What hairstyle works best with your glasses?

Apr 26 2017 | Essilor

Once upon a time, wearing glasses was considered a total burden. Those days are gone. Eyewear has become a must-have fashion accessory that adds the final flattering touch to your look!

This year, fashion frames are made from wood, a combination of metal and acetate or even materials such as velvet and denim. Marble is another popular choice. When it comes to colour, Pantone's Colour of the Year, Greenery, is a big hit. This means that you can combine a trendy frame with a shade of lens that works beautifully with the light. Graphite green - the latest shade from Transitions lenses embraces the latest trends and will definitely make a head-turning statement.

Don't forget that your frames should also complement the shape of your face and your hairstyle. Follow our beauty tips to find out which hair cut will suit your glasses!

Hair and eyewear: making the perfect match

  • For thick frames

Avoid straight and flat hairstyles - they create too many contrasts with the glasses. Go for a cut with lots of movement featuring layers or curls. Give it plenty of volume!
A bun or a ponytail is also an excellent way of creating a clean look.

  

  • For delicate and classic frames

Add a touch of glamour and femininity to your look! Leave hair undone and create maximum volume. Curls go perfectly with this look as well.

  • For butterfly frames

Make it retro! A banana bun or shell bun are a beautiful match for this style of eyewear. Loose, textured lengths are also ideal.

One crucial hair mistake to avoid: stay away from straight, blunt bangs! When worn with glasses - whether the style is delicate or bold - your entire face becomes hidden from view.

Make a statement on an evening out!
Create an elegant, attention-getting look with a bun. Choose your style according to your event, and, of course, your eyewear! A simple bun works perfectly for thick, coloured or retro frames as well as those that feature a design motif. Delicate frames can be balanced by focusing on plenty of highlights and a messy bun that contrasts with the classic look of your glasses.

One last tip ... don't forget about your hair colour
The colour of your hair also needs to be taken into consideration when selecting your frames. But don't worry: there is a simple and easy method. Red, brown and blonde shades are beautifully complemented by warms tones while those with grey or salt and pepper hair should select cool tones for the best match. With black hair, anything goes!

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