Between No Shave November across college campuses nationwide, and Movember raising money in the fight against prostate cancer, there are all kinds of reasons to embark on growing your very own handlebar mustache this winter.
How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache
Hopefully, by now you have your eye on the manly mustache style you want to achieve. Because I know some of you gents will assuredly have your heart set on that distinguished pinnacle of mustaches — the classic handlebar — we’ve put together this visual guide on how to grow one. Most handlebar experts say you’ll need at least six weeks growth at the bare minimum before your ‘stache will be long enough to be styled into the proper handlebar shape. But you’ll have to start training your mustache now in order to achieve that most glorious form. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Don’t Trim Your Mustache
Step 2: Comb It
Step 3: Wax It
Step 4: Twist and Shape It
Step 5: Maintain It
After you’ve grown your handlebar mustache, you might consider petitioning the illustrious Handlebar Mustache Club for membership:
Special thanks to AoM reader and handlebar mustache owner, Eric Stolzmann for a handlebar growing consult.
Will you be growing a handlebar mustache this year? Do you already own and take enormous pride in your handlebar mustache? Have any tips for would-be owners? Share with us in the comments!
Last updated: March 14, 2016