Every year, hundreds of fans and participants gather for one of the hairiest events of the year—the National Beard and Moustache Championships.
Competitors this year flocked to Nashville to vie for the championship title in 18 categories.
Categories ranged from Best Fu Manchu, a sleek number with long tips, to freestyle beards, where you’ll see incredible designs like a beard in the shape of a beak.
Taylor Welden was the competition’s overall winner, entering in the Verdi category (round beards that cannot extend past 10 cm).
Below, we’ve highlighted winners across categories ranging from the Musketeer to the English Moustache, and of course, several wild freestyle designs.