Ever heard of the handlebar mustache or the well-known spaghetti mustache? Well, this is a type of mustache that pays close resemblance to the handlebars of a bicycle.
It has become a favorite for millions of men across the world. The iconic shape of this mustache has made its popularity grow in leaps and bounds.
Despite having a common name, it comes in many different styles. Below I’m going to outline the top 60 inspirational ideas for the handlebar type of mustache.
# 1 Thin Upturned Handlebar
This low handlebar mustache has tin ends, tightly curled upwards for a prominent, pointed look. It’s ultra-trendy, and cleaner looking than your average handlebar mustache.
# 2 Angel Wing Bar
This low and thick handlebar mustache almost looks like a pair of angel’s wings above the lips. It’s defined and holds its shape well but still blends in with the beard.
# 3 Ultra-Curly Handlebars
This is a small handlebar mustache overall, but the ends are left long enough to protrude out, then swoop upwards in a long curve. It draws all the attention and tops off a semi-eccentric look with flare.
# 4 Villanous Twist
Here’s a classic villainous mustache. Thick and bushy with long, semi-thick upturned ends, it pairs with a bristly, devilish beard for an evil look turned innocent on a sweet face.
# 5 Subtle Bars
This mustache isn’t particularly thick, it’s more of a long stubble-formed handlebar. The ends are slightly upturned but without obvious product use. It’s fantastic for a casual handlebar look.
# 6 Long and Smooth
This enormous handlebar mustache swoops down and then up again in a sharp parting. It looks smoother than the scruffy beard and serves as the perfect curtains for full lips.
# 7 Thick, Stubby Handlebars
Here the mustache is thick, but a little stubby. The ends aren’t thin or particularly long, and it lacks a defined part. It’s a totally subtle version of a handlebar mustache for guys who only want to stand out a fraction.
# 8 ‘Stache and Soul Patch
For a clean-cut look that molds together well, go for a long soul match paired with a thick, handlebar mustache. The ‘stache covers the top lip but with a defined part and pinched, upturned ends.
# 9 Subtle Slant
A smaller mustache again, this one is trimmed above the top lip with a wide part, turning up at the ends where the ‘stache meets the beard. Great for a minimalistic handlebar look.
# 10 Downswept Slant
This mustache is long, but parted in such a down sweep that it doesn’t obscure much of the top lip. It’s clearly styled with minimal product as it tapers up at the ends for an effortless look.
# 11 The Gentleman Style
This mustache portrays the gentleman in you. The mustache is less thick and comes in blonde. The ends are curved to form a “C” shape. It matches well with short trimmed beards around the chin.
# 12 English Style
This is among the most famous mustaches. The mustache is of medium thickness and comes in dark color.
It is waxed to make it more symmetrical and easy to pull out at the ends to resemble a straight bicycle handlebar.
# 13 Dark Thick Gray Beards
This mustache creates the illusion of two different faces in one. It is dyed black to create a huge distinction from the thick gray beards.
The ends of the mustache thin out to a single strand that curves to create that unique handlebar shape.
# 14 Highlighted Beards
If you desire a blend of two different colors, then this type of mustache will be a brilliant idea. The mustache has dark gray shades that are highlighted with light gray color.
The beards and the hair alike come in the same color combination to create uniformity.
# 15 Mustache and Straight Beards on Chin
This mustache is an ideal choice for those that love to go dark. It provides a black shade that blends in well with a light skin tone.
Anyone wearing this mustache needs to have plenty of beard length at the chin. The beard projects horizontally from the chin.
# 16 “O” Curved
This mustache is quite unique in the way it curves at the ends to form that “O” shape. It is of medium thickness and blends well with thick beards.
The beards and mustache feature dark shades that are given some life with gray highlights.
# 17 Mustache Combined with Dreadlocks
Any Rastafarian will find this style quite breathtaking. The mustache is left to grow to medium thickness with the ends curving to a near “L” shape.
The beards are trimmed to medium thickness with plenty of length around the chin. The whole look is sealed with dreadlocks on the head.
# 18 Thick Mustache with Textured Hair
This type of mustache looks quite isolated due to the absence of beards. The mustache is thick and curves at the ends to a “C” shape.
It is combined with a textured haircut that features undercut sides. The hair and the mustache are given the same color combination for the purpose of uniformity.
# 19 Mustache and Pompadour Haircut
This mustache is of medium thickness. The ends curve to an almost “O” shape. Beards are not left to chance as they are shaven clean.
A pompadour haircut tops up the whole look. You can add a pair of sunglasses to make you look cool.
# 20 Mustache for the Bald Combined with Thick Beards
Baldness doesn’t have to be an inconvenience when growing a mustache. You can give you hair a razor shave and allow your mustache to grow thick. The beards are left thick with plenty of volume around the chin.
# 21 Bushy Mustache
Unlike most handlebar mustaches, this one doesn’t thin out at the ends. It maintains that bushy form that slightly curves at the ends. The thickness of this mustache totally conceals the lips.
# 22 Thin Mustache with Undercut
This mustache is a great inspirational idea for Asians. It is dark to create uniformity with the dark Asian hair.
The mustache is grown thin and has a slight curve at the ends. The top hair is left long with undercut sides to match.
# 23 Cape Buffalo Style
Ever come across a cape buffalo or see it in pictures? Well, this type of mustache creates the illusion of a cape buffalo’s head.
The mustache itself looks the exact replica of a buffalo’s curved horns. Some beards are left just below the lower lip and curved to a “V” shape to resemble the head.
# 24 Bushy Non-curved Ends
This is a bushy mustache that doesn’t curve towards the ends. It projects out horizontally. Medium trimmed beards are left to connect with the mustache.
The top hair is left long and textured to give it a smooth and shiny look. The sides are undercut to connect to and match the length of the beards.
# 25 Bushy Old Fashioned Mustache
This mustache is left to grow to the greater thickness. It curves out slightly to the ends.
The beard is left to grow very bushy and thick with lots of volume around the chin. The mustache and the beards connect to perfectly enclose the lips.
# 26 Curled and Blonde
Any blonde can’t afford to take his eyes away from this iconic type of mustache. The hair and the mustache all come in that blonde look.
The mustache is of medium thickness and feature strands that connect together towards the ends to form one gigantic strand of hair. The huge strands curl to form an “O” shape.
#27 Blonde Mustache, Gray Hair and Beards
There is a visible distinction between the colors of the mustache and that of the hair and beards.
The mustache is thick and has that blonde tone. It maintains its thickness towards the ends and curves to a “C” shape. It matches well with thick beards and long hair that have that gray tone.
# 28 Medium Thick Highlighted Beards with Handlebar
This mustache is of medium thickness and curls to an “O” shape at the ends. It is dark in color and has dark beards to match. The beards feature gray highlights at the chin to enliven the dark shade.
# 29 Projected Crescent-shape
This mustache has plenty of length at the curvature. It starts out in a medium-bushy form with strands starting to close together in a progressive manner to create one huge strand that curves towards the ends.
The strands curve to form the crescent shape that has lots of vertical length to it.
# 30 Curled Mustache and Bald Fade Back Haircut
The beard is bushy and has lots of length on the chin. The bald fade completely disconnects the beards from the hair.
# 31 Thin Mustache Combined with Thick Beards
There is a huge distinction between the mustache and the beards. The mustache is thinned out to conform to the outline between the nose and the upper lip. It has that distinctive “C” curve at the ends.
The beard is left thick and bushy for a contrasting look.
# 32 Mustache with Medium Fade Haircut and Beards
The mustache and beards are textured to give them that soft feel. The mustache thins out towards the ends creating an “L” shape curve. The look is completed with a medium fade haircut that connects to the beard.
# 33 Elongated Blonde Mustache
This style gives you plenty of length in a mustache. The mustache thins out to a single thick strand on either side.
The strands curve outwards and feature excessive vertical projection with the tips leveling the eyebrows.
# 34 Thick Waxed Mustache
This is a thick mustache that is waxed to enable it to thin out to huge single strands that resemble curved horns.
The beard is given the same length and thickness as the mustache. Together, they form a perfect enclosure around the lips.
# 35 Thick Blonde Mustache and Dark Hair
This is a non-waxed blonde mustache that curves towards the ends while maintaining the same thickness.
The beards just below the lower lip are given a clean shave. The hair is given that dark shade and cut to medium height.
# 36 Thick Waxed Mustache, Thick Beards and Medium Haircut
The mustache is waxed and allowed to curl at the ends. It is thick and connects with bushy beards. The hair is cut to medium height and allowed to connect with the long beards.
# 37 Waxed Mustache + Long Beards and Slick Back Haircut
This mustache goes well with the long goat-type beards. The mustache is waxed and curves at the ends to form an “arc” shape.
# 38 Mustache Combined with Pompadour
The mustache has less thickness and length to it. It is waxed to form rather small curls due to the limited length. The hair is given a high fade pomp haircut. The beards are thinned out and connect with the hair.
# 39 Thick Waxed Mustache, Thick Beards and Pompadour
The mustache is given a dark gray hue and waxed to create a distinct curve at the ends. It connects to a thick gray beard. The hair has the same color with a pompadour to match.
# 40 Thick Mustache and Short Haircut
This is a non-waxed mustache that has some thickness to it. The beards below the lower lip and chin are given the same thickness as the mustache.
The bearded sides are shaved clean to disconnect them from the short haircut.
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The world of handlebar mustache has many different options to select from. The above ideas are a true testimony to that.
From the descriptions given, you can make up your mind regarding the style that will work best for you. This is a type of mustache that will earn you compliments if done the proper way.