

YM Enhancements (Belfast)

Derma Pro Aesthetics Cosmetic Skin & Microblading Clinic (Newtownards)

Freelance Makeup Specialist of the Year

Joanna McMullan (Joanna McMullan Make Up at Sitting Pretty, Ballymena)

Heather Allen (Heather Allen Make Up, Portavogie)

Alana Manderson (Alana Manderson Make up artist, Lurgan)

Caoimhe Marie (Caoimhe Marie Make up Artist, Belfast)

Caroline Hawthorne (Caroline Jayne Makeup Artist, Carrickfergus)

Carrie Marley (Carrie Marley Professional Makeup Artist, Belfast)

Debble Mc Kernon (Makeup by Debbie, Newtownabbey)

Julie Smith (Make up by Julie, Limavady)

Eve Finnegan (Makeup By Eve, Newry)

Stacey Latimer (Stacey Latimer Pro Make Up Artist, Bangor)

Creative Make Up Stylist of the Year

Ashley McKeary (FACE Pro Makeup, Coleraine)

Caolánn McCauley (Caolánn McCauley Makeup Artist, Newry)

Suzy O’Neill (SUZIO Pro Makeup – Suzy O’Neill Makeup, Ballymena)

Rachael Monaghan (Rachael Monaghan Makeup Artist, Belfast)

Patti Louise Grogan (Patti Louise Makeup, Belfast)

Aine Knocker (Aine K Pro Make up Artist, Belfast)

Alana Manderson (Alana Manderson Make up artist, Lurgan)

Caoimhe Marie (Caoimhe Marie Make up Artist, Belfast)

Erin Toman (Erin Tee Makeup, Lurgan)

Emma (Dilemma Makeup & Beauty, Cushendall)

Make Up Salon of the Year

Dilemma Makeup & Beauty (Cushendall)

Emma McConville Hair and Make-up Artist (Newtownabbey)

Olivia Muldoon Hair and Makeup (Dungannon)

Zalt studios (Belfast)

SK Makeup Studio (Ballymena)

Flawless Glam Makeup Studio (Belfast)

Pretty Please Make Up Studio (Downpatrick)

MatildaBelle Makeup (Ballymacnab)

Tori O’Connor Beauty (Omagh)

Koko Blush (Belfast)

Masseuse of the Year   

Samantha (A Luxiourous Experience, Belfast)

Nicky O’Kane (Blossom Beauty Salon, Pomeroy)

Laura Curley McAreavy (Body Basics, Belfast)

Debbie White (Debbie White Make up & Beauty at Trends, Coleraine)

Helen Nelson (Body Mind & Soul, Ballyclare)

Kirsty Fleck (InnerBeauty, Carrickfergus)

Janine Wilson (Willow Massage Centre, Belfast)

Serena O’Reilly (Serenity Beauty & Therapies, Cloughmills)

Tina Moore (Natural Roots Wellness, Belfast)

The Room Massage Therapy, Belfast

Hair Extension Specialist of the Year

Inked Dolls Hair Extensions (Derry)

Joyce Wells Hair & Beauty (Belfast)

Hair Extensions LH (Derry)

Mane & Waves Hair Extensions (Derry)

Nikita Doherty Hair Extensions Specialist (Derry)

Maureen Magee @ Urban Hair and Beauty (Limavady)

Perfection Hair & Beauty (Dungannon)

The Dolls House Hair & Beauty (Dungannon)

Petras House of Colour (Armagh)

La Bella Vita (Belfast)

Training Academy of the Year

Gelish NI (Belfast)

The Beauty School (Warrenpoint)

Amber Rowlands Training Academy (Belfast)

Younique College of Beauty and Holistics (Newry)

Colleen Loughran Clinical Hair and Beauty (Dungannon)

STS Hair & Beauty Academy (Strabane)

Urban Escape @ Belfast Met (Belfast)

Soul Therapies (Belfast)

Kuku.Nails (Portadown)

Lash Extension Specialist of the Year

Beauty Angel (Dungannon)

Haus of Lashes (Ballyclare)

Lash and Brow Bar (Belfast)

Lashed By Jessica (Bangor)

Lush Lash (Dungannon)

The Lash Studio (Belfast)

Fix Beauty eyelash extensions Belfast (Belfast)

Fabulash eyelash extentions specialist (Derry)

Pernamemt Make Up Specialist of the Year

Beauty ink by R.D (Belfast)

Bespoke Aesthetics Semi Permanent Make Up (Lisburn)

Semi Permanent Make Up Academy by Geraldine Flynn (Belfast)

Semi Permanent Brows by Hannah Dermott (Portadown)

Carrie Taylor Ink (Ballymoney)

S.K. Institute of permanent makeup (Belfast)

Tara Clarke Semi-Permanent Brows (Belfast)

Semi Permanent Make Up by JT (Lurgan)

Julietta Studio-Impera Aesthetics (Ballycarry)

Bridal Hair Specialist of the Year

Kirsty McDonnell (Kirsty McDonnell Solo, Glenariffe)

Laurel (Laurel Hair and Beauty, Parkgate)

Clare Afshar (Vintage Rocks, Belfast)

Tracy Hughes (Boutique Hair, Tassagh)

Danni (DaniBelle WeddingHair, Belfast)

Emma McConville (Emma McConville Hair and Make-up Artist, Glengormley)

Jemma (Creative Jemz, Derry)

Olivia Muldoon (Olivia Muldoon Hair and Makeup, Dungannon)

Kay Burns (Kay Burns Hair Styling, Newry)

Coccolare, Banbridge

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