L'Oreal Created an Educational VR Experience Called 'Matrix Academy'

By: Mishal Omar - Nov 2, 2016
References: venturebeat & fastcompany
French cosmetics company L'Oreal is offering a unique method of teaching hairstylists new tips and tricks and it is called the 'Matrix Academy.'

The academy was created in affiliation with L'Oreal's 'Matrix' beauty brand and gives hairstylists the freedom to learn from experts without having to spend money, time traveling, or watching 2D YouTube videos. The virtual reality hair salon shows a hairdresser cutting and styling a client's hair and the video is 360 degrees – allowing viewers to pay attention to every detail. The people taking part in this immersive educational experience are even able to step into the shoes of the hairdresser in order to feel it from their perspective.

This immersive program is offered by L'Oreal for free and can be used by any hairstylist who has, or is willing to invest in, a VR headset.