Sep 30 2015

Natl Boyfriend Day is Coming.

Original: Beard Blog

Apparently there is one day a year where you don't have to breed or sell your soul to the monogamous gods and still be celebrated! That day is National Boyfriend Day, and it's happening on October 3rd. Did you know about this? Ya we didn't either, but now you do so let's buy some shit for these dudes so they know that the only reason we truly love them, is for their bearded good looks.

1. Warby Parker Bates Sunglasses: For when they drank to much Miller High Life the night before and need something to hide their hangover eyes. These will accentuate the beard while also telling everyone to stay the fuck away. Warby also makes dope glasses for when you just need to....see shit. If you want your bearded man to see you better, maybe just go for the glasses.

2. Carnivore Club: Deliver meat to your man on a monthly basis. All men with beards should eat a lot of meat. If they do not, you should immediately leave them. What is the point of a be...

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Sep 24 2015

On Thursdays, We Tinder II

Original: Beard Blog

There is something about a man with a beard, it takes time and dedication to grow a beard of any substantial length. I admire that; it’s like the time and effort I put into my own hair. But then there are others who have beards and it just happens out of pure laziness - well at least that was the case with Greg.

Greg started out like any regular Tind...

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Sep 22 2015

Yuccies are Yucky

Original: Beard Blog

It will cause much relief among razor manufacturers and the less-trendy among us. The age of the hipster beard could finally be over - and the clean-shaven “young urban creatives”, or yuccies, could soon clip them down to size.

In a week when an unusual alliance of Prince Harry and Jeremy Corbyn brought beards centre-stage again, it emerged that the Wellcome Trust is to fund the first known academic study into facial hair.

Alun Withey, a history academic who will lead the three-year research project, said that the demise of the hipster beard was overdue.

“People have been predicting the fall of them since 2014 and that Peak Beard has been reached,” he said. He believes the beard explosion was triggered by the 2013 Baftas and Oscars, when several actors, including George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman, arrived with facial hair. Since then beards have been in the ascendancy, with hipsters in the vanguar...

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Sep 17 2015

On Thursdays, We Tinder.

Original: Beard Blog

According to a study by Gillette and Tinder, clean-shaven men get all the right-swipes - I’d like to call bullshit on that. With their anti-beard campaign in full effect, I think we need to acknowledge the bearded studs and lumbersexuals of Tinder. The facial forest. The lady tickler. The flavor saver. The untamed mane that screams, “I am a fucking man” 

Meet Cody:

Our tindering will start off easy, a lot of small talk before exchanging numbers. We both know, I'll have to be the one to text first. Cody is the type of guy that will keep our first date basic. Maybe we'll meet a local hole in the wall for LBL's and wings. We'll probably passive aggressively flirt over who gets the extra blue cheese and shares of ...

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Sep 15 2015

Things are digressing.

Original: Beard Blog

First it's the man bun, and now this?

This can't be real. You can't actually think this is cute.

Look at that...

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Sep 11 2015

Don't be an Impasta.

Original: Beard Blog

a girl can dream.


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Jun 5 2015

Hipster Beards Dirtier Than Toilets?

Original: The Beard Coach

C’mon, Man!!!

What the follicle is this crap?!

Number one reason you don’t need to listen to this: The site is called Le BonBon.  Pretty sure there aren’t too many beard experts on staff.

Number two reason: They didn’t even link to the “study” they cited as basis for the article.  About 1.5 seconds of Google searching turned up this article from the Daily Mail (a scientific powerhouse).  Again, no “study” linked.  Just some speculation from some beard-hatin’ lady.  If you can manage not to TL;DR this stuff, you’ll see the article ends with an actual expert on bacteria saying beards contain the same bacteria as you have on your skin.

Article one of anecdotal evidence that beards aren’t germ-harboring sick makers: I’ve had a beard for over a decade.  I work in a public school with kids sneezing and hacking germs all over the place.  I get maybe two colds per winter that last a few days each.

Article two of anecdotal evidence: My wife rarely gets sick either.  Apparently kissing a bearded man (on a daily basis even) will not make you...

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Jun 1 2015

Lord have mercy.

Original: Beard Blog

I leave this blog for four years and this is the kind of sissy shit y'all are into now?

...and you wonder why I got out of the game when I did.

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Mar 6 2015

Beards in London

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

In London? Stop in to see the exhibition of beards at Somerset House in London, featuring photos by Brock Elbank. Not in London? Check out this video produced by BBC World Service.


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Feb 13 2015

Mr. Desert

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

Mr. Desert Krishan Kumar

Mr. Desert Krishan Kumar

Krishan Kumar from Jaipur is the new Mr. Desert, taking top honors at the beard contest held during this month’s Desert Festival in Jaisalmer, India. Jaisalmer, known as the Golden City, is located in Rajastan, the Land of the Kings.

In addition to the beard contest, the annual festival features camel races, folk dancing, turban tying competitions, and plenty of other activities suited for this extravaganza of Rajasthani culture. Everything is exotic in the Desert Festival, amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert. With a final musical performance by folk singers under the moonlit sky at the dunes in Sam, just outside Jaisalmer, the festival comes to its end.

The beard contest is only open to beardsmen living in Rajasthan.

Next year’s festival takes place from February 20-22, 2016.

mr desert contestants sm file...

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Dec 31 2014

Group trip to Oktoberfest and WBMC 2015

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

Oktoberfest image

Beard Team USA is headed to World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leogang, Austria and will stop over in Munich, Germany for the world-famous Oktoberfest on the way. The best part is – you are invited to join the team for this memorable experience.

This will be the fifth time Beard Team USA has traveled to Europe for the world championships. Previous trips – to Berlin (2005), Brighton (2007), Norway (2009), and Germany (2009) – were great fun for everyone.

Here are the details on this year’s trip:


Saturday, September 26 – depart USA for Munich, Germany. Note: you are responsible for arranging your own air transportation, which is not part of the group trip.
Sunday, September 27 – Arrive in Munich.
Monday, September 28 – Walking tour of Munich and visit to Oktoberfest (reserved seating).
Tuesday, September 29 – Optional excursion to Oberammergau and the Zugspitze, the highest point in Germany.
Wednesday, September 30 – Free day in Munich.
Thursday, October 1 – Travel to Leogang, Austria.
Friday, October 2 – Free day in Leogang. Evening welcoming party.
Saturday, October 3 – World Beard and Moustache Championships 2015, Leogang, Austria.

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Dec 2 2014

Good night sweet mustache

Original: Mustaches for Kids Ottawa

A big thank you to all who grew for M4K and contributed to its success. We’ve raised $23,500 for Make-a-Wish EO and its going to go a long way to enriching the lives of the Make-a-Wish children. We had a lot of money still trickling in after the finale on Friday which really added a lot to the bottom line. This is truly a fantastic thing.

A mustache would be nothing without the upper lip. And with that I want to give a big shout out to my co-orgnanizer Trevor Kealey and Mike Hollingworth. I also want to thank Blake, Josh, and Yogi at the House of TARG. Thanks to Ashley Edmunson (at bv02) for the awesome design this year. And finally thanks too to Johnny Kealey for taking the sweet pics you see below.

Join us next year for an extra special “10th Anniversary” edition of Mustaches for Kids!


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Nov 25 2014

Stache Bash 2014

Original: Mustaches for Kids Ottawa

We’re in the home stretch and we’re killing it.

Stache Bash

Two words: dress to impress. And be prepared for a good time.  AND bring your quarters for a little Wrestlefest.

We will be Stacheing it up at the House of TARG (at the corner of 1077 Bank at Sunnyside) on Friday, November 29.  Plan to be there at 7:00pm. The festivities will start soon after that. More information can be found on the Stache bash page.

1913477_277323715759529_24674354_oAfter the Stache Bash Stick Around For:
YUMA COUNTY + Chris Page + Chops & The Holics

Presented by: House Of TARG
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm
Cover: $5


We have some great prizes this year: the top fundraiser  will walk away with two Westjet tickets to anywhere they fly; a couple pairs of hockey tickets; and some other fun stuff for some select growers.

Pledging and Dropping off money

This isn’t all that complicated, here is everything you need to know:

  • Bring all your money and ...

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Nov 5 2014

When growing a mustache, the first week is the hardest

Original: Mustaches for Kids Ottawa

Its never too late to register:

Come celebrate your freshman stache! Same bat time, same bat place: Friday November 7, 7pm – we will convene at House of Targ for weekly mustachery.

Hey! We’re in the Targ Zine (on newstands everywhere) AND every quarter dumped into WWF Wrestlefest is being donated to M4K.  Come out and support – the first round of Wrestlefest is on us.

And… Don’t forget: take your pic on friday and send it to us to post to the gallery.

Need some cool stuff to help your campaign? Posters, pins, fake mustaches- we got it all.


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Oct 29 2014

The Clean Shave Is Nigh!

Original: Mustaches for Kids Ottawa

Clean shave day is upon us. My follicles (aka spidey senses) are tingling.  This is going to be the best M4K ever.

  • Join us and be awesome
  • We’re kicking off this year with our good friends theUnshaven Mavens at the House of Targ on Thursday, October 30 as they wrap up their campaign.  If you’re not sure what an Unshaven Maven is, try to imagine the female version of a M4K.  Join us, it’ll be a blast. The good times start around 7pm ((Warning: they may not stop until you shave your stache in December)). We’ll also have some new M4K gear to kick off your campaign.
  • This year we have a table at the Make a Wish 3 Wishes Gala. Trevor, Mike and I will be there (with dates) and have room at the table for 2 more couples. Tickets are $125 each. We’ve been going for a few years, and it’s a blast.  Send an email to Its Sat Nov 22nd, click for more info.
  • I’ve posted an article on the impact you make – its the wish stories of the kids we help. Be proud of it, share it around – you could even send it in an email to your donors from last year. Read more here: 

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