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Introducing Matrix Class For Glass™

Matrix Announces Collaboration with Google Glass; Marks the First Professional Beauty Brand to Pioneer the Application of Wearable Technology

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Matrix, a subsidiary of L'Oreal USA and the leading professional hair care and hair color company, announces the launch of "Matrix Class for Glass™." Setting the standard in beauty and trend innovation, Matrix introduces a program featuring the wearable device for the next generation of beauty education.

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"Matrix Class for Glass" is an ongoing program throughout 2014 that features a three-phase rollout, including an exclusive Blogger Video Series, The Matrix Eye for Style Google Glass Salon Chair and a salon professional education platform. Also coming in late spring, the first Professional Google Glass App will house an exclusive library of content that can be downloaded by consumers and professionals.

"This new initiative will completely transform the hair styling experience," declares VP/ Matrix General Manager Paul Schiraldi. "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," says Schiraldi. 

Exclusive Blogger Video Series
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.

The Matrix Eye for Style Google Glass Salon Chair
Additionally, launching later in the year, Matrix Celebrity Stylist, George Papanikolas will introduce the Matrix Eye for Style Chair at The Andy LeCompte Salon in Los Angeles.  Consumers can take advantage of exclusive appointments with Papanikolas, who will capture each person's style and finish service via Google Glass and subsequently email the video to the client to serve as a personalized at-home tutorial.

"Salon clients and women around the world have long lamented the fact that they're unable to have their talented hairstylists at their side to recreate their favorite salon hairstyles at home," says Matrix Celebrity Stylist, George Papanikolas.  "Now, thanks to the technology of Google Glass and Matrix, the salon experience is forever changed."

Salon Professional Education Platform
At the forefront of salon education, Matrix is committed to helping salon professionals elevate their skills with state-of-the-art training programs. As the largest brand in the industry, there is a commitment to "Reach all – Teach all." To support the goal, the brand maintains one of the industry's largest teams of educators who partner with stylists and salon owners across the country to help master Matrix C.R.A.F.T skills and transform client lives. Continuing the heritage of empowering hairdressers with accessible cutting edge education, "Matrix Glass for Class" will raise the bar in salon professional educational tools. Beginning April 2014, Matrix will showcase this never-before-seen artist perspective through a series of classes across the country lead by Matrix Artistic Directors, Nicolas French, Chrystofer Benson and Ammon Carver. The unique experience will be captured online as talented artists lead tutorials focusing on key salon techniques and styles in Cutting, Coloring, Styling and Finishing. Visit mymatixfamily.com to find a class near you or visit youtube.com/matrix.

MATRIX, the leading professional haircare and haircolor company in the United States, is part of L'Oreal USA's Professional Products Division. Founded in 1980, MATRIX is committed to the development of the salon professional and offers a wide range of products including: Biolage, Biolage ExquisiteOil, Biolage Advanced, COLORINSIDER, ColorSync, Design Pulse, Logics, SOCOLOR, Total Results, Vavoom and (MATRIX professional products are available only in salons and can be guaranteed authentic when purchased from authorized retailers.) Visit Matrix.com for hairstyle and haircolor inspiration as well as MATRIX trends and tips! Professionals visit www.mymatrixfamily.com for techniques, formulas, salon resources and much more!

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