20 Hairstyles That Go Perfectly With Glasses
Wearing glasses has become so chic that even those who don't need them for practical purposes have begun wearing them as a fashion statement. We have to admit that we definitely think your hair is your best accessory, but your frames are a very close second. Plenty of celebs with varying hair types and textures have proudly worn their glasses on the red carpet, so we compiled a list (with the help of our hairstylist experts) of swoon-worthy hairstyles that paired with their frames perfectly.
Keep reading to get a breakdown of 20 celeb-worn hairstyles to try with your glasses.
Low Natural Ponytail
Low ponytails are an easy-to-achieve 'do you can whip out at any time, and we love the way Elaine Welteroth wears hers with contrasting texture alongside larger frames. "Pulling your hair off your face and letting it flow down the back is a classic look, complimented perfectly by the wire rimmed glasses for a clean, sharp aesthetic," says Leake. "Let those facial features shine!"
Saturate your roots with hairspray or oil, depending on your hair type. This provides good hold and control, helping the hair to lay flat against the head.
Brush the hair together, following the direction of the hairline, gathering your ponytail at the nape of the neck.
Tilt the head back before securing your ponytail with a bungee cord or preferred elastic to avoid any bubbling up at the back of the head as you move.
Style your ponytail ends as desired, or leave it brushed out and natural.
If your glasses are making a statement, give it a hairstyle to match, like this '70s inspired look seen on Selma Hayek. "'70s fashion isn’t going anywhere—you can lean into it pairing groovy waves with studded statement glasses," suggests Leake.
Using ghd's 1 1/4" curling iron ($199) on dry, smoothed-out hair, begin wrapping sections of hair around the barrel near the eye line. Always direct your curls on each side to wrap away from the face.
Finish the ends of your section off with the iron's clamp to control the direction they lay in and help seal them together to prevent a frayed finish.
Spray your boar bristle brush with a medium hold hairspray and brush out all those tendrils you created to soften the look, loosen the wave, and fluff up the volume.
Hathaway may wear square frames, but this tousled ponytail is far from being "square."
Use the hot tool of your choice to create a broken-in, imperfect wave pattern throughout the hair.
Apply a good dry texturizing spray to second-day hair for that tousled texture
Use your hands to gather the hair, following the eye line directly to find your ponytail placement.
Secure with a bungee or the hair tie of your choice, wrapping a small piece of hair around the base to cover up your tie. Lock that base cover in with a small bobby pin and some hair spray.
Rub the hair at the edge of your hairline between your fingers to get those naturally fallen face-framing bits.