Throughout history, numerous types of mustache have emerged. Each one of them points to a phase in time and, mainly, the personality and style of the one who decides to use it as a mark of their masculinity. Despite this, it must be said that each of these cuts requires special care, especially when it comes to maintaining the style and the affectionate look. After all, there is no point in “wearing” a beautiful cut one week, while the next there are hairs growing everywhere.
So that you can maintain your style in a practical way and, above all, discover new alternatives for your face, Burnt Whiskey Beard Co. experts created this dedicated post on the subject. Like the idea? Be sure to read this post until the end!
1. Chevron mustache
The mustache is extremely famous and recognized by all people . Its use guarantees a more vintage look with a great air of stability and security. Being widely used in the 70’s and 80’s, this type of cut still guarantees space for being timeless and free from fads, mainly because of its simplicity.
The chevron is a voluminous, rounded mustache that can be shaped according to the face and hair type. A secret to getting a good cut is letting your beard grow completely, and then trimming your hair properly. Although it looks simple, it is not such an easy style to conquer. A good barber must be responsible, and care with cleaning and hydration , constant. Combing the hair is also part of the routine list of those who want to have a respectable chevron .
2. Handlebar mustache
The handlebar mustache is also extremely famous, and its origins appear to be much older than most modern styles. It is suspected that, at least since the 19th century, men were already taking advantage of their facial hair to organize them in a more showy way, following this pattern in the corner of the mustache or mouth.
The name handlebar comes precisely from bicycle handlebars, which are thin and have this similar shape, with rounded ends. This is not a very easy style to achieve, and it is always important to emphasize growth care.
In addition to cleaning and moisturizing, you need to have adequate beard volume — especially in the corners of your mustache — to be able to create ends that are showy and in line with your look. In addition, it is necessary to trim the handlebar mustache with a certain frequency, precisely so that it maintains its shape and appearance clean and with a certain air of “nobility”.
3. Beards ache mustache
The beards ache can be considered the coolest version of the chevron. Here, there is a neatly trimmed mustache, while the rest of the beard is stubble. Although it looks easy, it also takes some care and, in particular, attention not to present yourself as sloppy.
To achieve this style, follow all the chevron guidelines, maintaining cleanliness, hydration and the appropriate mustache cut for your face. Remembering that the tip of letting the whole beard grow is also very good for those who are trying to develop this style.
Only after maintaining the “original” mustache, it is possible to shave the rest of the beard and bet on the growth of the wires. To maintain the beards ache properly, the ideal is to use shavers with combs very close to the skin. The size of the stubble or remaining hair varies according to the taste of each one, but it is always important to keep them reasonably low so as not to create an unpleasant and careless look.
4. Pencil mustache
The pencil mustache is perhaps one of the most classic of all . Virtually everyone remembers actors or great celebrities from the 40’s and 50’s who used this style. In addition to being elegant, he denotes a more eccentric and lively personality. The idea of the cut is to have a very thin line, which fits specifically to the features of the individual’s face. The variations are huge and range from older cuts (with curves) to more modern ones, which are straighter and more discreet.
The benefit of this type of cut is that it doesn’t require a lot of volume in the beard, which is great for some men. In addition, care is shorter, as is their “cultivation” time. Men with rounded, oval faces tend to benefit from a pencil mustache.
5. Horseshoe mustache
The horseshoe mustache is also very old. Its use has been going on since at least the last century. Especially in the 80s, it was very common to see big celebrities using it as a kind of brand or personal characteristic. It is worth mentioning that this type of mustache denotes a stronger and masculine personality . Therefore, its appearance is not so common. To pull off the style, you need volume, but essentially, this is a goatee cut without the chin.
It needs to be trimmed frequently, as well as regular cleaning and hydration care. Unfortunately, not all men achieve this type of beard easily, and it may take a lot of work to achieve the results. As a rule, it is also interesting to let at least the goatee grow for a long time to get the cut. Those with a thin and rounded face tend to do better with a horseshoe mustache, which can be done in different heights and styles.
Now that you know more about these 5 styles, we should always point out that your beard must remain with constant personal care, no matter if your style is thicker or shorter. Without the proper care and products, your beard is lifeless, with brittle strands, lackluster and with that typical rough feeling that most people who come in direct contact with you don’t like.
It is worth mentioning that having a barber you trust is also important, especially to be able to find the ideal cut for your face type. Your beard must follow your features and particularities , and not simply imitate any person or follow any type of trend. This is even more important when we talk about these types of mustaches.