19 July 2024

Movember Tips with Ben Vowles from Murdock London

Let the ‘mo grow this Movember! As this month gets up and running, moustaches everywhere are starting to grow in support of men’s health. But which are the Movember tips to follow to get the right ‘tache for you?

Murdock London Master Barber Ben Vowles says for those growing their first moustache, it shouldn’t be a chore. “Choosing a moustache should be a joy not a labour,” he says. “Don’t be unsettled by the prospect of alien upper lip hair. If you’re going to sport a moustache for a month for a great cause, then you should approach it with confidence and flair.” If you’re new to growing facial whiskers, here are Ben’s three top Movember tips:

Movember Tips

Start Afresh

There’s nothing like starting afresh and if you’re doing Movember start with a clean shave. For the full mustachioed effect, keep shaving the rest of your face throughout the month.

Don’t be Embarrassed

It’s all for a good cause first and foremost, so don’t let it become a burden, but rather relish in the challenge. Be patient and let the mo’ grow.

Pick a Suitable Style

Don’t stress too early over heavier, unachievable styles. If the moustache isn’t too thick you can grow your hair longer and part it to create a thicker looking layer. Alternatively, keep it trim and maintained over the top lip. This gives more structure and a stronger shape. Creating a clean edge both above and below the hair will make it seem thicker. If you’re looking to style with a curl and twizzle then you should undercut the hair. For longer, more intricate styles keep it under control with a moustache comb and then once it’s long enough, you can curl up the ends with some Murdock London Vintage Pomade.


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