L’Oreal’s famed hair stylist, George Papanikolas, will be donning a pair of the smart eyewear from Google to teach beauty school students. The program is part of the Matrix Class for Glass, a three part program for students to learn from celebrity stylists.
Using Google Glass technology and expertise from Matrix Celebrity Stylist, George Papanikolas and Matrix Artistic Director, Ammon Carver, intimate and in-depth tutorials will capture styling sessions directly from the eye of the stylist. These videos will offer a new and unique view from behind the chair and power the styling experience with unbounded technology. The “Matrix Class for Glass” video series will showcase a cast of America’s best known bloggers as they explore the latest trends and share their experience. Videos will live on matrix.com, youtube.com/matrix and blogger social media channels.
Matrix is a subsidiary of L’Oreal USA and the classes are a collaborative effort with Google to bring a stylists’ perspective to students, which will also include a library of video content, available to those with the Professional Google Glass App. In a press announcement, Matrix’s VP Paul Schiraldi declares that, “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’re extremely excited to be leading the way in professional and consumer hair education with this initiative.”