The World Beard and Moustache Championships just took place in Austin, Texas, with entries ranging from creative to bizarre to downright astonishing.
The Championships origins are shrouded in controversy, with one Italian beard appreciation group claiming to have started the famous follicle-off in the 1970s, but the official contest has been running since 1990.
The biannual competition challenges proud wearers of face-fuzz to throw traditional grooming out of the window and come up with something truly spectacular, made entirely out of their beard and moustache.
Photographer Greg Anderson was on hand to capture the most weird and wonderful entries, and we just couldn’t help but share them with you. You can see more of Anderson’s snaps here.