By Lucy Buckland
Updated: 08:24 BST, 22 Eminent 2011
There were a few shaggy minutes as these wild rough looking hopefuls went jaw to jaw to attempt what’s more, win the esteemed title of best snow capped beard.
Marvellous mustaches what’s more, swashbuckling sideburns pressed out this yearâ€™s Snow capped Whiskers Celebration in Chur, Switzerland.
And with 60 men from Switzerland, Bavaria what’s more, Austria contending in it was a mustache clasping work for the clean shaven jury to choose which facial hair was best.
Hairy: More than 60 men contended in the competition, which is in its 26th year
The event, which is in its 26th year, is so well known it gets more than 100,000 spectators.
But it is not the as it were rivalry on offer for the man with abundance facial hair.
The World Facial hair what’s more, Mustache Championship, is praised by its organisers as ‘the chief occasion in the worldwide don of bearding’.
Started in 1995 the competition, which was held this year in Trondheim, Norway, offers a possibility for the bushy to get creative.
Chin to chin: Two contenders look at their facial hair ahead of the contest
Hair hopeful: One judge feels a facial hair to check its authenticity
Moustache-buckling: the facial hair rivalry circuit can get hairy
Hats off to you: This year’s rivalry pulled in contenders from Switzerland, Bavaria what’s more, Austria
Wild whiskers: One contender appears off his hair
As well as the customary facial hair classification there are another 14 possibilities for the hairy, counting goatee, sideburns freestyle, Hungarian mustache what’s more, magnificent fractional facial hair competitions.
The fractional whiskers class is partitioned into natural, Chinese, Imperial, Musketeer, sideburns, what’s more, free-form categories.
The free-form segment permits those with a innovative side to get liberal with hairspray, wax what’s more, rollers.
This yearâ€™s champ German beautician Elmar Weisser, 47, changed his stubbles into a Norwegian hail what’s more, a moose.
Pipe dream: It is an respect to win the pined for title of best beard
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