Horseshoe moustaches are a classic look. A good horseshoe moustache is well-sculpted, trimmed, and maintained. The origin of the name is clear—it looks like a horseshoe—but it takes a little more knowledge to sculpt and maintain. It can easily become a different facial hair style by mistake - a Verdi beard, a ducktail beard, a Hulk Hogan beard, a Garibaldi beard, a handlebar moustache or a Dali moustache. These moustache styles are similar, but not quite the beard design or moustache style we’re going for.
Shaping any distinct moustache style is often harder than you originally think. Fortunately, the horseshoe is a relatively simple shape. It’s perfect if you’re just starting to experiment with your facial hair and the different styles of beards you can grow and shape. It’s also a great choice if you know the short beard style you like. Another great thing about the horseshoe is that it’s friendly to most hair types. If you have thick, luscious hair or if you have thinner, longer hair, you’ll be able to shape your beard and moustache into the horseshoe design.
Men’s fashion trends may come and go—remember when the mutton chop was the height of iconic street style? It’s time to return to a classic, masculine look so grab your beard trimmers and follow our grooming tips to create a moustache even Tom Selleck would be envious of. While best suited for square faces and strong jaw lines, the distinct handlebar moustache can lend a touch of the ol’ classic cowboy look to any face. Follow our shaving tips and achieve this classic moustache style.