Augmented reality at your hairdressers
A different hairdresser that uses technology in his beauty service. You arrive and the experience begins. Instead of giving you the typical magazine, you go to a PC room where you select your hairstyle. A webcam then takes a picture of you and combines it with your selection so that you can see the possible results.
Why it matters
Beauty brands are beginning to introduce new technologies to their business. Will these technologies help brands stand out from their competitors or be perceived as gimmicks?
Designer brand Cacharel developed a web series which bears the same name as one of their fragrances Amor Amor. The show follows a character named Emma through her blog posts on a variety of topics: beauty rituals, love experiences and cultural tips. Viewers are invited to comment and participate in the writing exercise for future episodes.
Cosmeceutical company Zelens Skin Science has developed a Japanese tea infusion containing vitamins and minerals that claims to cleanse and detoxify the body, resulting in overall healthier and clearer skin.