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No style of facial hair makes an impression the way a mustache does, and the king of all mustache styles is the handlebar mustache.

After going dormant for nearly a century, handlebar mustaches began to burst back onto the scene in the early 2010s. In the 19th century, there was a refined savagery to the handlebar mustache—its wearer equally likely to be a back-alley bare-knuckle boxer as he was a fop. But what does the handlebar mustache say about its wearer in the 21st century? Is he a hipster? Is he antiquated? It doesn’t matter because the handlebar mustache is about as badass as it gets when done right.

So, how do you grow and style an epic handlebar mustache that would make the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis and Charles Bronson shudder in envy?

We’ll show you the ropes in this ultimate guide to the handlebar mustache.


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Do you even curl, bro?

A handlebar mustache requires Mustache Wax or other styling aides to achieve a mustache that resembles bicycle handles. The handles can be styled in a curl, straight out, or left more natural.

The “handles” of the mustache are grown long enough to style. They are not connected to the face anywhere other than the corners of the mouth, an important distinction that separates the handlebar mustache from different styles like the horseshoe mustache (pictured below on Hulk Hogan).

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There are several different handlebar mustache styles:

The Handlebar Mustache – The traditional handlebar mustache curls upward and sometimes back in on itself. The curl can be slight or a full loop a la Rollie Fingers.
Famous handlebar mustaches: Greg Berzinsky, Rollie Fingers, William Howard Taft, and Daniel Day-Lewis.

The Petite Handlebar Mustache – The petite handlebar is a tinier version of the traditional handlebar mustache and is a good option for men whose mustache hair doesn’t grow long enough for any other styles.

The English Mustache – The English Mustache is similar to the traditional handlebar mustache, except the handles are styled to point straight out instead of curled.
Famous English mustaches: Jimmy Edwards.

The Hungarian Mustache – The Hungarian mustache is big and burly, covering the eternity of the upper lip. The handles swoop lower than the traditional handlebar mustache.
Famous Hungarian mustaches: Franz Ferdinand, Eric Bandholz, Greg Berzinsky, Jeffrey Buoncristiano, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Seth Bullock, and Rich Uncle Pennybags (the Monopoly guy).


All you need to grow a handlebar mustache is time and a little help from your genetics. It can take four to six months for the mustache hair to grow long enough to allow you to create a full handlebar mustache. And ultimately, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to grow one. Remember, the handles are grown solely from the hair at the edges of the mustache, and for some men (myself included), that hair doesn’t grow long enough to get much of a handlebar.

For most styles, you can do light trimming of the mustache hair to keep it from getting in your mouth as it grows. But be careful not to cut the corners of your ‘stache as you’ll need all the length you can get there.

If you’re growing the Hungarian style, just let that mo’ go full walrus and don’t trim it.

You can grow a handlebar mustache on its own or with a full beard. Or pair it with a puffy soul patch for a Three Muskateers style Van Dyke. We think it looks exceptionally badass when paired with just a little bit of scruff on the cheeks and chin—a style known as a beardstache.


The handlebar mustache requires a good deal of grooming and frequent trimming. Pulling off this style is all about keeping your mustache tidy. Keeping the center of the mustache neat is essential to giving a clean, flowing look. Stray hairs and flyaways will take away from the overall look of your mustache.

Here’s what you’ll need: A Beard Comb and a sharp pair of Beard Trimming Scissors or electric clippers. We prefer scissors since they give you more control and precision. Mustache Wax or another styling aid can be helpful but isn’t absolutely necessary.


  1. Use your comb to divide your hair into three sections—left, middle, and right. The middle section will be the mustache hair directly beneath your nose. The left and right sections are the hair that will make up your handlebars.
  2. Comb the left and right sections of your mustache out of the way towards their respective sides. Comb the hair in the middle area down and towards the center of your mouth.
  3. Use your scissors to cut hairs from the middle section of your mustache that have grown too long. Follow the natural curve of your lip, and make small, careful snips to prevent over-trimming.
  4. Comb the handlebars of your mustache back in towards your mouth. Trim the hair until you have a smooth transition from shorter mustache hair near the middle of your upper lip to longer hair at the ends. Use your scissors to blend any spots that look uneven.
  5. Apply a small amount of Mustache Wax or Styling Balm to the ends of your mustache, using your comb to push your handles back towards the sides. Use your fingers to smooth each of the handles into a point. Pull the handles straight out to see if one is longer than the other. Trim as necessary to make the handles even in length.
  6. Lastly, lift one of your mustache handles and shave or trim any hair that grows beneath them. Repeat on the other side. (If you are pairing your mustache with a beard, skip step 6 and move on to styling your handlebar mustache).

Trimming a mustache is delicate work. Unlike trimming your beard, you have less hair to work with, and mistakes will be far more noticeable. We recommend watching the video below to let Greg Berzinsky walk you through the abovementioned steps.


Styling a handlebar mustache comes down to three steps:

  1. Training your mustache
  2. Properly applying wax
  3. Curling your mustache

Many guys skip step one and don’t take the time to train their mustache, but that little extra work makes everything a lot easier. Now, let’s get into styling that mustache.

What you’ll need: Mustache Wax, Beard Brush or Beard Comb, and a blowdryer.


One of the biggest frustrations among first-time mustache growers is how hard it can be to curl a mustache—and keep it curled throughout the day. Much like the gunslingers that popularized handlebar mustaches, mustache hair is ornery and wild. It isn’t predisposed to fall naturally into a swooping curl. This is why you need to train your mustache.

The best way to train your mustache to curl is by applying hot air from a blow dryer to a wet mustache while using a Beard Comb or Round Brush to help form the desired shape. By applying heat, the hair will begin to hold that shape naturally. Switch the air temperature to cold as the hair gets closer to dry to help lock in the new hair pattern. Doing this alters the chemistry within each strand of hair on your mustache.

Then, when it comes time to apply Mustache Wax, you’ll be using it to refine the shape you’ve already created instead of using the wax to try and force your ‘stache into submission.


Mustache wax isn’t very malleable when it’s at room temperature, and applying it this way can leave you with thick clumps in your ‘stache—not a good look. Instead, scrape off a small amount of wax with a fingernail and then begin to warm the wax between your fingers. Once it has softened up, start applying it to your mustache.

Pro tip: heat the wax with a blowdryer before scraping it out with your fingernail. Warm wax is significantly easier to work with.

Use a boar’s hair Beard Brush or Beard Comb to evenly spread the wax through your mustache.


Scrape off a little more wax and use your thumb and index finger to smooth your mustache handlebars to a point. Just applying pressure to the hair should be enough to get the hairs to gel together. It might be tempting to twist or roll the mustache, but this is unnecessary and doesn’t look as clean.

Once your handles are formed, curl them into the shape you desire.

Pro tip: If your handlebar mustache isn’t holding up throughout the day, you can use a stick of Elmer’s glue to solidify things. Elmer’s glue is a secret ingredient often used at mustache competitions. However, we don’t recommend it for everyday use so save it for special occasions.

It takes some practice to ultimately get your mustache to curl the way you want it to, but with great mustache, comes great responsibility.


Have questions about your mustache or need advice on your beard? Text “STYLE” to 512-879-3297. Our resident beard and style expert will text you back with personalized advice—for free.

Keep on Growing.


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What to Do After a Big Rig Accident



What to Do After a Big Rig Accident

If you’ve been involved in a big rig accident you know that they can cause a lot of damage. Part of the reason for that is the sheer size and weight of a big rig, since they’re so much larger and heavier than most of the vehicles on the road. Healing from your injuries after this kind of accident can take time, and it’s possible you’ll be left with some permanent damage, as well. You deserve to be compensated for that harm, and that means reaching out to an attorney for help.

Collect All the Information You Can

The first thing you want to do at the accident scene is collect information. That includes pictures, video, insurance information, witness statements, and anything else that might be helpful. However, if your injuries are severe you might not be in a position to do that at the time. Your attorney will do the legwork that you can’t or weren’t able to, once you hire them to work with the other party’s insurance company, so your case can move forward.

Get Quality Medical Care for Your Injuries

You also need to focus on medical care after an accident, and make sure that you see any recommended specialists for follow-up treatment. You don’t have to just settle for being in pain and wondering how you’ll handle your medical bills and missed time from work. Focus on your health and the care you need, and keep good records of all of it. Then, you can provide those records to your attorney to help you make a case for fair and just compensation.

Contact an Attorney Who Can Help

By visiting a law firm such as Legal Help In Colorado you can get answers to your questions about the value of your case, a timeline for settlement, and other matters. There are no guarantees, but your attorney can give you their thoughts and estimates based on the facts of your particular case. Ask about their experience with cases like yours, their success rate, and anything else you’d like to know before making the decision to hire them, so you can do so with confidence.

Get Support to Put the Accident Behind You

The best way to put the accident behind you is through getting the support you need from the professionals who are helping you. That includes physical and mental health care, along with an attorney who’s dedicated to helping you settle your case and receive what’s fair after your big rig accident. You need advocates on your side, so you can move past your accident and focus on the future.

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Enhancing Urban Landscapes: The Importance of Tree Care in Seasonal Climates




Enhancing Urban Landscapes: The Importance of Tree Care in Seasonal Climates

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the strategic choices in species selection for various climates.
  • Implementing vital planting and ongoing maintenance protocols for sustaining urban tree health.
  • Recognizing the importance of community education and professional expertise in urban tree care.

The presence of trees greatly fortifies the livability of urban zones. They are central to city aesthetics and contribute to improved air quality, reduced heat islands, and environmental balance. One of the significant challenges for urban forestry is adapting tree care practices to cope with the variances inherent in seasonal climates. Such environments can punish trees if not managed correctly, so a dedicated Palm Coast tree service that appreciates the nuances of each season can provide invaluable support to private and public arboreal assets.

In this dynamic interplay between human development and natural growth, responsive tree care practices are central to successful urban greening initiatives. This detailed discourse unpacks the necessary considerations and actions for individuals and communities intent on promoting the vitality of their trees. It spans the practical decisions from tree selection to technologically-supported maintenance plans, charting a course for thriving urban forests irrespective of chilling winters or blazing summers.

Choosing the Right Species for Your Climate

The quest for enduring tree health starts with the judicious choice of species. Whether a tree is expected to withstand the heavy snow of the Northeast or thrive in the arid Southwest affects which species should be planted. It is not only about beauty and growth rate; resilience, longevity, and ecological compatibility come into play. Trees should be matched with their environment, considering factors like local weather patterns, soil conditions, and available space.

Planting and Establishment Best Practices

Planting a tree is a physical and biological undertaking, with many steps critical to its future prosperity. Timing, location, and method are all fundamental considerations. Ensuring contact between roots and soil, adequate spacing, and correct watering regimens sets a sapling off on its journey toward becoming a sturdy, contributing member of the urban canopy. Giving trees a firm foundation is futile without follow-through; young trees benefit from stakes and guards to protect them from vandalism or mechanical harm.

Soil Quality and Mulching

A seasoned gardener knows that fertile soil is the key to a lush garden; the same applies to urban trees. A nutrient-rich start gives trees the boost they need, but maintaining that level of soil quality requires ongoing attention. Composting, mulching, and avoiding soil compaction are all important. Mulch acts as a blanket, moderating temperature extremes in both summer and winter and aiding in water retention.

Proper Pruning Techniques

Pruning can be likened to sculpting; it’s an art form that requires knowledge and skill. Only appropriately pruned trees look unsightly but can suffer from reduced vigor and increased susceptibility to disease. When to prune is as essential as how to prune; for example, late winter typically offers ideal conditions for many temperate-zone trees because wounds heal faster during the start of the growth season.

Watering Strategies That Support Urban Trees

Watering trees seems straightforward, but it is more nuanced in practice—especially in urban settings. Efficient watering conserves resources and strengthens trees. Over-watering can be as detrimental as under-watering, leading to poor oxygen availability and root rot. The key is watering deeply and less frequently, encouraging trees to grow deep roots tolerant of drought conditions.

Pest and Disease Management

Urban trees, like their forest counterparts, are not immune to infestation and illness threats. Pest and disease management is a delicate operation seeking to protect trees while preserving the ecological balance. IPM offers a sustainable strategy, reducing the need for chemical interventions and focusing on long-term, environmentally sound solutions.

Understanding the Effects of Seasonal Change

Trees are in constant flux, adjusting to the ebb and flow of the seasons. Each season’s weather pattern stresses urban trees, which can be mitigated with the appropriate care strategy. For instance, winterproofing includes mulching and wrapping, while summer care emphasizes proper watering and pest monitoring.

Incorporating Technology in Tree Care

The digital age has spilled over into arboriculture, with various tools enhancing tree management practices. Sensors can provide real-time data on moisture levels, drones offer bird’ s-eye views for assessing canopy health, and software platforms allow for tracking entire tree populations over time.

Community Involvement and Education

A vibrant urban forest is a collaborative achievement. Municipalities foster a shared sense of stewardship by involving community members in the planting and caring of local trees. Educational workshops and programs can inspire residents to become active participants in the health of their urban forests, leading to sustained engagement and advocacy.

The Role of Professional Services

Although individuals can take many steps to maintain tree health, the expertise of professional arboricultural services is sometimes required. Professional services are invaluable for complex diagnoses, large-scale pruning, and treatment applications. They ensure that public safety and tree health are not compromised, upholding the integrity of urban forestry endeavors.

Concluding Thoughts on Urban Tree Stewardship

Maintaining urban tree health is an ongoing commitment that can yield rich rewards in terms of environment, community, and economic benefits. With strategic selection, proper planting, regular maintenance, and an eye toward sustainable care practices, urban trees stand a strong chance of overcoming the challenges of seasonal climates. This endeavor, while complex, is integral to fostering resilient, green urban environments that all can cherish.

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Unleashing Potential: Mastering Workload Migration for Peak Performance



Unleashing Potential: Mastering Workload Migration for Peak Performance


In the complex dance of business success, there is a powerful, often overlooked, but powerful force: the number of jobs moved. Not only will operations be transferred from one location to another, but it’s also an art and a technique that, if mastered, can elevate gaming to unparalleled heights. On this journey of harnessing the potential of the inner self, we begin to explore transformation, delving deeper into entrepreneurial competence and its deeper implications for individual and organizational success.

Understanding workload mobility: A paradigm shift

Essentially, workload migration includes a dynamic process of reallocating tasks, duties, or responsibilities from one department to another within an organization, but its significance goes beyond logistics; abroad is at the top and affects a major shift in perspective and policy. It’s not just about reallocating work; it’s about improving productivity and efficiency and fostering innovation.
The art of doing it right: strategies for success

Strategic planning: Strategic planning is at the heart of effective business migration. This requires a thorough analysis of the existing workflow, identifying bottlenecks, and visualizing the desired scenario. By aligning the amount of work relocated with the overarching goals of the organization, leaders can chart a path to sustainable growth and success.

Prioritize and delegate

The key to good job identification is craft prioritization. Not all jobs are created equal, and it’s important to know what’s important and what’s not. Delegation is emerging as a powerful tool, enabling leaders to focus their efforts on high-impact efforts and harness the strengths of their team members.

Flexibility and flexibility

In today’s ever-changing business environment, flexibility is out of the question. Business migration requires an agile approach, one that embraces change and thrives on ambiguity. Flexibility enables organizations to respond quickly to emerging opportunities and challenges, positioning them as agile competitors in the competitive arena.

Technology Integration

The advent of technology has changed the relocation industry. From sophisticated business management tools to advanced analytics systems, organizations have a variety of technology solutions at their disposal. By leveraging the power of automation, data-driven insights, and collaborative platforms, business processes can be streamlined and productivity increased.

Continuous Improvement

Moving a large number of businesses is not a one-time effort but an ongoing journey of change and improvement. Encouraging a culture of continuous learning and feedback enables organizations to refine their strategies and develop quality systems.
Elevating Performance

The impact of mastering workload migration extends far beyond mere operational efficiency. It permeates every facet of organizational dynamics, catalyzing a ripple effect of positive outcomes.

Enhanced Productivity

By optimizing workflows and reallocating resources strategically, organizations can unlock new levels of productivity. Employees are empowered to focus their energy on value-adding tasks, driving efficiency, and accelerating progress.

Improved Morale and Engagement

Effective workload migration promotes a sense of ownership and empowerment among team members. When individuals are entrusted with meaningful responsibilities and given the autonomy to execute them, morale soars and engagement flourishes. This sense of purpose fosters a culture of collaboration and commitment, laying the foundation for long-term success.

Innovation and Creativity

Workload mastery creates fertile ground for innovation to thrive. By freeing up bandwidth and encouraging experimentation, organizations can unleash the creative potential of their workforce. It’s in this space of exploration and discovery that breakthrough ideas are born, propelling organizations towards sustained growth and competitive advantage. Read More

Resilience and Adaptability

In an era defined by volatility and uncertainty, resilience is paramount. Organizations adept at workload migration are inherently more adaptable and capable of navigating through turbulent times with grace and resilience. By cultivating a culture of flexibility and agility, they can pivot swiftly in response to market shifts and emergent trends, emerging stronger on the other side.

Sustainable Growth

Ultimately, mastering workload migration is not just about short-term gains but about fostering sustainable growth and longevity. By optimizing processes, leveraging technology, and nurturing talent, organizations can position themselves for sustained success in an ever-evolving landscape.

In the tapestry of organizational efficiency, the relocation of large numbers of jobs emerges as a transformative pressure, riding people and companies toward peak performance—a journey of self-discovery and change that calls for bravery, creativity, and resilience. By mastering the art of embracing difficult obligations, organizations can liberate their complete capacity, harness that capability, and create a strategy for sustainable fulfillment. So let us embark on this adventure together, harnessing the capacity within us and shaping a destiny described with the aid of attempt and innovation.

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