I'm happy it's December because that means No Shave November is over. If people who aren't regular listeners of the Buzz Adams Morning Show don't know, I chose to grow out my facial hair throughout November. An experience that ultimately failed. It looked gross.

But in trying to salvage what I could, I decided to get rid of everything except my mustache. I think it looks pretty good these days, I was going for a Zorro but Buzz says I got a Hitler. I'll just tell people it's a Charlie Chaplin.

Here are a few of the tips I learned in the world of mustache maintenance.

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According to GQ, my personal stylist, there are a few things you can do to treat your mustache right.


 

1. What's the goal?

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Are you trying to maintain what you got or do you want to grow it out? Do you want to make it wide or thin? Do you want to style it like the Monopoly man? This will tell you how you want to treat your mustache, to begin with.


2. You want to keep your face clean.

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So give it a quick wash with a cleanser and dry it off. If you've got a long stash consider investing in a comb that you can use to keep the hairs flat.


3. Get your comb.

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And lift your hair to the desired length and your scissors to cut. If you've got a beard trimmer then you've got options for guard sizes. Figure out the ideal one and stick to it.


4. Trim Length

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There's nothing worse than seeing the odd hairs lying weirdly across your top lip. So make sure you comb the hair down. This will tell you where you need to trim and hopefully use the lip as a guideline. Scissors work too but to keep everything even try and work from the outside towards the middle and then from the middle to the outside.


 

5. Take it slow.

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This can't be stressed enough because of a slip of the hand and you've got a Hitler on your hands. Then you've got to start from the bare face like a b****.

I'm not sure how much longer I can keep my stash up. But for now and the holidays I enjoy the new look. Let me know what your typical facial hairstyle is in the POLL below.

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