The Ultimate Mustache Styling and Grooming Guide
Mustache grooming can either be an art and something you like doing, or a tedious affair. This little piece of majestic hair between your nose and lip has a lot of versatility to it. There are an overwhelming amount of mustache styles to choose from that can enhance your appearance and complement your face shape. Not to mention a rich history of mustaches as well. Let's dive into the semantics of the word. The word mustache was originally a French word. It stems from moustachio, an Italian word, and from Medieval Latin, moustaccium. The original Greek word for it originally meant upper lip facial hair. Shaving has been around since the Neolithic era. Some of the first portraits of mustached men come from 300 BC. Various cultures have a great amount of renown for a strong and long mustache. For example, during the Victorian Era in England, the mustache, or moustache if we’re being regionally correct, was seen as the mark of a revolutionary, or artist.
Grooming Steps for Different Mustache StylesOne of the most iconic and fashionable mustache styles is The Chevron, famously worn by men like Freddy Mercury, Nick Offerman as fictional Ron Swanson, and Tom Selleck. Here you'll find the mustache grooming tips built around this mustache style. We recommend either growing out a full beard or mustache before starting to train these styles:
- Trim your mustache with some electronic clippers at your desired length―this way, your mustache will be one uniform length.
- The edges of your mustache should be cut about half an inch around the corners of your mouth. It's up to you if you want to grow your mustache over your upper lip. If not, you can use some mustache trimming scissors to snip away at the unruly hairs creeping over your upper lip. Just be careful you don’t cut your skin on accident.
- Lastly, make sure to brush your mustache upwards and trim an even and equal line along your lip.
- First, for this mustache style, part your mustache down the middle and comb each side out.
- Use a small pair of hair cutting scissors to trim all stray hairs. Start from the middle and cut outwards until you reach the end―slowly cutting less and less until you reach the edge of each side.
- Apply your wax to hold the mustache in place. Once it's been evenly applied, twist the ends of your hair with your fingers and curl the mustache ends upwards.
- Finally, make sure each curl on the side of your mustache is even.
- Take your clippers or handy beard trimmer and trim the mustache down to an even level. Utilize one of the highest guards for your clippers if you must.
- Put your finger in a straight line on your mouth downwards to your jaw and guide your trimming all the way to the bottom.
- Once these bars are equal on both sides of your mustache, look and determine the length you want.
The Perfect Tool for Mustache GroomingIt's important to have the right tools for the job. That's why, when it comes to your mustache, bigger isn't always better. Our Mustache Comb is the perfect size to quickly and efficiently get your stache styled. Its smaller stature compared to our Beard Comb also means it's perfect for getting rid of dead or dying hair follicles and keeping your mustache free of long, unruly hairs. Simply put, it’s a great addition to your mustache and beard care routine. To use the mustache comb: [embed width = 800 height= 600]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn85F6U9-M0[/embed]
- Begin in the center of your 'stache and tackle one side at a time
- Work the comb from the center toward the left end of your mustache
- Then start again at the center and do the same toward the right end
- After a few strokes of the mustache comb, your handlebars will be ready for action