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Moustache grower's guide to Movember

Every November, thousands of men sprout moustaches in aid of Movember, the campaign which aims to raise funds for and awareness of men’s health issues.

To inspire you to take part in this extremely worthwhile event this year, we've put together our very own moustache grower's style guide. moustache grower's style guide


Since a small group of friends started the moustache-growing movement in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003, it has become an international event.

For the 30 days of the month, the participants - known as Mo Bros - effectively become walking, talking billboards for the often ignored subjects of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's mental health.

How to take part

To take part you must first register at You can enter as an individual, or as a team.

The rules state:

  • Each Mo Bro must begin Movember with a clean-shaven face on the first of the month.
  • He must then grow and groom a moustache, while conducting himself like a true gentleman.
  • It then gets quite technical: there is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns – that’s considered a beard – and there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin, which is considered a goatee.

So go on, why don't you give it a go!

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Adam Jolley

Adam Jolley

Adam Jolley is a content producer at He joined us in May 2012 from the world of financial services PR.

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