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Friday, December 10, 2010

The Art of Mustache Maintenance



















After a month of making me look like a police officer, my mustache has been trimmed and gently faded into my normal facial scruff. In my 30 days with a ‘stache, I got used to the funny looks and starting conversations with "I don't normally look like this..." but through it all, I hope that I raised awareness for an amazing organization (Movember) and a cause that doesn't get talked about nearly enough (men's health).

For those of you that missed out, Movember is a non-profit that encourages men to grow a mustache every November to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression in men. In 2005, a group of buddies were sitting in a bar in Adelaide, Australia, when one had the idea to grow a mustache to raise money for charity. Since then, the idea has snowballed from 30 guys that first year, to a worldwide movement of hundreds of thousands of participants and more than $100 million dollars raised.

Thank you Movember for allowing me to tell your story and be apart of such an incredible tribe... and no, I didn't give out any speeding tickets last month :)

PS - I took the picture above using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. Lens: Lucifer VI, Flash: Off, Film: Ina's 1969.

4 comments:

coachmags said...

ok the mustache, this is funny I live in Boise and the students at BSU do this, this is where I found out about the stache sensation.....anyway I have a question for you. I am starting a humanitarian effort myself a non profit salon and I am at a creative block and need help! check out my site www.insideoutsalonandspa.org send me a message if you would like to give a word on the email link, thanks so much

j a i me said...

I had no idea WHY I've seen mustache stand-offs but now I know! I recently read your article featured in lifetime magazine & am truly inspired! love your blog too,,, I'll start the comments ,,, I blog for a photography buizzzz & we love when people "share the love" ! I'm going to have to blog TOMS soon --- so inspired & feelin the need to give back & contribute more in my own world! peace from the D!

j a i me said...

I had no idea WHY I've seen mustache stand-offs but now I know! I recently read your article featured in lifetime magazine & am truly inspired! love your blog too,,, I'll start the comments ,,, I blog for a photography buizzzz & we love when people "share the love" ! I'm going to have to blog TOMS soon --- so inspired & feelin the need to give back & contribute more in my own world! peace from the D!

Miss Marilee said...

I'm 99.999999% sure you should have kept it. It rocks.