No more hairdresser regrets! New ‘smart’ mirror allows you to see how a hairstyle will look BEFORE you get the chop
A hairdresser has developed new technology to help clients update their looks The ‘smart’ mirror is designed to offer a match between celebrities and clientsFacial recognition technology uses 120 measurements to measure the face The end result means it is possible to see how well a cut, colour or style suits
An Australian hairdresser has developed a ‘smart’ mirror – a device that enables hairdressers to match a person’s face measurements to a database of 2400 celebrity looks.
The PIIQ digital mirror is a world first and was created using specifically-designed facial recognition software.
The company’s co-founder, Richard Kavanagh – a four-time hairstylist of the year winner – believes the mirror will offer a better salon experience as clients will have a far clearer idea of how a new style will look before going ahead.
‘Ninety-five per cent of hairdressers believe they do a full and thorough consultation, but only seven per cent of clients believe they get one, according to a global survey,’ Mr Kavanagh said.
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The PIIQ smart mirror, which uses facial recognition technology, (pictured) is designed to take the guesswork out of a consultation between a client and stylist
Smart mirrors are designed to capture a range of information aside from a person’s face in order to allow a hairdresser to create a style that matches with a person’s life (pictured)
The PIIQ mirror operates through a tablet allowing the hairdresser to first build a ‘picture’ of their client’s lifestyle through a series of questions.
The interactive quiz aims to find out information such as how often a person will blow-dry their hair to how they imagine their dream home.
After this has been added to a client’s profile, facial recognition software measures a person’s face using 120 specific measurements.
The database then presents five celebrities bearing the closest resemblance to the client in terms of face shape and eye colour.
A consultation takes place in a very different way using the PIIQ smart mirror – an experience that allows a client to get a much better sense of how a hair style will suit them (pictured)
This information then allows a client and their hairdresser to explore a chosen celebrity’s…