Well-Groomed: Facial Hair Maintenance for the Stylish Groom

Celebrate Movember and men’s health with these dapper grooms who chose to keep their facial hair for the big day

Movember, also known as “No Shave November”, is a popular month-long nationwide movement dedicated to making a statement about men’s health awareness. Some prefer to participate by growing the reminiscent moustache, a few choose a well-trimmed goatee and others opt to flaunt a full beard. With facial hair becoming widely accceptable for everyday wear, we've noticed more and more grooms maintaining their scruff for their special day. We took the liberty of seeking out a few of these gents, who were even willing to share a few "grooming" tips for keeping their styles camera-ready.

Adam Kennedy Photography

Organix Coconut Product

To preserve that soft texture use Organix “Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti Breakage Serum”, which helps to keep any beard smooth and healthy with egg white protein and natural organic milk compounds. The light coconut scent and affordable price tag are definite bonuses.  ($5.84 at theOnline Drug Store)

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Braun Beard Trimmer

To create this well trimmed look, use the Braun “CruZer” electric beard trimmer. It comes with various sized attachments measured in millimeters to easily achieve a customized length. This trimmer is simple to use and easy to clean. ( $34.99 at Target)

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Samantha Lauren Photographie via Flickr

Eileen K Photography

Last but not least, the classic moustache. The original choice for Movember and certainly a bold move. Done well, the moustache can make a seriously dapper statement. Natural, Handlebar, English, Imperial...the possibilities are virtually endless. To keep yours as tidy as the one above, try Badger Mustache Wax for a medium hold and a shine finish ( $8.49 at Amazon)

Badger Mustache Wax

Give your guests a chance to rock a moustache as distinguished as the groom's. Supplying faux moustaches at your reception makes for silly photos and great memories, especially for the kids. Consider this photo booth prop bundle ( $19.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond)

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The facial hair faux pas of years past is slowly slipping away as more men take to the altar with their well-groomed styles.  The key to looking stylish and not sloppy? Maintenance.

Here are a few more examples of some trim and tidy looks we've spotted:

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Meredith McKee Photography

Alante Photography

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Meredith McKee Photography

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Lora Grady Photography

Seattle wedding photo by Gabriel Van Wyhe

Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography