World Beard and Mustache Championships: Pictures

A participant at the International World Beard and Mustache Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. REUTERS/Yves Herman
The event, which takes place every two years, attracts hundreds of hirsute men.   REUTERS/Yves Herman
The first championship took place in Germany in 1990. REUTERS/Yves Herman
There are 17 categories of beard and mustache styles that are judged. REUTERS/Yves Herman
The next competition will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
One of the participants at the World Beard and Mustache Championships. REUTERS/Yves Herman
There are three brackets of facial hair under consideration in competition: mustache, partial beard and full beard, and each has several categories for judges to score. REUTERS/Yves Herman
A participant sporting a very British look. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Part of the scene at the World Beard and Mustache Championships. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Beard with hat accessory. REUTERS/Yves Herman
The hoodie look. REUTERS/Yves Herman
The very well groomed look. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Classic old style beard and mustache. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Apple and stuff animal look. REUTERS/Yves Herman
How long did it take to grow this one? REUTERS/Yves Herman
Two of the contestants at the World Beard and Mustache Championships in Antwerp. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Styling at the World Beard and Mustache Championships. REUTERS/Yves Herman