NAIL TECHNICIAN - ARIZONA

Nail Technology
IN
Arizona

Nail technology has exploded in recent years, quickly moving from a field where a select few people get regular nail care and maintenance to tons of people using their nails to express their personality and interests. No wonder this is the perfect time to become a nail technician!

Depending on who sits in your salon chair, you may apply a full set of artificial nails, use a chic accent nail to make an impression, or rely on decals for a personalized look.

State License Requirements
600
Hours

Your education should make you feel confident about passing your written and practical licensing exams. You can apply for your license via the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology. They collect $247 in testing fees and verify your 600 or more training hours.

Education Details

Finding a local Arizona nail tech program is a big part of getting established in this field. In your training, you should delve into core nail technology topics and learn about the latest trends. Licensed Arizona schools are required to cover the following subjects.

Courses Taught at Nail Tech Schools in AZ

  • Nail technology theory
  • Skin and nail diseases and disorders Infection control and disinfection
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Arizona cosmetology law
  • Massage manipulations of the hands and feet
  • Product chemistry and pharmacology
  • Nail technology tools, instruments, and machines
  • Client consultation
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Artificial nail enhancements
  • Alternative nail technology
  • Electric file Exfoliation
License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

As an Arizona licensee, you must renew your license every two years by your birthday. Beauty licenses cost $60 to renew. Arizona does not currently require you to complete continuing education hours to renew your license, though CEUs (Continu-ing Education Units) are one of the best ways to learn about changes in the cosmetology industry.

Careers
$28,660 
Salary
15.3%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Nail technicians work in most beauty settings and environments, so you may have quite a few choices when it comes time to choosing a job. Some nail technicians become small business owners and open their own nail salons, gradually adding staff and other nail technicians. Others rent a spot at a nail salon and handle the business side of a nail care career. You may enjoy working as a manicurist at a hair salon or nail shop, an option that lets you claim a base salary and tips. In Arizona, the average salary for a nail technician is $20,660 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as a Nail Technician

Nail technicians take care of client's nails by providing manicures, pedicures, nail shaping, cuticle grooming, callus removal, synthetic nail treatments and nail polish application. Here is the list of requirements for becoming a nail tech in Arizona.

  • Complete an approved cosmetology program.
  • Complete at least 500 hours of study/experience.
  • Apply for your license.

A 16% growth is expected within this field in the next 6 years.

State board Contact Information

Arizona Board of Cosmetology
1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611
Phone Number: 480-784-4539
Fax Number: 480-784-4962
E-mail Address: azboard@azboc.gov

The Arizona Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology li-cense, updating a change of name or change of address information, getting the forms you need for licensure or renewal, and answering any questions you may have.

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Find the Beauty Schools in Arizona that interest you below,

Empire Beauty School - Avondale-Goodyear

9945 W. McDowell Rd (Gateway Shopping Center) ,
Avondale-Goodyear, AZ 85323

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Studio Academy of Beauty

9897 W. McDowell,
Avondale-Tolleson, AZ 85353

Program: Cosmetology

A "Beautiful" Career The Studio Academy of Beauty was founded to help people realize careers in the dynamic field of beauty. The Beauty Services Industry is growing and there are tremendous job opportunities A "Beautiful" Career The Studio Academy of Beauty was founded to help people realize careers in the dynamic field of beauty. The Beauty Services Industry is growing and there are tremendous job opportunities available for trained professionals. Accreditation and Financial Aid The Studio Academy of Beauty is a fully accredited institution and is approved by the U.S. Department of Education and eligible to participate in Title IV Financial Aid programs. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Other financing options may be available. RECENTLY HONORED BY MODERN SALON MAGAZINE FOR BEST GRADUATE PLACEMENT IN 2013! Programs Offered Cosmetology Our extensive curriculum teaches you to become a designer, not just a hairdresser. And there is a difference. A designer not only knows the how's of cosmetology, but also the why's. These why's are based on a belief that hair design is an artistic expression with its roots in the basic elements of form, texture and color - just like the fundamental principles of art. The Studio has a partnership with Farouk Systems, maker of CHI as well as REDKEN and you will learn the most advanced color techniques and formulations along with their groundbreaking superior styling products that translate to the latest trends in style. Get Hair Extensions Certification from The Studio Academy of Beauty (This is an elective course) The Studio has partnered with Athena Hair Extensions to offer you a workshop (kit included) to allow you to earn your certification in hair extensions. What does this mean for you. Earning Potential!! Esthetics The Studio's Esthetics program was developed by a highly acclaimed team of educators and publishing experts. Our Esthetics program prepares skin care students for licensure and a career in the esthetics profession. Students will work in a hands-on learning environment focusing on advanced facial treatments, body treatments, microdermabrasion, Image chemical peels, reflexology, aromatherapy, face and body waxing and make-up artistry. Our education is complimented by Dermalogica's undergraduate classes attended at the Dermal Institute in Scottsdale. Engage in the Industry The entire staff at The Studio Academy of Beauty is committed to each and every student from the moment class begins, through State Licensure and on to your first position in the Beauty Industry. We will help you present yourself as a Total Salon Professional. You will participate in fashion shows, competitions and beauty shows in school. You will write your resume to your future employers and learn how to interview to get your first job. At graduation you will work with The Studio photographer to build your senior portfolio so you can showcase your work. Our warm and relaxed student spa will allow you to develop your skills while working in a real world enviornment. The Studio offers a state of the art, contemporary facility. We have developed partnerships with top salons and spa in the area that are committed to the success to our students and will look to The Studio graduates to fill their positions. Your first job in the Beauty Industry is our focus. Honored in 2011 for Best Community Service! A Cosmetology or Esthetics license opens many doors: Hair stylist/designer Color Specialist Image Consultant Manufacturer's Sales Representative Salon/Spa Manager Salon/Spa Owner Esthetician Medical Esthetician Dermatologist Office Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Manufacturers Rep Makeup Artist Contact Us To Find Out More! For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here.
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Studio Academy of Beauty

610 North Alma School Road,Suite 38
Chandler, AZ 85224

Program: Cosmetology

Modern Salon Magazine Best Career Placement, Best Community Service, Foothills Beauty School of the Year. Established in 2006. Modern, relevant facilites. World wide brands. Fashion Shows each year to help various charities, Modern Salon Magazine Best Career Placement, Best Community Service, Foothills Beauty School of the Year. Established in 2006. Modern, relevant facilites. World wide brands. Fashion Shows each year to help various charities, breast cancer awareness, Dignity Kids, HopeKids Annual Mothers Day event.
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Empire Beauty School - Chandler-Gilbert

2978 North Alma School Road,
Chandler-Gilbert, AZ 85224

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
Read more
Empire Beauty School - Flagstaff

1790 E. Route 66,
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
Read more
Avalon School of Cosmetology

2111 S. Alma School Rd # 21,
Mesa, AZ 85210

Program: Cosmetology

Avalon School of Cosmetology Avalon is dedicated to provide an educational experience in that will empower our graduates to go far in the beauty industry Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional Avalon School of Cosmetology Avalon is dedicated to provide an educational experience in that will empower our graduates to go far in the beauty industry Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional beauty industry for more than 40 years. Our experienced educators will provide you with one of the most outstanding educational experiences available. And through partnerships with some of the top beauty companies in the world, Avalon offers you access to current professional products and techniques, across a variety of exciting and creative programs. The end result is an experience like no other - an experience that can be found at Avalon School of Cosmetology Programs Cosmetology and Esthetics Avalon's Cosmetology courses provide the perfect balance of education and experience, giving you plenty of chances to put your skills to the test. But not only will you gain real-world experience with the cosmetology process, but you'll also receive invaluable instruction on the business of beauty - giving you everything you need for a successful career. A complete esthetics program requires an in-depth knowledge of a variety of disciplines, and hinges on the ability to learn and perfect proper techniques. In addition to fostering an in-depth understanding of all the components of the facial process, Avalon's Esthetics courses will also reveal effective waxing practices and outline regenerative treatments for repairing skin cells around even the most-difficult parts of the body. Career Placement Avalon places great importance on your career upon completion. To assist our graduates in starting their new careers, we provide them with networking prospects and access to current job opportunities Avalon School of Cosmetology is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Science (NACCAS). For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important consumer information, please click here.  
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Avalon School of Cosmetology

1107 East Bell Road, #104,
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Program: Cosmetology

Avalon School of Cosmetology Avalon is dedicated to provide an educational experience in that will empower our graduates to go far in the beauty industry Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional Avalon School of Cosmetology Avalon is dedicated to provide an educational experience in that will empower our graduates to go far in the beauty industry Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional beauty industry for more than 40 years. Our experienced educators will provide you with one of the most outstanding educational experiences available. And through partnerships with some of the top beauty companies in the world, Avalon offers you access to current professional products and techniques, across a variety of exciting and creative programs. The end result is an experience like no other - an experience that can be found at Avalon School of Cosmetology Programs Cosmetology and Esthetics Avalon's Cosmetology courses provide the perfect balance of education and experience, giving you plenty of chances to put your skills to the test. But not only will you gain real-world experience with the cosmetology process, but you'll also receive invaluable instruction on the business of beauty - giving you everything you need for a successful career. A complete esthetics program requires an in-depth knowledge of a variety of disciplines, and hinges on the ability to learn and perfect proper techniques. In addition to fostering an in-depth understanding of all the components of the facial process, Avalon's Esthetics courses will also reveal effective waxing practices and outline regenerative treatments for repairing skin cells around even the most-difficult parts of the body. Career Placement Avalon places great importance on your career upon completion. To assist our graduates in starting their new careers, we provide them with networking prospects and access to current job opportunities Avalon School of Cosmetology is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Science (NACCAS). For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important consumer information, please click here.  
Read more
Studio Academy of Beauty

8046 N. 19th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Program: Cosmetology

A "Beautiful" Career The Studio Academy of Beauty was founded to help people realize careers in the dynamic field of beauty. The Beauty Services Industry is growing and there are tremendous job opportunities A "Beautiful" Career The Studio Academy of Beauty was founded to help people realize careers in the dynamic field of beauty. The Beauty Services Industry is growing and there are tremendous job opportunities available for trained professionals. Accreditation and Financial Aid The Studio Academy of Beauty is a fully accredited institution and is approved by the U.S. Department of Education and eligible to participate in Title IV Financial Aid programs. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Veterans benefits available for those who qualify. Other financing options may be available. RECENTLY HONORED BY MODERN SALON MAGAZINE FOR BEST GRADUATE PLACEMENT IN 2013!   Programs Offered Cosmetology Our extensive curriculum teaches you to become a designer, not just a hairdresser. And there is a difference. A designer not only knows the how's of cosmetology, but also the why's. These why's are based on a belief that hair design is an artistic expression with its roots in the basic elements of form, texture and color - just like the fundamental principles of art. The Studio has a partnership with Farouk Systems, maker of CHI as well as REDKEN and you will learn the most advanced color techniques and formulations along with their groundbreaking superior styling products that translate to the latest trends in style. Get Hair Extensions Certification from The Studio Academy of Beauty (This is an elective course) The Studio has partnered with Athena Hair Extensions to offer you a workshop (kit included) to allow you to earn your certification in hair extensions. What does this mean for you. Earning Potential!! Esthetics The Studio's Esthetics program was developed by a highly acclaimed team of educators and publishing experts. Our Esthetics program prepares skin care students for licensure and a career in the esthetics profession. Students will work in a hands-on learning environment focusing on advanced facial treatments, body treatments, microdermabrasion, Image chemical peels, reflexology, aromatherapy, face and body waxing and make-up artistry. Our education is complimented by Dermalogica's undergraduate classes attended at the Dermal Institute in Scottsdale. Engage in the Industry The entire staff at The Studio Academy of Beauty is committed to each and every student from the moment class begins, through State Licensure and on to your first position in the Beauty Industry. We will help you present yourself as a Total Salon Professional. You will participate in fashion shows, competitions and beauty shows in school. You will write your resume to your future employers and learn how to interview to get your first job. At graduation you will work with The Studio photographer to build your senior portfolio so you can showcase your work. Our warm and relaxed student spa will allow you to develop your skills while working in a real world enviornment. The Studio offers a state of the art, contemporary facility. We have developed partnerships with top salons and spa in the area that are committed to the success to our students and will look to The Studio graduates to fill their positions. Your first job in the Beauty Industry is our focus. Honored in 2011 for Best Community Service! A Cosmetology or Esthetics license opens many doors: Hair stylist/designer Color Specialist Image Consultant Manufacturer's Sales Representative Salon/Spa Manager Salon/Spa Owner Esthetician Medical Esthetician Dermatologist Office Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Manufacturers Rep Makeup Artist Contact us to find out more!   For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here.
Read more
Empire Beauty School - Phoenix-Glendale

2727 W. Glendale Avenue,
Phoenix-Glendale, AZ 85051

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
Read more
Aveda Institute Phoenix

8475 S. Emerald Dr,
Tempe, AZ 85284

Program: Cosmetology

OUR STORY Aveda Institute Denver offers programs in Cosmetology, Esthiology, and Massage Therapy to prepare students for the state board examination while earning real-life salon/spa experience. Through hands-on practical training and theoretical experience, OUR STORY Aveda Institute Denver offers programs in Cosmetology, Esthiology, and Massage Therapy to prepare students for the state board examination while earning real-life salon/spa experience. Through hands-on practical training and theoretical experience, our students (future professionals) learn the latest industry information from our certified educators in combination with Aveda and Milady's curriculum. Study abroad internships, workshops, lectures from industry masters and industry events create an extension of educational experience beyond the clinic floor and classroom to provide our future professionals with the education needed to begin working immediately after graduation. At Aveda Institute Denver-it's more than just preparation for a career, it's a lifestyle. Aveda Institute Denver is located in the Historic Denver Dry Goods Building, in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall. Our 17,000 square-feet location offers real-life salon and spa experience with seven hands-on classrooms, two clinic floors, over 100 cosmetology clinic floor stations, 12 shampoo stations and 12 spa treatment rooms. We also have an exclusive men's-only salon. THE INSTITUTE MISSION "Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world". - Horst Rechelbacher, founder Aveda PROGRAMS COSMETOLOGY: Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nail care and makeup application. Our Cosmetology course incorporates 1800 hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you'll be ready to succeed as a licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician and Nail Technician. ESTHIOLOGY: Learn specialized Aveda Facial Techniques to purify balance and renew the skin; waxing; makeup; body & back treatments. Our Esthetics course incorporates 600 hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you'll be ready to succeed as a licensed Esthetician. MASSAGE THERAPY: Learn a balanced study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, aromaology, spa treatments, and body movement techniques. In the Massage Therapy program, you can discover the power of touch. Learn how you can relieve stress, reduce tension and alleviate muscle pain through our 600 hours extensive hands-on learning in the Massage Therapy course. EXPERIENCE THE AVEDA DIFFERENCE Photoshoots, Leadership, Hair & Makeup Shows, Wellness, Workshops, Master Series, Community Care, Industry Days, & Neighborhood Beautification. CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES Editorial Remix: Grow your ability to market your skills as a makeup artist. Design your future in the world of beauty. Learn from respected Makeup Artists about the evolution of makeup, color theory, intense eye application, makeup for all ages, makeup for photography and editorial styling. You are provided with a professional photo shoot to help build your portfolio and an Aveda makeup kit to help start your business. Tuition varies. Study Abroad: Annually, the Institute will host a week long study abroad opportunity that will be available to all currently enrolled students and alumni. Students will have exposure to global Aveda education as well as personal travel time. Tuition varies based on trip and location. Application process applies. New York Fashion Week: Annually in September, the Institute hosts this opportunity in New York City that will be available to all currently enrolled students and alumni. Students will work behind the scenes with global fashion, hair, and makeup designers to assist with model readiness. Student will have exposure to Aveda education as well as personal travel time. Tuition varies. Application process applies. Participate in NAHA, BEACON, & EDWIN NEAL competitions! The future can take you anywhere! Request Information about tuition, enrollment, program requirements, and more!  
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Aveda Institute - Tucson

845 N. Park,Suite #105
Tucson, AZ 85719

Program: Cosmetology

OUR STORY Aveda Institute Denver offers programs in Cosmetology, Esthiology, and Massage Therapy to prepare students for the state board examination while earning real-life salon/spa experience. Through hands-on practical training and theoretical experience, OUR STORY Aveda Institute Denver offers programs in Cosmetology, Esthiology, and Massage Therapy to prepare students for the state board examination while earning real-life salon/spa experience. Through hands-on practical training and theoretical experience, our students (future professionals) learn the latest industry information from our certified educators in combination with Aveda and Milady's curriculum. Study abroad internships, workshops, lectures from industry masters and industry events create an extension of educational experience beyond the clinic floor and classroom to provide our future professionals with the education needed to begin working immediately after graduation. At Aveda Institute Denver-it's more than just preparation for a career, it's a lifestyle. Aveda Institute Denver is located in the Historic Denver Dry Goods Building, in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall. Our 17,000 square-feet location offers real-life salon and spa experience with seven hands-on classrooms, two clinic floors, over 100 cosmetology clinic floor stations, 12 shampoo stations and 12 spa treatment rooms. We also have an exclusive men's-only salon. THE INSTITUTE MISSION "Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world". - Horst Rechelbacher, founder Aveda PROGRAMS COSMETOLOGY: Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nail care and makeup application. Our Cosmetology course incorporates 1800 hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you'll be ready to succeed as a licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician and Nail Technician. ESTHIOLOGY: Learn specialized Aveda Facial Techniques to purify balance and renew the skin; waxing; makeup; body & back treatments. Our Esthetics course incorporates 600 hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you'll be ready to succeed as a licensed Esthetician. MASSAGE THERAPY: Learn a balanced study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, aromaology, spa treatments, and body movement techniques. In the Massage Therapy program, you can discover the power of touch. Learn how you can relieve stress, reduce tension and alleviate muscle pain through our 600 hours extensive hands-on learning in the Massage Therapy course. EXPERIENCE THE AVEDA DIFFERENCE Photoshoots, Leadership, Hair & Makeup Shows, Wellness, Workshops, Master Series, Community Care, Industry Days, & Neighborhood Beautification. CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES Editorial Remix: Grow your ability to market your skills as a makeup artist. Design your future in the world of beauty. Learn from respected Makeup Artists about the evolution of makeup, color theory, intense eye application, makeup for all ages, makeup for photography and editorial styling. You are provided with a professional photo shoot to help build your portfolio and an Aveda makeup kit to help start your business. Tuition varies. Study Abroad: Annually, the Institute will host a week long study abroad opportunity that will be available to all currently enrolled students and alumni. Students will have exposure to global Aveda education as well as personal travel time. Tuition varies based on trip and location. Application process applies. New York Fashion Week: Annually in September, the Institute hosts this opportunity in New York City that will be available to all currently enrolled students and alumni. Students will work behind the scenes with global fashion, hair, and makeup designers to assist with model readiness. Student will have exposure to Aveda education as well as personal travel time. Tuition varies. Application process applies. Participate in NAHA, BEACON, & EDWIN NEAL competitions! The future can take you anywhere! Request Information about tuition, enrollment, program requirements, and more!  
Read more
Empire Beauty School - Tucson-University Area

3030 East Speedway Blvd.,
Tucson-University Area, AZ 85716

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
Read more
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