Hairy Situation: Top Photos From World Beard and Mustache Championships

The World Beard and Mustache Championships were held Oct. 3, 2015, in Leogang, Austria. More than 300 contestants came in teams from around the globe for the competition, which included sixteen different categories in three groups: mustache, partial beard, and full beard. The event takes place at different locations worldwide every few years.

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A contestant of the World Beard And Mustache Championships poses for a picture during the opening ceremony. More than 300 contestants traveled to Leogang, Austria, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, for the competition. Click through for more images.
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The contestants competed in 16 categories within three groups: mustache, partial beard, and full beard.
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A group of contestants pose during the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Beard and Mustache Championships in Leogang, Austria.
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The World Beard and Mustache Championships occurs every few years in different locations around the globe. Last year, it was held in Portland, Oregon.
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Each beard or mustache category has a first, second, and third place winner.
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Contestants line up for judging in the "Mustache Naturale" category at the 2015 World Beard and Mustache Championships.
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A contestant poses during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Championships.
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One of the six partial beard categories is called the "Goatee Freestyle."
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A group of contestants pose for a picture during the World Beard and Mustache Championships.
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Contestants got creative with their facial hair at the World Beard and Mustache Championships on Oct. 3, 2015 in Leogang, Austria.
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A contestant of the World Beard and Mustache Championships poses for a picture during the opening ceremony.
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The U.S. National Beard and Mustache Championships will be on Nov. 7, 2015, in Brooklyn, New York.
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A contestant poses for a picture during the opening ceremony on Oct. 3, 2015 in Leogang, Austria.
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A group poses at the World Beard and Mustache Championships during the opening ceremony on Oct. 3, 2015 in Leogang, Austria.
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