Get Growing! Movember Is Coming


Ready, set, grow! It’s getting closer to Movember so why not join your fellow Mo Bros and grow a stache for a good cause? Since 2003, The Movember Foundation has raised $650 million dollars towards funding over 1, 000 programs that focus on key men’s health issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

This month, The Manual is supporting men’s health by participating in Movember Foundation’s Movember challenge. Check out our fundraising page on the official website to contribute and start growing out that ‘stache. At the end of the month, The Manual will be giving away a grooming prize pack from Ursa Major to the best mustache grown in November. Snap a picture of you and your awesome mustache and head to this page for instructions for your chance to win. Our contest runs November 21- 28, with the winners announced shortly thereafter.

Register and start your donation here and then follow these tips for growing a proper mustache from Rudy Milian, Lead Barber at Harry’s Corner Shop NYC. C’mon! The Mo Sistas really dig it.

The more Mos the better! 

“This might sound obvious, but the most important factor in growing a moustache is the hair. You’ve got to have enough hair to mold the moustache into how you want it to look.”

During that thin, patchy, growing-in stage stock your tool kit. Order up a Truman Set from your fellow Mos at Harry’s, once again an official Movember partner. Rake through even the thickest of mustaches with this handmade mustache comb from Kent. Comb hair straight down before trimming with Wahl’s Stainless Steel Lithium Ion trimmer. Finally, carry around Mr. Natty Moustache Twizzle Wax. This tiny tin of robust wax will keep your moustache looking polished and neat.

Obviously, you want to go with a mustache style that works for your face. According to Rudy, “You can’t go wrong with a well-trimmed, thick, standard mustache. The two ends should always be trimmed and cut at the edge of your lip corners.”

And when you are ready for next level stache styling, book an appointment at Harry’s Corner Shop. “Come to the shop with 1-month of facial hair growth and make sure to bring a photo of the celebrity ‘stache you want. Keep in mind though, the moustache, much like a haircut, will probably look a little different on you than it does in the picture. It is your job to make it your own depending on how you want it to look. You can always trim down, so I always say, the more meat on the bone, the better.”

Try Rudy’s favorite of all time, “Nothing beats the moustache with the curly ends on it. It’s a classic.”