I am so down for "Movember."
Each November, cultivating a mustache becomes prevalent not just for vintage wool sweater-wearing hipsters or pocket-protecting types, but for anyone wanting to make a statement for men's health. Furry faces raise money for causes like prostate cancer by harvesting hair below the nose.
In conjunction with causes like LIVESTRONG and The Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation, Movember has popularized mustaches to the point of Chia Pets in their heyday. 'Staches are everywhere.
And I like what I see.
A good cause not enough for you to lay a horizontal strip in the middle of your "punim?" Be inspired by handsome, classically "'stached" fellows like Sam Elliot, Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds.
Mmm, I do appreciate some fine, fuzzy vintage lip thatch.
Can't commit to such a strong look? I'll still count the growing of any facial hair for the Movember cause.
Try the modern versions of "scruff," "5 o'clock shadow," "chops," "goatees," "beards," "handlebars" and "sole patches" as worn by David Duchovny, Jon Hamm, Colin Farrell, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Pitt, Clive Owen, Gerard Butler and my favorite actor, (based solely on acting ability) Jason Statham.
I'm inviting them all to my Movember party.
Women got the short end of the 'stache on the facial hair tip.
Female facial hair is a missed self-styling opportunity that is epilated upon first glance of a bristle. This much-maligned condition in females is often treated with painful waxing and lasers. But, men can let their follicles procure a bevy of
sprouting hairs and groom them into various shapes, lengths and even colors.
I am fringed with jealousy for this additional ability in the male species to change their bearded expression of personal style on a daily basis. The ability to grow an all-new look in a relatively short amount of time is personal style evolution at its best.
Guys – if you have the follicular ability to rock a "Rollie Fingers," I am your worshipper.
I have moustache envy.
I say, let's boycott razors all year.
Invest in 'Stache Wax and a beard trimmer instead.
Exhibit your whisker fashion sense in a hairy way and do some good while you're at it.
Grow for it guys. Grow for it.
(There's still time to participate in Movember – check out movember.us.)
Lindsay Garric is a Milwaukee native who calls her favorite city home base for as long as her lifestyle will allow her. A hybrid of a makeup artist, esthetician, personal trainer and entrepreneur all rolled into a tattooed, dolled-up package, she has fantasies of being a big, bad rock star who lives in a house with a porch and a white picket fence, complete with small farm animals in a version of Milwaukee that has a tropical climate.
A mishmash of contradictions, colliding polar opposites and a dash of camp, her passion is for all pretty things and the products that go with it. From makeup to workouts, food to fashion, Lindsay has a polished finger on the pulse of beauty, fashion, fitness and nutrition trends and is super duper excited to share that and other randomness from her crazy, sexy, gypsy life with the readers of OnMilwaukee.com.