HAIR TODAY: Barber Jackie Kempnich, apprentice Liam Willox with mo competition contenders, front from left: Kimball Stoves from Pacific Hotel, Nigel O’Neil and Kane Dorrington of band Synapse. Photo Adam Hourigan
HAIR TODAY: Barber Jackie Kempnich, apprentice Liam Willox with mo competition contenders, front from left: Kimball Stoves from Pacific Hotel, Nigel O’Neil and Kane Dorrington of band Synapse. Photo Adam Hourigan

Facing up to Movember

THERE is something hairy going on at the Yamba Barber shop, and that is a Clarence Valley beard competition.

Yamba Barber Shop owner and competition organiser Jackie Kempnich said she was organising the competition this year out of community spirit.

"It will raise awareness for Movember," Ms Kempnich said.

"If it takes off I'm going to do the whole hog, register for charity and make it bigger.

"We've had a few entries, and we have a few that have been growing."

To enter, take a photo of your beard or moustache and post it or inbox message it to Yamba Barber Shop's Facebook page.

There are six categories to enter; Best overall Beard, Best freestyle Beard, Best Groomed, Most Creative, Most Prestigious Mo and Best try to grow a beard or mo. Ms Kempnich said she wanted to bring the old-school barber shop service back.

"This week we started the two phase cutthroat razor face shave," she said.

"It has all the trimmings, hot towels, the lather, the whole lot that you see in the old movies."

The Pacific Hotel, Country Club, Golf Club, Bowling Club, Kestrel 3 Seafood and Waves Fitness were sponsoring the event and offering prizes.

The competition started on October 6 and goes until December 8.



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