Sometimes life is a matter of style and when it comes to your face and look, things become even more complicated. This is the time to talk about beards and facial hair and how some people decided to celebrate them with an annual world championships.
As beard style gets popular among celebrities, thousands of ‘common’ people decide to embrace this look and someone gets so extreme that even ‘dare’ to participate in an annual competition dedicated to beard and moustache.
If you like taking your beard to its limit, this competition is for you, whether you are a participant or a spectator. Welcome to the World Beard & Moustache Championships. This year the event took place in Austin Texas over Labour day weekend (1st-3rd September 2017) and hosted by the Austin Facial Hair Club.
The Club works to promote positive facial hair awareness – while having a good time. And if you like hairy women too, both the club and competition are open to the fairer sex too.
People who went to the last competition enjoyed all types of style, from the most classic to to the most bizarre and extravagant. Contenders challenged to gain the title for the best Moustache, Partial Beard, Full Beard, Freestyle, and Craft/Fantasy female hairy face. With five categories and a total amount of 27 subcategories, people had plenty of choice to show up their astonishing style. The results have been published and these are the 1st-place winners with the most outstanding look for each of the 27 categories.
Natural: Wolfgang Schneider
English: Patrick Fette
Dali: Nathan Wilson
Imperial: Jackie Ellison
Hungarian: Jeffrey Moustache
Musketeer: Erwin Butsch
Imperial: Gilles Polinien
Fu Manchu: Sean Raiger
Alaskan Whaler: Pete Kerns
Sideburns Natural: Michael Wallage
Natural Goatee: Aaron Johnston
Verdi: Karl Roos
Garibaldi: Franz Pill
Full Beard with Styled Moustache: Scott Metts
Full Beard 0.1-15cm: Neil Friedman
Full Beard 15.1-30cm: Robert Gallagher
Full Beard 30.1-45cm: Jay Cole
Full Beard 45.1-60+cm: Michael Wollin
Moustache: Daniel Lawlor
Cheekbeard (Backenbart): Michael MJ Johnson
Sideburns: Nate Johnson
Partial Beard: Norbert Topf
Full Beard: Jason Kiley
Let’s give some space to the ladies too.
Realistic Moustache: Angela Webb
Creative Moustache: Amy Roberts
Realistic Beard: Courtney Minchey
Creative Beard: Alice Jelley
You can see the Top 3 of each category and all competitors rankings here.
Do you like moustache and beard? How cool is yours?