Movember, the charity event in its ninth year, is officially upon us.
Recruits to the cause register at the start of November with a clean-shaven face, then unleash their face fur throughout the month, raising as much money and awareness about male heath issues as possible.
But growing a mo is not something to be taken lightly, and a Mo Bro should choose his style carefully. Luckily, grooming expert Jason Shankley is on hand to guide you through six potential custom designs.
"Keep in mind the size of your face" advises Shankley, "smaller faces need a small mo whereas more striking, larger faces need a more prominent style".
With that as your guide, read on and select the most magnificent mo for you.
Images: Wilkinson Sword/Ted Blackbrow/Daily Mail/Rex
1. The Rascal
If ‘Danger’ is your middle name, style up this bad boy for a look crafted to roguish perfection.
How to: Grow your mo along the upper lip about 2cm in length. As it passes the edges of the mouth, groom the hair using Quattro Titanium Precision Trimmer. Allow your mutton chops to flourish so they grow down your face and meet with your sculpted mo.
2. The Eccentric
If you’re the off-the-wall life-and-soul, get trimming and create the minimal look with maximum effect.
How to: Precisely sculpt each side of your mo leaving only an inch of hair in the middle. The rest of your face has to be fuzz free, so use the hydro 5 razor for the best shave for your skin.
3. The Connoisseur
If you scream sophisticate and scoundrel in one, why not don the best way to finesse your face?
How to: Grow your mo in to a perfect rectangle along the upper lip, using the Hydro 5 flip trimmer to create neat edges. Curl the ends up using your fingers and add a little wax to hold in place.
4. The Maverick
If you are a bit of a loose cannon then you’ll appreciate the crafted chaos of the marvellous mo on every wanted list.
How to: Grow hair over the upper lip and groom the edges so they finish about 1cm past your lip. Maintain the curved edges regularly and keep the length in check with the Quattro Titanium Precision Trimmer.
5. The Visionary
If your look and mind are way ahead of their time, shape the only style that can keep up.
How to: Grow the hair long above the upper lip so it can be parted and pulled to either side. Once the hair gets to a decent length maintain the neat edges with the Hydro 5 flip trimmer.
Jason uses the following products to achieve the perfect shave and styling of the mo:
Quattro Titanium Precision (RRP £9.29), Wilkinson Sword’s Hydro 5 (RRP £8.19), Hydro Shave Care (RRP from £3.09)