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Rock a stylish moustache

There is no real trick to growing a moustache; all you have to do is stop shaving. Styling a look you’ll be proud of on the other hand, takes a little know-how. If you are growing your first moustache this Movember, it may take several weeks until your hair is long enough to trim. There …

There is no real trick to growing a moustache; all you have to do is stop shaving.

Styling a look you’ll be proud of on the other hand, takes a little know-how.

If you are growing your first moustache this Movember, it may take several weeks until your hair is long enough to trim.

There are two ways to cultivate a new moustache. You can continue to shave all portions of your face, except the upper lip, and grow the moustache from scratch.

Or you can cease shaving entirely for two to three weeks before removing the unwanted hair from the cheeks and chin.

Have some patience; if you start to trim your moustache too soon, you won’t get the best results.

Just as you would wash your hair before a haircut, it’s a good idea to wash your moustache with a little facial soap or shampoo before beginning your first trim. This will soften it and make it easier to trim.

You could also simply moisten a comb under the tap and comb it through to dampen your moustache. Pat it with a towel so that it’s damp, but not soaking wet.

Use a small comb with closely spaced teeth to brush your lip-hair straight down. This will ensure that you get an even trim.

Trim your moustache along your lip. Hold a pair of trimming scissors parallel to the top of your lip and carefully clip the bottom of your moustache along your lip line.

Follow the shape of your mouth to shape the bottom of your moustache.

Your moustache hairs should just meet the top of your lip. Don’t trim too far above your lip, remember that your hair is damp, and it will be a little shorter when it dries.

If necessary, remove the bulk from the body of your moustache. Using a moustache trimmer, reduce your moustache’s volume by trimming the top layer of hair.

If you don’t have a moustache trimmer, use your fine-tooth comb to gently lift the top layer of moustache hair. Carefully trim it to the desired length with your scissors.

Shape the top of your moustache with a razor. Shave the area above and to the sides of your moustache for more definition. Be careful not to shave into the moustache itself.

Give your moustache a final comb and check to ensure the sides are evenly trimmed.

Men in the Bedfordview and Edenvale areas are reminded that the NEWS, together with Hirsch’s Meadowdale, is holding a competition to crown the ultimate Mo Bro.

The winner will receive a Weber One-touch 57cm braai.

To enter the competition, email a before and after photo of your moustache to Daniel Seleme at dseleme@caxton.co.za or like the www.facebook.com/bedfordviewandedenvalenewsFacebook page and share your photo on the page by midnight on November 26.

The photos we receive by email will be uploaded onto the News’ Facebook page, for the community to vote for their favourite Mo Bro.

Voting will open at 12-noon on November 27 and close at midnight on November 28.

The winner will be announced at the NEWS’ and Hirsch’s shavathon, to be held on November 29 at Hirsch’s Meadwdale, at 10am.

For more information, contact Daniel on 011 916-5349.

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