How To Grow and Maintain The Perfect ‘MOVEMBER’ Moustache by internationally acclaimed celebrity hairstylist Asgar
A moustache takes time, preparation and patience so why not get one step ahead with Asgar’s expert advice below.
Essential Tools Before You Start:
- Little Comb
- Moustache Wax
- Small Scissors
- Single Blade Razor
- Coloured Shaving Gel
Timing is Crucial:
There is always a phase in the hair growing stage where the hairs are sprouting but you are not left at the most handsome of stages. You generally are looking at growing a full on beard at the beginning so you are able to neaten in the edges with a shave to create the preferred shape. If you work, try starting on a weekend when you are not as bothered about upholding a smart appearance. Hopefully by the time you are at the office you will have ridden yourself of the itchy and awkward stages and trimmed down the edges into the appearance of the perfect ‘Mo’.
Remember your face shape when choosing a style for the month. We can’t all pull off the ‘Tom Selleck’ and ‘Pencil’ so make sure to strike a balance between your face shape and the style you choose.
- Square Face – opt for the heavy long moustache
- Oval Face – opt for a medium width with a triangular shape
Neat & Tidy is the way forward
Keep your moustache neatly trimmed at all stages in order to take the vital shape on your face and help avoid looking like an over grown yetti. Use small shaping scissors to ensure you remove any stray hairs and trim around the bottom to ensure it is level with the lip line, not over it.
The Moisturising Spa Treatment:
In the windy weather, the skin becomes extremely dry under the facial hair where the hair tends to mop up the moisture for evaporation purposes. Therefore, look for a good face moisturiser and use your fingertips to regularly nourish the skin under your facial hair.
Now for the Comb:
You brush your hair so why would you neglect the ‘tash’? Splash out on a moustache comb, one small enough to keep in one’s pocket in order to maintain the suave look on the go.
Keep your Mo Tash Washed:
If you are not a regular to the hairy upper lip, then make sure you look out for those stray bits of food that will absorb into the upper lip hair not only causing an unsightly appearance but producing some roaming odours also. Wash your face regularly with soap paying particular attention to your ‘tash’.
Moustache wax is a must have. Available in all your local shops, it is incredibly handy for taming strays, holding styles and defining the shape when out and about. Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips taking the most upmost care not to use too much and apply evenly on the moustache. Use the wax to shape the moustache to the desired effect.
Take a warm shower ahead of the big shape shave as this will soften hairs making them easier to cut. Once out of the shower, dry you face with a towel and apply a colour shaving gel which will allow you to see the outlines you are creating with the razor.
From supermodel Cindy Crawford to Bollywood supremo and one of the world’s most beautiful women Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the name Asgar is synonymous with cutting edge and attention grabbing hairstyles. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications with his show-stopping and inspirational coiffures.
As well as having styled top models for the front covers of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Asgar’s work has also graced the fashion and style sections of national newspapers such as The Observer, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail. Imparting his words of wisdom on good hair care, Asgar has also been a regular columnist for the UK’s leading national newspaper targeting the South Asian Diaspora Eastern Eye since 2005. Asgar has appeared on several top TV and radio shows, including the BBC’s Clothes Show and the Asian TV Breakfast for three years.
A regular on red carpets around the world, Asgar’s hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and Awards ceremonies, and he is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.
Asgar’s distinguished celebrity clientele includes supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy as well as Bollywood A List stars Karisma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and legend Rekha. He is also pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high net worth individuals and royalty such as members of the Sultan of Brunei’s household.
Asgar is famed for the headline grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for Hrithik Roshan’s wax work figure at London’s prestigious Madame Tussauds.