How to trim black men's mustaches

Written by mary johnson-gerard, ph.d.
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How to trim black men's mustaches
Trim your moustache to keep it tidy and stylish. (Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Beard and moustache wearing is making a comeback. The style, once thought to be the sign of a lazy or irresponsible personality, has become chic again. Beards and moustaches for black and white men are similar, in terms of maintenance. Grooming a black man's moustache doesn't require any special tools, just a little practice and maybe a consultation from your barber.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Fine-tooth comb
  • Small scissors
  • Beard trimmer

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  1. 1

    Wet the moustache hair and comb it through to release any tangles or hairs that are stuck.

  2. 2

    Clip the bottom edge first -- right above your lip -- to the desired length. Go slow, so that you don't get too big of a cut or it will change the entire appearance of the moustache.

  3. 3

    Trim the entire moustache with the beard trimmers to thin it out. Use the guards provided with your trimmer to change the depth of the trim to suit your needs.

  4. 4

    Cut the top edge of the moustache with the small scissors to shape the final style. This helps the top edge lay neatly on top of the rest of the moustache without appearing bushy. Tiny clips are all that is needed to ensure you don't cut too much off.

  5. 5

    Comb through the moustache again to get any stray hairs out and to check that there aren't any long ones left.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are nervous about trimming your own moustache, visit your barber for a practice session before doing it at home.

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