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Yes, it is moustache, not mustache in the world of competitive facial hair. The "ou" shows just how seriously some men take it. And at the annual OC Beard and Moustache competition you'll see that commitment range from classy, to pretentious, to badass, to just plain gross. Movember is over, but we caught up with the gents before they shaved off all their passive work. Although, we suspect some of these dudes did not just start growing last month.
This year's competition, held at Old World Village in Huntington Beach, featured eight categories, live music, a raffle and nearly one hundred contestants. The event, put on by Nicholas "Dubs" Watford, owner of Dubs Stache Wax, brought together facial hair enthusiasts in the name of raising awareness (and funds) for men's health research. Movember has seen a rapid growth in popularity, culminating in over half-a-million-dollars raised in OC alone. For more information, visit their website and Facebook page.