A local man is hoping his beard is the best in the country.

Conor Barrett is one of 12 finalists in Wahl’s “Man of the Year” contest.

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It’s a contest about real guys with a real passion for facial hair.

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The winner gets $1,000 and the chance to appear in a national ad.

You can help Conor and his beard by voting on Facebook.

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You can find out more about the contest at wahl.com.