And as for the entries... there were so many incredible examples on show! It was a very tough decision that Julian from Maloney's Barber Shop, Carl from MoBro, Kerry from The Bloke and I had to make. The supreme winner, Sam, (pictured at the top of this Telegram) was fittingly dressed as a Greek god and his mighty beard was a unanimous favourite of the judges and public alike.
- Consistency, a good beard will take time, and won't happen in a week or two, not even in a month.
- Check out different styles, with so many shapes and forms you need to find the one that suits your face! A musketeer moustache, a goatie or a full beard might be the one that raise you to the top level.
- Research! Beard grooming is growing and growing, there are always new products (wax, oil, masks) to test and they will help you to achieve your goal.
But fear not ladies, the champs are an equal opportunities event. For the first time there will be a Whiskerina section (ladies wearing fake beard/moustaches), so wherever you sit on the gender spectrum, hirsute heroism can be yours for the taking!
Keep up to date with all the competition details on the NZBAMC Facebook page and to get you ladies into the swing of things, we are looking for a wonderful Whiskerina to represent the event in the Central Leader. Visit our Facebook page and submit a snap of yourself or your lady bearded up to be in with a chance to win!