- Styled Stubble
- Sideburns / Mutton chops
- Business Beard (Short Beard)
- King Edward VII
- Badger Beard (Natural beard of any colour that has distinct stripes)
- Full Beard Natural
- Full Beard Styled Moustache
- Full Beard Freestyle
- Partial Beard Freestyle
- Creative False Beard Freestyle (open to those unable to grow a beard)
Styled Stubble: a few days growth closely cropped and styled/designed/sculpted/patterned using razer and beard clippers.
Moustache: Facial hair on the top lip only. can be any style, left natural or twirled.
Goatee: Hair on the chin or chin and top lip around the mouth.
Musketeer: A narrow pointed chin beard and a distinct moustache usually fashioned with wax or naturally trained.
Sideburns / Mutton Chops: Hair on the side of the face, can be joined by a moustache but chin must be clean shaven.
Business Beard / Short Beard: a neat and tidy shaped full set beard like a well kept lawn.
King Edward VII: Classic full set beard long enough to be trimmed to naturally occuring point with a naturally trained or subtly waxed and combed tea strainer.
Verdi: short to medium sized beard, not pointy but of a rounded appearance. Waxed and curled moustache.
Badger Beard: Natural Beard of any colour that has distinct stripes.
Garibaldi: Big Bushy rounded beard so thick you can lose items in it…
Full Beard Natural: Full set that has been left to grow out as nature intended… a little cultivation/trimming can have occurred to keep it in check and a comb put through it.
Full Beard Natural with styled moustache: Full set that has been left to grow out as nature intended… a little cultivation/ trimming can have occurred to keep it in check and a comb put through it. Plus a styled moustache which can be a naturally trained one or styled with wax.
Full Beard Freestyle: Anything goes, you can style your full beard however you want, use all manner of product, colourings, hairsprays and waxes as long as the base of your creation is your naturally occuring facial hair. Let your imagination be your inspiration.
Partial Beard Freestyle: Partial beard is any beard that isn’t a full set, you can style your Partial Beard however you want, use all manner of product, colourings, hairsprays and waxes as long as the base of your creation is your naturally occuring facial hair. Let your imagination be your inspiration.
Creative, False Beard Freestyle: This is the category for those of you who can’t grow a beard, either because you are a child, usually because you are a woman or because you just naturally have a baby face 😉 Your false beard can be made to look as real as possible or as spectacularly unreal as possible and made from whatever material you happen to have laying around. Themed or artistic beards are an especially good with both the Judges and the spectating crowd… dress up, have fun! take a look at the Whiskerinas for inspiration
Beard Registration desk will be open from 10am on the Sunday until approximately 2pm when the Competitions are due to start… for more info click here
Once registered you will have the opportunity to get your official beard portrait photograph taken, explore the many historical features of the Grand Hotel, browse the various beardy merchandise stalls, enjoy the bearded Live music performances, Draw beards, choose and purchase knitted beards from the amazing knitted beard stall, take a stroll on the beach and join in the “Dog with Beard, Beard with Dog” fun competition…
There will also be Barbering competitions and barbering demonstrations by some of the UKs top Barbers and educators taking place in both the Ballrooms.
A printed list of all the Yorkshire Beard Days – Beards and Barbers Festival activities will be available on the day and on this website shortly before the Big Beardy occasion.
Photographers and Media organisations – There is ample space to set up portable studios in and around the venue please use the contact form let us know any special requests or requirements in advance and we will do our best to help and advise you on what facilities are available. Please ensure your equipment has been PAT tested in advance.
Beard Competition info click here
Barber Competition info click here