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Grow A Beard Party 2013

GROW-A-BEARD, PLAZA DISTRICTDusty GilpinComment

LIVE on the Plaza is one of my favorite nights of the month. There is so much energy in the air, it's impossible not to get caught up in all the excitement. I can be exhausted from a full day of work, but LIVE brings a second wind that gets me through the long evening. Friday night we announced our "Grow - A - Beard" winners. There were just under 1300 votes cast in the online poll.

FULLEST BEARD  ADAM WEISGERBER

BEST MUSTACHE  JOHN METCALF

BEARD FAIL  ELBERT JONES III

PEOPLE'S CHOICE  TAYLOR UPCHURCH

Chuck Naifeh from Carwin's Shave Shop judged the "Barber's Choice" category, giving the prize to Andrew Stevens.

This was a wonderfully successful event, and we are extremely thankful to our sponsors and our contestants! Check out some of the photos captured by Chris "Quit" Nguyen!

Chuck Naifeh schooling everyone on bearding.

Chuck Naifeh schooling everyone on bearding.

Chuck checking beards for imperfections, softness, and cleanliness.

Chuck checking beards for imperfections, softness, and cleanliness.

Andrew Stevens with his full, yet cleanly maintained, beard.

Andrew Stevens with his full, yet cleanly maintained, beard.

Elbert Jones III proudly showing off his...beard fail.

Elbert Jones III proudly showing off his...beard fail.

John Metcalf beaming with his 3rd year victory in the Best Mustache category.

John Metcalf beaming with his 3rd year victory in the Best Mustache category.

Taylor Upchurch celebrating his People's Choice award.

Taylor Upchurch celebrating his People's Choice award.

Jason Shirazi was both a sponsor and contestant this year. Check out In Good Spirits for all your liquor and ale needs!

Jason Shirazi was both a sponsor and contestant this year. Check out In Good Spirits for all your liquor and ale needs!

Beard contestant and painter, Jake Beeson decided to share his skilllllllz on our delivery van.

Beard contestant and painter, Jake Beeson decided to share his skilllllllz on our delivery van.