This Algorithm Can Steal Any Celebrity’s Haircut

We’ve all lusted after a celebrity’s new hair style. Many of us have even been so bold as to tear a page from Elle or GQ, shove it in our stylist’s face, and proclaim, “make me look like George Clooney!” But what can you really tell from a single photo of someone’s hair? How do the sides and back flow? Who’s to say Clooney isn’t rocking a man bun you don’t even see? Now, the PhD student Menglei Chai, working with collaborators at Zhejiang University’s State Key Lab of CAD&CG, has demonstrated an incredible new technique that couples the latest in machine learning with the latest in hair growth simulation to create 3-D models of any hair style, just from a photo. It’s called AutoHair. “These 3-D models are composed…


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