Around 100 beard friends presented their facial hair in Eging, Lower Bavaria. There they competed against each other in categories such as “Dalí”, “Imperial” or “Musketeer” – and revealed their tricks.
Eging am See – who has the most beautiful beard? – This is the question that facial hair men asked themselves on Saturday at the Beard Olympics and the German Beard Championships in Eging am See, Lower Bavaria.
Around 100 beard friends competed against each other in categories such as “Dalí”, “Imperial” or “Musketeer”.
“Caring for the beard is actually the most important thing,” said Christian Feicht, President of the East Bavarian Beard and Schnauzer Club, which organized the competition. Broken tips would not go down well with the jury. The mass of the beard is also important, both the density and the length are important. “The more” material “you have, the more you have to style,” said Feicht. Even a certain demeanor subconsciously always makes an impression on the jury.
Participants from Germany – especially from the south – but also from the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Israel were expected. A jury made up of seven master hairdressers and barbers chose the best beards.
There were various competitions: The main categories “mustache”, “chin and cheek” and “full beard” are divided into sub-disciplines such as “Dalí” – the model here is the pointed mustache of the painter Salvador Dalí – or full beard “Verdi”. In addition, there are freestyle categories and “Naturale” classes, in which no aids such as sprays may be used. The Beard Olympiad was open to all bearded people, for the German championship you have to live in this country or at least be in a club.
“It is the case that you go there with a certain ambition and a certain seriousness,” said Feicht. “On the whole, however, it is a friendly event.” Dpa