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L’Oréal just launched a smart brush that ‘listens’ to your hair

L’Oréal, has partnered with Withings to create a smart brush that analyzes and helps recommend specific products for your hair type. The Kerastase brush was launched at the 2017 CES Tech Show in Las Vegas. The brush uses sensors to evaluate the number of brush strokes, if your hair is dry or wet and the force applied while brushing. It also includes …

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Why TresseNoire is one of the best beauty booking apps for women of color

Regina Gwynn and Octavia Pickett-Blakely are bringing ethnic hair care to the forefront of on-demand, tech-based styling companies with TresseNoire. Last summer, in New York City, Gwynn and Pickett-Blakely, hosted the Cocoa Beauty Lounge at Knotel Bryant. Existing clients, bloggers and influencers and the media were treated to complimentary make-up application and hairstyles by licensed TressNoire cosmetologists. Gywnn and Pickett-Blakely, both …

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L’Oréal makes strategic investment in Partech International Venture VII fund

L’Oréal has made a strategic investment in Partech International Venture VII, the early stage fund managed by Partech Ventures. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. “Our unique relationship with Partech Ventures will give us access to a high quality and comprehensive sourcing of the best B2B and B2C digital players and contribute to the [beauty] group’s global strategy of …

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Undercover Colors raises $5.5 million to combat date rape with nail polish

Undercover Colors, a Raleigh, North Carolina anti-date rape drug nail polish, has raised $5.5 million in venture funding, according to a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors in the round were undisclosed, but the filing reveals 49 individuals related to the investment. The startup’s previous investors include angel investor David Gardner and Undercover Chairwoman, Cindy …

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