Near-realistic rendering of beards for the Philips Grooming app

May 3, 2014

In cooperation with Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Mindlight created the rendering paths, image analysis and graphics shaders enabling the Philips Grooming app for iOS and Android to render realistic beards on photographs.

About the application


The Philips Grooming app is a digital service designed to help men look and feel their best. The free mobile app offers men extensive guidance for everything shaving and grooming. Available for your smartphone and tablet, the app provides personalized expert shaving advice, salon-like style advice and an opportunity to easily try over 20 different beard styles directly on your face, simply by taking a picture. The Grooming app also comes with comprehensive and easy-to-follow how-to videos and useful tips and tricks.

Shaving Guide

The Philips Grooming app’s Shaving Guide gives men everything they need to maximize their shave. It provides personalized shave advice tailored to men’s individual beard and skin, an interactive product guide to innovative new shavers/razors and comprehensive information on how to shave, featuring expert tips and tutorial videos.

Style Advice

The Philips Grooming app’s Style section offers photo-realistic style previews, personalized style advice, an extensive Style Gallery and a comprehensive how-to trim section to help men style with confidence. The app’s personalized Style Advice provides you with a tailored recommendation based on your individual facial features, beard and lifestyle preferences. The feature’s state-of-the-art algorithm, designed with professional barbers and international style experts, advises you which facial hair styles work best for you.


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The free Philips Grooming app will soon be available around the world. The mobile app works on modern smartphones and tablets with iOS or Android. For more information, please see