Weird beards and flash 'taches were on proud display in the event where everybody prefers whiskers...
Scores of fuzzy-faced men from across the globe descended on Brighton for the biennial World Beard and Moustache Championships, competing for gold in such categories as best Dali beard, Sideburns Freestyle and best Garibaldi beard.
Freestyle beard is probably the most spectacular category because you can do anything you like. There has been a great range of beards and moustaches from short and spiky to long and twirly. More pictures after the jumb
Mind your eyes on this starburst creation
Two colours of beard for this coiffured contestant
Ever decreasing circles or Mickey Mouse ears?
Facial hair like a bison's horns
An official-looking contestant shows off an intricate creation
Ride em cowboy: A creation modelled on rodeo lasoos