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Since its launch in Brighton in 2012, the annual British Beard and Moustache Championships has become an unmissable date in the diary for facial hair aficionados, with hundreds of bewhiskered contestants from all over the world gathering to compete for the title. This year, the competition was hosted in Liverpool by Liverbeards. INFRINGE was there to capture the most flamboyantly furry faces on show.

 

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2016 Categories

Musketeer: Beard is narrow and pointed. The moustache is slender, long, and drawn out in a slight bow. The moustache may not include hairs growing from more than 1.5 cm past the corners of the mouth. Styling aids are permitted, such as wax, sprays and glue.

Sideburns / Chops: Hair grown only on cheeks and upper lip, with chin shaved. Styling allowed but without aids. Moustache can connect but is not required. Also includes ‘Muttonchops’.

Natural Goatee: Facial hair grown only on chin, upper and/or lower lip. Styling allowed but without aids. Moustaches can be present but is not required.

Amish / Whaler: No moustache allowed! Hair only grows from the cheeks, chin and neck and should not be present on the upper lip. Shaving of the cheeks and neck is permitted but not mandatory.

Credits

Photography Aris Akritidis
Text Emma de Clercq
Special Thanks Drew + Jay @ The Liverbeards

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