Remember in Clueless when Cher Horowitz’s carousel closet automatically put together all of her outfits (c’mon, you KNOW you wanted one). Well, fast-forward 15 years, and while technology may not give us that automated closet, it has given us a few beauty inventions that are designed to make our beauty regimens easy peasy. Some are brilliant (hey, why didn’t I think of that?) and some are just plain…scary. See for yourself:
Hair Dye Comb
This genius invention simply combs hair dye into wet hair (see ya later, laytex gloves!). It’s still waiting for a license, but the concept of simultaneously combing and colouring sounds like a lifesaver/timesaver. After all, if the comb is shaped to reach even the peskiest grey areas (at the roots), at-home colouring may become a breeze.
Stila Beauty 4.0 Makeup Player
Have you ever cursed the inconvenience of unplugging your laptop and bringing it to the bathroom while you watch online how-to makeup tutorials on YouTube? Well, even if you haven’t, Stila has taken the combination of makeup and technology to a new level with the introduction of the 4.0 Makeup Player: a train case with built-in speakers, media dock and mirror so when you watch Stila’s makeup tutorials on your iPhone, you can get the full HD experience.
The Tangle Teezer
Shaped like a horse’s grooming brush, the Tangle Teezer has put chemical de-tanglers to shame with its unique shape and bristle positioning, so that instead of breaking your hair or pulling it out, it simply works through the knots painlessly. The best part is that you can use it on dry hair and wet, so instead of taking to a comb or a bottle of tear-free children’s product, you can work through tangles without cursing or contemplating a pixie cut.
Aluminum Facial Spa
It’s impossible to go on a quest for beauty inventions without running into the Aluminum Facial Spa “ one of the most popular beauty products in Japan that looks to be making its way to North America soon. Worn over the face (like the Silence of the Lambs mask), this innovation consists of a helmet and aluminum foil, and is essentially a concentrated steam bath to open pours while combining the power of metal for a rejuvenated complexion. (And to think we once thought Hannibal Lector looked scary.)