Most moustache styles fall in and out of trend but there are a couple of classics that keep coming back — and for good reason. If someone tells you that moustaches are old fashioned, feel free to hand them a grooming handbook from this era as proof. Better yet, hand them this one. If you still have trouble accepting the ‘stache’s status on the quintessential man’s grooming checklist, just look to your most admired celebrities. From the classic gentlemen whom your dad’s generation looked up to, to the high-on-swag lot that you want to be like, male stars have always had their signature style of facial hair. How to mustache styles.
Whether it’s Ranveer Singh’s enthusiastic handlebar ’stache or Robert Downey Junior’s zero effort scruffy mouth brow – facial fuzz has (once again) crawled its way into the mainstream like nobody’s business. With the comeback of moustaches being celebrated all over the world, it’s really no surprise that more and more men are beginning to sport them.
7 classic mustache styles that you (and she) will love
Contrary to popular belief, growing out a moustache takes more than just time, guts and good genes – it takes style. Nobody wants a fuzzy caterpillar nestling atop their lip. What you need is a well-groomed ‘stache that adds a finishing touch to your face without making you older. So if you’re trying to grow out your moustache but don’t know what shape’s right for you, check out these 7 classic moustache styles that could be your ticket to grooming heaven.
1. The Pencil
Made popular by John Waters, this ’stache style is bold and classy. A thin, narrow line of facial hair, this one is manicured to perfection to give you an oldschool movie star charm.
2. The Chevron
Tom Selleck — the guy your millennial self probably knows better as Dr. Richard Burke from Friends — pretty much has the copyright on this look. But that doesn’t mean you can’t borrow it from him every once in a while. This moppy moustache sits comfortably on your top lip, almost covering it up entirely. For those of you who like a bushy mouth brow, it doesn’t get any better than this one.
Thin handlebar mustache
3. The Handlebar
If you thought these were ridiculous a few years ago, we bet you’re reconsidering now that Ranveer Singh’s been spotted sporting one every since he did Bajirao Mastani. The handlebar looks just as good on your face as it does on your quirky printed T-shirt.
4. The Horseshoe
If you’ve just realized that the goatee you’ve been carrying is well past its prime then 1. Congratulations; and 2. The horseshoe moustache is the best way out of it. Instead of shaving all your facial hair off, just get rid of the bottom part. Your new scraggly moustache will make you look downright gangsta.
5. The Scruffy
For those of you who like the idea of a badass, rockstar-esque ’stache but have a 9-to-5 grind that pays the pills, here’s a slightly safer but equally stylish look. If you’er feeling particularly adventerous, pair the ragged moustache with a shabby beard and you’re all set to go.
6. The Walrus
If you don’t understand its name, go back and Google an image of a walrus. Turns out, the tusked marine mammal could teach you a grooming lesson or two. Much like a Walrus’ facial hair, this type of moustache is a bushy beast that will hide your top lip. But if you plan on giving this one a go, you might want to modify your eating habits beforehand.
7. The Lampshade
With angled corners and a not so thick ‘stache, this one is easy to sport. It has no curves whatsoever since the idea is to make it look thick and sharp. You can use a pair of scissors to get the desired edges.
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