The Internet of Things is set to change the world. From smart toasters that remember how burnt you like your toast and interactive refrigerators that can order your groceries for you to traffic light systems that make roads safer to drive on, the scope is endless for IoT connectivity.
From everyday items in your life to robotic precision in construction to automation in retail, the Internet of Things will make everything more convenient. And the same applies to the world of beauty and fashion. Here are some trends that will become apparent in the near future as the IoT develops further.
Smart Grooming Devices
The trend of smart devices in beauty and grooming has already started in 2017. The new £160 Hair Coach device is a hairbrush with a difference. With the ability to record the sound of breaking hair impossible to pick up by the human ear to provide data on your hair and to help with better (and more tailored) haircare for each user.
Whilst this advanced hair brushing device may not seem like a necessity for everyone, it provides a fantastic example of the possibilities over the horizon for beauticians and the hair/beauty/cosmetics industry.
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This handy infographic from RS Online provides a handy topline view of how the Internet of Things will change your life, across all aspects of everyday.
It estimates that by 2020, there will be 411 million devices that are wearable such as wrist bands, shoes, glasses, watches, sports socks and clothing that are all connected to the internet. This will reshape the world of fashion, as designers and retailers will find new and innovative ways to utilise the power of technology in their accessories.
Beauty from the Inside Out
Not only will connected beauty improve skincare and grooming for so many people, but there will also be a huge focus on personal health and fitness. Beautifying from the inside out. The Internet of Things will make exercise, fitness regimes and workouts so much easier and more accessible.
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New technology such as smart watches will encourage an advanced level of body monitoring, whilst intelligent devices will be able to help us keep our diets on track and manage supplement intake for better skin or hair.
In addition to smart grooming and fashionable IoT items that can be worn, there will also be a major focus on smart skincare. Such as the Connected Beauty UV Patch, introduced by L’Oreal at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016. A thin, stretchable patch designed to monitor UV radiation exposure and advise the user when they need to apply more sunscreen.
But it’s not just the beauty consumer will be directly benefit from the Internet of Things. The industry will have access to the type of technology that could provide accurate data on their customers, shopper behaviour as well as the performance of their products.
Feeligreen is a start-up company launching a newly developed skin care device based on the Internet of Things that, when used in conjunction with certain products, uses microcurrents and LEDs to treat wrinkles, cellulite, stretch marks and blemishes. Helping to further boost the effectiveness of many products by market leaders.
With so much new technology to look forward, the beauty industry is set to be very exciting in years to come.