21 Beautifully Hairy Faces from Saturday’s Beard and Mustache Competition


We "mustache" you a question: Did you know that there is such as a thing as the Meet Me in St. Louis Beard and Mustache Competition? And that it draws hundreds of people from near and far every year? Or that the competition is made up of fourteen very specific categories, including Business Beard, Freestyle Beard and the Whaler, to name a few?

Indeed, facial hair is serious business in the St. Louis Beard and Mustache Club. This Saturday the group held its third annual Meet Me in St. Louis Beard and Mustache Competition at The Old Rock House -- and you'll love the looks modeled by the "beardos, mustachioed gents, whiskerinas, fashionistas, hippies, steampunkers, and counter-culturalists" on stage. The competition also benefited The Covering House, a non-profit that provides rehabilitation and shelter to underage victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking in the St. Louis region. Beards and mustaches for the win? We think yes.


Photos by Harlan McCarthy