Categories List

Our 21 Competition Categories for 2018 are:

Handmade:

16 or under Handmade

  • This category is gender neutral.
  • Anything goes!
  • Make your beard or moustache from anything you wish, as long as you are under 16 and you can embrace your inner facial fuzz.

16+ Handmade Creative

  • This category is also gender neutral.
  • Once again, anything goes!
  • Construct your beard or moustache from anything you can get your hands on, (as long as its legal) with the exception of real hair or hair extensions.
  • The more creative and inventive the better!

16+ Handmade Realistic

  • All participants are welcome in this gender neutral category.
  • A natural looking fake beard or moustache is the aim of the game in this category.
  • Beards and/or moustaches can be made from your own hair, hair extensions or fake hair.
  • Make it look as real as possible, the more realistic the better!

Moustache:

Natural Moustache

  • Natural shaping is allowed, but no aids* are permitted.
  • Hairs may grow out from up to 1.5cm / 0.59inch from end of upper lip only.

English Moustache

  • Slender, very long growth from middle of lip, drawn to the sides with no cheek growth.
  • Tips may lift slightly.
  • Aids are allowed, such as wax, sprays, glues, etc.

Handlebar Moustache

  • Bushy, extended moustache.
  • Graspable extremities curled up in open or closed loops to resemble bicycle handlebars.
  • Aids are allowed such as wax, sprays, glues, etc.

Freestyle Moustache

  • Moustaches not matching any of the other categories.
  • Hairs may grow out up to 1.5cm / 0.59inch from end of upper lip.
  • Moustache may be of unusual, or extravagant and creative styling.
  • Aids are allowed such as wax, sprays, glues.
  • No hair extensions, false hair, or unnatural colouring is permitted.

Partial:

Musketeer

  • The beard should be narrow and pointed.
  • The moustache must be slender, long, and drawn out in a slight bow.
  • The moustache may not include hairs grown from more than 1.5cm / 0.59inch beyond the corner of the mouth.
  • Styling aids are allowed, such as wax, sprays, egg-white, glue, etc..

Sideburns / Chops

  • Hair may only be grown on the cheeks and upper lip, with the chin clean shaven.
  • Styling is allowed but must be without aids* only.
  • The moustache can connect but is not necessarily required to do so.
  • This category also includes ‘Mutton chops’.

Natural Goatee

  • Facial hair may only be grown on the chin, upper and/or lower lip.
  • Styling is allowed but without aids* only
  • Moustaches can be present but are not required a requirement.

Amish / Whaler

  • No moustache allowed in this category.
  • Hair should only be grown 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.

Freestyle Partial – New category for BBMC2018

  • All partial beards including cheek-beards and sideburns not matching other categories.
  • Facial hair may be of unusual, extravagant and creative styling.
  • Aids are allowed such as wax, sprays, glues.
  • No hair extensions, false hair, or unnatural colouring is permitted.

Full Beard:

Full Beard shorter than one inch

  • The natural length of the beard is measured from the bone of the chin.
  • The moustache may be of any size or style.
  • No aids*, such as wax, sprays or glues, are allowed.

Verdi

  • The beard, short and rounded at the bottom, must be no more than 10.16cm /4 inches in length, measured from the bottom of the lower lip.
  • The moustache is distinct from the beard and must not include hair growing from more than 1.5cm / 0.59inch beyond the corner of the mouth.
  • Styling aids are permitted, such as wax, sprays or glue, on moustache and the beard.

Full Beard shorter than 6 inches
Full Beard shorter than 12 inches
Full beard longer than 12 inches

  • The natural length of the beard is measured from the bottom of the lower lip.
  • Beard should be as grown with moustache integrated.
  • No aids*, such as wax, sprays or glues, are allowed.

Full Beard shorter than 6 inches with Styled Moustache
Full Beard shorter than 12 inches with Styled Moustache
Full Beard longer than 12 inches with Styled Moustache

  • The natural length of the beard is measured from the bottom of the lower lip.
  • Beard should be as grown.
  • The moustache may be styled, with or without aids, such as wax, sprays or glues.

Full Beard freestyle

  • For beards not matching other categories.
  • May be of unusual, or extravagant and creative styling.
  • Aids are allowed, such as wax, sprays and glues.
  • No hair extensions, false hair nor unnatural colouring.

NB

* An ‘aid’ being anything that assists in the styling and fixing of beards and/or moustaches in regard to  shaping and sculpting, including (but not limited to); wax, spray, glue, egg white, armature, etc.

Light oils and balms used for daily maintenance and facial hair care are permitted as long as their presence is not an aid to holding a style or sculpted beard and/or moustache

A PDF with these descriptions is available for download here: BBMC2018 Categories

Updated: December 10, 2017