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How to trim a moustache

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With Movember firmly planted in the calendar of beard culture, the moustache seems to be back to stay. As a temporary novelty or a year-round lifestyle, men keep going for the mo’.

Moustache styles come in all shapes and sizes, but the basics of how to grow a moustache remain the same for all types of moustaches.

 

Ready to get started? Here are the essential steps for creating the best moustaches for any face:

How to grow a moustache

Before we begin, some basic prep. Make sure your beard is at least 1 cm long so that you have something to work with. For a smoother grooming experience, you’re going to want a dry face and beard, with no shaving cream to obscure what you’re doing (this is how bad moustaches happen).

It’s also important to know which of the many moustache styles you’re shooting for. When in doubt, the natural moustaches compliments most.
Man trimming moustache with Philips beard trimmer

1. Shape your moustache

Use a beard and moustache trimmer with a precision attachment to make a gentle curve under your nose. Trim the hair above your upper lip to create a clean line. Then trim the ends of your moustache outwards, from the edge of your lips.

 

2. Trim your beard to reveal your moustache

If you’ve let your whole beard grow to create your moustache, it’s time to trim it away to make your moustache stand out proud. Use a beard trimmer to remove it.

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Beardtrimmer series 5000

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    Beardtrimmer series 5000

    Stubble trimmer

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    Effortless even trim

    This trimmer with full metal blades lets you achieve exactly the 3-day stubble, short beard or long beard look you want. Our new integrated hair lift comb raises hairs for efficient one-pass, even trimming results See all benefits

    Suggested retail price: £80.00

    Effortless even trim

    This trimmer with full metal blades lets you achieve exactly the 3-day stubble, short beard or long beard look you want. Our new integrated hair lift comb raises hairs for efficient one-pass, even trimming results See all benefits

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Effortless even trim

This trimmer with full metal blades lets you achieve exactly the 3-day stubble, short beard or long beard look you want. Our new integrated hair lift comb raises hairs for efficient one-pass, even trimming results See all benefits

Suggested retail price: £80.00

Effortless even trim

This trimmer with full metal blades lets you achieve exactly the 3-day stubble, short beard or long beard look you want. Our new integrated hair lift comb raises hairs for efficient one-pass, even trimming results See all benefits

3. Shave closely

Unless you’re going for the ‘stached stubble, give yourself a clean shave with whatever style of electric shaver or razor you prefer. (If you have an issue with razor burn, remember: best not to apply too much pressure or go for too close a shave.)

4. Maintain your ‘stache

Use wax or pomade to tame your moustache, if required, and trim it regularly to keep it tidy.

Once you know how to grow and trim a moustache, remember: your chosen moustache style speaks volumes. If you’re not happy with what yours is saying, try out something else – like a handlebar.

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