How to Rock a Weird Beard and Other Funny Facial Hair Styles

Photographer Greg Anderson captured this first-rate facial fur at the 2013 National Beard and Mustache Championships—but we have some ideas for putting the beardy beauties to work after the show.

By Brandon Specktor
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Greg Anderson

The Warlord

Perfect for:
• Crashing grizzly bear luncheons
• Preventing tacky Viking-helmet-hair
• Pillaging Middle Earth

Greg Anderson

The Rogue's Smile

Perfect for:
• Banana storage
• Manual head-steering
• High fiving other mustaches

Greg Anderson

The Dreamcatcher

Perfect for:
• Teaching trigonometry
• Skewering olives
• Completing your Beatnik Santa costume

Greg Anderson

The Sly Cap'n

Perfect for:
• October accessorizing
• Maniacal twirling
• Piloting your whimsical airship

Greg Anderson

The Scorpion

Perfect for:
• Tickling metal-heads
• Practicing sailor's knots
• Giving the beard a stern talking to

Greg Anderson

The Angel's Shoestrings

Perfect for:
• Decorative spider webs
• Pretending to uncork things
• Pirate golf

Greg Anderson

The Madman Yak

Perfect for:
• Competitive head-banging
• Becoming one with the willows
• Avoiding open flames for the rest of your life

Greg Anderson

Lucifer's Coathook

Perfect for:
• Cleaning your ears
• Cleaning your neighbor's ears
• Nonchalantly riding a unicycle

Greg Anderson

Cheek Chaps

Perfect for:
• Raising a flea circus
• Pretending your chin is Wolverine
• Backup prayer shawl

Greg Anderson

The Artisan

Perfect for:
• Brooklyn entrepreneurship
• High-stakes darts
• Seducing octopi

Greg Anderson

The Lucky Charmer

Perfect for:
• The Civil War re-enactor's Leprechaun Cavalry brigade
• Tickling just her upper lip
• Convincing children you possess treasure

Greg Anderson

Hoss

Perfect for:
• Smuggling starfish
• Being the most popular sheriff in town
• Single-handedly keeping the beard-wax industry afloat

See the rest of Anderson's epic photo album on Facebook.

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