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BCM325 Contextual Essay – The future of hairdressing

Ashlan Rose

For my digital artefact this semester, I explored the future of hairdressing over the next 5, 10 and 25 years. My blog is available online for anyone who is interested in my topic, including but not limited to: hairdressers, BCM students, futurists, environmentalists and individuals interested in technology/future technologies. I used my personal University WordPress blog to display my research and findings through a 3 part blog series. Each blog post focused on a different time period:

Blog 1: The future of hairdressing in the next 5 years focused on technologies emerging in the hairdressing industry over the next 5 years. Some of these technologies included booking softwares using artificial intelligence, virtual reality education, hair altering apps using augmented reality. 

Blog 2: The future of hairdressing in the next 10 years focused on technologies emerging in the hairdressing industry over the next 10 years including hair analysing technologies and robotic…

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Fast Forward 25 years

Ashlan Rose

Welcome back to my 3 part series of the future of hairdressing.

In part one of the series, I explored the future of hairdressing technologies emerging in the next 5 years. You can find my blog discussing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in booking softwares, Virtual Reality (VR) education, and Augmented reality in apps here.

In part two of the series, I explored the future of hairdressing technologies emerging in the next 10 years. You can find my blog exploring hair analysing technologies and robotic hair washing machines here.

In this blog, I will be discussing the present and future hairdressing industry in terms of using environmental friendly and sustainable practices.

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People are now becoming more aware their individual impact of environment pollution as well as starting to take action to make a change. In the hairdressing industry, environmental change is progressing but at a slow rate. Currently the industries…

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Fast Forward 10 years

Ashlan Rose

Welcome back to my 3 part series of the future of hairdressing.

In part one of the series, I explored the future of hairdressing technologies emerging in the next 5 years. You can find my blog discussing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in booking softwares, Virtual Reality (VR) education, and Augmented reality in apps here.

In this blog, I will be discussing future technologies that I believe will emerge in the hairdressing industry over the next 10 years, including hair analysing technologies and robotic hair washing machines.

In the beauty and medical industries, we’ve seen emerging technologies such as 3D skin analysis machines become more popular. These machines are used to diagnose skin issues such as wrinkles, moisture, skin tone, pigmented lesions, elasticity and sun damage. These machines are used to diagnose issues that are not able to be seen by the naked eye.
In the next 10 years, I believe…

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Fast forward 5 years

Ashlan Rose

Have you ever thought about what the future looks like?
I’m sure a lot of us instantly think of self driving cars and robots.

Well what about in the hairdressing industry?
I will be a creating a three part blog series discussing possible future technologies in hairdressing. I will also be discussing past technologies, trends and patterns.

In this blog, I will be focusing on the future technologies in hairdressing that are likely to exist in the next 5 years. Through secondary research, I have discovered a few current and emerging technologies in the industry that are trending. These are: Booking softwares and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) education, apps and Augmented reality to style/colour hair.

Numerous salons across the globe have implemented booking softwares to assist with clients making appointments.
Gone with the days where clients would ring the salon number to speak to a staff member…

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BCM325 Live-tweeting experience pt. 2

Ashlan Rose

Throughout this semester we have been watching and live-tweeting various science fiction, dystopian and cyber-punk movies in order to encourage us to think about the future. In this blog post I’ll be discussing my live-tweeting experience and contributions from weeks 6-12.

Throughout this semester, I have explored genres of films which are so foreign to me, but each week they have grown on me even more. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each an every one of these films and they have encouraged me to think about our future and potential futuristic ideas on a daily basis.

From weeks 1-5, I decided to post my tweets in a thread each week so they are tidy and easy to find. I have continued to follow this method as I find it very efficient.

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Preparation

I have also continued to research the weekly film prior to the screening and prepare…

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BCM325 Beta feedback and self evaluation

Ashlan Rose

This week I was able to choose three individuals to give feedback on for their BCM325 BETA presentations. It was interesting to see the iterations they have made in their digital artefacts and how they have evolved and improved over the last few weeks.

In my first pitch feedback blog, I explained the sandwich technique I use when commenting on my peers digital artefacts. I have continued to use this technique to create constructive and positive comments to encourage further improvements.

Screen Shot 2020-05-23 at 12.34.22 pmTaylor has chosen to research artificial intelligence in the home and in popular movies. She has decided to present her research through a YouTube series (3 videos). Taylor has posted her first video and plans to post her second video during week 10. She has a thorough and well planned out project. I have provided Taylor with a few ways she could further improve her project which you…

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BCM325 Beta Presentation

Ashlan Rose

Hi everyone! Welcome to my BCM325 Beta presentation.


As stated in my Beta presentation, I am exploring future technologies in the hairdressing industry. I posted my first blog post in week 6 and my second blog post is due to be posted next week (week 9). I am still working on building up my engagement on my wordpress page by sharing my blog posts to twitter and linked in.
In the past I’ve only used Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest as platforms for my digital artefact. Although I have used WordPress for the duration I have been at University, I am still not completely familiar with methods to attract and engage a niche audience. So if anyone has any tips or experience, please share your knowledge with me.

Thanks for reading!
– Ashlan

Welcome to leaving any feedback, comments or suggestions.

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BCM325 – Live tweeting experience

Ashlan Rose

During this semester we have been watching and live-tweeting various science fiction & dystopian movies in order to encourage us to think about the future. I usually stick to the typical rom-coms or comedy movies, but i’m really glad this class has forced me to branch out!

We started week 1 by watching “Metropolis”, a fellow student of mine chose to continue their tweets in a thread. I thought this was a great idea to keep everything tidy and easy to find. I have continued this method from weeks 1-5 and I find it very efficient.

It was interesting to see how…

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BCM325 Pitch feedback and self evaluation

Ashlan Waldock – Pitch feedback and self evaluation

Ashlan Rose

This week I was assigned three individuals to give feedback on for their BCM325 pitches. It was interesting to see how all three people chose different aspects of how the future will look in 5, 10 and 25 years.

When I provide feedback I use a tactic that Travis encouraged us to use back in BCM112.
Which is the sandwich technique:

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It recommends that we start our feedback with a compliment, followed by constructive criticism, recommendations & resources and then finished off with another compliment. I have used this structure in all three of my feedback replies to my peers.

Elena has chose to work on the UOW creative internship team and is using this assignment as an opportunity to build up her experience which will then benefit her future career path. She is currently working on the Tiktok team as a moderator but will later switch to an analyst…

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BCM325 Pitch – Future cultures

BCM325 Pitch – Future cultures

Ashlan Rose

Hi everyone! Welcome to my BCM325 pitch.

You can see my video presentation below.

You can view my past DA here for some background information.

https://ashlanrose.wordpress.com/2019/11/01/bcm302-contextual-essay-bombshell-hair-creations/

Suggest potential background research (academic and scholarly sources, news and media sources);

This article by Nanoil explores the concept of artificial intelligence and virtual reality potentially being able to replace hairdressers. There are currently already existing apps that are able to book you an appointment online. The article discusses the next step of these technologies progressing. for example, there was a phone call between google assistant and a receptionist where the AI was able to make an appointment at the hairdressers.
The owner of Bombshell Hair Creations works by herself and is only in the salon 3 days a week. At times, the owner is unable to answer the phone due to having to concentrate on the client in the salon. If AI technologies were…

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