The Hartford Facial Hair Face-Off is back!!! Last year was such a success that we're doing things even bigger and better this year!! Once again, this will be Connecticut's largest facial hair competition. This year we will be raising money for The Connecticut YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS), and we know we can raise twice as much as we did last year. So, join us for what will be the be the biggest show in town!! The evening will include performances by Hartford's own burlesque troupe The Beat City Beauties!! And (for the third year in a row) DJ Mo Niklz will rocking the turntables all damn night!! There will be tons of raffle prizes to win, drink specials all night, and more awesomeness than your beard has room for!! Registration starts at 6:30, and the competition starts at 7:30
CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION:
(All registration for categories will be at the event, so don't worry. You still have time to get in where you fit in. We will have lovely assistants on had to help make sure you sign up in the correct category on the night of.)
FULL BEARD NATURAL OVER 6"
(Any beard over 6", no styling aids allowed)
FULL BEARD NATURAL UNDER 6"
(Any beard under 6", no styling aids allowed)
FULL BEARD/ STYLED MUSTACHE
(Any beard, any size, mustache must be styled)
(Anything that is more than just a mustache, but not quite a full beard. This includes goatees, sideburns, mutton chops, and beards without mustaches)
(Anything above the lip. Styling aids are allowed, but not required
(Get creative. Hairspray is your friend!!)
CREATIVE FAKE BEARD
(This one is for the ladies only!! You wish you had an awesome beard AND you're pretty crafty.... Here's your chance to shine!!)
Styling agents include: hairspray, hair gel, mustache wax, and whatever else you can think off. Just no wires, supports, or other nonsense like that.
We're keeping this part a secret (for now) and we'll be revealing our distinguished panel one by one over the next few weeks. They are gonna judge you so hard....
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door/ night off. Same price for competitors and spectators alike, so you might as well just sign up to compete! Tickets will be available to purchase online very soon!! The link goes live next week!
TRAVEL / HOTEL:
We are working with a few hotels in the area so that we can secure the BEST group rate as possible. Please stay tuned and we will let everyone know where the party is at!!
ABOUT YWCA NEW BRITAIN'S SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES:
YWCA New Britain's Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS) covers a 46-town region - all of Hartford County, part of Tolland County and the town of Plymouth. They offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These services are critical after such trauma, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism and hope. The advocates on staff are trained to work with hospital staff, the court system, public safety officers and other counselors assisting their clients. Visit their website at: http://ywcanewbritain.org/sacs/