5 Best Mustache Styles For Bald Men (2021 Guide)

Does facial hair look good on bald men? We say, who cares! In our experience, facial hair can balance out a shaved head. Baldness favors the bold, so if you want to try something different, seize the opportunity.

Just like a full beard style, a bald man with a mustache is distinguished, and when grown full and thick, you can style it to your liking. Grooming is the best part about having a mustache, and with the right tools, you can make your mustache awesome.

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Bald with a Mustache

5 Bald with mustache styles

1. Chevron Mustache

Bald Chevron Mustache
70s style chevron mustache.

2. Handlebar Mustache

Bald with Handlebar Mustache
See more Handlebar Mustache Styles

3. Van Dyke

Van Dyke Mustache and Shaved Head (Hugh Jackman)
Hugh Jackman’s bald haircut and mustache. More Van Dyke Styles

4. The Horseshoe

Horseshoe Mustache Bald Style
See our horseshoe mustache style guide.

5. The Painter’s Brush

Bald with Painter's Brush Mustache
Bald Head with Painter’s Brush Mustache is… creepy?

Longer, thicker mustaches look better on bald guys, but like we said earlier, try growing a mustache fitting for your face shape.

Mustache Styling Tips

There are many mustache styles to try with a bald head, but we think the thickest, fullest mustaches balance out the shaved head look. Here are a few handy tips for getting the perfect mustache with a bald head.

  • Thicker, full mustaches work best avoiding pencil mustaches
  • Comb and style your mustache, (see trending mustache styles)
  • Use beard oil or balm to make your mustache hair shine
  • Use an electric trimmer and barber shears to keep it trim
  • Apply wax to elongate the shape and tamed your style

How to get the Right Mustache

Most guys start growing facial hair without a real plan in mind. That’s fine, too! However, when you brush stubble as it grows, there are some who say you can direct hair to grow the way you want. Perfection isn’t necessary here, but picking the right mustache truly adds to your personal style.

Read our complete guide – How to Grow a Mustache

1. Let Your Hair Grow First

Styling a mustache can only happen when the hair is there. Facial hair grows about ¼ an inch every two weeks on average, but it can be faster or slower, as you know it’s mostly about genetics with alopecia.

One thing you can do is use a boar bristle brush on your mustache hair every morning and night. You can also try hair growth creams to sponsor new hair, but they’re not always effective. Still, if you’re seeing no growth after 3 to 4 weeks, it could be the best way to start.

You may want to look into minoxidil or beard growth shampoos if you need help.

2. How Long or Short of a Mustache?

There are so many mustache styles to choose from, but the most basic question of all is how long should your mustache be? There are a few different looks you can try.

3. Groom Your Mustache As Needed

Like we said, striving for perfection is torture. However, when you have a bald head, facial hair stands out more. In this case, a quick comb and trim is all that’s needed in the morning. When you have the right tools, it becomes effortless to groom your facial hair.

If you have trouble with symmetry, there are mustache templates and guides out there to help you cut your hair perfectly.

4. Cutting Your Mustache

When it comes time to trimming, start with the outside and move inward. In addition, if you use clippers to cut the overall length, start with a higher guard so you don’t accidentally go too far and ruin all of your progress.

You can always trim your mustache more if you need to. When applying a balm, you only need a small dab or less. You can use a narrow-toothed wood comb to spread the balm or oil throughout your mustache hair.

By Eric Melillo

I'm the co-owner of B&B. I live in Guilford, Connecticut and I've been obsessed with bald & beard styles & trends for over 20 years..