As you remember (or perhaps you don't depending how much Firefly & Prohibition Distillery you consumed), B-a-B held a Beard Ball at Matchless on February 4th where we raised a little over $1,000.00 for RightRides. Photographers Sean Hutcheon and Steven Berrebi helped to capture the DIY facial creativity of the evening, which we blogged about here.
Finally, after close to 3 weeks of heated debates, crowd sourcing, and sorting through the 100s of photos from the evening, B-a-B has come to a definitive 2010 BeardBall winner (for Brooklyn). Keep in mind, we are in the midst of planning the upcoming LA Beard Ball (timing TBD) in which our Brooklyn King will take on the ultimate bearded West Coast rival.
Our Brooklyn choice - this bearded legend - caught our attention right away at Matchless. He moved swiftly, with calculated grace, through the hairy crowds leaving many to turn their heads to stare in admiration and wonder. Our winner certainly is made of a different kind of swagger - one unbeknownst to him.
Ladies and bearded gents, Build-A-Beard is proud to announce The 2010 Beard Ball winner:
Mark Krayenhoff - a registered architect in New York State (you might have seen his work Printed Matter - the artists’ bookstore in Chelsea - or the Ultra Hair Salon on the Lower East Side) who has dedicated years to strategically growing one hell of a kick-ass and wise looking beard. We are going to feature an exclusive interview with Mark in the upcoming weeks - so be sure to check back to learn more about this hairy God living among us mere mortals.