Hey there, hairy dudes! Is your mountain man style underappreciated? Are you looking for new and creative ways to justify your monthly moustache wax budget? Are you trying to become a new millennium Texas style icon of Billy Gibbons proportion? Do razor blades make you break out in a cold sweat? Are you completely unfamiliar with the word "aftershave"?

 We need YOU!

The smooth-faced and, well, predominantly female, staff of Austin360.com is looking for a candidate to represent us at Come and Shave It no. 7, the Austin Facial Hair Club’s annual beard and moustache competition and celebration on Saturday, February 23 at the Mohawk. Think you’ve got the whiskers to win? Instagram a photo with the hashtag #360beard or tag Austin360 on your favorite Facebook pic with the message "Check out my beard!" before 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 and we’ll add you to our gallery of contenders. Our panel of expert judges (a.k.a. the aforementioned beardless ladies) will totally subjectively crown a winner on Thursday at 5 p.m.-ish.

In addition to spotting the event entry fee for you and a guest, we’ll give you a chance to plead the case for the awesomeness of your beard on our Web site on Friday, February 22, the day before the big event. We’ll also provide you with a special prize package that may or may not include excellent Austin360 logo gear, a bedazzled sash to wear at the competition and a fabulous picture of your head photoshopped onto the downtown Stevie Ray Vaughan statue.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and send us that pic*, moustache man.  Feel free to email austin360@statesman.com if you have any questions, comments or would prefer to submit a photo the "old-fashioned" way.

*NOTE: By sending us your picture you are granting us permission to use your photo on our Web sites, in print and on our Facebook page.