Best of the 2014 World Beard & Moustache Championships

BEFORE we begin, we’d like to tell all the men out there that although your beard may be inferior, it is still beautiful.

The World Beard and Moustache Championships took place in Portland (of course) on Saturday, and roughly 300 contestants competed in 18 different categories.

But just because you have a big hairdo on your face, doesn’t mean you will ultimately succeed at the competition. Show organizer Phil Olsen told OregonLive.com that the facial hair that “best enhances their overall appearance, style and personality” is what the judges are actually looking for.


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The competition wasn’t all fun and games though — it was littered with hairy controversy. There are in fact two international facial hair competitions that are named the “World Beard and Moustache Championships”, and this event was sponsored by Just for Men.

Regardless, here are some awesome facial ‘dos from the competition.

PHOTOS:  Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

PHOTOS: Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

 

PHOTOS:  Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

PHOTOS: Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

 

PHOTOS:  Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

PHOTOS: Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

 

PHOTOS:  Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

PHOTOS: Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

FEATURE PHOTO: Craig Mitchelldye/Associated Press

[signoff icon=”icon-link”]ORIGINAL POST: http://mashable.com/2014/10/27/world-beard-and-mustache-championships/[/signoff]

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