The humble moustache has had quite a reputation over the years and is now making a comeback with stylish gents across the globe. Not only a grooming statement, but it is also the ideal choice of lads who don’t aren’t able to grow a full beard.
Though it may seem like a small statement, a little bit of upper lip fuzz has become iconic for some of the biggest stars in history, not just Uncle Garry at the family BBQ.
We have teamed up with Lad’s styling expert Jules Tognini to give some simple, easy to follow tips on how to use VSforMen grooming products to own your moustache!
Just like all good things, achieving the below looks will require some patience. The most important thing is to let your facial hair grow out evenly so you don’t look like a 12-year-old!
You will wait for your moustache and soul patch to flourish. Moisturising your face will provide a better, healthier environment for faster hair growth. This will also let you trim down to an even, natural looking length when you shape your moustache.
Once you’ve achieved the length you are happy with, the first step is to trim down to a goatee. Then we will show how to trim down to a handlebar, pilot and pencil moustache style.
The ’90s is back and the goatee is leading the charge. In a research carried out by VSforMen, 69% of Australians voted the goatee as the grooming trend that they would most like to see make a comeback* (though the humble mullet was an honourable mention).
This included the ladies of Australia, who are keen to see lads mirror the styling of Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt circa 1995 and Kurt Cobain during the never mind Years. It’s such a winner because it can be altered to suit just about any face shape.
To achieve the goatee look, follow these key steps to make the process easy and pain-free:
Now, if you feel like you resemble David Brent from the office more than Kurt Cobain and want to get more adventurous, you can lose the soul patch and let your moustache take centre stage with one of these great looks.
Pro Tip: Repeat this process every few days depending on how clean cut you are looking to be.
A real statement for the man who takes on the world like Hulk Hogan took on competitors in the wrestling ring, this iconic style is also known as the horseshoe. The classic style requires long, thick coverage, but this has not stopped many a brave man rocking this with far thinner top lip length.
To achieve the handle bar look:
Pro Tip: Just like the goatee, repeat this process every few days depending on how clean cut you are looking to be.
A neater, more mainstream look, Tom Selleck made this famous in his Miami Vice days. The classic style requires a longer, thicker growth, so patience is once again a virtue. However, once the process of growing is done, it’s pretty easy to maintain.
To achieve the pilot moustache look:
Maintain this look by trimming every few days depending on how short or thick you want it.
Pro tip: Apply some wave to that stache to stay sharp!
Made famous by the black and white movie stars from the golden years of Hollywood such as Errol Flynn and Clark Gable, this is the perfect look for the cultured gentleman. Requiring less growth than the other looks, this little beauty will require more maintenance to keep it looking dapper.
How to maintain your pencil moustache style:
Sport one of these looks and seize the power of our facial fur! With that in mind, check out our wide range of high-quality grooming tools for the face, body and head. For those that like to have everything in one, we also have our all-in-one trimming tools.
To get your very own VS for Men grooming tool, you can check out where your nearest stockist is to treat yourself!
*YouGov Galaxy Online Omnibus between 9-12 August 2018, sample 1,017 Australians aged 18 years and older distributed throughout Australia