The craziest looks from the World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Over the weekend, men from all around the world competed in the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leogang, Austria.

From moustaches styled a la Salvador Dali to massive, bushy beards, the facial hair at the event did not disappoint.

However, if you weren’t lucky enough to make it to Austria for the event, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite photos of the world’s best groomed gents.

Keep reading to learn more about the World Beard and Moustache Championships.

The first World Beard & Moustache Championship was held in Germany in 1990.

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Since then, the hairy event has grown quite a bit.

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This year's event was held in Leogang, Austria.

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Over 300 men competed.

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There are three different facial hair groups in the competition.

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Men can choose to enter their moustaches, partial beards, or full beards.

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Within those three groups, there are 17 subcategories.

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'Freestyle' is a popular option, allowing for creativity and gravity-defying designs.

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Who knew there were so many distinctive types of beards?

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Some competitors use styling aids, like gel or pomade, to create their looks.

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While others go au naturel.

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Check out this amazing inverted beard.

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This intricate moustache is like a work of art.

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Or the crazy attention to detail in this full beard.

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Each man is carefully judged by a panel.

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Gold, silver, and bronze winners are declared after the judges finish.

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Win or lose, the event looks like a ton of fun.

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If you didn't get the chance to participate in Austria, don't worry.

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There's going to be a competition in Brooklyn, New York, in November.

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Source: World Beard Championships

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