“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, but it is also a wide topic studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology and sociology. The products are a source of innovations by themselves: visual design, sensoriality, color, make-up result, new gestures, hair color formulation.
Today, cosmetology is a key part in our society and in the world exists many colored beauty products going from hairstyling to nail polishes. With this special session we aim at gathering together scholars and experts of colour in the field of beauty care and hairstyle for sharing their opinions, experiments and best practices involving colour and colouring. Which are the best practices to obtain a uniform colour? How do colorists to match a shade? Are there specific techniques to stabilize the formulations? How to assess the final quality of a make-up, both in the production and in the final effect after application? How colour is managed in cosmetic industry? And many more open questions of the field. In order to share discussions and foster innovative research and new directions, we are calling for related papers.