A new year is coming (finally) to escape from 2020… Then you may be struck by a desire for renewal and this may start with your look! Why not adopt the mustache? Long considered obsolete, today it is the symbol of timeless elegance.
In this article we explain why you should make the daring bet to start this new year as a mustache…
The history of the mustache throughout civilizations…
Know that since ancient times, the mustache and beard mark the symbol of power and virility. The pharaohs, although always beardless, wore a false beard tied to their ears with a thread during official ceremonies to mark their authority. In the Middle Ages, the mustache craze was started by Charlemagne, who wore it thick and long, a bit like good old Asterix. The mustache then traverses the ages, proudly sported by men of high rank, from Louis XIII to Napoleon III. Over the centuries, the mustache has become a true sign of social distinction. That’s how bartenders weren’t allowed to wear it until 1907!
In England, Elizabeth 1 hour even imposes a tax to be honored by men with a beard of more than two weeks. The tax quickly becomes a lucrative business for the crown!
Until the First World War, it is therefore the mustache craze! The Germans even say Ein Kuss ohne Schnurrbart ist wie Suppe ohne Salz which means «A kiss without a mustache is like a soup without salt». But starting in 1945, things got tougher for the mustache, which we now associate with dictators Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin…
However, after a long journey through the desert, the mustache has been making a comeback for a few years now! And we’re not just talking about hipsters… More and more men are tempted by mustaches, simply because it gives them style!
A man with a mustache, why is he stylish?
A man with a mustache is above all a man who dares. And with that, we have said everything. Wearing a nice mustache designed in your image allows a certain confidence to shine through, the audacity to be who you want to be . Something to which the weaker sex is never indifferent… A man with a mustache attracts attention. Whether we like it or not, it will surely stand out more. A man with a mustache is not a gentleman for everyone … And your interlocutors will be even more captivated by what you say! Also, a neat and well-formed mustache. it will highlight the curves of your lips , which undoubtedly represent one of the most sensual aspects of the male body… Finally, the mustache will be a great ally if you want to break with the somewhat youthful character of your features.
she immediately gives a mature face session , without giving the air of a veteran! A wildly sexy and reassuring side at the same time…
Without forgetting that the mustache has become the emblem of Movember , this annual event organized by the Fundación Movember Charity Foundation. You do not know ? Every year in November, men from all over the world are invited to grow mustaches in order to raise awareness about male diseases, such as prostate or testicular cancer, and thus encourage fundraising for research scientific. To find out more, it’s here…
How to grow a mustache?
To grow a mustache, nothing could be easier, sir! First, you need to decide on the style of mustache you want to sport on your sweet face (see below). Then, don’t touch the razor again until you have the desired mass of hair to trim your mustache. Then it’s time to draw your mustache. Well, if you want to start by trying it yourself, nothing prevents you from doing it. But the best advice we can give you is to go to a barber, who has all the skills and all the tools to make you the most beautiful mustache!
The different styles of mustaches.
There are endless styles of mustaches. Everything will depend on the shape of your face and lips, your facial hair and above all your wishes!
There is for example the classic mustache . Simple and clean, cut fairly thick just above the upper lip. It is a kind of model that suits everyone. You can also head the chevron mustache way Magnum , or a handsome royal goatee that combines a chevron mustache with a goatee. The royal knob is a safe bet. It is especially fashionable because it gives a quite relaxed style and adapts to all types of faces. It is in particular the signature of this dear and tender Johnny Depp, who has not left her in years…
However, if you want to play it a little more original, you can, for example, set your sights on the very finely cut pencil mustache above the upper lip as if it had been drawn in pencil, or the handlebar mustache one of the older models of mustaches and today one of the most original for its curved ends upwards, giving it the shape of a handlebar as its name indicates!
You see, there is something for everyone! But if you already feel lost in the midst of so many mustaches, surely a good barber can give you a big push to decide!
Accessories to maintain your mustache
To maintain a well-defined, clean mustache on a day-to-day basis, you’ll need a good razor and clipper to be able to shave and trim when the need arises. In addition, you will also need a mustache comb, specially designed for combing the latter. It consists of very fine and tight teeth to push the hair back effectively. For a stronger hold, you can also equip yourself with a mustache wax.
So, ready to reveal the beautiful mustache that lies dormant on you?