A number of competitors from all over the world took part in the 2007 World Beard and Moustache Championships at Brighton in England on Saturday.
Amy Redmond: "I had a brilliant time". Here she is with one of the participants.
Contenders converged on the competition sporting a range of facial hair styles. Photo: Sarah Booker.
The championship was first staged back in 1990 in Germany. Here is Amy Redmond's picture of German contestant Elmar Weiser.
According to the show's organiser, the aim of the competition was to "put a smile on people's faces".
The world's biggest and bushiest facial hair growths were proudly on show and hoping to win their category.
Gandhi Jones from Seattle, US, with Paul Lewis from Brighton, who went on to win the "Natural Moustache" category. Photo: Sarah Booker.
Participants display their own particular style of moustache or beard. Photo: Sarah Booker.
Sarah Booker says she is "very proud" of boyfriend Paul Lewis. "He's the only person I know with amazing facial hair."
Steve Andrews: "I may not be a contestant but I think I would have stood a good chance. I first dyed my beard when I was a performer at the Green Man festival in Wales".
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