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HairLooks - What We Do
Author: Jenna White
May 5th, 2020
May 5th, 2020
I wrote this post to give people a better idea of who is behind the HairLooks company, what we do, and why now is the time for everyone to think about what the future looks like for the hair industry.
WHAT WE DO ♢ WHO WE ARE ♢ WHY HAIR MATTERS ♢ SMART CITIES
Smart cities are the new wave of the future. Today they focus on improving infrastructure, such as managing energy, traffic, and pollution, to name a few examples. However, with the advent of 5G, communication in densely populated areas can become something much more advanced. Both small and large businesses will thrive in this new environment if they have planned how to tap into that network effectively. It will require teaching machines how to evaluate business opportunities accordingly, and based on individual preference.
At HairLooks, our goal is to train computers to recognize stylists/barbers skilled in specific hair types, cuts, colors and styles based on pictures of their work. We can then suggest them to people nearby who match those hair profiles. When done correctly, this would allow hair professionals to work in different cities at their leisure, with a constant book of new clients. It would also make it much easier to return to work after a catastrophic event, such as COVID-19.
The United States only holds 12 of the 50 "smart cities" in production around the world (Source: How Buildings and Cars Are Defining the Smart Cities Landscape, April 2020). These include:
Headquartered in San Francisco, HairLooks is focused on launching in California cities first, with plans to expand to NYC and Boston next.
Image source: Smart Cities Projects Growing in Importance for Comcast, November 2019