Not everyone wants just a simple look or gorgeous look, some men out there may want a dramatic look, boldness with elegance. May be Dali mustache has been designed for such men. The full name Salvador Dali mustache, named after the famous Surrealist painter Salvador Dali, whom people knew for various unique works & dramatic arts including his mustache. In the 20th century, he introduced his iconic mustache style to the world. That time his clothing style along with his mustache proved his Surrealist appearance. He was an icon & styling idle for many men. Many men started following him, especially his mustache. However, it is basically a Handlebar mustache but to its extreme level with dramatically long extended both side edges in the upper direction & twisted into hoop-like shape. This type of mustache was first seen in 1621, King Philip IV of Spain had his mustache growing like this. Some people say that Salvador Dali was inspired by King Philip IV. But there is no such evidence on this issue. However Salvador Dali died in 1989, but the iconic mustache style he created remains very popular. Don’t forget that in November 2010, Dali mustache was voted as the most popular mustache style for British men. This survey was conducted by MSN HIM.
If you are interested in keeping a Dali Mustache and want to express your bold & smart look then this article may help you. In these modern days, men are keeping Dali mustache with their own interesting appeal. They usually don’t grow it as long as Salvador Dali did. But all the customization has some basic rules. Dali mustache is not like a common mustache that you can keep during shaving. It’s a bit typical & long time process. The basic and most important thing to keep a Dali mustache is to let your mustache grow very long for weeks. Then cut the mustache hair very close to your nose and leaps without the side edges. Let the edges grow even longer for a few more times. When you have a very long edged mustache then you are ready to have your own Salvador Dali mustache. Here are some basic things what you need during making a Salvador Dali mustache:
- Clear Shaving Gel/Shaving Oil
- Small Grooming Scissor
- Mustache Comb
- Mustache Wax/Gel/Cream
- Hair Dryer
- Optional: Travel Size Flat Iron ( This will make it easier to keep the mustache edges on upward direction)
If you have all these things then follow these steps:
The basic thing for any mustache style is you need to shave your beard. For a safe shaving first prepare your face by scrubbing & rinsing with lukewarm water. Or just take a hot towel and press it onto your face for 1-2 minutes. This will make the beard hair smooth & will cut easily.
Apply clear shaving gel or shaving oil so that any part of your mustache won’t be invisible. You, of course, don’t want to ruin all your long-time efforts by cutting the mustache edges by mistake.
Shave your beard. Be extra careful during shaving the mustache area.
After shaving all your beards pat dry your face. Then comb your mustache to the direction it grows & look for any long unwanted hair except the long edges. Then cut those.
Take the beard comb again & comb the edges for a while until both edges become straight. In this case, if you have a travel-size flat iron then your work can be done within seconds but with perfection. Just medium heat the iron and straighten both edges to the direction it grows. Be careful, don’t let the iron attach to your leaps or face.
Take a generous amount of mustache wax (or gel/cream whatever you have) and apply all over your mustache. Make sure that all your mustache hairs are evenly coated with the product & set to an even shape. The wax will also help to hold your mustache for about a day in the direction you want.
Now to keep the mustache edges in the upward direction, use the hairdryer. Hold your mustache edge wherever you want to set and then blast it with heat. You need to spend some time while doing this because it is very tricky to set the mustache for 1st time in the upward direction just as Salvador Dali did. Don’t be upset if you can’t make both edges perfectly even. If you see the photos of Salvador Dali you will see that he didn’t have both sides perfectly even either. Keep blasting it with heat until it is set by itself. See the finished look. You have the iconic Salvador Dali mustache.
Does the mustache style suits you very well, do you think you look like a hunk with it? Then keep it for a longer time until you get boring with it. Though this iconic style from the 20th century is not a bit older or boring even in the 21st century. If you want to keep your Salvador Dali mustache for a longer time then you need daily maintenance. You must give a little effort to have a better look. Just follow the last two steps regularly then you can show the world your perfect Salvador Dali mustache.
Here Are Some Dali Mustache Styles With Different Face Shapes:
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