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Partial Beard

A partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard nor a moustache. Natural or shaven gaps define the different styles.

PARTIAL BEARD Natural

A natural partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard, nor only a moustache, presented without the use of product.

Common styles include:

  • Natural Goatee (chin only)
  • Van Dyke (connected moustache and chin beard)
  • Triple Point/Musketeer (moustache with narrow, pointed chin beard)

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

PARTIAL BEARD Natural - Sideburns / Chops

Must be a true sideburn, with no natural or shaven gap below the ear. Chin is shaven and hair is optional on the upper lip.

Common styles include:

  • Classic Sideburns (trimmed short)
  • Muttonchops (sideburns grown out at length)
  • Friendly Muttonchops (sideburns grown at length, connected with a moustache)
No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.


PARTIAL BEARD Natural - Alaskan Whaler

Bushy hair grown along the jaw, chin and lower lip, and optionally on the cheeks. No hair grown on upper lip.

Common styles include:

  • Alaskan Whaler (hair on cheeks)
  • Amish (trimmed cheeks)
  • Donegal (trimmed down to jawline)
  • Spade (bottom trimmed into a square, box cut)

No styling aids permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable styling methods.

PARTIAL BEARD Freestyle

A styled partial beard or “freestyle” partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard, nor only a moustache, and incorporates the free design and creative styling of thereof. All partial beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete here.

Styling aids are permitted. Refer to the main Category Definitions page for acceptable aids.