Posts Tagged ‘Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle’

City View (Nesting)

Friday, March 4th, 2016
Creative Facial Hair

Creative Facial Hair

When the Second Line Comes Marching In…

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Melissa Gardiner and Second Line Syracuse band marched through the Landmark on Friday.

Melissa Gardiner and her band marches on!

These days a party’s just not a party until Second Line Syracuse meanders on through. They did just that during the Festival of the Fantastical Follicle last Friday. When they show up it’s always Mardi Gras or Carnival!

March On!

Mike Heagerty kept time for the band as they descended to the lobby.

Dan Fields

Dan Fields tried to blow the roof off the Landmark.

City View (Vintage)

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Landmark Theater

Landmark Theater

Brow Envy

Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Natural

Some like them thick

Judge v. Contestant

Judge v. Contestant

Some like them thin

Some like them thin

Anticipation

Arched in anticipation

Winner's Circle

Winner’s Circle

Calling all Pogonofiles

Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Michael Heagerty

Michael Heagerty refereed and hosted the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle on Friday.

Bearded Brothers

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
The Bearded Bros.

On Friday Syracuse became the City of Beardly Love thanks to the West Brothers. Nick (pictured at right) won again this year for the “finery” category.

Wax On/Wax Off

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Neal Eckrich channels his inner Rollie Fingers with the great handle-bar stache.

Neal Eckrich brings back memories of Rollie Fingers with the perfectly quaffed handle-bar stache,and keeps things formal and fly with great bow-tie. He was a winner in the “fighter” category for last week’s Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle.

Inspiration to Execution

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Shannon Fleming (right) preps a contestant at the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle.

Shannon Fleming (right) preps Bridgette Macnaboe at the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle. Macnaboe was a winner in the “feminine” category.

Great ideas,like great art, like great grooming takes time. Syracuse Fashion Week Hair/Make-Up Coordinator Shannon Fleming showcased her skills at the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle last week. We look forward to seeing more of her artistry during Spring Fashion Week in April

Mike Heagerty gets close to a contestant wearing a beard made by Flemming.

Mike Heagerty gets acquainted with Danielle Hunter while sporting a beard made by Shannon Fleming.

Grooming a winner

Fleming grooms a winner (Bridgette Macnaobe)

Work the Room

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Neil Huber gets his start in barber chair for a trim at the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle.

Neil Huber gets his start in barber chair for a trim at the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle.

We briefly followed Neil Huber on Friday evening during the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle. He was last year’s “focus” category champion.

As a former category winner he knows how to show his beard swag.

As a former category winner, Heuber knows how to work his beard swag.

Rule No. 1: Always act surprised when you get a favorable score.

Rule No. 1: Always act surprised when you get a favorable score.

When all else fails, he knows how to kiss up to the judges.

When all else fails kiss up to the judges.

Week in Review

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
Landmark Theater

Beards to the Rescue

Here are some photos from the Friday night’s flirtation with hair-raising, also known as the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle.

How many beards can you count?

How many beards can you count?

This lady made quite an impression with style and substance in the feminine category.

We are not sure the color of this dress, but this lady made quite an impression with style and substance in the feminine category (lashes/brows).

Syracuse's favorite impersario Mike Heagerty preps the judges. He is wearing an extension, or a beard weave or chin toupe crafted by Shannon Flemming.

Syracuse’s favorite impersario Mike Heagerty preps the judges. He is wearing an extension, or a beard weave or chin toupe crafted by Shannon Flemming.

These contestants know how to apply mustache wax like a boss.

These contestants know how to apply mustache wax like a couple of bosses.

Todd Yoder (right), a two-time beard champ, said he hasn't shaved his tentacled facial sweater since last year. He is pictured here with a fellow winner.

Todd Yoder (right), a two-time beard champ, said he hasn’t shaved his tentacled facial sweater since last year. He is pictured here with a fellow winner.

Unusual Suspects: Judges

Unusual Suspects: Judges