Voice Assist Styling: All Things Hair is Getting Vocal

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We take care of all your styling and hair care needs with the All Things Hair voice assistant, now on Google and Amazon

Talk to us! We’re super excited to announce a new chapter in hair styling with the launch of the first online voice assist hair advisor, because we believe in being with you every step of the way.

With all our expert hair advice, tips, tricks and trends now available on your voice devices as well as on your phone, we’re leaving no room for a bad hair day ever again. We’ve collected your most preferred articles and topics to design this app on Amazon Echo (with or without screen), on Google Assistant Home and on your smart phone. Bonus: You can also save your hair preferences for a fully customized experience!

Explore 3 Key Features:

1. Search All Things Hair

…To discover anything or everything you want to know about a specific hairstyle or hair care concern. Whether it’s “dandruff,” “mermaid hair” or “wedding hair”—sky’s the limit!

2. An “Inspire Me” section

…To hear about the hottest trending hairstyles and articles of the moment, or to search for a look for an upcoming event

3. Hairstyle of the Day

…Based on your hair type and preference, location, weather (Amazon only) and the day of the week, we can suggest a hairstyle you can rock for the day.

Choose your assistant:

How does it Work?

We’ve asked our editors Eunice Lucero and Alyssa François to show you how to use the app to get the look and advice you want. Check it out below:

Let’s Chat.

If you already have a Google Assistant at home or on your phone, enabling the Action is a quick and easy process. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Search “All Things Hair” on the App Store, or click the button below.
  2. Click “Try it
  3. Start interacting by saying, “OK Google, talk to All Things Hair.

That’s it!

And please—let us know how we did.

The best part about getting vocal? We get to have an honest conversation with you, our trusted readers. We’ve worked tirelessly to get you the first-ever voice assist hair advisor on the market, and rest assured we want to make your experience as smooth as possible. Please tell us what you think about the app with some feedback and do let us know how we can improve! The best way to do it is with some stars ★★★★★


Get the Action on Google Assistant

Have a great hair day!

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Your hair care needs solved with the All Things Hair action on Google Home Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

Using the Action

What can I say to start using All Things Hair?

After you’ve finished enabling the Action, you can start interacting with All Things Hair by saying “OK Google, open All Things Hair.”

What can I ask to find an article?

Explore using 3 key features to get the answer you want. Try using these examples:
“OK Google, ask All Things Hair how to do a fishtail braid.”
“OK Google, ask All Things Hair how to do a messy bun.”
“OK Google, ask All Things Hair about dandruff.”
“OK Google, ask All Things Hair for a hairstyle for a wedding.”
“OK Google, ask All Things hair for short hair look.”
“OK Google, ask All Things Hair for the hairstyle of today.”

Google Assistant apologizes or says she doesn’t understand when I try to use All Things Hair.

First, ensure you’ve got the All Things Hair Action enabled on your Google Assistant app (scroll up to see how to enable All Things Hair) and that you’ve verified your account. Then, stay close to your Google Assistant device and clearly say “OK Google, open All Things Hair.”

How do I skip through to the next hairstyle suggestions?

If All Things Hair has multiple hairstyles suitable for you, you can skip to the next hairstyle suggestion by saying “OK Google, next.”

Google Assistant speaks too quickly when describing a hairstyle, hair care tip or giving me step-by-step instructions.

If you’ve already started hearing the details about a query (e.g. you’ve been listening to the steps of a tutorial) try saying “OK Google, repeat.”

You can also see a text version of the step-by-step in your Google Assistant app in the ‘Home’ section. All Things Hair will also email you the steps—just check your inbox.

Is there a way I can save an article for later, or print it?

Google Assistant will remember what you were following if you come back up to a day later, just re-open All Things Hair to pick up from where you left off. You can also view the details in the email that All Things Hair will send when you decide to hear the information.

You can print this email. You can turn emails on and off by saying: “OK Google, ask All Things Hair to turn emails on/off.” The article will also be available on your Google Assistant App in the form of a card on your Home screen.

Can I listen to music while using All Things Hair?

If you’ve already started hearing the details about a query (e.g. you’ve been listening to the steps of a tutorial) try saying “OK Google, repeat”. You can also see a text version of the step-by-step in your Google Assistant app in the ‘Home’ section. All Things Hair will also email you the steps—just check your inbox.

Can I pause All Things Hair mid-way through?

Yes. All Things Hair will remember what step you’re on, so at any time you can stop the Action (“OK Google, stop”) and resume later, by saying “OK Google, resume All Things Hair.”

I’ve finished using All Things Hair for the moment. How do I stop using the Action?

You can stop the All Things Hair Action at any time by saying “OK Google, stop.”

If I don’t understand what All Things Hair is saying, what can I do?

Try saying “OK Google, help” while using the Action. But remember, All Things Hair will also send you the article details.

Setting up

I can’t find the All Things Hair Action in the Google Home Assistant Store.

Make sure you’ve spelled ‘All Things Hair’ correctly and auto-correct hasn’t done anything wacky! Also, currently All Things Hair is only available in the US, so you need to be logged into a US Google account (or on play.google.com) to see it.

Why do I have to provide my name and email address to use All Things Hair?

We need your email address so that we can send you the articles you choose via email.

Even though I’ve clicked enable, I can’t use the All Things Hair Action.

Make sure you have your account linked and verified. Find the All Things Hair Action on the Google Assistant App and ensure you have your account linked (i.e. you’ve submitted your email address and details.

If you already have your account linked, make sure you’ve verified your account by clicking the link in the verification email.

My verification email hasn’t appeared in my inbox.

First, check the spam or junk folder of the email account you entered. If it’s still not there within 15 minutes of submitting your details, disable the Action in the App store and re-enable. When you re-enter your details, make sure your email info is accurate.

Can I use All Things Hair on all Google Smart Assistant devices?

Yes, absolutely! Just scroll up and follow the ‘Get the Action’ instructions.

General questions

I’m not receiving email versions of the articles I select in the All Things Hair Action.

Say “OK Google, ask All Things Hair to turn emails on”. If you’re still not receiving emails, try disabling and re-enabling your app, taking care to link & verify your account.

How do I unsubscribe from receiving email versions of the articles I select in the All Things Hair Action?

To stop receiving articles via email, just say: “OK Google, ask All Things Hair to turn emails off.” Alternatively, you can unsubscribe directly from the unsubscribe link in the article email.

I unsubscribed from the emails, but now I would like them back! Help?

To re-enable emails, just say: “OK Google, ask All Things Hair to turn emails on.”

How do I remove All Things Hair from my Google Assistant device completely?

This would make us very sad. Just head to the ‘My Actions’ section of your Google Assistant App (assistant.google.com), click on the All Things Hair Action and click ‘Unlink Action’.

If you’ve got some feedback for us, please send us an email at voice.google@unilever.com with the subject ‘All Things Hair Action User Feedback’.

I’ve started received marketing emails from Unilever after using All Things Hair—can I unsubscribe?

Of course. Just click on the unsubscribe link in the email.

Where do All Things Hair’s articles come from?

We carefully curate our content from our lovely All Things Hair editors who are full of expert hair tips, tricks and inspiring styles.

How does it Work?

We’ve asked our editors Eunice Lucero and Alyssa François to show you how to use the app to get the look and advice you want. Check it out below:

Let’s Chat.

If you already have a Amazon Alexa at home or on your phone, enabling the Skill is a quick and easy process. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Search “All Things Hair” on Amazon Alexa, or click the button below.
  2. Click “Try it
  3. Start interacting by saying, “OK Google, talk to All Things Hair.

That’s it!

Get the Skill on Amazon Alexa

And please—let us know how we did.

The best part about getting vocal? We get to have an honest conversation with you, our trusted readers. We’ve worked tirelessly to get you the first-ever voice assist hair advisor on the market, and rest assured we want to make your experience as smooth as possible. Please tell us what you think about the app with some feedback and do let us know how we can improve! The best way to do it is with some stars ★★★★★

Have a great hair day!

two woman sat in front of a mirror styling their hair with an amazon alexa device
Never have a bad hair day again with the All Things Hair skill on Amazon Alexa

Frequently Asked Questions

Using the Skill

What can I say to start using All Things Hair?

After you’ve finished enabling the Skill, you can start interacting with All Things Hair by saying “Alexa, open All Things Hair.”

What can I ask to find an article?

Explore using 3 key features to get the answer you want. Try using these examples:
“Alexa, ask All Things Hair how to do a fishtail braid.”
“Alexa, ask All Things Hair how to do a messy bun.”
“Alexa, ask All Things Hair about dandruff.”
“Alexa, ask All Things Hair for a hairstyle for a wedding.”
“Alexa, ask All Things hair for short hair look.”
“Alexa, ask All Things Hair for the hairstyle of today.”

Alexa apologizes or says she doesn’t understand when I try to use All Things Hair.

First, ensure you’ve got the All Things Hair Skill enabled on your Amazon Alexa app (scroll up to see how to enable All Things Hair) and that you’ve verified your account. Then, stay close to your Amazon Echo, Dot or Show, and clearly say “Alexa, open All Things Hair.”

If your wake word is “Amazon” or “Echo” instead of “Alexa,” adjust your commands accordingly.

How do I skip through to the next hairstyle suggestions?

If All Things Hair has multiple hairstyles suitable for you, you can skip to the next hairstyle suggestion by saying “Alexa, next.”

Alexa speaks too quickly when describing a hairstyle, hair care tip or giving me step-by-step instructions.

If you’ve already started hearing the details about a query (e.g. you’ve been listening to the steps of a tutorial) try saying “Alexa, repeat.”

You can also see a text version of the step-by-step in your Amazon Alexa app in the ‘Home’ section. All Things Hair will also email you the steps—just check your inbox.

Is there a way I can save an article for later or print it?

Alexa will remember what you were following if you come back up to a day later, just re-open All Things Hair to pick up from where you left off. You can also view the details in the email that All Things Hair will send when you decide to hear the information.

You can print this email. You can turn emails on and off by saying: “Alexa, ask All Things Hair to turn emails on/off.” The article will also be available on your Alexa App in the form of a card on your Home screen.

Can I listen to music while using All Things Hair?

Yes! As Alexa will always remember what styling step you’re at, you can stop the All Things Hair Skill at any time to resume your music, and then just re-open All Things Hair later when you’re ready for the next step.

Can I pause All Things Hair mid-way through?

Yes. All Things Hair will remember what step you’re at, so at any time you can stop the skill (“Alexa, stop”) and resume later, by saying “Alexa, resume All Things Hair.”

I’ve finished using All Things Hair for the moment: how do I stop using the Skill?

You can stop the All Things Hair Skill at any time by saying: “Alexa, stop.”

If I don’t understand what All Things Hair is saying, what can I do?

Try saying “Alexa, help” whilst using the Skill. But remember, All Things Hair will also send you the article details.

Setting up

I can’t find the All Things Hair Skill in the Amazon Alexa Skill Store.

Make sure you’ve spelled ‘All Things Hair’ correctly and auto-correct hasn’t done anything wacky! Also, currently All Things Hair is only available in the US, so you need to be logged into a US Amazon account (or on Amazon.com) to see it.

Why do I have to provide my name and email address to use All Things Hair?

We need your email address so that we can send you the articles you choose via email.

Even though I’ve clicked enable, I can’t use the All Things Hair Skill.

Make sure you have your account linked & verified. Find the All Things Hair Skill on the Alexa App and ensure you have your account linked (i.e. you’ve submitted your email address and details).

If you already have your account linked, make sure you’ve verified your account by clicking the link in the verification email.

My verification email hasn’t appeared in my inbox.

First, check the spam or junk folder of the email account you entered. If it’s still not there within 15 minutes of submitting your details, disable the Skill in the Skill store and re-enable. When you re-enter your details, pay extra care to the correct spelling of your email address.

Can I use All Things Hair on Amazon Dots as well as Echo devices?

Yes, absolutely! Just scroll up & following the ‘Enable Skill’ instructions.

General questions

I’m not receiving email versions of the articles I select in the All Things Hair Skill.

Say “Alexa, ask All Things Hair to turn emails on.” If you’re still not receiving emails, try disabling and re-enabling your skill, taking care to link & verify your account.

How do I unsubscribe from receiving email versions of the articles I select in the All Things Hair Skill?

To stop receiving articles via email, just say: “Alexa, ask All Things Hair to turn emails off.” Alternatively, you can unsubscribe directly from the unsubscribe link in the article email.

I unsubscribed from the emails, but now I would like them back! Help?

To re-enable emails, just say: “Alexa, ask All Things Hair to turn emails on.”

How do I remove All Things Hair from my Echo or Dot completely?

This would make us very sad. Just head to the Alexa Skill Store and click ‘Disable Skill’ on the All Things Hair Skill page.

If you’ve got some feedback for us, please send us an email at voice.alexa@unilever.com with the subject ‘All Things Hair Skill User Feedback’.

I’ve started received marketing emails from Unilever after using All Things Hair—can I unsubscribe?

Of course. Just click on the unsubscribe link in the email.

Where do All Things Hair’s articles come from?

We carefully curate our content from our lovely All Things Hair editors who are full of expert hair tips, tricks and inspiring styles.