Mustache Hack to Make Your Handlebar Pop

Spencer Bryce |

Growing a handlebar mustache certainly isn't for everyone, though I selfishly think everyone should try it at least once.

For many guys, there's a struggle to get the mustache to separate from the beard cheek hairs and it ends up blending together. 

I've been rocking a handlebar for the better part of a decade now and have found a little trick that makes all the difference for me and will help you, too.

The general idea is to trim the hairs down shorter underneath the mustache to create separation and the appearance that your mustache is sitting above your cheek hairs.

Here's how I do it.

1. Apply Mustache Wax

To have a great handlebar mustache you can't go without a good mustache wax, and there is an application process that helps curl the ends. 

Start in the middle and as you work towards the outside, use your index finger and thumb as if you were snapping to twist as you apply to the outside of your mustache. 

This "snapping" method will train the hairs to twist and curl up to perfect your handlebar shape and avoid it from drooping. 

It's important to mention that you should use your right hand for the right side of your handlebar mustache and the left hand for the left.

2: Trim Cheek Hairs Under Your Mustache

Once your mustache is waxed up - separate the hairs as best you can, and get clear on what hairs under your stache need trimming.

There are two tools you can use for this job.

Beard Scissors: These are great for your first (or second) attempt at making handlebar pop.  Take all the time you need and just trim one hair at a time if neccessary. 

MT-1 Beard Trimmer: This will get the job done faster and once you're familiar with how it works it'll be much more convenient. Use caution, and never rush since you don't want to mistakenly trim too much and cut your hair too short.

You Got This!

Sure, trimming is a little daunting on your first attempt, but we're here to help you avoid mistakes along the way. 

So, if you are not sure you can pull the handlebar off, shoot us a picture of your mustache to and we'll give you personal advice on how to approach trimming your stache to make your handlebar pop. 

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Live Bearded, Brother!