The moustache has moved on. The vintage gent is history once more, and the curled corners are truly a thing of the past. Thanks to Dacre Montgomery’s character in Stranger Things and Chris Evans’ character in The Gray Man – plus a host of moustaches on sports and music celebs – the 80’s adaptation is seeing a resurgence. Here, Denman ambassador Mike Taylor of Mike Taylor Education shares a short tutorial on moustache maintenance for those clients embracing the trend.
Remove all unwanted hair outside the moustache area.
Use a trimmer or scissor-over-comb to take off facial hair to the desired length. (Mike prefers a Denman barbering comb for perfect control.) The key to the look is the shape – not too bushy! Go just beyond the corners of the mouth. Don’t use clipper guards as they will be too big.
Shape up the moustache using a trimmer with a freehand technique to create the shape. Brush away unwanted hair gently.
Using the edge of the trimmer, gently remove unwanted hair from the top lip.
Use the mirror to check for balance and symmetry.