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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.

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


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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