Hairstyles for Eyeglass Wearers

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Hairstyles for Eyeglass Wearers
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Eyeglass styles have changed considerably since the days of grandma's cat eye glasses. They are now used to not only correct vision but to make a fashion statement. However, the style and shape of the eyeglasses are also affected by the hairstyle, which means that it's difficult to determine the right hairstyles for eyeglass wearers without looking at all of these aspects together before heading off to the hair salon.

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Wide Frames

Glasses that have wide frames make the face look wider than it is. For people who've chosen this style of glasses, the best advice is to not choose a hairstyle that adds to the width of the face. Feathered styles that are heavy on the sides instead of the top are examples of this. Instead, people with wide glasses (and faces that might already be wide, too) should think about styles that add height to the top of the face and have a little more volume at the ends. Additionally, because this style of glasses was likely chosen because the wearer has a wide face already, this hairstyle will look good even when the person switches to wearing contacts.

Large Framed Lenses

Glasses with large frames are typically chosen because the person wearing them has very wide-set or large eyes. In this case, proportion should be considered paramount. For example, avoid selecting a hairstyle that intensifies the size of the glasses, such as a very short cut. Additionally, someone wearing eyeglasses should be able to modify the hairstyle for contact lenses by lessening the volume on the sides, which still compensates for wide-set eyes. This will provide balance for the eyes without overpowering the face.

Small Frames

These styles have become popular and are very often chosen by women who have small faces or people who only wear glasses for specific occasions, such as reading or going to the theatre. Consider hairstyles that do not overpower the face—short, cropped cuts, gamine styles or a chin-length bob would work well. Additionally, think about selecting a hairstyle that adds interest to the face.

Sunglasses

When choosing sunglasses, the same rules apply as for eyeglasses. The wearer should consider the face's shape as well as how the shape of the glasses will change how the face looks with different hairstyles. Additionally, remember that often sunglasses and eyeglasses are not the same style, but are worn interchangeably throughout the day. That being said, hairstyles should be picked according to the above guidelines.

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