PICS: Battle of the Beards in Chardon

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CHARDON, Ohio — The Germans don’t have anything on our facial hair expressions here in Northeast Ohio — particularly in Chardon.

That’s where a group of guys with the best chin straps, peach fuzz and lip fur headed Sunday to take part in Chardon’s Beard and Moustache Contest.

It wasn’t just one contest; there were actually several ways to win for showing off your fancy facial follicles.

“We have fullest, longest, most unique,” said Marci Mondello-King, contest sponsor. “Freestyle, fuzziest. and we will have the audience participate. They will clap and cheer, and our stylists from Marci’s Hair on the Square are going to be the judges and we’ll pick the winner that way.”

Besides the beard contest, the salon also offered people a chance to go onstage for a new haircut to see what a difference it could make for them.