Burt Reynolds. Tom Selleck. Don Mattingly. Ron Burgundy. Some mustaches are as legendary as the men who wore them. But the mustache, though simple, can be intimidating to a virgin grower. Unlike beards — a natural byproduct of avoiding the razor for a week or three, a mustache is a deliberate statement that requires the conscious decision to grow, trim, and groom in a certain way. If the mustache doesn’t turn out as planned, it’s not something you can pass off the way you can a beard you are “growing into.” No, a bad mustache basically means you screwed up.
No pressure, though. If you are contemplating a spot of facial hair above your upper lip, there is no reason to assume it will go badly. Just follow these expert tips to be sure it looks as good on your face as it does on Ron Swanson.