Atlanta Among Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities

Men’s grooming leader Wahl is on a mission to find the best facial hair in the country and research shows Atlanta is one of the best places to look. As the Official Sponsor of Facial Hair, Wahl is bringing its 30-foot mobile barbershop to the 10 Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America and 4th ranked Atlanta is up next.

From August 13-14, 2016, Wahl’s Facial Hair Friendly Cities Tour will be at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival. Master barbers will offer FREE facial hair trims while seeking out the guy with the best scruff to sponsor as Wahl Man of Atlanta. That guy will go on to compete for the ultimate title of Wahl Man of the Year. The tour also supports a good cause. For every facial hair trim performed, Wahl will donate $1 to ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer.

“When you’re in the business of celebrating great facial hair like we are, it helps to have a compass,” said Steven Yde, division vice president for Wahl, the Official Sponsor of Facial Hair. “Identifying the most facial hair friendly cities in America not only supports our mission of finding and promoting great facial hair, but it lets guys know where their anti-clean-shaven lifestyle is most welcome.”

To determine the Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America, Wahl partnered with market research leader Opinion Research Corporation. The study included in-depth analysis of the online universe over the past year for beard and mustache positivity. Conversations and searches surrounding facial hair were measured, and the top cities were ranked based on overall interest and positive sentiment.

Searching for Best Facial Hair Specimen

Dubbed the ‘mane’ event, the Wahl Man of the Year contest gives facial hair enthusiasts the chance to go mano a mano in a facial hair face-off. Wahl will select one guy from each tour stop location and one guy from online entries. These lucky few will be crowned champion of their city and go on to compete for the ultimate in facial hair glory, Wahl Man of the Year title.

The 10 finalists will each win $500 and a Lithium Ion+ Stainless Steel Trimmer. Online voting will help determine who wins the Grand Prize, which includes the coveted title of Wahl Man of the Year, $1,500 and being featured in a national advertisement.

The contest runs through Sept. 25, 2016, and men can enter by visiting Wahl’s Mobile Barbershop, or by uploading a picture to the Wahl Grooming Facebook page. For more information about Wahl’s Facial Hair Friendly Cities Tour, or Wahl Man of the Year Contest, visit