Quite possibly the best thing to happen to facial hair is the World Beard and Moustache Championship. For more than 25 years, the semi-annual competition has turned growing and grooming into a high-class art form.
And this year, thousands of facial hair aficionados flocked to Austin, Texas to take in the spectacle. The winners were selected from a range of categories including moustache, partial and full-beards; with Best in Show given to Jason Kiley for his perfectly-styled facial hair.
Photographer Greg Anderson was on the scene taking portraits of the wildest and most wonderful entries. Take a look at some below and let us know which ones you might dare to try yourself. You can also check out previous winners of the World Beard and Moustache Championship from 2015 and 2014.
Best of 2017
And if you’re looking to grow a beard, here’s the best beard for your face shape.