There are lots of things Zac Efron can do that we, mere mortals, cannot.
The man looks like an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog composite when shirtless, he goes on glamorous yet confusing vacations with Michelle Rodriguez and rando Italian businessmen, he may even grow up to be Matthew Perry—but there’s one thing about the 27-year-old actor you might just be able to mimic: his mustache.
Efron had his new facial hair on display at a Lakers/Thunder basketball game on Friday at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, which he attended with girlfriend Sami Miró. Should you wish to replicate the ‘stache, which one might accurately describe as the “your friend’s hot dad who might be low-key flirting with you but you’re not sure but you’re just gonna put on D’Angelo’s ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’ and see what happens,” here’s an easy step-by-step guide you can follow.
Step One: Be Zac Efron This step is crucial. Make sure you were born Zac Efron on October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California to David Efron and Starla Baskett. Keep trying until you are born Zac Efron on October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California to David Efron and Starla Baskett.
Step Two: Prep, Shave, And Admire Once you are sufficiently Zac Efron, soften your face with some warm water. If you want to truly reach Peak Zefron, prep your face using Proraso’s white pre-shaving cream. Exfoliate with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Enegergizing Scrub.
Then, lather up with Malin+Goetz’s Vitamin E Shaving Cream using your Omega Hi-Performance Synthetic Bristle Brush. (Real badger-tail brushes are upsetting and cruel. Why would you make Zac Efron cry?) Commit the mustache shape to memory, and use your Merkur 38C razor to make that dream reality.
Wash off, and apply your Art of Shaving Sandalwood After-Shave Balm. Moisturize daily with Lab Series’ Pro LS All-in-One Face Treatment.
Weep audible at your success.
Step Three: Realize You Are Not Nor Will You Ever Be Zac Efron Shave your mustache immediately. Weep silently at your failure.
Text by John Walker. Photo via Getty.