Maxon today announced that it is shipping Shave and a Haircut 2.5, the latest version of Joe Alter’s hair plugin for Cinema 4D. The company says Shave and a Haircut 2.5 offers numerous improvements: “The hair looks more lifelike than in previous versions thanks to a string of enhancements such as improved anti-aliasing, smoother soft shadows and a completely new look for frizz and kink that is closer to the real thing.” In addition, the rendering engine is 25-100% faster, the company notes. Shave and a Haircut 2.5 requires Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and carries a suggested retail price of €300, with upgrades from previous versions priced at €43.