The hair color aisle can be daunting to even the most experienced beauty guru. With over 100 years of hair color expertise, L'Oreal Paris is helping take the guesswork out of choosing the right hair color shade with the launch of "My L'Oreal Colorist," a mobile app that serves as your own personal color consultant.
Now women can finally skip the salon while still experiencing professionally-inspired hair color results at home with one easy app download at L'OrealParisUSA.com/MyColorist.
HOW THE APP WORKS:
Available for free download at the Mac Apple Store, "My L'Oreal Colorist" initially prompts users to either "Scan a Shade" or "Find a Shade." The first option allows shoppers to use their mobile device to scan the UPC barcode of the L'Oreal Paris hair color product/shade* they are interested in, while "Find a Shade" allows both at-home and on-the-go users to dive into a short questionnaire before learning their shade recommendation.
Whether in the hair color aisle or elsewhere, all app users are directed to answer key questions that any top hair colorist would pose. Designed with true-to-tone hair color visuals for easy navigation, this app even invites users to share if they are looking for a permanent or non-permanent color, which tone of hair color they are hoping to achieve and their preferred hair color form (creme, gel or foam).
ADDITIONAL EXPERT FEATURES:
More than just an engaging tool, "My L'Oreal Colorist" not only helps women identify their ideal hair color shade, but also allows user to consult consumer ratings, reviews and more details on a range of L'Oreal Paris' hair color product lines. Users also have the ability to share their recommended shade on Facebook to get feedback from friends before making their purchase.
Beauty vlogger Dianna Hampton knows all too well the challenges women can face with selecting at-home hair color. "It's easy to get lost in your day-to-day activity and put yourself last. Not everyone has the time to go to a salon and get professional color services, and the hair color aisle can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many shade options," Hampton says.
She continues, "I recommend 'My L'Oreal Colorist' to anyone looking to get professional-quality results from the comfort of their own home. The app is really easy to use and asks all the right questions to ensure each user is matched up with a hair color that is just right for them. It takes the guess work out of finding the perfect shade for you."
HAIR COLOR PRODUCTS TO PERUSE:
Consumers currently have five L'Oreal Paris hair color brands to choose from as they embark on their search for the perfect shade:
Superior Preference - The "Gold Standard" in hair color, this consumer favorite provides 8 weeks of fade-defying color
Excellence Creme - Delivers rich, radiant color with 100% gray coverage
Feria - This collection is available in bold hues with multi-faceted color and 3X the highlights
Healthy Look Creme Gloss Color - This no-ammonia hair color lasts through 28 shampoos and delivers natural, healthy-looking color
Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look -This luscious mousse formula is as easy to apply as shampoo and perfect for first-time hair color users