The World Beard and Moustache Championships is hosted by World Beard and Moustache Association (WBMA) in which men display their epic, highly styled, beards and moustaches. It is a biennial competition. Growing a beard and moustache is a task which requires a lot of patience and a lot of efforts. Here is a brief account of The World Beard and Moustache Championship held on October 3, 2015, in Austria. More than 300 contestants in teams from around the world gathered at Austrian Alpine village of Leogang.
Within the mustache group, natural mustache requires a minimum of 1.5 centimeters beyond the upper lip. 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 mustaches that do not match other classes
Partial Beard group consists of Natural Goatee - facial hair grown only on chin, upper and lower lip (may be styled but without aides). 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. Alaskan Whaler - All beards with no moustache - (a one-time category at the 2009 championships). Partial Beard Freestyle - all partial beards not matching other classes
The Full Beard group includes,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, the only moustache can be styled with aides. Full Beard Freestyle - full beards not matching other classes, but considered the most creative over all other categories in the full beards.