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.

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Categories

Moustache

1. Natural Moustache - Moustache may be styled but without aids. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip. No aids are allowed.
2. English Moustache - Slender, beginning from the middle of the upper lip with the hairs extremely long and pulled to the side. Tips may be lifted slightly.The hairs are only allowed to start growing up to the end of the upper lip. Aids are allowed.
3. Dali Moustache - Slender with long tips, straight up or arching up. The hairs are only allowed to start growing up to the end of the upper lip. Aids are allowed.
4. Imperial Moustache - Small and bushy with tips arching up. The hairs are only allowed to start growing up to the end of the upper lip. Aids are allowed.
5. Hungarian Moustache - Big and bushy, beginning from the middle of the upper lip and pulled to the side. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5cm beyond the end of the upper lip. Aids are allowed.
6. Freestyle Moustache - All moustaches that do not match other classes. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5cm beyond the end of the upper lip. Aids are allowed.

 

Partial Beard

7. Natural Goatee - Facial Hair grown only on chin, upper and lower lip. Beard and moustache may be styled but without aids. Must be clean shaven section at least 4 cm wide (the width of a razor blade) between the onset of the head hair and the beard. Aids are not allowed. Moustache not required.
8. Fu Manchu - Chin shaved with moustache allowed to start to grow up to a maximum of 2 cm beyond and below the end of the upper lip. Tips long and pulled down. Aids are allowed.
9. Musketeer - Moustache long and slender. Hairs are allowed to start growing from up to maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip. Beard small and pointed. Aids are allowed.
10. Imperial - Hair to be grown only on cheeks and upper lip. Moustache integrated. The ends must point upwards and not be curled over. Aids are allowed.
11. Sideburns Natural - All beards with no chins. Aids are not allowed.
12. Sideburns Freestyle - All sideburns with shaved chin. Aids are allowed.
13. Alaskan Whaler - All beards with no moustache
14. Partial Beard Freestyle - All partial beards not matching other classes will be considered partial beard freestyle. Aids are allowed.

 

Full Beard

15. Verdi - Short, length not to exceed 10cm, and round. Moustache must be styled. Aids are allowed.
16. Garibaldi - Broad, full and round. Length not to exceed 20 cm, moustache integrated. Aids are not allowed.
17. Natural Full Beard 0.1cm - 15cm - As grown, moustache integrated. No aids allowed.
18. Natural Full Beard 15.1cm - 30cm - As grown, moustache integrated. No aids allowed.
19. Natural Full Beard 30.1cm - 45cm - As grown, moustache integrated. No aids allowed.
20. Natural Full Beard 45.1cm - 60cm+ - As grown, moustache integrated. No aids allowed.
21. Natural Full Beard with Styled Moustache - As grown, only moustache can be styled with aids and may start growing from up to maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip.
22. Full Beard Freestyle - Full beards not matching other classes. Aids are allowed.

 

Ladies

23. Realistic Moustache - Natural looking moustache. All competitors are permitted to use Real OR Artificial Hair
24. Creative Moustache - Freestyle “Fantasy” Moustache
25. Realistic Beard - Natural looking Full Beard. All competitors are permitted to use Real OR Artificial Hair
26. Creative Beard - Freestyle “Fantasy” Full Beard