The Chevron Mustache
Characteristics: A thick, full mustache that partially covers the top lip.
Difficulty: Easy. The Chevron is on the bushier side, and only requires light trimming.
The English Mustache
Characteristics: Has longer hairs, and is parted at the middle of the philtrum (thats the divot that forms at the center of your upper lip).
Difficulty: Intermediate. Requires more growth time, and extra precision while trimming, especially inside the philtrum.
The Handlebar Mustache
Characteristics: Curls upward at both ends with the aid of styling wax.
Difficulty: Advanced. This is for the mustache master who has plenty of time for styling.
The Horseshoe Mustache
Characteristics: Appropriately named for its horseshoe shape. Looks like a goatee with the bottom center shaved out.
Difficulty: Easy to grow, difficult to pull off.
The Pencil Mustache
Characteristics: Lines the upper lip, and is trimmed very thin (like a pencil).
Difficulty: Advanced. This takes careful, frequent trimming, and is hard to pull off without looking like a henchman.
The Walrus Mustache
Characteristics Bushy, like a walrus of course. Slightly more overgrown and rounded than the Chevron. Sometimes so thick that it covers the whole mouth.
Difficulty: Intermediate. Doesnt require much trimming, but a lot of guys facial hair is too sparse to make this work.
Photo credits, from top: Universal, Warner Bros., Miramax, Twentieth Century Fox, Getty Images, Penguin Books
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