10 Fantastic Beards from the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships

Beards and moustaches unite at World Championships in Austria

Every year, hundreds of bearded and moustachioed men from over 20 different countries gather gloriously during the World Beard and Moustache Championships, this year held in Leogang, Austria.

The contestants compete in almost 20 categories across three divisions — partial beards, full beards and moustaches. Austrian photojournalist Jan Hetfleisch was there to capture it all, and we’re oh-so-glad that he was. Check out ten spectacular examples of facial-hair accessorizing below and see more of Hetfleisch’s work here.

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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
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(Image: Angelika Warmuth)

 
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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
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(Image: Jan Hetfleisch)

 
(Header image by Jan Hetfleisch)