2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships

Hosted by: The Austin Facial Hair Club
 Sponsors: Remington, Lonestar Beer, Tullamore Dew
Charities: Out Youth, F.A.R.M, Livestrong

September 1st - 3rd, 2017

The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

The 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships are coming to Austin, Texas Sep. 1–3 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The three-day competition, hosted by the Austin Facial Hair Club, will attract beard enthusiasts from around the world including more than 1,000 international competitors and thousands of fans. Every two years, the WBMC showcases the very best in men’s and women’s whiskers and unites beards in a cultural event like no other. Projected to be the largest competition to date, the three-day event will include live entertainment, local food vendors, family friendly activities and dozens of facial hair competitions.

 
 

Categories

Moustache

1. Natural Moustache - Maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip (may be styled but without aides)
2. English Moustache - Slender, hairs extremely long and pulled to the side
3. Dali Moustache - Slender with long tips, straight up or arching up
4. Imperial Moustache - Small and bushy with tips arching up
5. Hungarian Moustache - Big and bushy, beginning from the middle of the upper lip and pulled to the side
6. Freestyle Moustache - All moustaches that do not match other classes

 

Partial Beard

7. Natural Goatee - Facial hair grown only on chin, upper and lower lip (may be styled but without aides)
8. Fu Manchu - Chin shaved with moustache tips long and pulled down
9. Musketeer - Moustache long and slender, beard small and pointed
10. Imperial - Hair to be grown only on cheeks and upper lip
11. Sideburns Natural - All beards with no chins
12. Sideburns Freestyle - All other sideburns with shaved chin
13. Alaskan Whaler - All beards with no moustache
14. Partial Beard Freestyle - All partial beards not matching other classes

 

Full Beard

15. Verdi - Short and round, length not to exceed 10 cm
16. Garibaldi - Broad, full and round, length not to exceed 20 cm
17. Natural Full Beard 15cm - As grown, no aids allowed
18. Natural Full Beard 30cm - As grown, no aids allowed
19. Natural Full Beard 45cm - As grown, no aids allowed
20. Natural Full Beard 60cm - As grown, no aids allowed
21. Natural Full Beard with Styled Moustache - As grown, only moustache can be styled with aides
22. Full Beard Freestyle - Full beards not matching other classes, but considered the most creative over all other categories in the full beards.

 

Ladies

*All competitors are permitted to use Real OR Artificial Hair

23. Realistic Moustache - Natural looking moustache
24. Creative Moustache - Freestyle “Fantasy” Moustache
25. Realistic Beard - Natural looking Full Beard
26. Creative Beard - Freestyle “Fantasy” Full Beard