5 Moustache Ideas For Movember

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Halloween is over and we are now into November, or should we say MOVEMBER. This is the month where men from all over the globe decide to grow a moustache and avoid the removal of pubic hair in order to help raise awareness for men’s health, in particular prostate and testicular cancer.

Not all Movember moustaches are created equal however, and this is where you can really have some fun; choosing, growing and styling what one appeals to you the most. You may be shaving off your beard, or beginning to grow your facial fuzz from scratch, no matter – we are here to help. Here are our top 5 moustache ideas for Movember:

The Tom Selleck

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photo by Alan Light [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Tom Selleck, or the Magnum moustache, needs no introduction. This is a proper moustache. The effort here is to achieve a thick, yet neat, moustache. It should be trimmed with an actual beard trimmer just above the lip, and shaved at the sides, but apart from that, leave the moustache alone to grow. For grooming, you may wish to comb your tash, as well as shampoo and condition it, to keep it looking it’s best. Not everyone will find a thick moustache like this easy to grow however.

The Walrus

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By Various [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Walrus moustache is a huge moustache! Covering half the mouth, this isn’t for the faint hearted, and requires a thick course type of hair to get the thickness and the shape just right. Beard and moustache grooming products will be required to keep this in good condition, however if you already have the tousled hair to match, you might not be too at all bothered about moustache grooming.

The Pencil Moustache

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By E.Broussard (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

For the Pencil Moustache, think Clarke Cable, or an early 20th Century artist. This moustache is fine and neat, and goes well with a very smart look. It needs regular trimming and shaving to keep it tidy in appearance, so ensure that your shaving products provide a moisturising agent to keep your skin soft and protected. This moustache style will work well with a smart suit, especially a Tux.

The Handlebar

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By Uncredited photographer for Bain News Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Handlebar moustache can be as small, large or extravagant as you like. Grow your moustache longer at the sides of your mouth, and to achieve The Handlebar style, use a moustache wax to twirl the sides, turning them up at the corners. For a small Handlebar, think Monsieur Poirot, neat and perfectly formed. There are many examples of larger Handlebar moustaches out there, but this one does take a bit of styling with moustache wax to get right.

The Horseshoe

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Horseshoe moustache is shaped just as that, a horseshoe. Think Hulk Hogan, or an American biker. In order to achieve The Horseshoe moustache you are required to grow something of a beard to begin with, as this allows you to then shave off the parts that then form the shape. Because this moustache style goes further down the face, you might still want to use beard grooming products to care for it, such as beard shampoo and moisturiser.

For more information on Movember go to https://uk.movember.com/