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The No Shave November Rules

Welcome to the home of the great annual event called "No-Shave-November" where guys and girls alike unite in the height of laziness agreeing to not shave their beards or legs (respectively) for the entire month of November.

After all, it is in the busiest part of the semester or work year, and you are the farthest behind on sleep, so why waste the time? Plus, it is cold enough to wear scarves or jeans (respectively) to cover that unsightly hair.

The No Shave Rules Calendar

Everyone, young and old, male and female can participate in No-Shave-November by following this simple calendar of guide-lines. The festivities shall unfold thusly:

November 1:
Razors are stowed, indifference ignited. Noshember begins.
November 1-7:
The week of scratching that itch. Push yourself, control the desire to shave and relieve the itchiness.
First Wednesday:
Itch hump day.
November 7:
Day of Gnashing of Teeth.
November 14:
Finally the men don't look ridiculous (boys may look rediculous).
November 14:
Finally the women do look ridiculous.
Thanksgiving:
Quoth Flan: "Moms and grandmothers just don't understand."
November 27:
Finally the boys or follicularly-challenged do look ridiculous.
November 30:
Photograph day. Take your best hair exhibiting celebration photos. You have truly completed something great.
Dec 1:
Great festival of many razors, shaving commences.
Dec 2-24:
Careful planning and shaping of your follicle resources grown and nurtured above your upper lip.
Dec 25:
Mustache Christmas Morning. The subsequent greatest day of the year. Time to creep some people out.

Let the race begin!

Among No Shave November traditions, perhaps the strongest is the beard and/or leg hair contest (or armpits or whatever...be creative). Lets see who is the fullest, bushiest, and most natural after a month, and then join in a ritual corporate shoring of our hides!

No Shave November Matters!

Another very important Noshember tradition is the causes and charities world wide that it supports. Many of the worlds greatest Noshemberers and Noshember events of our time have been when the people rally around a great cause. Whether collecting funds throughout the month, or just raising awareness, be sure to check out some of the many important issues and charities supported by Noshemberers world wide.

No-Shave-November Rules Questions

The Council of Noshember met to decide some critical issues and questions that the peoples have been crying out.

Issue 1. The peoples cry out: "Can I keep my existing beard come the end of October and just start from there?"

Council's Decree: The goal of Noshember is not so much the contest or even the ritual shaving, but rather the shear laziness of being unkempt and rough together for an entire month. Let us not get bogged down in detail, but keep our eyes on the prize. Or prizes as it were. We're just glad to have you beard-keepers along for the ride.

Issue 3. The people's cry out: "Must I leave the chomo hair on my upper lip? It is unsightly and unfriendly."

Council's Decree: Again, the theme is laziness and unkemptness. If you are not ready for real laziness and unkemptness, you can shave the stache, but remember, we encourage you to grow and improve in your slovenly ways. Sometimes sacrifices must be made for the cause.

Copy and Paste No Shave November Rules

Rules Version One - Strict

The Noshember "No Shave November" Rules

As it was written: "Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard." Leviticus 19:27
1) On October 31st, shave your entire face as cleanly as possible. No stubble, no "pre-existing" facial hair. Shave completely.

2) Take a "before" picture. [Insert instructions on where to send before and after pics.]

3) Do not shave or trim for the entire month. No trimming your neck, no shaving your mustache, no shaping your beard.

4) At the end of November we will vote on the most epic facial hair. [insert here about when/where/how your group will vote. time and location if you are doing an event/party]

5) Noshemberers will be judged by:
[Add or remove to fit your group]
  • Longest
  • Fullest/Thickest
  • The Picasso (Patchy/Abstract)
  • The George "Babyface" Nelson
6) Take your "after" picture. [Insert instructions on where to send before and after pics.]

7) On Dec. 1 you can finally shave!

Rules Version Two - Easy/Businessman

The Noshember "No Shave November" Rules

1) On October 31st, shave your entire face as cleanly as possible. You can keep "pre-existing" facial hair, just make sure the rest is clean as possible. The goal is epic hair!

2) Take a "before" picture. [Insert instructions on where to send before and after pics.]

3) Do not shave for the entire month. If you need to trim your neck, shave your mustache, or shape your beard somehow, go for it, as long as you have something to show for your efforts in your after pics. Again, whatever you have to do to participate in No Shave November!

4) At the end of November we will vote on the most epic facial hair. [insert here about when/where/how your group will vote. time and location if you are doing an event/party]

5) Noshemberers will be judged by:
[Add or remove to fit your group]
  • Longest New Growth
  • Fullest/Thickest New Growth
  • The Picasso (Patchy/Abstract)
  • The George "Babyface" Nelson
6) Take your "after" picture. [Insert instructions on where to send before and after pics.]

7) On Dec. 1 you can finally shave!

Rules - Optional Changes

2) Every day, starting when you first shave, take a picture in the same spot, same position. 4) At the end of November we will shave and weigh to compare! Save your clippings, washing off all shaving cream, dry them, and put them in a ziplock bag. [insert here about when/where/how your group will measure, who to give it to. This one is better for women to compete with]

4) At the end of November we will measure length to compare! [insert here about when/where/how your group will measure. time and location if you are doing an event/party. Another one better for women to compete with]

5) Noshemberers will be judged by:
[Add or remove to fit your group]
  • Measuring Weight
  • Measuring Length
  • Style and Fashion
  • Presentation/Attitude
  • The Horrible Beard
  • The Pre-Teen Face
  • Sasquatch Legs (women)
  • Sasquatch Pits (women)
  • By Category
    • The Rockstar
    • The Playoff Beard
    • The Clooney
    • The Frenchmen
    • The Doctor
    • The Fu Manchu
    • The Flying Dutchman
    • The Dali
    • The Handlebar
    • The OG
    • Starburns
    • The Offermen
    • The Mario and Luigi
    • The Soul Patch
    • Inigo Montoya
    • Chinstrap
6) On Dec. 1 you can finally shave!

7) Take your final full beard pic, and when you shave add your "after" picture, put together an animation or video of your whole month. [Insert instructions on where to send before and after pics.]

7) In December - DO NOT SHAVE - trim as much as you need to, but keep it going. Then on Christmas morning, shave all but your mustache, and suprise the whole family with a beautiful display for "Mustache Christmas Morning"

Rules - No Shave November Women

The Noshember "No Shave November" Rules for Women

Thats right, as long as there as been Noshember, there have been women participants (noshemberinas). Women can choose to join the laziness and not shave their legs or even armpits. They can even compete: 1) On October 31st, shave completely.

2) Take a "before" picture. [Insert instructions on where to send before and after pics.]

3) Do not shave for the entire month.

4) At the end of November we will vote on the most epic hair. Come prepared to show off your growth! [insert here about when/where/how your group will vote. time and location if you are doing an event/party. women can also participate in length or weight comparisons. in our experience, it usually comes out pretty close/competative!]

5) Noshemberers will be judged by:
[Add or remove to fit your group]
  • Longest New Growth
  • Fullest/Thickest New Growth
  • The Picasso (Patchy/Abstract)
  • The George "Babyface" Nelson
6) Take your "after" picture. [Insert instructions on where to send before and after pics.]

7) On Dec. 1 you can finally shave!



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The Intent of Noshember

The goal of Noshember is not so much the contest or even the ritual shaving, but rather the shear laziness of being unkempt and rough together for an entire month. Let us not get bogged down in detail, but keep our eyes on the prize. Or prizes as it were. We're just glad to have you beard-keepers along for the ride.

-Just do your best

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