With thinner prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future, Google Glass may find some specialized uses in the workplace. Salon professionals, for example, are looking be a part of this technological trend. Starting next year, about 400 stylists from L’Oreal USA’s Professional Products Division will be trained across the country to use The Matrix Eye for Style Google Glass Salon Chair.
“This new initiative will completely transform the hair styling experience…Wearable technology is the next frontier -poised to revolutionize the way we live and work, in the same way that smartphones and tablets have done. We are extremely excited to be leading the way in professional and consumer hair education with this initiative.” – VP/ Matrix General Manager Paul Schiraldi
“Matrix Class for Glass” is an ongoing program that features a three-phase rollout, including an exclusive Blogger Video Series, a salon professional education platform and the Matrix Eye for Style Google Glass Salon Chair.
For salon clients and women very conscious of their personal style, the Matrix Eye for Style will offer appointments with celebrity stylist George Papanikolas at the Andy LeCompte Salon in West Hollywood, who will capture each person’s style via Google Glass and subsequently email the video to the client to serve as a personalized at-home tutorial. George Papanikolas will charge an additional $100 for the service, providing clients with detailed instructions for doing their own hair like a professional. The idea is really to offer a new and unique bird’s-eye view of all the tricks and moves a pro stylist is making as he’s working his magic with a pair of scissors.