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Si-Ware NeoSpectra is the first spectrometer built into a beauty product

9 January 2019 | News
by Ian Michael

Si-Ware Systems’ NeoSpectra-Micro (a small, chip-scale, near infrared spectral sensor) has been customised for use in Henkel Beauty Care’s Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab Smart Analyzer. SalonLab is used by hairdressers to provide a personalised care service and product recommendation based on analysis of inner hair condition parameters. The NeoSpectra-Micro has been customised for the SalonLab Smart Analyzer, a handheld component of the system that resembles a small hair iron, which is used to scan the inner hair condition parameters. The resulting data is then transmitted to a computer tablet application and translated into a service and product recommendation for Schwarzkopf Professional care products.

The SalonLab system was initially introduced in January 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and is now in pilot deployments at key sites. SalonLab won two 2018 CES innovation awards in the health and beauty category.

“Spectroscopy offers salon professionals the ability to provide data-driven insight into the inner hair condition of their clients’ hair”, said Isabell Dietz, Corporate Director Innovation, Henkel Beauty Care. “We chose to customise the NeoSpectra sensor into our device to achieve the needed accuracy, flexibility and small size.”

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