How to Do a Handlebar Mustache
Few styles turn more heads than the Handlebar mustache. From dastardly cartoon villains to ringmasters to ace relief pitchers, the Handlebar Mustache is sure to get you noticed. Happy twirling!
How to Do the Handlebar Mustache Step-by-Step
Stop shaving your upper lip for at least 6 weeks. Comb your mustache at least once a day and create a part in the middle, combing to the left and right.
Curl the ends using a pen or small round object, repeatedly winding as tight as possible. Even the handle of your Wahl mustache comb could work, but it might not be as tight as a flip. Remove the pen or object. Show the world.
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More Mustache Style Tips
Combing Your Mustache
Always comb hair straight down before you trim.
Lining Your Mustache
Use a compact precision ground trimmer—like the Wahl Mustache Trimmer—for great lines and hard-to-reach areas like under the nose.
Shaping Your Mustache Without a Guide Comb
Experiment with different styles to see what shape suits your face or personality best.
Shaping Your Mustache With a Guide Comb
When trimming with a guide comb, work from inside out and cut in a downward motion.
Applying the Right Pressure
Applying too much pressure with your trimmer may remove more hair than desired.
Using a Taper Guide to Trim
Use the taper guide comb post trim to refine or tighten up any whiskers above the lip.
Maintaining Your Facial Hair Between Trims
Remember, style dictates the amount of time you need before trims.