Feb 16, 2018
Come and Shave it 12 presented by The Austin
Facial Hair Club is upon our doorstep and I am joined by club
member/event co-captain, Angela Alba-Dirico. February 24th is the date for
this premiere event and beards, mustaches, and creatives from all
across the globe will come together for the 12th year of one of the
country’s best beard and mustache competitions. Angela and I talked
about the club and the event and how she was pulled into the
Whiskerina lifestyle along with her jewelry company, Bohemian
Jewel. To finish
off our interview we played a fun game called “Know your Nelson”
where I found out just how well Angela knows her
“Nelson’s”. I hope
you enjoy this very special episode, Angela was a pure delight to
hang out with and talk all about the beard culture and all the fun
things going on in Austin.
Austin Facial Hair Club
Come and Shave It 12
Tried & True Barber & Tattoo
10+ Women Who Braided Their Hair Into Beards That
Make Men Envious
10 OF THE WILDEST ENTRIES FROM THE 2017 WORLD
BEARD AND MUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIP
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Texas Capital Building
Cathedral of Junk
Roughneck Beard Co.
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List of the weekends events Come and Shave it
- Goatee - All goatees must have a 2” gap of bald or
otherwise shaved skin between the bottom of the earlobe and the
beginning of the goatee. This strip of bare skin would normally be
where sideburns would be. All goatees are permitted to have an
incorporated moustache, but it is not required. Goatee will be
judged on overall fit to the competitor, health of hair and level
of awesomeness. Styling aids are permitted, but excessive use of
aids will result in a deduction of stand-alone value.
- Sideburns/Chops - Sideburns will be regulated to
all beards being grown from above or even with the top of each ear,
and come down towards the chin but do not meet at the chin; the
chin must have a minimum of 2” shaved area that creates a “skin
moat” so the left and right side of the chops do not obviously
meet. However, the sideboards may be grown and worn upwards and
create a rendezvous above the lip, where they can unite in the
Canal De Moustache. This rendezvous is permitted, and while
friendly, it is not required.
- Shenandoah/Donegal/Whaler - The
Shenandoah/Donegal/Whaler will consist of all beards that would
otherwise be considered full beards if they had a moustache. In
other words, all beards with no moustaches that connect the top of
the ear on one side of the face to the same point of the opposite
side of the face.
- Natural Moustache - Judges will be looking for a
natural moustache with no styling aids present. The moustache must
not begin protrusion from the skin at a distance further than 1.5
cm beyond the corner of the wearers mouth. Any length of moustache
hairs is accepted.
- Styled Moustache - The Styled Moustache is
considered to be a moustache that does not begin to grow out of the
face at a distance further than 1.5cm from the corner of the
wearers mouth, but the moustache hairs themselves will have no
regulation on length. Any or all styling aids will be permitted and
some styling is required.
- Best Groomed - A well-presented beard, but also the
overall groomed presentation from head to toe. Styling Aids
permitted, all lengths accepted.
- Full Beard Styled Moustache - Full beard of any
style with minimal to zero styling aids, Moustache of any size
styled in a manner as to be the predominant facial hair feature of
- Full Beard Under 1ft - Full beard under 1 foot is
any full beard that is under 1 foot as measured from the bottom lip
of the wearer. Though mild styling aids are permitted, judges will
score with a less-is-more-approach to styling aids. *Note: Any
beard styled outside a “normal” range of beard wearing will be
placed in the freestyle category.
- Full Beard Over 1ft - Any natural, full beard at
#CASI12 that is over 1 foot in length and less than 2 feet in
length will be placed in this category. Mild Styling aids accepted.
Just because you can add something, does not mean that you should.
This rule applies to this beard category and the presence of
styling aids. *Note: Any beard styled outside a “normal” range of
beard wearing will be placed in the freestyle category.
- Full Beard over 2ft - Natural Full beard as
measured from the bottom lip of the wearer. No styling aids.
- Full Beard Freestyle - The full-bearded contestant
will have the freedom to do with their beard what they will;
although additional structural materials will diminish overall
impressiveness. Styling aids allowed.
- Partial Beard Freestyle - Partial Beard Freestyle
includes any freestyle beard that is styled with the base facial
hair used having the recognizable characteristics of a Partial
Beard (any beard that is styled and that is not a “full beard”,
excluding partial upper beards, sometimes referred to as
- Ladies/Craft Natural - This Craft/Realistic
Category requires a crafted, realistic looking beard. There are no
other regulations. Beards that maintain their shape/lift/buoyancy
without the additional aid of the wearers own appendages will be
rewarded with higher scores.
- Ladies /Craft Fantasy - For this
category, the general idea of the creation should be able to be
recognized as beardish or otherwise beard-like in shape, nature, or
essence of origin in regards to the human body. There are no
restrictions on materials to be used, except for what may possibly
be illegal or dangerous to others. The creation must be able to
hang freely from the face or general head/upper torso area without
persistent help from the appendages of the wearer. Important tip:
Mild Styling Aids - Oils, balms, other hair
products without “Hold”
Styling Aids - Hair Products with “Hold”
Additional Structural Materials - In regards to freestyle beards,
additional structural materials could be wire, string or other
materials that might hold the beard parts up or together.