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Such mooch: Add some filmy style to your moustache

Even those who like maintaining a clean-shaven look get tempted to sport a moustache in November. Annually, the month is celebrated as Movember. Lending your support to charity this month? Here’s some celeb inspiration, besides expert grooming tips to ensure a well-maintained crop.

fashion and trends Updated: Nov 05, 2014 18:30 IST
Shweta Mehta Sen
Shweta Mehta Sen
Hindustan Times

Even those who like maintaining a clean-shaven look get tempted to sport a moustache in November. Annually, the month is celebrated as Movember — a charity event that sees men growing their whiskers to raise awareness and funds for male health issues like prostate cancer and others.

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Even as you pledge your support to the cause, why not add a hint of style to it? Here’s some celebrity inspiration — from movie characters to real-life personas — and a few tips to maintain your facial hair.

Do it like the stars: Bollywood’s leading men have sported moustached looks worth replicating. Krishna Gupta, managing director, Truefitt & Hill Salon, picks out some memorable ones from recent times.

Also read: Expert tips on how to style your beard right!

Celeb inspiration: Salman Khan in Dabbang 2 (2012)
Maintaining the shape is essential or all is lost. Balance this kind of moustache with a clean-shaven jaw.

Celeb inspiration: Arjun Kapoor in Gunday
It’s like a moustache in process — a little longer than pencil thin, and more spread out. The idea is to be minimalistic. This style requires little care; just trim when required.

Celeb inspiration: Ranveer Singh in Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela.
Ranveer, probably, sported the manliest yet sexy ’stache there is. It’s bushy and covers the upper lip, while the tips are pointed and curl upward, adding an element of sophistication. Regular grooming is very essential. Trim your moustache with scissors to remove stray hair. Use special moustache combs.Use of wax and other gels to keep the hair intact.

High maintenance

Moustaches require a lot of grooming — daily, in many cases. This Movember, use Parisian grooming expert, Nicolas Cloutier’s tips to avoid looking scruffy:

1 A good shave starts with an application of pre-shave lotion, which softens your beard and prepares your skin for the blade.

2 To treat nicks and cuts, forget the old toilet tissue remedy. Use an alum stone as an aftershave treatment (for its astringent properties) and as a way to stop the bleeding from tiny cuts (for its haemostatic properties). Wet the alum stone under cold water and run it slowly across the skin. You can find this product in pharmacies.

3 Applying aftershave is an important step, as this is usually a tonic, slightly antiseptic lotion that closes the pores.

4 If your moustache is thick and long, consider applying a little scented wax.

5 To moisturise your moustache and make it softer to the touch, use a hair mask.

— With inputs from Relaxnews

First Published: Nov 05, 2014 18:11 IST