Josh Wood's Digital Hair-Dye Matching
British celebrity hairstylist Josh Wood is tapping into the personalised beauty trend by tackling a pet peeve among consumers: finding their perfect hair colour outside the salon.
His company is launching a customised, digital colour matching service which offers users a salon-inspired approach to hair colouring remotely. The tool determines a suitable shade for consumers via an online questionnaire, with factors such as hair colour, hair texture and shade preference being used to generate a selection of suitable products.
This personalisation strategy directs consumers to relevant items, and encourages experimentation with new haircare products. An extension of this concept might see augmented reality (AR) allow consumers to visualise their look ahead of application. Some 85% of millennial women would be more likely to try new hair products, styles and colours if they could see the results beforehand (Poshly, 2017).
The Josh Wood Colour System is an at-home hair dye range offering permanent dyes, a toolkit of root concealers, and a colour-preserving care line including a mask and gloves to boost hair health and shine. Each product is derived from four key shades ranging from dark brown to light blonde, and the hair dyes are formulated into 12 colours.
For more on personalised beauty and the latest haircare trends see, Bespoke Beauty: New Retail Strategies, Future Beauty: Perfecting Bespoke, 10 Tech Trends to Watch in 2018, Product Projections 2018: Hair.