Mustache Styling Tips From A Perennial Grower

Growing a mustache during Movember is one thing; wearing it all year is a different achievement entirely.

As we prepare for a month of strange glances and itchy upper lips, we turn to the expert amongst us for tips on how to wear the mo’ a little mo’ betta. No man at Birchbox has the cachet of Discovery Specialist Nathaniel, whose mustache rivals that of Captain Hook, so we asked him to walk us through his styling routine. Though you may never grow your whiskers to such glorious lengths and curls, we think it’s the perfect inspiration as we start Movember.

As we prepare for month of strange looks and itchy upper lips, we turn to the experts amongst us for tips on how to wear the mo’ well. And by sheer volume, no man at Birchbox has the cachet of discovery specialist Nathaniel, the owner of the most famous mustache in the office.

We asked him to walk us through his styling routine. Though you may never see your mo’ through to such glorious lengths and curls, we hope you’ll let it inspire you as it has us.

“First, I comb my mustache using a mustache comb to get any kinks out of the way."
combing

“I use Mr. Natty’s Twizzle Wax to groom my mustache and style it into the shape I like.”
twizzle wax

“I make sure to warm up the wax in the container by stirring it with my index finger, and from there I work a bit of it between my thumb and index finger.”
wax

“I then work the wax into my mustache.”
twist

“Using a twist-pull motion I try to get a smooth straight line.”
twist 2

“Then, I grab a regular pencil to help with curling.”
pencil

“I loop my mustache around the pencil.”
loop

“Hold the the loop for a few seconds to hold the curl.”
hold

“If it’s not sitting the right way, it’s fine to persuade it a bit.”
set

“The trick is finding a balance between the two sides. Once I get it right, I’m free to go about my day being debonair.”
finish

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