The World’s Greatest Facial Hair

Many men will neglect their razors for No Shave November or try a new look for Movember, but the guys seen here are taking stylised facial hair to a whole new level.

The 2013 World Beard and Moustache Championships were held Nov. 2 outside Stuttgart, Germany and officially crowned the globe’s best facial hair in eighteen different categories. Among those honored were the world’s top Fu Manchus, musketeers, full beard Garibaldis, and Hungarian mustaches.

More than 300 people from around the world competed in the showcase. Beard Team USA took home 16 trophies overall, including six first-place winners.

Check out some of the glorious mugs, below.

Beard award
Armin Bielefeldt of the U.S. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
World beard champs star moustache
Daniel Lablor of the U.S. poses with his one-of-a-kind freestyle moustache. Michaela Rehle / Reuters
World beard champs Justin Kellermeier
American Justin Kellermeier shows off his beard, a masterpiece that takes him more than 5 hours to style. Michaela Rehle / Reuters
World Beard champs winner imperial beard
American Michael Johnson won second place for his imperial partial beard. Michaela Rehle / Reuters
Frazer Coppin of Britain REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Gerhard Knapp of Germany REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
World Beard Championships combo photo