Taaz’s Virtual Mirrors Reflect Changing Retail SceneWednesday, January 23, 2013
San Diego-based TAAZ Inc. recently announced that the company installed 10 virtual try-on mirrors in Marks & Spencer locations, a women’s retailer in the United Kingdom.
The virtual mirror technology allows consumers to see what they look like wearing any combination of cosmetics or nail polish before they make a purchase.
Additionally, consumers can browse different looks using a style finder and view how-to videos that show how to re-create certain looks.
“If we do our job right, we will end buyer’s remorse,” Vipanj Patel, CEO of TAAZ, said in a statement. “This technology is especially valuable in an industry with so many choices and possible combinations. With the systems we’ve developed, you no longer have to wonder if a particular shade of eye shadow or color of lipstick is right for you.”
The service offered at Marks & Spencer locations is also available online at TAAZ.com where users can experiment with a virtual makeover by uploading a photo and then trying on hairstyles, changing hair color and applying makeup.
“The days of old-fashioned dressing rooms are numbered,” Patel said in a statement. “More often you will try on clothes and products virtually — with technology that simulates what it’s like to wear that makeup, sport those sunglasses or hold that handbag.”
—SDBJ Staff Report