Frances Ray Jules Salon

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I am very picky when it comes to my hair and who I trust to do my hair. This week, I visited Frances Ray Jules and met with Kathryn for a partial foil. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do, color wise, but Kathryn helped me pick out

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I am very picky when it comes to my hair and who I trust to do my hair. This week, I visited Frances Ray Jules and met with Kathryn for a partial foil. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do, color wise, but Kathryn helped me pick out

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I am new to Boston and was a little apprehensive about finding a stylist I trust. Because of the reviews I decided to go to Frances Ray Jules. I made an appointment with Kathryn and am thrilled with my hair. She took her time in

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I am new to Boston and was a little apprehensive about finding a stylist I trust. Because of the reviews I decided to go to Frances Ray Jules. I made an appointment with Kathryn and am thrilled with my hair. She took her time in

Pros: Kathry does a great job

Cons: The salon is a bit small and can get pricey

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I have been to the salon three times. I have seen Kathryn and am now a devoted client. I love my highlights and my haircuts. The color has been exactly what I have wanted. She usually gets me in and out within 2 hours. I would recommend

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I have been to the salon three times. I have seen Kathryn and am now a devoted client. I love my highlights and my haircuts. The color has been exactly what I have wanted. She usually gets me in and out within 2 hours. I would recommend

Pros: Great service, good environment

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Had frequented Francesray Jules Salon on a couple of occasions. The last time I went in February I had Alda and asked for full highlights and color. My hair was overprocessed and the color burnt my scalp. In March I thought this would take care of itself but by April still had real issues with the burning, redness, itchiness and dryness of the scalp because of the overprocessing of leaving the color on too long or using way too much peroxide in the mix. Alda was not busy at the time I frequented the salon, I was the only customer she had. She had to use toner to tone down the color. Still have a problem and have had to go to the doctor's office in April for medicine. Medicine did not help much. NEEDLESS TO SAY THEY LOST A CUSTOMER. I never ever received the FULL HIGHLIGHTS BUT WAS CHARGED OVER $130.00 FOR JUST A COLOR. Did contact the salon and was told I could come back for some hair scalp treatments - but at this point from talking to various hairdressers - it would be in my best interest to cut all ties with this salon. I would not recommend this salon to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

Had frequented Francesray Jules Salon on a couple of occasions. The last time I went in February I had Alda and asked for full highlights and color. My hair was overprocessed and the color burnt my scalp. In March I thought this would take care of itself but by April still had real issues with the burning, redness, itchiness and dryness of the scalp because of the overprocessing of leaving the color on too long or using way too much peroxide in the mix. Alda was not busy at the time I frequented the salon, I was the only customer she had. She had to use toner to tone down the color. Still have a problem and have had to go to the doctor's office in April for medicine. Medicine did not help much. NEEDLESS TO SAY THEY LOST A CUSTOMER. I never ever received the FULL HIGHLIGHTS BUT WAS CHARGED OVER $130.00 FOR JUST A COLOR. Did contact the salon and was told I could come back for some hair scalp treatments - but at this point from talking to various hairdressers - it would be in my best interest to cut all ties with this salon. I would not recommend this salon to anyone.

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MaryLouise is absolutely fabulous when it comes to highlighting and color.....she fixed me up and I was very pleased with the results! I was the only one in the salon at the time and it was sooo relaxing!

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MaryLouise is absolutely fabulous when it comes to highlighting and color.....she fixed me up and I was very pleased with the results! I was the only one in the salon at the time and it was sooo relaxing!

Pros: Free parking!!!!

Cons: Small salon, but its better than a huge crowded salon!

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Located right in my gym is this fantastic tiny salon......with a friendly staff......great conversation....great service....upbeat atmosphere.....and guess what....I got a great cut too!!!! See MaryLouise....I am definitely going back!!!!!

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Located right in my gym is this fantastic tiny salon......with a friendly staff......great conversation....great service....upbeat atmosphere.....and guess what....I got a great cut too!!!! See MaryLouise....I am definitely going back!!!!!

Pros: 30% off first time clients.....located right in my gym

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I have never trusted many people to cut my hair. When I moved and couldn't see my barber anymore I decided to try the salon where I went to work out. I couldn't ask for a better place to get my haircut. MaryLouise did my fade exactly the way I wanted, better than my barber. The staff is very courteous and friendly and the owner is a really nice guy. I recommend this place whether or not you chose to work out at the gym.

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I have never trusted many people to cut my hair. When I moved and couldn't see my barber anymore I decided to try the salon where I went to work out. I couldn't ask for a better place to get my haircut. MaryLouise did my fade exactly the way I wanted, better than my barber. The staff is very courteous and friendly and the owner is a really nice guy. I recommend this place whether or not you chose to work out at the gym.

Pros: Great service, great staff

Cons: Make appointments ahead of time--they book quickly

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Hairdressers are a dime a dozen and finding a good one is like finding a needle in a haystack. Well, I found a great hairdresser at FrancesRay Jules----a woman named MaryLouise. She did a great job not only giving me a cut that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE.....but also educating me about taking better care of my hair. The staff in general is friendly, helpful and courteous. I will definitely go back again.....and again.....I definitely got my money's worth at this great salon!

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★★★★★

Hairdressers are a dime a dozen and finding a good one is like finding a needle in a haystack. Well, I found a great hairdresser at FrancesRay Jules----a woman named MaryLouise. She did a great job not only giving me a cut that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE.....but also educating me about taking better care of my hair. The staff in general is friendly, helpful and courteous. I will definitely go back again.....and again.....I definitely got my money's worth at this great salon!

Pros: Just having a great hairdresser to trust and go to is enough!!!!!

Cons: None

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In one word------FANTASTIC......MaryLouise gave me a cut and blowdry and it absolutely made me feel beautiful and happy......I felt like she spent a little more time than I am used to sitting for a cut and blowdry but I didn't mind because she made my hair better than any hairdresser has made it----the quality was more than I could ask for. Besides, I go to the salon to relax....not get treated like a I'm in an assembly line. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hairdresser and salon to anyone.

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★★★★★

In one word------FANTASTIC......MaryLouise gave me a cut and blowdry and it absolutely made me feel beautiful and happy......I felt like she spent a little more time than I am used to sitting for a cut and blowdry but I didn't mind because she made my hair better than any hairdresser has made it----the quality was more than I could ask for. Besides, I go to the salon to relax....not get treated like a I'm in an assembly line. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hairdresser and salon to anyone.

Pros: Quality.....friendly staff....great location.....courteous service

Cons: time spent at salon...but worth it!!!!!!

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I have never colored my hair in my life....but one day I wanted to do something different and for me, something daring......my search online led me to FrancesRay Jules and a woman named MaryLouise......to make a long story short......It is a dare I will never regret! While it was only a single process, demi permanent, she not only helped me make a comfortable and complimentary choice.......she also did a great job! Plus the advice and education I got about taking care of my new look was so thoughtful and so considerate......I might just go with her next suggestion----highlights!!!!!

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I have never colored my hair in my life....but one day I wanted to do something different and for me, something daring......my search online led me to FrancesRay Jules and a woman named MaryLouise......to make a long story short......It is a dare I will never regret! While it was only a single process, demi permanent, she not only helped me make a comfortable and complimentary choice.......she also did a great job! Plus the advice and education I got about taking care of my new look was so thoughtful and so considerate......I might just go with her next suggestion----highlights!!!!!

Pros: Courteous, friendly, knowledgeable staff.....parking.....satisfaction

Cons: Small space.....restroom not accessible in salon....in remote area

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What a great place to get your hair cut. Mary knows what she's talking about, and gave me a lot of suggestions on who to keep my long straight hair healthy while growing it out to donate to locks-of-love. She corrected what other hairdressers had done wrong with my hair, and I look forward to going back when I'm ready to donate.

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★★★★☆

What a great place to get your hair cut. Mary knows what she's talking about, and gave me a lot of suggestions on who to keep my long straight hair healthy while growing it out to donate to locks-of-love. She corrected what other hairdressers had done wrong with my hair, and I look forward to going back when I'm ready to donate.

Pros: Knowledgeable staff, personal service

Cons: A little out of the way for Back Bay dwellers, but worth the trip.

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I was looking for a new salon to go to being new in town. I did a search on the internet and FrancesRay Jules came right up.....since it was close to where I lived and worked, I decided to try it out.....Well, I was very surprised that with a salon so small, the service you get makes you feel so important and pampered. A woman named MaryLouise did my hair and I have to say she gave me a great color and a cut that I can definitely work with myself! I will definitely go back and I will definitely recommend it to anyone I meet!

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★★★★★

I was looking for a new salon to go to being new in town. I did a search on the internet and FrancesRay Jules came right up.....since it was close to where I lived and worked, I decided to try it out.....Well, I was very surprised that with a salon so small, the service you get makes you feel so important and pampered. A woman named MaryLouise did my hair and I have to say she gave me a great color and a cut that I can definitely work with myself! I will definitely go back and I will definitely recommend it to anyone I meet!

Pros: Parking, convenience, friendly

Cons: Size of salon-------but that is insignificant in comparison to what you get!

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I hate to sound mean but I do want to share my experience - to make a long story short, it was awful. I went in with a picture AND described what I wanted, emphasizing that I really didn't want a-n-y length taken off. I was a little shocked when the woman parted my hair from my ears forward and promptly cut off LITERALLY 8 inches but I figured it was part of the process. When I inquired about blending it in with the rest of my hair (angling, razoring...anything...) the owner, Ben, came over and for 5 minutes spoke in jargon about how it wasn't possible because whoever last cut my hair hadn't "connected the layers." Well, I don't have layers so I'm sure he's right in saying they didn't connect them. Secondly, when I pressed a little harder about really wanting her to blend/angle it, he scolded me from across the room saying, "You keep saying that, but I already told you" etc. etc. which I thought was rude and unprofessional. Needless to say, I had to go to another salon to have my glorified mullet fixed and am very upset to have to get inches taken off the rest of my hair in order to fix it. It takes a long time to grow that much hair...I will say, however, that the prices were fair. Unfortunately, in this case, if I had known how it was going to turn out I would have coughed up the extra money and gone somewhere that the employees and owner listen a little better and don't treat you as though YOU are the problem.

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I hate to sound mean but I do want to share my experience - to make a long story short, it was awful. I went in with a picture AND described what I wanted, emphasizing that I really didn't want a-n-y length taken off. I was a little shocked when the woman parted my hair from my ears forward and promptly cut off LITERALLY 8 inches but I figured it was part of the process. When I inquired about blending it in with the rest of my hair (angling, razoring...anything...) the owner, Ben, came over and for 5 minutes spoke in jargon about how it wasn't possible because whoever last cut my hair hadn't "connected the layers." Well, I don't have layers so I'm sure he's right in saying they didn't connect them. Secondly, when I pressed a little harder about really wanting her to blend/angle it, he scolded me from across the room saying, "You keep saying that, but I already told you" etc. etc. which I thought was rude and unprofessional. Needless to say, I had to go to another salon to have my glorified mullet fixed and am very upset to have to get inches taken off the rest of my hair in order to fix it. It takes a long time to grow that much hair...I will say, however, that the prices were fair. Unfortunately, in this case, if I had known how it was going to turn out I would have coughed up the extra money and gone somewhere that the employees and owner listen a little better and don't treat you as though YOU are the problem.

Pros: price

Cons: employees, poor customer service

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Best salon! Ben and Rich are great. I am getting married in the fall and could not find one person that could do great makeup and hair. Went to frances ray jules salon and they do an unbelievable job. my hair & makeup trial was beautiful! I cannot wait to see what they will do for the wedding day. It is a great salon and everyone is so friendly which makes it even better!!!!

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★★★★★

Best salon! Ben and Rich are great. I am getting married in the fall and could not find one person that could do great makeup and hair. Went to frances ray jules salon and they do an unbelievable job. my hair & makeup trial was beautiful! I cannot wait to see what they will do for the wedding day. It is a great salon and everyone is so friendly which makes it even better!!!!

Pros: very friendly comfortable atmosphere, the work they do is great!!!!!!

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Frances Ray Jules is the best salon i have ever been to. They greet the customers politley and they take great care with there customers. I highly recommend if you want to get manicure, petcuire or your hair n makeup done you should go to the Frances Ray Jules salon. You will be greatly sasified with this salon.

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★★★★★

Frances Ray Jules is the best salon i have ever been to. They greet the customers politley and they take great care with there customers. I highly recommend if you want to get manicure, petcuire or your hair n makeup done you should go to the Frances Ray Jules salon. You will be greatly sasified with this salon.

Pros: bus line and train line

Cons: parking

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I started going to FranRay Jules a couple of years ago when I saw all the great packages and specials they offer. I have always been pleased. My most recent visit was for a haircut with Ben--probably the best I've gotten in my life! It looks so great and has been so easy to maintain.
Renae and Marta have also given me great cuts and fabulous layers. I can't wait to visit the new shop...

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★★★★★

I started going to FranRay Jules a couple of years ago when I saw all the great packages and specials they offer. I have always been pleased. My most recent visit was for a haircut with Ben--probably the best I've gotten in my life! It looks so great and has been so easy to maintain.
Renae and Marta have also given me great cuts and fabulous layers. I can't wait to visit the new shop...

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Walked in not really knowing what to ask for, Ben asked me a few questions about my interests, work, etc. and immediately knew what type of cut to give. Was very satisfied, his attention to detail was impressive and I will definitely return.

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Walked in not really knowing what to ask for, Ben asked me a few questions about my interests, work, etc. and immediately knew what type of cut to give. Was very satisfied, his attention to detail was impressive and I will definitely return.

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I was very nervous about trying a new salon, but Ben made me feel very comfortable. By the end of the night I felt like I had been going to see him for years. He corrected my color and gave me a great cut. I was very happy with my experience at Frances Ray Jules!!

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I was very nervous about trying a new salon, but Ben made me feel very comfortable. By the end of the night I felt like I had been going to see him for years. He corrected my color and gave me a great cut. I was very happy with my experience at Frances Ray Jules!!

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This is my second time going to this salon. I really like the salon and the location. everyone is friendly anf helpful. The first time I just received a haircut (which Marta cut.) I have been to so many salons and never came out happy, until she cut my hair! She layered it, and I never got so many compliments on it before! She really took her time and really knew what she was doing.

The second time I went back for a haircut and and highlights, with Marta again. I was very pleased with the haircut again and the highlights. I have gotten so many compliments on my hair again!

I have always gone to Newbury st to get my hair done and paid twice as much for less satisfying haircuts/highlights. Both times I was totally satisfied with her work. And I will only se her as a stylist from now on!

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This is my second time going to this salon. I really like the salon and the location. everyone is friendly anf helpful. The first time I just received a haircut (which Marta cut.) I have been to so many salons and never came out happy, until she cut my hair! She layered it, and I never got so many compliments on it before! She really took her time and really knew what she was doing.

The second time I went back for a haircut and and highlights, with Marta again. I was very pleased with the haircut again and the highlights. I have gotten so many compliments on my hair again!

I have always gone to Newbury st to get my hair done and paid twice as much for less satisfying haircuts/highlights. Both times I was totally satisfied with her work. And I will only se her as a stylist from now on!

Pros: staff parking

Cons: none!

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I had Rhiannon (sp?) cut my hair short and she did a great job. She was friendly and fast, and was very attentive to what I wanted. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is on a budget living in Boston, who needs a great cut. She gives a cut that would normally cost 65 and up, but about half the price.
I hear that the salon is moving into a bigger space and offering more stylist options. I'm looking forward to seeing the new place. Their old salon is quaint, but a bit small.
Again I highly recommend France Ray Jules and Rhiannon.

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I had Rhiannon (sp?) cut my hair short and she did a great job. She was friendly and fast, and was very attentive to what I wanted. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is on a budget living in Boston, who needs a great cut. She gives a cut that would normally cost 65 and up, but about half the price.
I hear that the salon is moving into a bigger space and offering more stylist options. I'm looking forward to seeing the new place. Their old salon is quaint, but a bit small.
Again I highly recommend France Ray Jules and Rhiannon.

Pros: They fit me in right away!

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I had my hair cut by Celia, who did a beautiful job. I showed her a picture of what I wanted, and she explained how she would modify it to fit my hair type. She gave me tips on how to style my (very thick) hair, and paid attention to every last hair on my head while she was cutting it. I really appreciated that because my appointment was right before closing time and she could have rushed me out the door, but instead she did really careful, deliberate work. The last time I got my hair cut at Judy Jetson I was left with scraggly strands everywhere because the stylist didn't check the cut after it was dry and rushed me out the door. Celia alleviated that problem.

The receptionist was a bit rude and flightly, but Celia was really wonderful. It's been a while since I've had a stylist really listen to me when I describe what I want. The location (inside a World Gym) is a bit odd, but it was worth the trip. It was also the best bargain I've gotten in years - there's a 30% discount for first time customers. Even without the discount it's a good deal ($35 for a woman's haircut!). I'm sure the price is more if you get a senior stylist, but it seems that the junior stylists are more than adequately trained.

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I had my hair cut by Celia, who did a beautiful job. I showed her a picture of what I wanted, and she explained how she would modify it to fit my hair type. She gave me tips on how to style my (very thick) hair, and paid attention to every last hair on my head while she was cutting it. I really appreciated that because my appointment was right before closing time and she could have rushed me out the door, but instead she did really careful, deliberate work. The last time I got my hair cut at Judy Jetson I was left with scraggly strands everywhere because the stylist didn't check the cut after it was dry and rushed me out the door. Celia alleviated that problem.

The receptionist was a bit rude and flightly, but Celia was really wonderful. It's been a while since I've had a stylist really listen to me when I describe what I want. The location (inside a World Gym) is a bit odd, but it was worth the trip. It was also the best bargain I've gotten in years - there's a 30% discount for first time customers. Even without the discount it's a good deal ($35 for a woman's haircut!). I'm sure the price is more if you get a senior stylist, but it seems that the junior stylists are more than adequately trained.

Pros: Celia, the prices

Cons: Location, rude receptionist

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I was out shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop and having a wicked bad hair day. Soo I thought I would try the salon at the gym. I parked my car over the gym so I could get some walking in. Good thing that I do that because I noticed the salon sign. I have unruly hair and I was nevous. I never pamper myself and I rarely treat myself to much, but when I left the salon after Marta did my hair, everyone thought I went to Newbury street. My hair looks awesome. I hear a new bigger salon is opening in Boston. I will have to check that one out too. Thanks FRJ Betsey

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I was out shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop and having a wicked bad hair day. Soo I thought I would try the salon at the gym. I parked my car over the gym so I could get some walking in. Good thing that I do that because I noticed the salon sign. I have unruly hair and I was nevous. I never pamper myself and I rarely treat myself to much, but when I left the salon after Marta did my hair, everyone thought I went to Newbury street. My hair looks awesome. I hear a new bigger salon is opening in Boston. I will have to check that one out too. Thanks FRJ Betsey

Pros: work out and get swetty, go to the salon and feel pretty

Cons: small salon

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Marta gives me great natural-looking highlights at a good price. The staff is friendly and talkative--it's a pretty relaxed environment. They often offer great deals and specials, as well. And did I say I love my color?

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Marta gives me great natural-looking highlights at a good price. The staff is friendly and talkative--it's a pretty relaxed environment. They often offer great deals and specials, as well. And did I say I love my color?

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The staff here are a lot of fun, and fabulous communicators. They do a great job of understanding what the customer wants. They work hard, and provide excellent, first class service.

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The staff here are a lot of fun, and fabulous communicators. They do a great job of understanding what the customer wants. They work hard, and provide excellent, first class service.

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We were 10 minutes late, and were told that the stylist has to attend to someone else in five minutes. 15 minutes total for a hair wash and cut?! If you are always 100% punctual and don't mind feeling rushed, it may be worth it. I prefer a bit of a different experience. The stylist ended up yelling after us that we were late the first time too. He wasn't even there! We won't go back.

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We were 10 minutes late, and were told that the stylist has to attend to someone else in five minutes. 15 minutes total for a hair wash and cut?! If you are always 100% punctual and don't mind feeling rushed, it may be worth it. I prefer a bit of a different experience. The stylist ended up yelling after us that we were late the first time too. He wasn't even there! We won't go back.

Pros: quick

Cons: rushed; credit card fee

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I went to Marta for a last minute cut and was very pleased...the fact that the salon is in my gym makes me a natural customer for life.

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I went to Marta for a last minute cut and was very pleased...the fact that the salon is in my gym makes me a natural customer for life.

Pros: convenient, clean, priced right

Cons: extra charge for CC

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If you're looking for an amazing haircut at a decent price with friendly staff, this is it. I've been going to see Ben for three years now and have never had a bad cut. He always does an incredible job, is extremely personable and professional. I would give the salon my highest recommendation.

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★★★★★

If you're looking for an amazing haircut at a decent price with friendly staff, this is it. I've been going to see Ben for three years now and have never had a bad cut. He always does an incredible job, is extremely personable and professional. I would give the salon my highest recommendation.

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I had my hair styled by Rhiannon and she gave me an excellent hair cut and she offers wonderful customer service. She is a very talented stylist. I am now a regular customer of Rhiannon.

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I had my hair styled by Rhiannon and she gave me an excellent hair cut and she offers wonderful customer service. She is a very talented stylist. I am now a regular customer of Rhiannon.

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I received an opti hot straightening on my already straight Asian hair. I left with smooth, sleek, semi-shiny hair, and this lasted for about a week. It is now week #2 and I have comments on how my ends are damaged and fizzled. My hair's natural curve has come back in. I contacted the salon and they told me that blow drying helps to straighten. I'm still unsure what to think as it can be flat when i don't wash it, but it has the same natural wave when i air dry the ends. I thought the process was to perm my hair straight and no blow dry is needed to get the wave out. Also, I had to pay the credit card fee twice although the extra transaction was not my fault!

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★★★★☆

I received an opti hot straightening on my already straight Asian hair. I left with smooth, sleek, semi-shiny hair, and this lasted for about a week. It is now week #2 and I have comments on how my ends are damaged and fizzled. My hair's natural curve has come back in. I contacted the salon and they told me that blow drying helps to straighten. I'm still unsure what to think as it can be flat when i don't wash it, but it has the same natural wave when i air dry the ends. I thought the process was to perm my hair straight and no blow dry is needed to get the wave out. Also, I had to pay the credit card fee twice although the extra transaction was not my fault!

Pros: friendly staff, nice decor, free parking

Cons: Cold Water only, tips in cash only, credit card fee

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After moving from Rhode Island to Boston a little over three years ago, I had a hard time finding a stylist in the Boston area who was actually worth the money they charged. Ben at Frances Ray Jules is wonderful. "A trim and long layers" by one stylist at another salon left me with something sort of blah, not much different from how I walked in. The same thing from Ben left my hair looking fuller, healthier, and just plain better, without sacrificing too much length or sleekness. It's a cut you could easily pay $20 more for, elsewhere. Ben is also very nice and friendly, without being pushy. His staff is polite and professional. The late hours during the evening make it very convenient for me to go to after work. I've finally found a stylist here who I'll return to very happily.

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★★★★★

After moving from Rhode Island to Boston a little over three years ago, I had a hard time finding a stylist in the Boston area who was actually worth the money they charged. Ben at Frances Ray Jules is wonderful. "A trim and long layers" by one stylist at another salon left me with something sort of blah, not much different from how I walked in. The same thing from Ben left my hair looking fuller, healthier, and just plain better, without sacrificing too much length or sleekness. It's a cut you could easily pay $20 more for, elsewhere. Ben is also very nice and friendly, without being pushy. His staff is polite and professional. The late hours during the evening make it very convenient for me to go to after work. I've finally found a stylist here who I'll return to very happily.

Pros: Convenient hours, Talented stylist, Good service

Cons: In a gym

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Taken in by the high rating posted on Citysearch I decided to the Somerville salon a try. Good value for money, friendly and attractive staff. Based on what I've read since, this could be just the place if you're looking for a Marine cut or something similar, but for longer mens styles stay away... My hair was so badly botched that I needed to have it corrected by another salon.

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Taken in by the high rating posted on Citysearch I decided to the Somerville salon a try. Good value for money, friendly and attractive staff. Based on what I've read since, this could be just the place if you're looking for a Marine cut or something similar, but for longer mens styles stay away... My hair was so badly botched that I needed to have it corrected by another salon.

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I came across this salon by chance. I had a weekend wedding and just had to do something with my hair. I made an appointment with Marta would was able to take me at a time that was convenient for me. This salon's hours of business are fantastic and really cater to the "working woman." At first I was a little nervous about going to a salon that was located in a gym, but as soon as you walk into the stylish salon you quickly forget this and melt into the relaxing atmosphere.

Marta is an amazing stylist. She listened to what I wanted and was very accommodating. I left the salon feeling relaxed, happy and with a great haircut with amazing color.

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★★★★★

I came across this salon by chance. I had a weekend wedding and just had to do something with my hair. I made an appointment with Marta would was able to take me at a time that was convenient for me. This salon's hours of business are fantastic and really cater to the "working woman." At first I was a little nervous about going to a salon that was located in a gym, but as soon as you walk into the stylish salon you quickly forget this and melt into the relaxing atmosphere.

Marta is an amazing stylist. She listened to what I wanted and was very accommodating. I left the salon feeling relaxed, happy and with a great haircut with amazing color.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Parking, Great Music

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Why can't ALL salons be this friendly? ... Why can't all salons listen to what you want? ... Why can't all salons just get off their high horse and realize that sometimes i know my hair better than they do??? ... I FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT BY GOING TO THIS SALON ... Marta listened to me about my hair ... Jackie listened to me about my eyebrows ... The other girl (i didnt catch her name) was just pleasant to be around ... no pressure, no stuffiness and i walked out looking exactly the way i wanted to ... if you hate boston salons, this is DEFINATELY the place to go ...

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★★★★★

Why can't ALL salons be this friendly? ... Why can't all salons listen to what you want? ... Why can't all salons just get off their high horse and realize that sometimes i know my hair better than they do??? ... I FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT BY GOING TO THIS SALON ... Marta listened to me about my hair ... Jackie listened to me about my eyebrows ... The other girl (i didnt catch her name) was just pleasant to be around ... no pressure, no stuffiness and i walked out looking exactly the way i wanted to ... if you hate boston salons, this is DEFINATELY the place to go ...

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I just joined the World's Gym and I was incredibly suprised to see that there was a salon in the gym. Nevermind to find out it is a chain with the best of boston salon 2005. The only reason i tried them out was because i couldnt make it to my regular barber in time and i needed a buzz. My hair came out the same way it would at my regular barber, I paid the same low price, but got the treatment of a king in a "beauty" salon. It also doesn't hurt that everyone they have employeed there that i've seen so far are just gorgeous. Great Job Girls! You've gained a regular!

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★★★★★

I just joined the World's Gym and I was incredibly suprised to see that there was a salon in the gym. Nevermind to find out it is a chain with the best of boston salon 2005. The only reason i tried them out was because i couldnt make it to my regular barber in time and i needed a buzz. My hair came out the same way it would at my regular barber, I paid the same low price, but got the treatment of a king in a "beauty" salon. It also doesn't hurt that everyone they have employeed there that i've seen so far are just gorgeous. Great Job Girls! You've gained a regular!

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This has to be the BEST salon ive EVER been to! The BIGGEST smiles greeted me by everyone when i got there. SABRINA did an AMAZING JOB! She actually took the time to listen to what I had to say, then gave her expert advice and then we came to a conclusion TOGETHER about my color and cut. Then there was JACKIE who did my eyebrows. PERFECT are my only words. She was also incredibly funny. Come to think of it, all three of the girls, Sabrina, Jackie and Martha all play off of each other creating this welcoming atmosphere. Thank you girls, my afternoon in the salon more relaxing then i could ever ask for. But a SPECIAL thanks to SABRINA for making my hair drop deap gorgeous and to JACKIE for my PERFECT eyebrows!! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST KEPT SECRET!

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★★★★★

This has to be the BEST salon ive EVER been to! The BIGGEST smiles greeted me by everyone when i got there. SABRINA did an AMAZING JOB! She actually took the time to listen to what I had to say, then gave her expert advice and then we came to a conclusion TOGETHER about my color and cut. Then there was JACKIE who did my eyebrows. PERFECT are my only words. She was also incredibly funny. Come to think of it, all three of the girls, Sabrina, Jackie and Martha all play off of each other creating this welcoming atmosphere. Thank you girls, my afternoon in the salon more relaxing then i could ever ask for. But a SPECIAL thanks to SABRINA for making my hair drop deap gorgeous and to JACKIE for my PERFECT eyebrows!! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST KEPT SECRET!

Pros: Free Parking, Inexpensive, FRIENDLY!!!

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I am a client of Marta's, who does an AMAZING job with my long hair - cut and partial highlights. She gives great advice to someone like me who may not know what to do with my hair. Everyone who works here is really friends and the atmosphere is not intimidating or snobby at all.

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★★★★★

I am a client of Marta's, who does an AMAZING job with my long hair - cut and partial highlights. She gives great advice to someone like me who may not know what to do with my hair. Everyone who works here is really friends and the atmosphere is not intimidating or snobby at all.

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I used to go to the Frances Ray Jules salon in Boston, but I was so excited when they opened one up in Somerville since that's where I live. The staff is friendly and very talented, especially Marta who I always go to for a haircut. She gives me great advice and always does an awesome job. I never have a problem with the service, parking, waiting, or getting an appointment. I love the salon and highly recommend it to anyone.

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★★★★★

I used to go to the Frances Ray Jules salon in Boston, but I was so excited when they opened one up in Somerville since that's where I live. The staff is friendly and very talented, especially Marta who I always go to for a haircut. She gives me great advice and always does an awesome job. I never have a problem with the service, parking, waiting, or getting an appointment. I love the salon and highly recommend it to anyone.

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Marta...need I say more! Best cut and color job of my life! Its like so perfect. She listens, shes talented, and she doesnt try to talk you into something you dont need, like servies & product. She has a client for life!

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★★★★★

Marta...need I say more! Best cut and color job of my life! Its like so perfect. She listens, shes talented, and she doesnt try to talk you into something you dont need, like servies & product. She has a client for life!

Pros: low prices

Cons: smaller salon

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I've always been weary of hairstylists, especially after dealing with pretentious Newbury salons. However, I've found a place where the stylists listen and never judge. The first time discount of cut and color for $60 is an amaing bargain, and I was not disappointed. Sabrina and Jackie are experts at what they do. My hair was in desperate need of attention, and Sabrina treated it with the utmost care and respect. I pointed out five colors I liked and she mixed an absolutley perfect match. I've never had so many compliments on my color and cut. Jackie was precise and gentle with the waxing, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in the salon. Also, there was no pressure to buy any products. I highly recommend this salon, maybe not for the atmosphere, but for the high quality and expertise. And, after all, isn't that more important than anything else?

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★★★★★

I've always been weary of hairstylists, especially after dealing with pretentious Newbury salons. However, I've found a place where the stylists listen and never judge. The first time discount of cut and color for $60 is an amaing bargain, and I was not disappointed. Sabrina and Jackie are experts at what they do. My hair was in desperate need of attention, and Sabrina treated it with the utmost care and respect. I pointed out five colors I liked and she mixed an absolutley perfect match. I've never had so many compliments on my color and cut. Jackie was precise and gentle with the waxing, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in the salon. Also, there was no pressure to buy any products. I highly recommend this salon, maybe not for the atmosphere, but for the high quality and expertise. And, after all, isn't that more important than anything else?

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I was hesitant to go to a salon located in a gym, but the parking and first time client discount reeled me in. The place was a bit small, but the girls were friendly and the promotions offered are great. Everyone should take advantage of one of their offers. I had my hair cut and styled by Sabrina and she did an excellent job. She listened very intently to everything that I wanted and meticulously cut my hair. She was more than happy to go back and cut a bit more at my suggestion after she had finished. She gave me great styling tips and was able to suggest some products that work really well for my hair. It now does things that I never thought it could do. This location is worth checking out for the access and value, not to mention the really nice women who work there!

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★★★★★

I was hesitant to go to a salon located in a gym, but the parking and first time client discount reeled me in. The place was a bit small, but the girls were friendly and the promotions offered are great. Everyone should take advantage of one of their offers. I had my hair cut and styled by Sabrina and she did an excellent job. She listened very intently to everything that I wanted and meticulously cut my hair. She was more than happy to go back and cut a bit more at my suggestion after she had finished. She gave me great styling tips and was able to suggest some products that work really well for my hair. It now does things that I never thought it could do. This location is worth checking out for the access and value, not to mention the really nice women who work there!

Pros: easy parking, good value, nice employees

Cons: small space

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if youre a girl, you know how hard it can be to find someone to give you the right eyebrows to compliment your face ... or just someone who doesnt leave you searching for an eyebrow pencil at cvs the minute you walk out of the salon ... this exact expierience is what caused me to walk into Francis Ray Jules in World Gym to check out their eyebrow specialist ... i just went in to talk to see if there was anything she could do to help my now so overly grown out eyebrows ... jackie explained everything ... so well that even after all my bad expieriences, i trusted her! ... and thank god for that because ever since last night, i cant stop looking at my eyebrows ... it is by far the best eyebrow wax ive ever gotten and i would recommend her to ANYONE!

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★★★★★

if youre a girl, you know how hard it can be to find someone to give you the right eyebrows to compliment your face ... or just someone who doesnt leave you searching for an eyebrow pencil at cvs the minute you walk out of the salon ... this exact expierience is what caused me to walk into Francis Ray Jules in World Gym to check out their eyebrow specialist ... i just went in to talk to see if there was anything she could do to help my now so overly grown out eyebrows ... jackie explained everything ... so well that even after all my bad expieriences, i trusted her! ... and thank god for that because ever since last night, i cant stop looking at my eyebrows ... it is by far the best eyebrow wax ive ever gotten and i would recommend her to ANYONE!

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i saw this hip young girl working in the salon in world gym, where i work out almost everyday and one day i was inclined to make an appointment ... her name was sabrina and we talked for about 15 minutes on the day i booked the appointment which made me overly excited for the next day ... i couldnt wait ... she was so nice and i could just tell from looking at her, she was talented ... the day finally came and my highlights came out beautiful ... and the conversation was great ... it was like hanging out with an old friend ... and the other two girls who were working, it was a friday, were the kindest things also ... i cant wait for my next visit

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★★★★★

i saw this hip young girl working in the salon in world gym, where i work out almost everyday and one day i was inclined to make an appointment ... her name was sabrina and we talked for about 15 minutes on the day i booked the appointment which made me overly excited for the next day ... i couldnt wait ... she was so nice and i could just tell from looking at her, she was talented ... the day finally came and my highlights came out beautiful ... and the conversation was great ... it was like hanging out with an old friend ... and the other two girls who were working, it was a friday, were the kindest things also ... i cant wait for my next visit

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I recently had my hair cut and colored by Marta! She was helpful, giving me a lot of suggestions, and the end result was fabulous! She's full of creativity & energy! If you're looking for a stylist who's not only confident in herself, but also in her work, then I would definately recommend her.
Thanks for keeping me laughing & looking beautiful, Marta!

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★★★★★

I recently had my hair cut and colored by Marta! She was helpful, giving me a lot of suggestions, and the end result was fabulous! She's full of creativity & energy! If you're looking for a stylist who's not only confident in herself, but also in her work, then I would definately recommend her.
Thanks for keeping me laughing & looking beautiful, Marta!

Pros: fun, skilled hairdressers, convenient

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I work out at the Worlds Gym and I have walked by the salon about a dozen times before I dared to step in....once I did I was hooked!! The girls in there are fun and very talented. I have a busy work schedule so i cant always book an appointment until the last minute but they always find time for me, Ive seen just about everyone there and I dont have one complaint. They seem to be able to read each others minds cause I always get the same great result. I wont go any else, there stuck with me!!

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★★★★★

I work out at the Worlds Gym and I have walked by the salon about a dozen times before I dared to step in....once I did I was hooked!! The girls in there are fun and very talented. I have a busy work schedule so i cant always book an appointment until the last minute but they always find time for me, Ive seen just about everyone there and I dont have one complaint. They seem to be able to read each others minds cause I always get the same great result. I wont go any else, there stuck with me!!

Pros: parking, open late, fun staff

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I have had color, cuts and highlights several times from Marta. I have found her to be courteous, professional, and creative. I've been consistently thrilled with the results and would highly recommend her to everyone. The overall atmosphere of the salon is welcoming, and the staff friendly. KP

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★★★★★

I have had color, cuts and highlights several times from Marta. I have found her to be courteous, professional, and creative. I've been consistently thrilled with the results and would highly recommend her to everyone. The overall atmosphere of the salon is welcoming, and the staff friendly. KP

Pros: good parking

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I have been going to this salon for a year and getting my hair done by Renee. There are no words to describe what Renee can do with her clients hair. She is just too good. I have always left this salon feeling beautiful. Every cut and style she has done for me has been out of this world. I have taken my friends there too to get their hair cut with Renee and they loved what she did with their hair. The staff at FrancesRay Jules are friendly and great. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to feel great even if it is just for a day.

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★★★★★

I have been going to this salon for a year and getting my hair done by Renee. There are no words to describe what Renee can do with her clients hair. She is just too good. I have always left this salon feeling beautiful. Every cut and style she has done for me has been out of this world. I have taken my friends there too to get their hair cut with Renee and they loved what she did with their hair. The staff at FrancesRay Jules are friendly and great. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to feel great even if it is just for a day.

Pros: friendly staff, exceptional stylists

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I was disturbed to read the below review, I have had nothing but great experiences at FrancesRay Jules, past present & future. If im going in for a cut & color or to discuss updos & makeup for my wedding next spring, the staff is always friendly and considerate of what kind of day Im having, and they always try to cheer me up when im having a bad day, and make my good days even better. There service is top quality and the prices are very reasonable. I cant see anyone having a bad time at FrancesRay Jules Salon.

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★★★★★

I was disturbed to read the below review, I have had nothing but great experiences at FrancesRay Jules, past present & future. If im going in for a cut & color or to discuss updos & makeup for my wedding next spring, the staff is always friendly and considerate of what kind of day Im having, and they always try to cheer me up when im having a bad day, and make my good days even better. There service is top quality and the prices are very reasonable. I cant see anyone having a bad time at FrancesRay Jules Salon.

Pros: free parking, great staff, fun & friendly

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If you like snotty people and sky high prices this is the place for you. With a horrible location the hairstlyes are just as bad. The staff is unprofessional, rude and unskilled as if they've had no experience whatsoever. My stylist destroyed my beautiful color and he still said I looked fabulous. He acted like he was better than anyone else and gossiped about customers the whole time I was in the chair. I've never felt so unwelcome in a salon before, I would rather throw my money in the trash than get another cut here!! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE!!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you like snotty people and sky high prices this is the place for you. With a horrible location the hairstlyes are just as bad. The staff is unprofessional, rude and unskilled as if they've had no experience whatsoever. My stylist destroyed my beautiful color and he still said I looked fabulous. He acted like he was better than anyone else and gossiped about customers the whole time I was in the chair. I've never felt so unwelcome in a salon before, I would rather throw my money in the trash than get another cut here!! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE!!

Cons: parking, RUDE staff

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I go to both locations, Boston & now Somerville!!! I love the Somerville location, free parking, great staff and awsome atmosphere!!! I will definatley continue coming here, Marta gives me just what I want, for a price you cant beat.

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★★★★★

I go to both locations, Boston & now Somerville!!! I love the Somerville location, free parking, great staff and awsome atmosphere!!! I will definatley continue coming here, Marta gives me just what I want, for a price you cant beat.

Pros: Free Parking, Great Prices, Open till 9pm

 

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