Every year, individuals compete for the most weird and wonderful facial hair at the US National Beard and Moustache Championships, held in Chicago.Photographer Greg Anderson, 44, from Las Vegas, USA, attends the contest annually to get shots of the entrants – who this year had beards up to 60 centimetres long.Greg, who has been attending the event for the past seven years and describes it as ‘a two day party,’ said: “It’s a personal project that I love doing every year because of all of the people involved, some of which I’ve known now since the first event I shot in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2013.READ MORE: Men with beards are more attractive, says science“All of the character, designs and styles never disappoint and it’s the most fun I have all year on a photoshoot.“I plan on continuing indefinitely and gathering more material with the goal of putting out a book at some point in the future.“It’s exciting to see the images make their way around the globe.READ MORE: Men's beards are dirtier than dogs“The crazier the design the better, in my book - I love all of the outrageous styles the most, they’re kind of like my children, I can’t pick favourites.”Take a look through some of this year’s most stand-out looks.
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Prince Harry has the sexiest beard in the world according to a new survey.The poll, conducted by Britain’s leading hair transplant centre Crown Clinic in Manchester, asked 1,000 participants which A-lister they believe has the best facial hair.And while the 33-year-old royal came out on top, Brad Pitt surprisingly took last place.The survey revealed that approximately 62 percent of men believe celebrities look more attractive with beards while the same amount of women preferred A-listers who are clean-shaven.Yet despite their desire to follow the royal’s grooming footsteps, 45 percent of men are sadly unable to grow a full beard like Prince Harry’s.Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak has experienced a surge in bookings as a consequence.Dr Shahmalak revealed: “Prince Harry is a trendsetter for lots of men around the world and the reaction to his beard has been universally positive. While he looks great with his ginger fuzz, the sad fact is almost half the men in the UK cannot grow a full beard like Harry.”He continued, “There are gaps in their beard or sideburns and the end result is patchy and unattractive. We can fill in those gaps to make sure any man can get a full beard like Harry.”Take a look at which A-listers made the top ten in the gallery above.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Why women find beards so darn attractiveThe bearded model just made history on the catwalkThe 25 best beards of Instagram
From designer stubble to full-on lumberjack numbers, hairy men have struck lucky in the 2010s. Well according to a study conducted by the Official Journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, certain types of facial hair affect how we perceive individuals. If we move onto the ‘why’ bit, according to a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior, a beard - a little like a piercing or tattoo - is used as a badge or ‘marker’ used to compete for women’s attention.