From ‘Full Beards’ to ’99 Percent Beards’, Competition gets Hairy in New York

Judges Justin “Count Justidian,” left, and John Reardon, second left, inspect Kevin Cuomey’s moustache during the Second Annual Beard and Moustache Competition on Dec. 3, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Cuomey traveled from North Carolina to compete in the “Styled Mustache” category. (Claire Schneider / AP)

Max Garcia, winner of the “99 Percent Beard,” adjusts his mustache during bathroom break at the Beard and Moustache Competition, Dec. 3, in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Claire Schneider / AP)

“Full Beard” category contestant Aarne Bielefeldt appears on stage during the Beard and Moustache Competition in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 3. (Claire Schneider / AP)

“Full Beard” category contestant Alan Demling, center, of Austin, Texas, celebrates his win at the Beard and Moustache Competition in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Claire Schneider / AP)

Jack Passion poses for a picture at the Beard and Moustache Competition in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 3. Dozens of contestants from across the country competed in the second annual competition held at Club Europa, a Polish bar in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. (Claire Schneider / AP)

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