Legal styling aids include only wax, hair spray, and other hair products. With the exception of Artistic categories, the use of hair extensions, fake and detached hair, or any form of hair pins or supporting elements is prohibited.
The diagrams here are purely illustrative to show the essential differences between the styles.
These categories are open to anyone who wants to participate. They are artificial and imaginative creations meant to resemble facial hair of any category, either literally or abstractly.
A full beard consists of hair on the upper and lower lip, the chin, the cheeks, and the sideburns, without any natural or shaven gap. Lengths are measured from the bottom of the lower lip.
A partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard nor a moustache.
A moustache is composed of facial hair above the upper lip. At international contests, it is agreed that moustache hairs can start growing from up to a maximum of 5/8" (1.5 cm) beyond the end of the upper lip.