The Trash Stache or Pencil Mustache is actually one of the tidier mustaches you can grow. It does a great job of giving the upper lip a little more character, while not drawing away from the rest of your face.
Make it Yours
Closely trim or shave your cheeks and chin clean but allow the mustache to grow for a week or two. You need the mustache to extend just beyond the corners of the mouth.
Once hair has reached a light but visible length, use your Wahl® trimmer to create a quarter-inch straight line of hair that tightly hugs the upper lip. The straighter the line you trim, the better.
Continue to trim stubble or stray hairs in the area between the ‘stache and nose.
What to use
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Additional Mustache Tips
Always comb hair straight down before you trim
Use a compact precision ground trimmer—like the Wahl Mustache Trimmer—for great lines and hard-to-reach areas like under the nose
Experiment with different styles to see what shape suits your face or personality best
When trimming with a guide comb, work from inside out and cut in a downward motion
Applying too much pressure with your trimmer may remove more hair than desired
Use the taper guide comb post trim to refine or tighten up any whiskers above the lip
Remember, style dictates the amount of time you need before trims