A styled partial beard or “freestyle” partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard, nor only a moustache, and incorporates the free design and creative styling of thereof. All partial beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete here.

Styling aids are permitted, and include only wax, hair spray, and other hair cosmetics. The use of hair extensions, fake hair, detached hair, or any form of hair pins or supporting elements is prohibited.

Part of the challenge of this category is the ability of a contestant to implement a design himself, working in 3-dimensions using a 2-dimensional mirror. As such, it is at the judge’s discretion to adjust a contestant’s score based on whether the competitor styled his beard himself, or it was styled instead by someone else. If you do choose to do so, you must be consistent in your scoring.