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How To Trim Your Mustache Step-by-Step Guide

How To Trim Your Mustache Step-by-Step Guide

It takes hard work to get the best mustache in the game. Even Tom Selleck has to break out the clippers and practice mustache maintenance on a regular basis. If you want a ‘stache like his, you’ll need to snip, trim, and condition regularly.

Keeping your beard clean isn’t the only part of your facial hair care regimen to focus on. Having a thick, full, healthy beard is a huge win — kudos to you for achieving that! Still, some concentrate more on their beards and neglect their mustaches, which is a no-no. 

A well-groomed mustache adds to the whole ensemble, even if you’re not sporting a massive walrus mustache. It takes patience and practice, but upkeeping your mustache will be worth it. With the right tools and methods, we can teach you how to trim a mustache like a pro and keep it that way!

How To Trim a Mustache in 6 Steps 

Before even thinking about trimming your mustache, you need to start with the prep work. Trimming your mustache is an art form, a delicate dance of precision and style. So, whether you're sporting a classic handlebar mustache or a simple chevron on your upper lip, let's delve into the basics of trimming and shaping, turning your ‘stache into a statement of bold simplicity and effortless confidence! 

Here’s how to trim your mustache, all in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Grow It Out 

Venturing into mustache mastery starts with growth! A lush, full ‘stache is the canvas for your artistry — aided by our Beard Growth Vitamins and Beard Growth Oil, which are packed with nourishing elements. 

A carefully curated mixture of hair-supporting growth vitamins like vitamins A, C, D, and E (just to name a few) can help kickstart and maintain thick facial hair. Growth Oil provides next-level moisture and nourishes your facial hair follicles and skin underneath your beard while simultaneously hydrating and softening. Who said manliness had to mean a rough, itchy ‘stache? We’re not about that.

Whether you choose to wield a full beard or focus on the ‘stache, embrace patience as your facial tapestry unfolds, promising effortless style and bold sophistication with The Beard Club!

Step 2: Gather Your Tools

Once you decide what you would like to do with your mustache, gather the right tools for trimming. You’ll need a mustache comb, mustache scissors for stray hairs, a beard trimmer, and (of course) a mirror. 

Need precision near the lip line? Mustache scissors are your best bet. And when talking combs, think of a beard comb as your warm-up and a mustache comb as the main event, taming those stray hairs. 

Step 3: Wash and Dry Your Face

Master the art of how to trim your mustache with our step-by-step guide. Dive into tools, techniques, and style tips for the perfect 'stache.

Prep your ‘stache for trimming by cleaning your face first. Using a face wash that is compatible with your specific facial hair, cleanse your face and mustache thoroughly. Choose a shampoo that’s specifically formulated for facial hair to ensure it’s gentle but effective. 

After completely washing out the cleanser, towel dry your face. Remember — do not start trimming your mustache or beard until your facial hair is dry. When the hairs are dry, you’ll know what and how much to trim; wet hairs can deceive us.

Step 4: Comb Your Mustache

The right beard comb will soften your facial hair and allow you to see which direction to trim the mustache hairs. Our specialty Mustache Comb is the perfect tool for this part of the trimming process.

To prepare for trimming, comb the hairs straight down at a 90-degree angle to see how long your mustache hair is and where and how much to cut it with a pair of scissors. Then, use your mustache comb to shape your mustache as you choose. 

Step 5: Trim With Beard Scissors 

Grab your beard scissors and start with subtle cuts, either from the outer corners or the middle, maintaining a steady hand for symmetry. Cut at about a 45-degree angle and follow the shape of your lips for a clean and symmetrical look. This is also a good opportunity to tackle any unruly nose hairs that may be blending into your ‘stache. 

As you go, use your comb to detangle any stragglers. Trim right above the teeth of the comb if you need to remove any loose hairs. Finalize the shape, snip uneven strands, and voila — bold, effortless finesse!

Step 6: Use an Electric Beard Trimmer 

Next, it’s time for the big guns — the electric trimmer, that is. Our PT45 trimmer comes with eight color-coded interchangeable heads that attach to the beard and mustache trimmer. These swappable heads provide you with everything you need for 45 unique beard and mustache trimming lengths. This allows you to sculpt and master your mustache with unparalleled sharpness.

Like you did with the scissors, comb through the mustache to see any stragglers missed while trimming. If there are some undesirable hairs, use the trimmer to quickly and carefully remove them by keeping the trimmer at a 90-degree angle and delicately taking away the hairs.

Step 7: Care for Your Mustache 

Got your perfectly trimmed ‘stache? Good! Now, let’s try to keep it that way. Applying beard oil should be part of your hydration routine, and it’s vital to keeping your facial hair soft. Daily combing keeps your mustache looking sharp and aligned. You can also apply a bit of mustache wax to coax it into shape, especially if you’re going for a particularly groomed facial hair style. 

And don’t forget those routine checks on your hair follicles, ensuring strong growth and minimal breakage. Head over to The Beard Club for more tips on facial hair growth, smoothing, shaping, maintenance, and even accessories for all your beard and mustache needs. 

The Art of Acing Your 'Stache Game

There you have it! Like any good workout, a refined 'stache requires dedication and the right tools. Once you’ve decided on what mustache styles work best for you, considering your current beard style, desired length, and just how much time you want to spend on upkeep, you’ll be well on your way to the perfect mustache. 

With these grooming tips, you'll sport that mustache as confidently as acing a gym routine. It's all about The Beard Club's bold simplicity and effortless charm. Stay simple, stay stylish, and let your 'stache steal the show!


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