Hairdos that look great with glasses

Written by Lisa DiMauro | January 5th, 2015


When people tell me I have a vision problem, I am always quick to point out that, in reality, I have a vision opportunity. Those without the aforementioned opportunity lack the creative freedom to change up their look just by switching out a frame or slightly modifying a hairstyle.

There are no hard and fast rules about choosing eyewear based on your hairstyle. Instead, your hairstyle works to enhance the frames you have chosen based on face shape, complexion and eye color.

Inspirational Hairstyles

Down with the Fringe

There are lots of opportunities for different looks with bangs. You can cover your forehead with your fringes, or you can leave them swept to the side. Either look will be great! Be sure, however, to avoid covering most of your face with your specs + fringes. One way to do this is to avoid long straight fringes.

A Top Bun with Class

A top bun is the easiest look to own on days when you just can’t be bothered. Everyone else will just think you have that chic ballerina look going. The sky’s the limit with a top bun because it allows most of the attention to be focused on that beautiful face of yours, so the frame style that you choose can really run the gamut.

Hair Part-y

Virtually any part you are in the mood for – middle, side to the left, side to the right, or deep side part will complement most frames. The best frame you can choose is the one that makes you feel positively gorgeous.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you are trying to cover up those adorable laugh lines, choose wider temples and wider rims. You’ll look chic and glamorous and no one will have any idea that you’re hiding anything!
  • If you have a higher forehead, don’t fret! Take solace in the fact that you share this feature with many a Greek goddesses including Athena. Be sure to choose frames that cover your eyebrows to minimize the distance between your eyes and hairline.
  • If you have a slightly pointy chin, focus all the attention on those beautiful eyes of yours by choosing frames that are rounded at the bottom and intricate at the top.
  • If you have light or thin eyebrows, opt for a darker top frame and a lighter lower frame to create the illusion of eyebrows.
  • If you generally prefer larger framed glasses, try to keep your hair low volume to maintain proportionality. You can always just employ the #bighairdontcare motto and I will be right there with you cheering you on. If, however, you prefer smaller framed glasses, try to balance out the look with a more expressive hairstyle.
  • Remember to bring your specs with you when you get a haircut so that you, as well as the stylist, are taking your whole look into consideration. Bonus points if you prepare a few images from the past showing yourself with different hairstyles and different frames – it will really help get your stylist’s creative juices flowing.

So, the next time someone tells you you’re overly obsessing about your glasses and/or hairstyle, just direct them here.

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