Gentlemen, it’s that time of year again! No Shave November, AKA “Movember,” is here – and as always, for a fantastic cause. The money goes towards cancer-fighting organizations and promoting cancer awareness. Many cancer patients lose their hair during treatment, so letting your hair grow wild and free all month long is a way to start the conversation and show your support for those struggling with this disease.
The idea started back in 2004, when two guys from Australia created the Movember Foundation with the plan to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Since then, the organization has raised over $2 million dollars and more than 20 countries have joined in the cause.
18|8 San Diego is a large supporter of No-Shave November, and we are happy to participate every year. Here are some ideas for growing out an epic ‘stache this month!
1. The Chevron
Popularized by actor Tom Selleck, the Selleck mustache (AKA the Chevron mustache) relies on coarse hair, which can take months to grow out. Relatively neat, this style is one of the most simplistic takes on mustaches. Something you should consider before trying this out is what kind of facial hair you have. It works best on those with straighter hair and can be maintained by trimming longer hair that begins to grow over your mouth.
The edges of the mustache should extend just half an inch beyond both corners of the mouth—use a razor to shave hairs growing any further towards your cheeks. Brush the mustache hairs upward using a small mustache comb and trim any stray hairs hanging over your upper lip using a pair of grooming scissors.