Moustache Grooming – The Horseshoe Moustache
If horseshoes are good luck, perhaps the horseshoe moustache facial hair style will bring some good fortune to your daily shaving ritual.
The cowboy-inspired horseshoe facial hair style is like a moustache but includes two long bars of moustache hair pointing downwards, often extending all the way to the chin. Picture Hulk Hogan’s distinctive ‘tache and you’ll be along the right lines.
While it reached peak popularity around the 1970s, with the All Purpose Gillette STYLER, you can bring this look into the 21st century.
The Horseshoe Moustache look
There are countless facial hair styles, but this doesn’t mean that trimming a moustache will be complicated. Here’s a simple set of steps to get you on your way to the popular horseshoe moustache style:
Step 1: Select a Fixed-Length Comb for Trimming
The right comb length on your trimmer can help you style your look. The All Purpose Gillette STYLER comes with three comb attachments (2mm, 4mm, 6mm) for you to choose from.
Step 2: Trim Your Facial Hair
Even out your moustache hair length with the trimmer.
Step 3: Define Your Moustache Shape
Remove your trimmer’s comb attachment and trim your moustache to define the Horseshoe shape. Trimming hairs before shaving can help reduce tug and pull while shaving, and this can help prevent clogged blades.
Step 4: Check for Symmetry As You Go
But be careful not to trim too much off in an effort to look even.
Step 5: Prep Your Face
Rinse your face with warm water to help hydrate your hair in preparation for shaving. Then, lather up the parts of your face that you want to shave completely bare – non-moustache parts-with a shave gel. Using a shave gel can help prevent nicks, cuts, and irritation.
Step 6: Shave with Light, Gentle Strokes
Attach the razor blades attachment onto your Gillette STYLER handle and shave with light, gentle strokes, to give yourself a close shave. Any Fusion5™ blade refill fits with STYLER.
Step 7: Rinse Your Blades Often
Rinsing the blades often throughout your shave helps to prevent the buildup of hairs and shaving cream on the blade edges and cartridge; this helps keep your razor performing at its best.
Step 8: Edge with the Precision Trimmer
On the back of all Fusion5 razors is a precision blade; use this to help define the horseshoe shape and achieve clean edges.
Step 9: Rinse, Towel, and Moisturise
Rinse off your face with cool water. Towel off, and then apply a hydrating aftershave lotion or balm to help soothe your skin.
You have just mastered the Horseshoe moustache style!
With Gillette razors and trimmers, your personal grooming possibilities are endless.
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