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Grooming · November 23, 2015

How to Trim Your Mustache

Mustache-Trimming Tools:

1. Comb or brush: for setting hairs into place

2. High-grade clippers: for trimming

3. Scissors: for detailing

How to Trim Your Mustache:

1. Comb it to the sides: Set the hairs in place, readying them for an even trim.

2. Clip on desired setting: Trim all hairs to the same length. If you're doing this for the first time, start with a higher setting and work your way down.

3. Comb hairs straight down: This prepares you to trim any hairs that will hang over the lip.

4. Clip hairs along lip: Remove the clipper guard and snip anything that covers the lip.

Optional tip, for longer mustaches: Comb hairs to both sides down the middle of the philtrum (which is just below the septum of the nose). Snip a small, upside-down 'V' into here (watch video for demo), thus giving your mustache more symmetry and direction.

Watch this video for more beard and mustache grooming tricks:

Not sure what kind of 'stache to grow? Consider one of these six different types of mustaches.

Subscribe to the Birchbox Man YouTube channel for more grooming tips and tricks.


Adam Hurly