Categories

Artistic

 

Artificial and artful creations meant to resemble facial hair of any category, either literally or abstractly.

 

ARTISTIC Realistic

Create the most realistic looking facial hair you can, inspired by any style of facial hair. The more lifelike and convincing, the better.

The facial hair style should follow the traditional and realistic appearance and structure of the beard and moustache style being recreated. 

Unlike the others, you can compete in both of the Artistic categories.

 

ARTISTIC Creative

This artistic category is wide-open. Create the most imaginative and fantastic design you can, inspired by any style of facial hair. Creativity in material choice is encouraged.

Unlike the others, you can compete in both of the Artistic categories.

 

Moustache

 

A moustache is composed of facial hair above the upper lip. At international contests, it is agreed that moustache hairs can start growing from up to a maximum of 5/8" (1.5 cm) beyond the end of the upper lip. 

 

MOUSTACHE Natural

A natural moustache is any length of hair grown from above the upper lip and beneath the nose, with no styling products permitted. The moustache hairs should be connected up to a maximum of 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) beyond the edge of the upper lip.

 

Chin hair is not permitted in this class: no “goatees”/van dykes, musketeers, etc. Sideburns unconnected to the moustache are permitted. They cannot be overstated, and will not be considered during judging.

 

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

 

MOUSTACHE Freestyle

A styled moustache is any length of hair grown from above the upper lip and beneath the nose, styled with product. The moustache hairs should be connected up to a maximum of 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) beyond the edge of the upper lip.

 

Chin hair is not permitted in this class: no “goatees”/van dykes, musketeers, etc. Sideburns unconnected to the moustache are permitted. They cannot be overstated, and will not be considered during judging.

 

Styling aids are permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable aids.

 

Partial Beard

 

A partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard nor a moustache. Natural or shaven gaps define the different styles.

 

PARTIAL BEARD Natural

A natural partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard, nor only a moustache, presented without the use of product.

 

Common styles include:

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

PARTIAL BEARD Natural - Sideburns / Chops

Must be a true sideburn, with no natural or shaven gap below the ear. Chin is shaven and hair is optional on the upper lip.

Common styles include:

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

PARTIAL BEARD Natural - Alaskan Whaler

Bushy hair grown along the jaw, chin and lower lip, and optionally on the cheeks. No hair grown on upper lip.

Common styles include:

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

PARTIAL BEARD Freestyle

A styled partial beard or “freestyle” partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard, nor only a moustache, and incorporates the free design and creative styling of thereof. All partial beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete here.

Styling aids are permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable aids.

 

Full Beard

 

A full beard consists of hair on the upper and lower lip, the chin, the cheeks, and the sideburns, without any natural or shaven gap. Lengths are measured from the bottom of the lower lip.

FULL BEARD Natural - Under 2"

For those who want to or must keep their beard short, and those new to the awesomeness of beards.

This natural full beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown, to a length of no more than 2 inches (5.1 cm).

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

FULL BEARD Natural - 2"-6"

This natural full beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown, with the beard grown at a length of greater than 2 inches (5.1 cm) to no more than 6 inches (15.3 cm).

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

FULL BEARD Natural - 6"-12"

This natural full beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache naturally grown, with the beard grown at a length of greater than 6 inches (15.3 cm) to no more than 12 inches (30.6 cm).

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

FULL BEARD Natural - Over 12"

This natural full beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache naturally grown, with the beard grown at a length greater than 1 foot/12 inches (30.6 cm).

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

FULL BEARD Natural with Styled Moustache

The moustache should be styled and prominent. The hairs should be connected up to a maximum of 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) beyond the edge of the upper lip.

The beard must be as it grows naturally, the more natural the better.

Styling aids are permitted in the moustache. No styling aids are permitted in the beard. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling aids for the moustache and acceptable styling methods for the beard.

FULL BEARD Freestyle

A styled full beard or “freestyle” beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown and incorporates the free design and creative styling of thereof. All full beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete here.

Styling aids are permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable aids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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