Beard & Mustache Contest

Hard Rock Cafe Key West is hosting the 1st annual Famous Wolek's MustacheParlor.com on October 24th to Kick Off 'Fantasy Fest' 2021. There will be a virtual and online competition, and all genders are encouraged to participate. Can't grow one in time? Then buy a mustacheparlor.com hair piece today!; and win some bearded glory! Donations to enter are $2 to support the official Fantasy Fest 2021 charities. 

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Details & Criteria 

After signing up and registering for the Oct. 24th MoustacheParlour.com 2021 Inaugural Competition, you will receive detailed information for the online and Hard Rock Cafe Key West Competitions's protocols.

Categories info:

Competitors can enter 20 categories from three groups, Fantasy Fest Beards (categories open to all genders), MustacheParlor.com Mustaches (natural facial hair of the upper lip), and the Hard Rock Cafe Key West Rock Star Beards (full and partial natural beards). See detailed competition guidelines below for each categories.

 

Judging:

Competitors will either send photos for the online competition or be photographed on-site at Hard Rock Cafe Key West. The photos will be viewed by judges independent from MustacheParlor.com and Hard Rock Cafe Key West and posted to the @mustacheparlor instagram page. The judging panel is composed of 4 judges selected from the Vancouver Facial Hair Club in Vancouver, Canada and scoring will follow guidelines set by the National Beard & Mustache Association's competition standards. The Most Popular award will be given to the competitor with the highest likes on the @MustacheParlor instagram page. A fifth special guest judge will be available in case of any tie breaking votes are needed.

Prizes:

Winners will be awarded prizes from all 20 categories and given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers; all winners receive a certificate of honor and a trophy will be awarded for Best in Show and Most Popular Beard. 

Fantasy Fest Beard Categories

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Fantasy Beards

Beards with multiple viviid neon colors only, can be natural or hair pieces made from any material.

Hard Rock Cafe Key West Tribute Beards

Realistic cosplay tributes of rock star beards with memorabilia found in Hard Rock Cafe Key West. Natural beards or realistic false hair pieces may be used.

Creative Partial Beard Freestyling

Styled Partial Beard Freestyle includes any freestyle beard that is styled with the base facial hair used having the recognizable characteristics of a Partial Beard and does not fit into any other natural beard category. Stying aids are required and limited to natural beards or realistic hair pieces only; no additional materials allowed.

Mer-Beards

Aquatic Glitter added to natural beards or hair pieces, may also be adorned with objects originating from the sea.

Decorative Beards

Put anything you want in your beard, go crazy! open to natural beards, hair pieces, or beards made of any materials.

Realistic Whiskerina & Whiskerinos

False facial hair pieces made to look like real natural beards and mustaches. This category is limited to hair pieces only.

6. Flower Power Beards

Make it a garden. Natural beards, hair pieces, or beards made of any material, but decorated, adorned, or composed with a majority of flowers or natural plant based elements.

Creative Full Beard Freestyling

The full bearded contestant will have the creative freedom to style their beard in any manner that they like. There are no restrictions on length, symmetry, asymmetry or color. Styling aids are required, but additional structural materials. Open to natural beards and realistic facial hair pieces only.

Mustache Categories

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Natural Full & Partial Beard Categories

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Ernest Heminway / Silver Business Beard

White or Gray natural beards under 6 inches in length. Styling aides may be used, but no additional materials.

4-8 inch Natural Beard / John Lennon 'Bed Peace' Memorial

A well-presented beard, but also the overall groomed presentation from head to toe. Grooming Aids permitted, 4-8” lengths accepted.

Groomed Beard with Styled Mustache

Realistic cosplay tributes of rock star beards. Dress up like you favorite rock star. Natural beards or realistic false hair pieces may be used.

Ernest Heminway / Silver Business Beard

White or Gray natural beards under 6 inches in length. Styling aides may be used, but no additional materials.

8-12 inch Natural Beard / Jerry Garcia Memorial

A well-presented beard, but also the overall groomed presentation from head to toe. Grooming Aids permitted, 8-12” lengths accepted.

Under 4 inch Natural Beard / Barry Gibb Bee Gees Tribute

A well-presented beard, but also the overall groomed presentation from head to toe. Grooming Aids permitted, 0-3” lengths accepted.

over 12 inch Natural Beard / Dusty Hill Memorial

A well-presented beard, but also the overall groomed presentation from head to toe. Grooming Aids permitted, over 12” lengths only accepted.

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Sgt Pepper's Lonely Natural Mustache

Judges will be looking for a natural moustache with no styling aids present. The moustache must not begin growth from the skin at a distance further than 3/4” beyond the corner of the wearers mouth. Any length of moustache hairs is accepted.

I Wish I Had a Pencil Thin Mustache / The "Boston Blackie" Kind

Groomed "English" style mustaches of any style. Styling aids allowed.

Horseshoe & FuManchu / Lemmy Kilmeister Memorial

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Partial Beards

Separate categories for Whalers, Mutton Chops/Side Burns, and Goatees! 

Handlebar Styled Mustache

The Styled Moustaches will be expected to have a single, open curl or loop on both sides.

All hair growing from more than 3/4” past the corner of the mouth must be shaved. The moustache hairs themselves will have no regulation on length. Any or all styling aids will be permitted and some styling is required. Hungarian Moustache would fit in this category.