Beard Olympics – level 3

02-11-2021 07:00

Mustaches and beards of all sizes and shapes were at the annual Beard Olympics in Germany on Saturday.

Around 100 proud beard wearers took part in the contest that happened in Eging am See in Lower Bavaria. Participants came from Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Israel, and Germany. They competed in categories including ´Mustache Dali´, ´Whiskers Freestyle´, and ´Full Beard Natural with Styled Upper Lip´.

A panel of seven trained barbers and hairdressers chose the winners across the multiple categories. One of the winners, Ralf Schulz, has been wearing his beard for seven years.

According to the president of the Bavarian Beard and Moustache Club, the secret behind the best groomed beard was hairspray and a hairdryer. Some men used mustache wax or hair mousse; however, good hairspray and a hairdryer were the basic things.

Difficult words: panel (a small group of people chosen to make a decision, or to give advice or opinions about something), barber (a person whose job´s to cut men´s hair and shave or trim beards), groom (to make something neat or tidy).

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