World Beard and Moustache Championships

The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial competition in which men with beards and moustaches display lengthy, highly-styled facial hair.

Competitor at the 2007 Championship in Brighton, UK


The first Championship took place in Höfen-Enz, Germany, in 1991.

On September 1, 2007, competitors of the world's most hirsute faces from the UK, America, Germany and other countries convened for the championships in Brighton. Hosted by The Handlebar Club, categories include Dali moustache, goatee and full beard freestyle.[1] [2]

The 2009 Championship will be held in Alaska.

Contest

There are 3 brackets of facial hair: Moustache, Partial Beard and Full Beard. Each bracket is broken into individual categories. There are 17 categories total.

Moustache

  • Natural Moustache- maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip (may be styled but without aids)
  • English- slender, hairs extremely long and pulled to the side
  • Dali- slender with long tips, straight up or arching up
  • Imperial Moustache- small and bushy with tips arching up
  • Hungarian- big and bushy, beginning from the middle of the upper lip and pulled to the side
  • Freestyle- All moustaches that do not match other classes

Partial Beard

  • Natural Goatee- facial hair grown only on chin, upper and lower lip (may be styled but without aids)
  • Chinese- chin shaved with moustache tips long and pulled down
  • Musketeer- moustache long and slender, beard small and pointed
  • Imperial- hair to be grown only on cheeks and upper lip
  • Sideburns Freestyle- all other sideburns with shaved chin
  • Partial Beard Freestyle- all partial beards not matching other classes

Full Beard

  • Verdi- short and round, length not to exceed 10 cm
  • Garibaldi- broad, full and round, length not to exceed 20 cm
  • Natural Full Beard- as grown, no aids allowed
  • Natural Full Beard with Styled Moustache- as grown, only moustache can be styled with aids
  • Full Beard Freestyle- full beards not matching other classes

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References

beard is the hair that grows on a man's chin, cheeks, neck, and the area above the upper lip (the opposite is a clean-shaven face). When differentiating between upper and lower facial hair, a beard specifically refers to the facial hair on the lower part of a man's chin (excluding
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moustache (or mustache) is facial hair grown on the upper lip. Often the term implies that the wearer grows only the upper lip hair and chooses to shave the hair on his chin and cheeks, whereas growth of all facial hair would constitute a beard.
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Motto
"Dieu et mon droit" [2]   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
"God Save the Queen" [3]
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Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
Anthem
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Anthem
"Das Lied der Deutschen" (third stanza)
also called "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit"
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Brighton

Brighton (United Kingdom)

Brighton shown within the United Kingdom
Population 155,919[1]
OS grid reference
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Alaska

Flag of Alaska Seal
Nickname(s): The Last Frontier
Motto(s): "North to the Future"

Official language(s) None[1]
Spoken language(s) English 85.7%,
Native North American 5.
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The English moustache is a moustache style that is narrow, beginning at the middle of the upper lip the whiskers are very long and pulled to the side, slightly curled; the ends are pointed slightly upward; areas past the corner of the mouth must be shaved.
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Salvador Dalí

Birth name Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech
May 11 1904(1904--)
Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
January 23 1989 (aged 86)
Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
Spanish
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Dr. Manuel Zeno Gandia]] A handlebar moustache is a moustache with particularly lengthy, often graspable, extremities. They are named for their resemblance to the handlebars of a motorcycle or bicycle. This effect is usually achieved by the use of moustache wax.
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walrus style of moustache is bushy, thick, and droops down over the mouth, in a fashion similar to the whiskers on the upper lip of a walrus.

Famous men with walrus moustaches

  • Otto von Bismarck - 19th Century European statesman

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A goatee is a beard formed by a tuft of hair on the chin. The word probably comes from the tuft of hair seen on an adult goat. The goatee underwent a renaissance in the 1990s, when a close-cropped variant with an integrated moustache was popularized by the musicians, actors and
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Fu Manchu moustache takes its name from the fictional character of Fu Manchu, who was often depicted with such a style of moustache on film. A fu manchu extends downward past the mouth and on either side of the chin.
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Sideburns (or colloquially sideboards[1] or mutton chops[2]) are patches of facial hair on the sides of a man's face, in front of the ears. They were originally called burnsides after Ambrose Burnside.
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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi /dʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi/ (either October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera.
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Giuseppe Garibaldi (July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) was an Italian patriot and soldier of the Risorgimento. He is considered the Italian national hero. He personally led many of the military campaigns that brought about the formation of a unified Italy.
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A full beard is a type of downward flowing beard with either styled or integrated moustache; i.e. a full-grown, long beard. Unlike many other beard styles, a full beard makes use of nearly all of a male's facial hair.
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