How to Do a Wing Tips Mustache
Whether it’s been the time of the top hat or the day of the derby or the generation of the backwards baseball cap, it seems like Wing Tips have always been worn by important men … and men who want to look important. It’s the classic American mustache.
How to Do the Wing Tips Mustache Step-by-Step
Start by growing your mustache for a good 3 weeks or until you’ve achieved a 1/2-inch or more of consistent facial hair growth.
Using the trimmer, shape the underside of the mustache into two equal “U” shapes. Make sure both "U" shapes meet in the middle—at the top of their archs. Use the crease of your top lip as your guide.
Remove excess hair below the point where the two U-shape patterns meet to create the wavy appearance this look is known for. Finish it off with some mustache wax on the tips—use your fingers to pinch the tips to create defined points on both sides and then style them on an upward, 45-degree angle.
What to use
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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