How to Do a Military Mustache
Some branches of the military require that a mustache not extend beyond the corners of the mouth, be less than a 1/2-inch in length and not conceal any part of the upper lip. Unless you’re enlisted, however, you can grow it out a bit more and adhere to your own regulations.
How to Do the Military Mustache Step-by-Step
Use your Wahl trimmer to closely trim all facial hair on your cheeks, chin and neck, leaving the mustache intact.
Use your trimmer to remove any mustache whiskers that extend beyond the corners of your mouth (or a 1/4-inch beyond, depending on which branch of service you prefer).
With your trimmer, trim the bottom of the mustache until you have a strong lower edge that is flush with the uppermost border of your upper lip. Use the trimmer guide to trim all whiskers to a uniform length of 1/2-inch or less.
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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.