A man with the western mustache style.

How to Do a Western Mustache

A nod to the facial hair of many old Western movie actors, this mustache almost resembles the outline of 2 holstered 6-shooters. There’s a new sheriff in town.

How to Do the Western Mustache Step-by-Step

  • 1

    With your Wahl shaver, closely shave everything but the area above your lip.

  • 2

    Let the mustache area grow for at least 2 weeks, or until you have a good amount of hair growth. The look requires bushier whiskers.

  • 3

    As the mustache grows, you also want to use your Wahl trimmer to shape small, 1/2-inch strips of hair that run vertically along the sides of the mouth.

  • 4

    Make sure to create a line of separation between the upper lip and the mustache itself.

  • 5

    Allow hair to grow thick all the way up to the start of the nostrils.

What to use

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