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Did Justin Coghlan, co-founder of the Movember foundation, start this new moustache craze or is it part of a growing trend that is here to stay? If he’s not directly responsible for it, he definitely contributed to making it cool and acceptable within the mainstream. I must admit that I have a weak spot for facial hair. But of course it largely depends on who sports them and how well!
Those who wear them well exude a Je ne sais quoi, a certain charisma and confidence.
The styling possibilities can be limited, however there are ways with some creativity! But it’s one thing to have a cool facial due, but it’s another thing to groom it well.
Here are a few tips to maintain your cool moustache, from Fashionbeans:
1. Get Your Timing Right
“The easiest way to trim your moustache in the initial stages is with clippers or a beard trimmer, but after three to four weeks graduate from these to a quality pair of facial hair scissors to trim around the mouth. This is also the time to start using a moustache comb, along with a little wax. These will help shape your moustache but will also even it out, helping fill any gaps and prevent it from looking fluffy.” – Michael Beardsley, stylist at Pall Mall Barbers in London and owner of a beautifully maintained moustache.
2. Get Scrubbing
“I always recommend using a good face scrub to remove any unwanted food or dead skin cells building up in your moustache, particularly in the early stages.” – Bearded Liverpool barber, Peter ‘Cut Throat Pete’ Cranfield.
3. Shampoo And Condition
“Facial hair can be very coarse, which can make your skin feel dry and itchy – so try using a little two-in-one shampoo and hair conditioner to keep your moustache clean and conditioned.” – Kate Wingrove, Director at Trevor Sorbie salons in London and Brighton.
4. Cut When Dry
“Do not try to trim a wet moustache. Wet hair is heavier and will hang longer. When it dries and retracts you may find you’ve trimmed too much.” – Chris Martin, Author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Beard and Moustache Management.
5. Give It Some Wax
“I try and keep my ‘Mo’ as natural as possible but understand that some maintenance is needed from time to time. For special occasions I might give my ‘tache a little treat and get out the moustache wax to give it some definition.
My personal favourite is the Captain Fawcett Sandalwood Moustache Wax – it smells very manly and a little goes a long way. Warm between your fingers thoroughly before applying.” – Ex Royal Marine commando, salt ‘n’ pepper ‘tache owner and founder of British grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge, David Hildrew.
6. Get Combing
“A moustache comb is an excellent investment if you’re growing a Mo. Not only can you use it to evenly distribute moustache wax and help part your moustache in the middle, it’s also a useful aid when trimming.
Use the comb to lift your ‘tache hair – it’ll make cutting it with scissors much easier – and angle the comb in the same direction as your lips.” – Brendon Murdock, Founder of uber-cool barbers Murdock London.
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