The World Beard and Mustache Championship

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The World Beard and Mustache Championship has been contested since 1990, and it treats growing and grooming facial hair like a high-class art form. The 2017 event in Austin, Texas was the largest to date, welcoming guests from 33 countries to compete in 27 categories with 738 individual competitors. Over 3k people were in attendance for that spectacle of facial hair. Below we’ve assembled some of our favorite competitors from the World Beard and Mustache Championship for your inspiration.