We are the Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society. Nashville, Tennessee's beard and moustache club! We are a group of like-minded individuals that have come together to better our community, state, and world. Our club was officially founded in January of 2011, and so our journey began. Since then we have spent our days striving to achieve our philanthropic goals. Doing so has given us great reward and we only hope to do more.

In February of 2012 our Club officially entered the world of competitive bearding. Our beards, moustaches, chops, and more began competing for charity and glory! Since 2012, MPS has placed over 75 times collectively! A few of our members also have earned the prestigious title of Best in Show at a number of events.

These past years have been a wild ride that we hope to be on for a long time to come. If you have the passion for pogonotrophy and community, we encourage you to jump on board with us and see where this train goes.
Grow long and grow strong!

 

If you have an interest in joining the club, this is the place to start!
Everyone is welcome, even the barefaced.

 

Business Meeting - 1st Thursday of every month:

 

Pub Night - 3rd Thursday of every month:

  • TBA - Location changes every month. Please follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for the latest updates. Or check back here to see if we managed to update in a timely manner.
  • 6:30 PM (CST)

 

In the event that a meeting falls on a holiday or other event, meetings may be rescheduled.
Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or contact us directly for that information. Or

info@mpsnashville.com
 

Upcoming Home Events:

 

Showdown at the Southern Gates 2015

  • July 10, 2015 - MEET & GREET
    at Jackalope Brewery
    6:00 pm CST

    A TBA food truck will be on hand!

  • July 11, 2015 - COMPETITION
    at Mercy Lounge
    Doors open at 6:00 pm CST
    Registration 6:00 - 7:20 pm CST
    Competition starts at 7:30 pm CST

    Tickets: http://mercylounge.com/calendar/venue/mercy/2015/07/11/showdown-at-the-southern-gates/

    This is a Facial Hair League event.
    For the easiest check-in, competitors are encouraged to download the FHL app (here) in advance of the competition.
 
  • July 12, 2015 - FAREWELL BRUNCH
    TBA
 

CATEGORIES & DESCRIPTIONS:

1. Partial Beard
Facial hair with gap(s) in places such as cheeks, chin, and/or upper lip, STYLING AIDS NOT ALLOWED. Styles
include but are not limited to:
Goatee (facial hair grown only on the chin or upper/lower lip, moustache is not required)
Sideburns/Chops (chin is shaven & hair is optional on the upper lip) Donegal (full beard with no moustache)

2. Partial Beard Freestyle
Facial hair with gap(s) in places such as cheeks, chin, and/or upper lip styled into any and every shape possible,
STYLING AIDS ALLOWED. Coloring is allowed, extensions, structural supports & false hair are disallowed.

3. Moustache Natural
A natural moustache is any length of hair grown above the upper lip and underneath the nose only, STYLING
AIDS NOT ALLOWED.

4. Moustache Styled
A styled moustache is any length of hair grown above the upper lip and underneath the nose only, STYLING
AIDS ALLOWED.

5. Oppressed Beard
An oppressed beard is a full beard under four inches and not allowed to live up to it’s full potential. Reasons typically
include; oppressive workplace rules, overbearing partners, self-loathing, and genetics. These contestants are
giving all they can while being held back from their full potential. These fine folks have been through enough...
STYLING AIDS ALLOWED.

6. Women’s Most Realistic
Women can have fantastic follicles too! In the realistic category you must create a realistic looking beard by any
means possible using real or synthetic hair. Freestyle designs are allowed by any manner of aid.

7. Women’s Most Creative
A creative category for women that is wide-open to the imagination. Create the most imaginative, creative, and
fantastic beard you can. The choice of materials is completely up to you. The more creative, the better.

8. Groomed Beard
A groomed beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown, expertly brushed, trimmed,
shaped, and generally maintained, with minimal STYLING AIDS ALLOWED (moustache wax, hairspray to
shape fly-away hairs). Moustache styled is allowed, but not required. Products should be limited to refinements
for overall moustache and beard shape.

9. Full Beard Freestyle
A freestyle beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown, styled with any product, into
any and every shape possible, STYLING AIDS ALLOWED. This category includes the free design and creative
styling of the beard. All full beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete here. Coloring is allowed,
extensions, structural supports & false hair are disallowed.

10. Full Beard under 8”
A natural full beard is a full beard (less than 8 inches as measured from the lower lip as it lies naturally), STYLING
AIDS NOT ALLOWED. The more natural the beard, the better. The mustache should be integrated. Length
is important, but isn’t everything. Mass, density, shape,
color, and overall impression all count.

11. Full Beard over 8”
A natural full beard is a full beard (more than 8 inches as measured from the lower lip as it lies naturally),
STYLING AIDS NOT ALLOWED. The more natural the beard, the better. The mustache should be integrated.
Length is important, but isn’t everything. Mass, density, shape, color, and overall impression all count.

 

 

 

MPS On the Road - Remaining 2015 Competition Schedule:

  • 4th Annual Bluegrass Beard On, June 27th, 2015, in Richmond, Kentucky!
  • DCWC Presents Whiskermania!, October 25th, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky!
  • The 4th Annual Great Lakes Regional BMC, August 15th, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio!
  • Don't Shave The Date 3, September 12th, 2015, in Locust Grove, Georgia!
  • SCBC 2nd Annual BMC, September 19th, 2015, in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina!
  • The Big Whisker Revival II, September 26th, 2015, in Newport, Kentucky!
  • Beardtoberfest: Revenge of the Beards, October 17th, 2015, in Fayetteville, North Carolina!
  • JFM 2015 Event, November 7th, 2015, in Brooklyn, New York!
  • Florida's Festival of Facial Hair, December 5th, 2015, in Port Canaveral, Florida!
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Help support the Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society with the purchase of these magnificent items!
** Please specify size with any shirt order **

SOLD OUT  
 
 
MPS "Louie" T-shirt

SOLD OUT
MPS Coozie
$4
Available in: Black
(shipping included, US only)
Showdown 2013 - 1" Buttons
$3
commemorative 3 button set
(shipping included, US only)
Showdown 2014 - 1" Buttons
$3
commemorative 3 button set
(shipping included, US only)
 
 
 
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MPS Temp. Tattoo 2 Pack
$1.50
1.25" x 1.375" each
(shipping included, US only)
MPS "Throwback" T-shirt

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MPS 1" Button 2 Pack

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Cody C.
President
Jonah H.
Vice-President
Erik N.
Secretary
Bill H.
Treasurer
Nathan M.
Sgt.-at-Arms
Nate C. Mandy C. Wesley J.
Ryan Z. Shane G. Michael M. Michael B.
 
Interested in joining the Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society?
Join us for a Pub Night and see if we are a fit for you.
We won't even give you grief for being bare-faced... not too much grief.
 
info@mpsnashville.com