Paul Roof – Holy City Beard & Moustache Society

Paul Roof is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Charleston Southern University and specializes in urban studies and popular culture.

In 2007, while teaching at the College of Charleston, Paul founded the Holy City Beard & Moustache Society. This American Beardsman’s recent beard contest victories include 5th Place in the World Freestyle Beard 2011, 1st Place Freestyle Beard in the Miami Beard & Moustache Championships 2011, 3rd Place Full Beard Natural in the North Carolina Beard & Moustache Championships 2012, and 3rd Place Freestyle Beard in the East Coast Beard & Moustache Championships held in Philadelphia 2012, and 2nd Place Freestyle Beard in the National Beard & Moustache Championships held in New Orleans in 2013.  His beard has been featured on Buzzfeed, GQ Magazine, UK Telegraph, Reader’s Digest and Ripley’s Believe It or Not!.

The HCBMS is one of just three American Beard/Moustache clubs to be part of the World Beard & Moustache Association.  Charleston Mayor Joe Riley officially declared May 25th as Beard & Moustache Appreciation Day in the Holy City, and each year Charleston hosts the Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships.  The ultimate goal is to have Charleston host the World Beard & Moustache Championships.

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