A History of the Moustache, Presented by Schick Hydro®

Author: Movember
Origins of the Mo 

The moustache evolved from a roughly cut block of hair in prehistoric times into the genuine work of art it is today.  

Theoretically possible since flint razors were first fashioned around 30,000 B.C, it’s unknown who first sported upper-lip topiary. What is known is that the oldest portrait of a shaved man with a moustache is an ancient Iranian horseman from 300 BC. 

What a Mo can mean 

Over the course of history, men with facial hair have been credited with attributes including wisdom, sexual virility, masculinity, and technical proficiency in all things.  

Equally, the moustache has fallen on less illustrious times, a result of being sported by some notorious dictators.  

The modern Mo 

The moustache has proven its resilience. Just when it seemed that it would be hung in the dusty mop cupboard of history, a cultural revolution swung the pendulum back, ushering in a new day for moustaches, and a new way for men to understand their place in the world.  

Join Schick Hydro in bringing forward a more positive and diverse celebration of men’s health.  

By growing your Mo for Movember, you’ve added your own chapter to the rich history of the moustache and helped redefine what it is to be a man. 

As modern masculinity evolves and expands, Schick Hydro is celebrating the men who express themselves, on their own terms. Don’t forget to pick up your own Schick Hydro 5 Sense ® razor to keep your Moustache well-maintained and your jawline gleamingly smooth, all month long.