Out-of-town trainings and classes can cost aspiring hairdressers a pretty penny. L'Oréal's high-tech alternative could change that, though, and could even make learning more fun. The French cosmetics company teamed up with VR software maker 8i to create a new virtual reality curriculum for the Matrix Academy, L'Oréal's training program for fledgling hairstylists. Together, the two developed an immersive, room-scale VR experience where trainees can walk around and observe a virtual hairdresser style a virtual client's hair from every angle. They can even step into the hairdresser's position to get a first-person view of the process. That sounds so much better than watching YouTube tutorials, doesn't it?