Barbershop Blog


October 15, 2020

The Movember Foundation’s annual ‘Movember’ is about to get underway for its eighteenth consecutive year. For those who are un-aware, Movember involves the growing of moustaches to help raise much needed funds and awareness for mens health issues. With inspiration in mind, we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at some of Australia’s most legendary Mo’s from over the decades.

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The Errol Flynn

Have you ever heard the saying - in like Flynn? Well that saying is said to have derived from the successful womanising and hedonistic behaviour of Australia born star of the screen Errol Flynn. He achieved worldwide fame during the Golden Age of Hollywood and made famous the pencil moustache, a thin moustache running adjacent to, or a little above the top lip.

The Chopper

Like a long horseshoe running down to the sides of the chin. Made famous by underworld figure Mark Chopper Read. After a violent life as a stand-over man and gangster, Mark put pen to paper and published a series of semi-autobiographical fictional crime novels. He won the hearts of many because his long list of crimes were mostly targeted at drug dealers and other members of the criminal underworld.

The Boonie

Famed by Australian cricketing legend David Boon. The Boonie is big, bushy and soaked in beer. Boon scored more than 7,000 runs at test level for Australia and once downed 52 tinnies on a flight home from England, a record that will surely stand the test of time.

The Bachelor

Like a hairy caterpillar ridding on the top lip of former Australian rugby player Nick Cummins. Although his first fame came through footy, Nick’s trademark tash hit the gossip mags and the television screen when he featured in the sixth season of The Bachelor Australia.

The Mo Bro

We hope you have enjoyed this Mo growing inspo from some of Australia’s most notorious moustached men. Remember that patchy, lopsided, itchy or epic – whatever Mo you grow, you’ll save a bro. That’s message from The Movember Foundation. To sign up as a Mo Bro in this years event or for more information on the other ways you can help, head over to: