CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is really poppin鈥 this year. We鈥檝e already heard about some awesome new Alexa capabilities, and of course there鈥檚 a lot of buzz about VR/AR. Smart homes have gotten, well, smarter and more popular recently, and this year鈥檚 show is no exception. It feels like we鈥檝e seen it all鈥 smart ovens, smart vacuums, smart鈥 you get the picture. What we didn鈥檛 expect though was to see smart鈥 hairbrushes?!


Oh yes. Withings, an offshoot of Nokia (yes,聽that Nokia), along with K茅rastase and L鈥橭r茅al, has announced the Hair Coach. It鈥檚 a hairbrush totally decked out with the kinds of features you see in what we normally think of as gadgets. We鈥檙e talking accelerometers, gyroscopes and even a microphone (so it can listen to the sounds your hair makes when you brush it, not so you can have a karaoke party in your bathroom). The fun doesn鈥檛 stop there though 鈥 the brush has haptic feedback, like the kind you get on your phone鈥檚 touchscreen, so that it can guide you when you need to adjust your technique.


The connected app allows you to monitor your hair health over time, keeping an eye on dryness, damage, breakage and tangling. It will also analyze the force, rhythm, gestures and number of strokes you use to brush so it can tell you how to adjust what you鈥檙e doing. Wowza. The app can then create a personalized聽care routine and provide you with routine聽tips and more from K茅rastase.


According to the folks at the CES booth, the brush will cost under $200, and聽it will be available starting mid-2017. You can sign up to stay informed about the product launch.

What鈥檚 your hair care routine? Tell us @BritandCo!

(App photo via Withings)