The genius behind this spectacular spiral-curled beard is none other than Paul Steinmiller from Colchester, Connecticut. This was Paul’s second time competing at nationals in the freestyle beard competition. He’s been growing his long facial locks for 28 years, though they’re normally tamed back into a braid for his work as a machinist; after all, it’d be a travesty for this amazing beard to get caught in any sort of equipment and be compromised! Paul and his delightful wife Debbie have known each other 17 years, and she’s never seen his chin, and never wants to. We don’t want to either, Debbie. We don’t want to, either.