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.
Quick Tips to Get Your ‘Stache (or Beard) Started
It might be obvious, but you actually need enough facial hair to pull this off. If you’re a patchy guy, sorry, it’s not going to work for you (but you can still participate in Movember’s new “Move” fundraising component).
During that thin, scraggly, growing-in stage, take time to stock your tool kit. Order up a Truman Set from the ubiquitous Harry’s. 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 Rides Mustache Wax. This tiny tin of robust wax will keep your mustache looking polished and neat. And don’t forget to check out our facial hair product round-ups for beard oils, beard balms, and beard conditioners.
Obviously, you want to go with a mustache style that works for your face. 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 your barbershop and have a professional take care of it for you. Make sure to bring a photo of an model or celebrity’s ‘stache to make clear what you want. Keep in mind though, the mustache, much like a haircut, will probably look a little different on you than it does in the picture, so make it your own. You can always trim down, so the more meat on the bone, the better.
And finally, nothing beats the mustache with the curly ends on it. It’s iconic.
Article updated October 26, 2017 by Chase McPeak