A man with the trash stache mustache style.

How to Do a Trash Stache Mustache

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.

How to Do the Trash Stache Mustache Step-by-Step

  • 1

    Closely trim or shave your cheeks and chin clean but allow the mustache to grow for 1 to 2 weeks, or until you have a good amount of hair growth. You need the mustache to extend just beyond the corners of the mouth.

  • 2

    Once hair has reached a light but visible length, use your Wahl trimmer to create a 1/4-inch straight line of hair that tightly hugs the upper lip. The straighter the line you trim, the better.

  • 3

    Continue to trim stubble or stray hairs in the area between the ‘stache and nose.

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