Last weekend, facial hair aficionados from around the globe competed at the 2016 Just for Men National Beard and Moustache championships in Nashville, TN.
The event was held at the historic Ryman Auditorium and attracted hundreds of beardsmen.
Competitors went beard-to-beard in 17 different categories like au-natural and freestyle.
Judges determined winners by voting on whose facial hair best enhanced their overall appearance, style and personality. In the freestyle categories, judges also considered originality and creativity.
The freestyle competition was fierce. There was even a beak-beard!
Taylor Welden won 1st place in the "Verdi" division as well as the overall Best In Show.
Here's a look at the top 9 beards and moustaches that turned heads at the nation's "hairiest competition."
Photographer: Greg Anderson