Categories & Judging Criteria
Competitors at the Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships in New Orleans on September 7, 2013, will compete in eighteen separate categories. The categories are based on the categories in use at the World Beard and Moustache Championships and are divided into three divisions: Moustaches, Partial Beards, and Full Beards. The links below will take you to information regarding each category.
Note: The term “aids” as used in the category descriptions means artificial styling aids such as moustache wax, hair spray, hair cream, styling foam, hair gel, hair pins, rubber bands, hair ties, and the like.
The judges will be asked to determine which contestant’s facial hair best enhances his overall appearance, style, and personality. In the freestyle categories the judges will be asked to consider originality and creativity as well.