How to Trim Your Mustache

From pirates to playboys to Village People, there are as many types of mustaches as there are types of men—but all of them need a good trim every once in a while.

You will need

  • A pair of grooming scissors
  • A fine-toothed mustache comb
  • A mirror
  • A sink or basin
  • Some water
  • An electric mustache trimmer (optional)

Step 1 Dampen mustache Slightly dampen your mustache with water. You don’t need much, just a bit.

Step 2 Comb mustache Comb your mustache with a fine-toothed comb in the direction that it grows.

Step 3 Trim for shape Trim first for shape and definition. Clip across the bottom of your mustache, giving it a smooth even line, and clip along the outer edges to give it distinctive parameters.

Step 4 Trim for length Now trim for length and bushiness. Start at the middle of your mustache, and begin lightly trimming out to the edges.

Step 5 Comb mustache Comb through your mustache one last time, clip any hairs you may have missed, and wink at the macho man in the mirror.