I was talking to a friend about mustache maintenance. Now, this is something that isn’t widely taught to men that want to rock the lip caterpillar, so here was my advice.
You push your mustache hairs down, and trim with the scissors so it’s right about at lip level. Then, this is the tricky part, to reduce volume you trim your whiskers in a horizontal line, half way between your nose and lip. But only trim them half length.
Taper into your nostrils, comb out loose hairs, trim stragglers, and lightly feather.
Totally self taught, but I like the look so much better than my clippers. When I get hair cuts I always get a scissor cut as well, never a clipper cut.
The other really, really important thing is to tweezer out the sparse hairs right above your mustache so you have a clean line, and carefully clean up the areas to the right and left of your soul patch if you have a goat or dyke.
The goal is volume but not Ron Swanson volume, no bald spots, and clean symmetrical lines.