COMPETITON

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

SUMMIT MUSIC HALL - DENVER

An epic event five years in the making, the North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance (NACBMA) invites you to what will be the largest charity facial hair competition in North America. Join us September 24th in Denver, Colorado at Summit Music Hall as Remington® Beard Boss presents the 2016 Great American Beard & Moustache Championship™!

There are 21 categories total spread among Artistic, Moustache, Partial Beard and Full Beard groups.  
Pre-Judges will determine the correct category for competitors during registration based on the following criteria:

COMPETITOR CATEGORIES

 

Legal styling aids shall include only wax, hair spray, and other hair products.  
 

With the exception of Artistic categories, the use of hair extensions, fake and detached hair, or any form of hair pins or supporting elements is prohibited. 

 

Artistic

 

Artificial and imaginative creations meant to resemble facial hair of any category, either literally or abstractly.

Realistic

 

Create the most realistic looking facial hair you can, inspired by any style of facial hair. The more lifelike and convincing, the better. Creativity in material choice is encouraged.

Creative

 

This artistic category is wide-open. Create the most imaginative and fantastic design you can, inspired by any style of facial hair. Creativity in material choice is encouraged.

Moustache

A moustache is composed of facial hair above the upper lip. At international contests, it is agreed that moustache hairs can start growing from up to a maximum of 5/8" (1.5 cm) beyond the end of the upper lip.

 

Natural Moustache

 

The moustache as it naturally grows, the more natural the better. No closed curls. Only those hairs growing from within 5/8" (1.5 cm) past the end of the upper lip may be grown out. The moustache may be shaped but without aids.
No styling aids allowed.

Dali Moustache

 

Slender, with the tips curved upward. Only hairs on the upper lip may be grown out. The styled Dali Moustache may not extend over the eyebrows.
Styling aids allowed.

English Moustache

Slender, the hairs are combed from the middle of upper lip to the sides. The tips can be raised slightly. Only hairs growing on the upper lip may be grown out.
Styling aids allowed.

Hungarian / Wild West Moustache

Large and bushy; Hairs combed from the middle of the upper lip to the sides. Only those hairs growing from within 5/8" (1.5 cm) past the end of the upper lip may be grown out.
Styling aids allowed.

Imperial Moustache

Small and bushy with the tips curving upward. Only hairs on the upper lip may be grown out.
Styling aids allowed.

Freestyle Moustache

Free design and styling of the moustache. All moustaches that do not qualify for other categories may compete in this category. Only those hairs growing from within 5/8" (1.5 cm) past the end of the upper lip may be grown out.
Styling aids allowed.

Partial Beards

A partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard nor a moustache.

 

Natural Goatee

Goatee as it grows naturally, the more natural the better. Moustache not required. Goatee and moustache can be accentuated but without styling aids. No curled moustaches.
There must be a clean shaven section at least 1.5" (4 cm, the width of a razor blade) between the onset of the head hair and the beard.
No styling aids allowed.

Sideburns / Mutton Chops

Must be a true sideburn. No natural or shaven gap by the ear. Chin is shaven at least 1.5" (4 cm, the width of a razor blade) and hair is optional on the upper lip.
The moustache may or may not be connected, also known as the “friendly or unfriendly” chops.
 No styling aids allowed.

Alaskan Whaler / Donegal

Traditional Alaskan seafarer’s beard. Bushy hair grown on cheeks, chin, and lower lip. No hair grown on upper lip.
No styling aids allowed.

Imperial Partial Beard

Hair on the cheeks and upper lip. There must be clean shaven spaces of at least 1.5" wide (4 cm, the width of a razor blade) on the chin and between the facial hair and the onset of the head hair. The whiskers are styled upwards. No closed curls. The hairs on the upper lip may not be separated from the hairs on the cheeks. The beard may not rise above the level of the eyes.
Styling aids allowed.

Horseshoe Partial Beard

A full moustache with connected facial hair grown beyond the edges of the mouth and connecting downward to the jawline in an upside-down “U” shape. Chin is shaven at least 1.5" (4 cm, the width of a razor blade). It can be groomed short or grown out at length.
Styling aids allowed.

Triple Point (“Musketeer”)

Narrow chin beard that comes to a point.
Moustache narrow, long, slightly curved, and combed to the sides. Moustache may consist only of hairs that grow within 5/8" (1.5 cm) past the end of the upper lip.
Styling aids allowed.

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Freestyle Partial Beard

Free design and styling of the beard. All partial beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete in this category. There must be a clean shaven space at least 1.5" wide (4 cm, the width of a razor) either on the cheek, the chin, or between the head hair and the beard.
Styling aids allowed.

Full Beards

A full beard consists of hair on the upper and lower lip, the chin, the cheeks, and the sideburns, without any natural or shaven gap. Lengths are measured from the bottom of the lower lip.

 

Verdi

Beard: short and round at the bottom, no longer than 4" (10 cm) below the bottom of the lower lip. As it grows naturally, the more natural the better.
Moustache: consisting only of hairs growing from within 5/8" (1.5 cm) past the end of the upper lip, should be prominent and not integrated with the beard. Styling aids allowed.

Garibaldi

Beard: round and wide at the bottom, no longer than 8" (20 cm) from the bottom of the lower lip. The beard is as it grows naturally, the more natural the better. The beard should not be styled or tucked under.
Moustache: may not be separated from the beard or made prominent.
No styling aids.

Natural Full Beard, Under 12"

Full beard as it grows and left natural, no longer than 12" (30 cm) below the bottom of the lower lip, the more natural the better. The moustache may not be highlighted, and the beard may not be tucked under at the bottom.
No styling aids allowed.

Natural Full Beard, 12" and Over

Full beard as it grows and left natural, measuring 12" (30 cm) or greater from the bottom of the lower lip, the more natural the better. The moustache may not be highlighted, and the beard may not be tucked under at the bottom.
No styling aids allowed.

Natural Full Beard with Styled Moustache

Beard: as it grows naturally, the more natural the better. No styling aids allowed in the beard.
Moustache: prominent and consisting only of hairs growing from within 5/8" (1.5 cm) past the end of the upper lip. Styling aids allowed.

Freestyle Beard

Free design and styling of the beard. All full beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete in this category.
Styling aids allowed.

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