For the 2nd consecutive year, L’Oréal presented its latest connected beauty innovations at Viva Technology Paris. Five of the Group’s brands - Lancôme, Kérastase, L’Oréal Paris, La Roche-Posay and L’Oréal Professionnel – showcased how they leverage advanced digital technologies to create personalized services for consumers.
Located in the center of Hall of Tech, the L’Oréal space also included a startup corner dedicated to Group’s partnerships with startups in the area of human resources.
- For the first time in Europe, L’Oréal presented Lancôme’s Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Foundation, a patented technology that precisely matches an individual’s unique skin tone to create customised foundation at the point of sale, and Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings, the world’s first smart hairbrush, capable of rating the quality of hair, monitoring the effects of different hair care routines and providing customized product recommendations.
- Visitors were also able to test L’Oréal Paris’ all-new and beefed-up version of Makeup Genius, a virtual makeup app based on augmented reality and downloaded 20 million times worldwide. As well as Nail Genius, the app that allows for virtual testing of nail polish. They also discovered the new version of My UV Patch by La Roche-Posay, the first stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure minimizing the frequency of sun burns. Lastly, at the “Look consultation” connected counter, they were able to virtually try a new cut, color or style using the application Style My Hair by L’Oréal Professionnel.
HR disrupt café
In the startup corner of its HR disrupt café, L’Oréal and three partner startups - OSCARh, Never Eat Alone and Monkey tie – presented innovative methods to improve work experience:
- Never Eat Alone helps creating connections and increasing in-house networking between employees in different departments at L’Oréal USA via a lunch scheduling application.
- OSCARh is working with L’Oréal to create innovative career paths (“Extended Company”) that enable L’Oréal employees to get immersed in an innovative startup or SME for 3 months.
- Monkey tie and L’Oréal are codeveloping “Career Profiler”, an innovative platform aiming to streamline internal mobility within the Group, while strengthening the employee experience.
In addition to the partnerships with startups, the HR disrupt café also featured a presentation of DM1, a digital marketing self-assessment tool developed by General Assembly and L’Oréal with other leading companies. Integrated into the recruitment process and accessible to employees, the 45 minutes tool allows to evaluate competencies in 6 key areas of digital marketing.
Viva Technology Paris, an international event co-organizsd by the Publicis Group and Les Echos Group, is dedicated to the growth of startups, digital transformation and innovation. Viva Technology was held at the Porte de Versailles in Paris from 15 to 17 June 2017.
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