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9 Best Moustache Styles You Should Try

9 epic mustache styles and how to get the look

There’s no denying that mustaches have made an epic comeback. Today, the facial hair classic is once again very popular with stylish men around the world. So if you’re looking to give your look a quick update, growing a mustache might be the answer. All you have to do is find your perfect shape. Below are nine epic mustache styles to inspire your new manly “mo”.

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1. Herringbone Mustache | Tom Selleck

Popularized by actor Tom Selleck, the Selleck mustache (also known as the Chevron mustache) relies on coarse hair, which can take months to grow. Relatively neat, this style is one of the most simplistic versions of mustaches. Something you should consider before trying this is the type of facial hair you have. It works best on those with straighter hair and can be maintained by cutting longer hair that is starting to grow over your mouth.


2. Walrus Mustache

Certainly not for the faint of heart, the walrus mustache is undeniably statement-making. Big in the 19e century and the first part of the 20e century, this look also saw a revival in the youth counterculture revolutions of the sixties. This style relies on growing your facial hair for more than five months. During this time, the hair will begin to hang over your upper lip, giving the desired “morse code” mark. Be sure to shave off your remaining facial hair for a true recreation of this traditional trend.

Morse Mo

3. Pencil mustache

The “pencil” mustache became more popular when movie stars like Clark Gable and Errol Flynn adopted the style. Straight out of a 1940s movie, the pencil mustache is much easier to achieve than the thicker Selleck style. You can develop this version in about a month. This mustache needs grooming quite frequently, requiring a bit more attention for grooming the lower part of the style, so it looks like pencil straightness. Overall, it’s a neater, more vintage take on facial hair.


4. Handlebar Mustache

A street style favourite, the handlebar mustache features curved ends that curl towards the cheekbones. A fresher, more youthful way to approach this classic favorite is to opt for a more modern haircut. The handlebar style is simple; Use a small dab of mustache wax to curl each end of your mustache outward, creating curved ends.


5. Horseshoe Mustache

Think Hulk Hogan and Aaron Rodgers. Distinctive and ultra-bold, this mustache is one of the most over-the-top styles. If you’re up for trying it, it will take a few months (to grow your hair thick enough) and a lot of guts. This style is definitely not for many, so make sure it works for you. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like Ben Stiller in Dodgeball.


6. Cowboy Mustache

The cowboy mustache appeared long before Woody made his mark in Toy Story. Primarily a messier, longer, messier version of the Selleck mustache, this version shouldn’t be too neat, but rather rugged and less neat. Naturally, tidy up this mustache with a pair of scissors, so it doesn’t look totally sloppy, but avoid precise trimming of large sections of hair to maintain the roughness of this version.

cowboy mustache

7. Fu Manchu Mustache

We weren’t kidding when we said our guide was complete. One of the more eccentric styles, the Fu Manchu is something straight out of a comic book. Derived from Dr. Fu Manchu’s signature look, this style requires you to grow out the sides of your mustache, so that they hang over your chin. Pair that with longer hair on your chin and you have a more traditional mustache. This version is perhaps a little more appropriate for Halloween. For a more modern version, point your mustache in other directions for a different look.


8. Mustache Dali

The namesake of this mustache is none other than Salvador Dali, the famous Spanish surrealist painter. Dali’s spirit can be seen in this comical, yet signature mustache style; the ends stand up straight and can be shaped by swirling mustache wax over your long sections of hair so your locks stick out. A pomade was traditionally used by Dali, who once joked that his mustache was the most serious part of his personality.


9. Scruffy Mustache

Favored by high profile actors, the scruffy mustache is not very distinctive and usually comes with stubble. Perhaps the easiest and most stylish way to approach a mustache, it’s a foolproof option if you’re a little skeptical about growing your mustache. It won’t take long to grow your facial hair to the required length for this style, but remember that it can be modified for those with thicker facial hair – just trim your mustache and evenly stubble. For inspiration, think of Johnny Depp, James Franco and Ryan Gosling.


How to grow a mustache

For readers who have never really experienced longer facial hair before, just know that you will need a little patience. Thick, decent hair doesn’t grow overnight, so know that you’ll have to commit, no matter how uncomfortable your facial hair growth may seem. A simple way to grow a mustache is to let all your facial hair grow for a while. This will allow your mustache to grow thicker alongside your other facial hair, which will prevent you from looking like a pubescent teenager while your mustache grows thicker. When you start to feel a thick enough beard coming, shave the rest of your face leaving your mustache alone.

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How to grow a mustache

How to grow a mustache faster

For healthy facial hair, you will need to do a few things to stimulate growth. First, vitamins and minerals in your diet or as a supplement will promote hair growth. Specifically, keep an eye out for beard growth oils containing vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, and biotin to nourish your hair follicles and strengthen hair from the inside out. interior. Exfoliating your face will also remove dead cells, keeping your face clean to grow healthier hair. Don’t forget to moisturize your face, which will also allow for a better environment for faster hair growth. Also, stay hydrated and drink plenty of water, which will also help in fast hair growth.


How to trim a mustache

Generally, a trimmer or beard trimmer works well for trimming your facial hair, but once you’ve grown your hair to a longer length, consider a pair of facial hair scissors to get the job done. Also, comb your mustache for a more precise cut. Be sure to trim your mustache when your facial hair is dry rather than wet, which will give you a better indication of how much to trim and how it will look when finished.

How to trim a mustache

Mustaches and Scruff

It can be a bit daunting to settle for just a mustache, which is why stubble is a good idea for beginners. Ironically, an extra chunk of shagreen will soften your look, making a mustache more palatable for gentlemen who are afraid to try the trend. You will need to keep in mind that it all depends on how much hair you have naturally. If your hair is naturally thinner and you don’t grow out as much, this look might not be for you. Goats should be approached with caution, it is recommended to accompany the skin of the face to ensure that your look is not too old fashioned.

Mustaches and Scruff


Does trimming your mustache make it grow faster?

Trimming your mustache won’t make it grow any faster, but arranging the thin or ruffled ends will give the illusion of looking fuller and sturdier. If you want to improve your facial hair growth, focus on your diet. Be sure to get enough water, vitamins A, B, C, and E, and biotin to nourish your hair follicles and strengthen hair from within. Then, regular exfoliation and moisturizing will ensure healthy skin and promote blood circulation to the area, thereby improving hair growth.

Aren’t mustaches unprofessional?

Facial hair, including whiskers, is generally acceptable in the workplace, as long as it is neat, tidy and clean. Mustaches are on the less intense end of the facial hair spectrum and have been in fashion for decades, so they’re not a new concept. While there may be a few exceptions where workplace culture or hygiene comes into play, this would be less common.

Should I comb my mustache down or to the side?

The decision to comb your mustache down or to the side depends on your personal preferences, mustache shape and hair growth patterns. If you’re wearing a style like a chevron, walrus, horseshoe, or cowboy, you’ll generally brush down. However, for the Dali, Fu Manchu and handlebars, the outward angle will work best and help with styling.

Should my mustache cover my upper lip?

Ideally, for thicker styles such as herringbone, walrus, handlebar, and cowboy, the thickness should generally cover the upper lip. However, it can get frustrating if you eat or drink there all the time. As such, with most of them, you can get away with trimming the top of your lip and still maintain the style.


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