Clear cut ben­e­fits to new technology

Comment News (Armadale) - - News -

A SMALL subur­ban sa­lon has just scooped a pres­ti­gious award, thanks to some unique haireval­u­at­ing technology.

Tyler Reid Hair in Can­ning Vale has just been named the WA/NT Sa­lon of the Year at the Aus­tralian Hair In­dus­try Awards and is a fi­nal­ist for Aus­tralian sa­lon busi­ness of the year at Hair Expo Aus­tralia.

The sa­lon’s se­cret weapon is aug­mented tri­cho­scopic imag­ing, a di­ag­nos­tic pro­gram that de­picts hair cu­ti­cle struc­ture, fragility di­am­e­ter and other unique hair pat­terns to en­able the sa­lon to per­son­alise hair cuts.

Sa­lon owner Si­mone Lee said the process al­lowed them to tai­lor ev­ery haircut to suit each cus­tomer, right down to which scis­sors and styling tools would best suit the hair­style.

“We are the first sa­lon in the na­tion, and pos­si­bly the world, to use aug­mented tri­cho­scopic imag­ing for per­son­alised hair cuts. Over the past two years we have con­ducted anal­y­sis and re­search from mul­ti­ple case stud­ies,” she said.

“To be hon­est, I’m sur­prised no one thought to do this be­fore; af­ter all, you don’t cut bread with a steak knife.”

Ms Lee said the ad­van­tages of aug­mented tri­cho­scopic imag­ing were “end­less”.

“We are able to also check the scalp for any po­ten­tial prob­lems be­fore colour and chem­i­cal ser­vices,” she said.

“It can as­sist with de­ter­min­ing dan­druff lev­els, and fol­lic­u­lar and hair pat­terns re­lated to com­mon hair loss con­di­tions. Not to men­tion, our team are able to in­form the guest if they see any un­usual moles or spots via the tri­cho­scope and they can take the images to their doc­tor.”

Ms Lee said the sa­lon was elated to win the award and would con­tinue to use technology to its ad­van­tage.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d482702

Tyler Reid Hair staff Chelsea Ben­nett, Mon­tana Fletcher, Mel Scrafton, owner Si­mone Lee, Re­nee Run­dell, Hay­ley Chan­dler and Chloe Ros­brook.

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