From Then to Now

Kelly Zhu

33-year-old Alex LaRoche has been a part of the Austin Facial Hair Club since 2009 and was one of the original members who travelled to Alaska for their first competition. With an Irish, Scottish, and French heritage, Alex started out his facial hairstyle with sideburns and a moustache at the end of high school in 2003 and grew his first beard in 2005. “The last time I fully shaved was in 2006. This current beard is about three and a half years old”, Alex said.

He is well known for his unique beard styles in the freestyle category at beard and moustache competitions.