The Best Hairstyles
for Glasses-Wearers

We fervently believe your frames are the pièce de résistance of your ensemble, but that’s not to say they can’t play well with other facets of your look. On their own, your favorite pair of frames are striking; paired with a perfectly complementary hairstyle, though? More like mesmerizing.

Whether you’re pulling out all the stops for a special occasion, looking to inject a little something extra into your daily style, or doing your due diligence before a big chop, we’ve got this down to a science. Fashion-forward frame enthusiasts: here’s your ultimate guide to hair-ography.

The 10 Best for Women with Glasses

The 10 Best for Women with Glasses

Wavy bob

Also referred to as a “lob” or long bob, this style is characterized by carefree, I-woke-up-like-this waves. This universally flattering haircut works with pretty much any frame shape, but we’re partial to adding a playful twist with a geometric frame or playing up the softness with round glasses.

Half-up, half-down

The half-up, half-down style is effortless elegance in a hairdo. It’s a versatile choice that complements a wide variety of frames by keeping the focus on your face.

Blunt bangs

When your hair makes this much of a statement, your frames might as well too. (Or vice versa). Mostly, you’ll see blunt bangs paired with equally angular frames. Think Anna Wintour’s knife-edge cut and signature squares, or Zoey Deschanel’s whimsical fringe and brightly colored cat-eyes.

Slicked-back topknot

For those days when you need an extra-large dose of sophistication, the slicked-back topknot is your go-to hairstyle. This polished look enhances the visibility of your glasses, allowing your frames to take center stage while adding an air of modernity to your overall appearance. A power move, to be sure.

Pixie cut

For statement-makers who embrace a “less is more” approach, the pixie cut is your friend. Go for frames with angular lines to bring those killer cheekbones front and center, or lean all the way into minimalism with a metal-rimmed frame

Beach waves

If you would describe yourself as “really chill,” this relaxed hairstyle is for you. Beach waves are truly a ‘do for all seasons, effortlessly complementing various frame shapes and looking right at home whether you’re on the beach (duh) or at a fancy-dress gala.

Long layers

A timeless choice for any face shape, long layers let you be secretly low-maintenance even while looking downright foxy. This hairstyle is versatile enough to look right at home above any pair of frames, really. This is a good style to opt for if you want your frames to be the main event.

Braided updo

Want to show off your most impressive hairstyling prowess? Wind those locks into an intricate braided updo. Like the topknot, the pulled-back look provides a perfect backdrop for your glasses to shine while the interplay of braids and frames creates a captivating visual texture.

Shag cut

The ultimate cool kid cut, and a game-changer for rounder faces, the shag is an incredibly wearable way to evoke the effortless edge of a ‘70s rocker. Keep that groovy energy going with a pair of retro inspired aviators or chunky rectangles.

Low ponytail

Sometimes, simplicity is the key to sophistication – especially on days when you can’t be bothered to run a brush through your hair. Toss your tresses into a low ponytail, a style that keeps the focus on your frames and transitions easily from day to night.

How to pair frames with your hair color

How to pair frames with your hair color

Brunette hair + dark tortoiseshell glasses frames

A classic tortoiseshell frame, or one blended with darker hues like navy and mahogany, complements the richness of brunette hair. You’ll be awash in earth tones, creating a look both refined and approachable.

Black hair + metal frames in gold, silver, or rose gold

Black haired beauties, your mane pairs beautifully with metallic frames, adding a touch of radiance to the deep tones of dark hair. The result? A play of opposites that emphasizes your striking features. 

Grey Hair + cherry red, blue, or multi-color frames

Going grey (or already gone)? Vibrant frames like cherry red, electric blue, or multi-colored will add a youthful element to your silver foxiness. Far from being dull, your greys invite you to broaden the color spectrum of your frame collection.

Blonde hair + dark blue or pink frames

Dark blue or pink frames bring a sense of playfulness to blonde hair. These colors act as accents, adding a pop of color that complements the lightness of blonde locks. Dark blue exudes a classic charm, while pink plays up your peppiness. 

Red hair + green, rose gold, or black frames

Fiery hair is a statement in itself, and the right frames can only enhance it. Green, rose gold, or black frames beautifully complement a redhead’s vibrant hue. The result is a look that’s as captivating as it is sophisticated.

Brown hair + purple, blue, or multicolor frames

Brown hair pairs effortlessly with frames that embrace playful contrasts, especially cooler-toned purples and blues. Offset by your brown locks, these frames become a captivating facial focal point.

Hair + Frames = The Whole Package

Hair + Frames = The Whole Package

Armed with this knowledge and a pair of excellent spectacles, we dare say you’ll never have to stare down a bad hair day again. Whether you’re an artist of plaiting or hard-pressed to craft a messy bun, whether you have a Rapunzel-like mane or no hair at all, rest assured there’s a pair of frames out there for you. And remember: when your frames are this spectacular, your hair is just the crowning glory.