Happy Movember! Have you signed up for the AoM Movember Team yet? It’s not too late to join up in the battle against prostate and testicular cancer. Sign-up today, start growing your mustache, and ask your friends and family to donate to your ‘Mo Space! This is your chance to grow a kick butt mustache, raise some money for men’s health, and maybe even win a super manly prize. Whatdaya waiting for?
How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache
Hopefully, by now you have your eye on the manly mustache style you want to achieve this month. 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. Now, please know that growing a handlebar mustache will likely take longer than the 30 days of Movember; 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!