Facial Hair Styles

8 of the Most Flattering Moustache Styles

8 of the Most Flattering Moustache Styles

Anyone can pull off a moustache, provided it’s well-groomed and the right style for your face shape.

Growing a moustache is a great way to showcase your personality through your facial hair, and there’s no reason why you can’t have a bold ‘tache in the workplace if you keep it neat.

From a quirky handlebar moustache to a classic pencil; and from the statement walrus to a goatee beard, there are countless ways to make a moustache work for you.

How to Grow a Moustache

It’s always best to start with a clean shave when you want to grow a moustache, as it means all of your facial hair will be the same length when it starts to get longer.

Patience and regular trimming are key to growing a statement ‘tache. Be prepared to spend a couple of weeks with slightly questionable facial hair until it gets longer and easier to work with.

During this stage, the Gillette All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer will be your closest pal. It’s designed to trim evenly and edge precisely, making it ideal for keeping your moustache neat while it grows – and it can also provide a close shave, if you ever feel like you need to scrap your efforts and start all over again.

1. The Original ‘Tache

The most classic of all the moustache styles is a trimmed ‘tache that sits just above your top lip.

This facial hair style should be simple, clean, and easy on the eye, so keep it regularly trimmed with your All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer, which gives you the option of three different comb lengths: 2mm, 4mm and 6mm.


2. The Pencil Moustache

The pencil moustache is essentially a thinner version of the original ‘tache above. It’s simply a super-thin strip of hair that should outline your upper lip.

You’ll need a shorter comb length to keep this moustache style neat, and you’ll probably need to trim it at least every other day to keep it in check.

3. The Handlebar

A handlebar moustache is a bold look that requires a certain level of confidence to pull off – as well as a whole lot of patience.

It’ll take time – as well as a few scruffy days – to grow the ends of your ‘tache longer than the centre so you can achieve those distinctive curled ends.

Curl the ends using styling wax, twisting them upwards or into a spiral shape if they’re long enough, remembering to just add a little bit of product at a time to avoid a greasy look.

Get more advice on how to grow a handlebar moustache in this blog.

4. The Chevron Moustache

A chevron moustache is meant to cover your whole top lip, with ends that point downwards.

To get that pointed shape, your Gillette Styler will be a huge help, as you’ll need to create some crisp edges and keep them trimmed regularly for the smartest look.

5. The Horseshoe Moustache

The horseshoe style is the first on our list that involves styling hair below your upper lip.

At the point where your moustache ends, you need to keep growing your facial hair in two long bars to form a horseshoe-like shape.

This is a good style to go for if you’re usually a smiley person. Bear in mind that if your mouth naturally turns down, you could risk making your entire face look as though it’s drooping downwards.

6. The Beardstache

A beardstache involves growing all of your facial hair, but letting your moustache grow longer than your beard, which you could choose to leave as stubble or as a short beard.

The different interchangeable comb lengths that come with the Gillette All Purpose Styler make it easy to achieve this moustache style – you can just select different lengths to trim your ‘tache and your beard down to.

7. The Anchor Beard

Imagine an anchor shape. Now, imagine that on your face, with the curved bottom part across your jawline – that’s pretty much the shape you want to aim for if you’re growing an anchor beard.

This moustache style is fairly traditional, but with a pointed beard tracing the jawline to accompany it.

It doesn’t suit everyone, so try letting your facial hair grow for a week or so without shaving, then style your beard into a pointed shape to see if it works for you before it gets too long.

8. The Walrus

Be wary of experimenting with a walrus moustache unless you have a long face shape, or you’ll risk completely drowning all of your features.

This is another distinctive style that not everyone can pull off. To grow a walrus-style moustache, follow the same process that you would for a handlebar ‘tache, but style the ends downwards, rather than upwards, keeping them straight, not curled.

Always bear in mind that you don’t want an irritated chin full of razor bumps distracting from your well-groomed moustache

Avoid this by shaving with the grain (in the same direction that your hair grows in), and use our SkinGuard Sensitive Razor that’s designed especially for sensitive skin. It limits contact between the blade and your skin for a more comfortable shave and reduced irritation.

Always follow up with a post-shave routine as well to keep your skin protected and soothed.

If you want to experiment even further with your facial hair, check out our guide to the top beard styles of the moment.

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2019-01-03 22:06:48By Gillette Editor

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