5 Most Popular Fu Manchu Mustache Styles of All Time

History of Fu Manchu

The Fu Manchu mustache was made famous by a fictional villain called ‘Fu Manchu‘ created by Sax Rohmer in the first half of the 20th century. He has been portrayed a number of times in different films and television shows, but he always had his trademark facial hairstyle. That mustache became a trend and is now a niche look amongst mustache aficionados.


Fu Manchu Mustache Vs. Handlebar Mustache

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A lot of people confuse the Fu Manchu mustache style with the Handlebar mustache style while it’s not. With a Fu Manchu style, the hair actually leaves the face near to the ends of the mouth. It then hangs down in long thin tendrils away from the face. On the other hand, with a handlebar mustache, the facial hair grows from the follicles all of the ways down the face to the end of the chin.


#1: The Original Fu Manchu Mustache

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The original Fu Manchu mustache as sported by the fictional villain himself. The long thin mustache has long spindly tendrils which hang down past the side of the face. Follow this look and your homage will be instantly recognizable.


#2: The Extrovert Edition


With this Fu Manchu mustache style, the long spindly tendrils have been heavily styled. Use a firm hold beard or mustache gel to style your facial hair into a really extroverted twirly mustache style.


#3: Fu Manchu Warrior Mustache and Braided Beard


Mix a Fu Manchu mustache style with a carefully plaited warrior beard. These carefully plaited beards show a commitment to precision and personal care which is required from a successful warrior.


#4: Twisted Tendril

Wojo Wrzesniewski from Toronto, Canada, poses after winning first place in the Fu Manchu Moustache category at the third annual National Beard and Moustache Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT:

Give the Fu Manchu mustache a really unique look by trying out your own twist on this award-winning facial hairstyle. Twist the tendrils around a pencil and then apply the setting gel. When you remove the pencil, lovely spiral shapes will remain.


#5: Fluffy Fu Manchu


When people get older, their facial hair is likely to become more brittle and it can start to fluff up. For a wise old mustache style, embrace the fluffiness of your Fu Manchu tendrils.

Do you dare to wear a Fu Manchu mustache alone or even combining with a beard style you like? If not, you should check out some other fantastic beard styles ideas. There are loads of different styles and genres to choose from if you are searching for inspiration for your latest look.

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