Hairstyles for women over 50 with glasses

Hairstyles for women over 50 with glasses

Maybe you're new to glasses, or you just got a new pair?

Wearing them for the first time can feel pretty daunting, especially in front of your friends, family and colleagues.

And whilst new glasses won't change the shape of your face, they'll certainly change how you're perceived. Subsequently, you might consider making small tweaks to your hairstyle to ensure it compliments both your face shape and your glasses.

With that in mind, here are some of the best hairstyles for women over 50 with glasses.


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What hairstyle looks good with glasses?

If you're over 50 years old, you may have already made the move to a shorter haircut. Pixie cuts, bobs and lobs tend to work best for mature women who wear glasses as they're more easily managed compared to longer hairstyles.

So, if you’re ready to freshen up your look and want a new-do, then there are plenty of hairstyles that look great with glasses. Ultimately, you should choose a hairstyle that works with both your face shape and your favourite frames, and don’t be afraid to experiment until you get a look that you really love! 

Some of the best hairstyles that look good with glasses include: 

  • Short haircuts
  • Haircuts with bangs 
  • Bob haircuts
  • Pixie haircuts
  • Long haircuts 
  • Lob haircuts 


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Does Short Hair Look Good with Glasses?

Yes, short hair looks great with glasses. Pairing glasses with a structured short hairstyle is much easier to maintain and takes much less time getting ready in the morning. Plus, shorter hair means you’re less likely to keep tucking it out the way to see.

Conversely, longer high-maintenance hairstyles that leaves a lot of hair around your face can sometimes look overpowering. If you have too much going on, your face can easily look crowded. By wearing your hair short and moving it away from your face, you remove this problem. Short hair with glasses creates a stylish look and if you choose statement glasses, it will attract attention for all the right reasons. 

Perhaps the best thing about short hair is that it is so versatile, meaning that no matter what your face shape or hair texture, it’s easy to find the right short hairstyle for you.

When wearing your hair short it’s important to choose glasses that flatter your face shape and coordinate with your cut, to create an effortlessly polished look. To achieve balance, if you plan to wear short hair and glasses then you should consider the size, shape, and colour of your favourite frames, as well as the colour and length of your hair.

Scroll below for some optical inspiration.

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Best Short Haircuts for Women Over 50 With Glasses

Cutting your hair short is a great way to highlight both your face and a really great pair of glasses! Short hairstyles are flattering on all face shapes, allowing your features to do all the talking and are a great option if you like to wear statement glasses.

Short haircuts are one of the most popular styles for women over 50 with glasses, and there are many reasons for this. 

As it ages, women's hair commonly loses pigmentation and changes texture. Cuticle cells become weakened, meaning older hair is rougher and more prone to breakage and damage. Hair often also becomes finer, and hair regrowth slows as we age.

If you're experiencing any of these hair changes, then you might find that taking the plunge and cutting your hair short is the best thing you can do for it. Short hair can help your hair to look healthier, it is easy to manage, and it looks incredibly stylish too! 

Here are some examples of the best short haircuts for women over 50 with glasses.

  • Super short
  • Short and manageable
  • Short and wavy


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Super short

There's something incredibly freeing about having a super short haircut. It's low maintenance, so you can just wash it and go. No fuss, no stress. And it looks great with colourful red glasses like these. Plus, it's a great way to show off your face. Who doesn't want to look their best as they get older? A short haircut is the perfect way to do that. So, if you're thinking about cutting your hair short, just go for it! You won't regret it.

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Short and manageable

There's something incredibly stylish and sophisticated about a woman who wears her hair short, paired with stylish eyeglasses. The fact is, short hair is so low-maintenance and some full-rim glasses simply add an air of intelligence.

Short haircuts and a classic pair or tortoise eyeglasses are a winning combination. And best of all, this look is flattering for women of all ages, including those over 50. So, if you're looking for a new style that is both stylish and easy to maintain, consider a short haircut with eyeglasses.

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Short and wavy

Many women over the age of 50 find that their hair is more difficult to style as it becomes thinner and less manageable. However, there are still plenty of attractive and low-maintenance haircut options available. One popular choice is a short, wavy cut. This style can help to give the appearance of fuller, healthier hair. And when paired with eyeglasses, it can create a stylish and sophisticated look.


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Best Bangs Haircuts for Women Over 50 With Glasses 

Many glasses wearers are wary of bangs (often known as a fringe). This is because fringes are traditionally cut to sit across your forehead at around the same level as the top of your glasses.

Too short, and you may have an unsightly gap. Too long and you may be irritated by your fringe brushing across (or in front) your lenses. For this reason, many glasses wearers consider having bangs to be simply too high maintenance. 

However, bangs are a great way to look younger and cover up of those annoying forehead wrinkles. So, if you're looking to freshen up your look to go with your new glasses, here are some great examples of the best bangs haircuts for women over 50 with glasses; 

  • Curtain bangs
  • Layered curtain bangs
  • Curly bangs
  • Side swept bangs
  • Blunt bangs
  • Baby bangs

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Curtain Bangs

There's something about curtain bangs hair and round black eyeglasses that just goes together. Maybe it's the fact that both are classic, low-maintenance and effortlessly stylish. Or maybe it's because they both have a retro feel that is somehow simultaneously nostalgic and modern. Whatever the reason, the combination is definitely flattering for women over 50.

Women's black circle glasses frame


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Layered curtain bangs

Curtain bangs hair is a great choice for those who want a new look without having to commit to a major change. They can be worn long or short, straight or wavy, and they always look stylish. Pairing them with large round or oval eyeglasses completes the look and gives it an added element of sophistication. If you're looking for a low-maintenance hair style that is also flattering and fashionable, curtain bangs hair with round eyeglasses is a great option.

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Curly bangs

There's something about a woman with curly hair and glasses that just exudes confidence and intelligence. It's a winning combination of low maintenance - you can just throw your hair up in a bun and put your glasses on, and you're good to go. For versatility, crystal clear acetate eyeglasses are a stylish choice. They’ll never clash with your clothing and can be worn with any colour accessories you put on.

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Side swept bangs

Side swept bangs are the perfect low maintenance hair style for women who want to add a bit of flair to their look. They are also flattering for women with glasses, as they help visually ‘balance’ the width of the frame. 

When paired with colourful cat eye glasses, this haircut creates a look that is both elegant and stylish. Whether you're looking for a new hair style or just trying to update your look, side swept bangs are a great option. 

Chunky transparent purple spectacles frame


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Blunt bags

There's something about blunt bangs and round black eyeglasses that just go together. This bold look is timeless, sophisticated and truly chic. If you're worried this haircut might be too high-maintenance, consider getting blunt bangs. It's surprisingly easy to style, and looks great with thick round glasses. So, if you're looking for a new hair style that's both stylish and super low-maintenance, this is the look for you.

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Baby bangs

A baby bang is a short, blunt fringe that falls just above the eyebrows. It's certainly a strong look when paired with thick eyeglasses, but this style can actually be very flattering. Thick rimmed glasses like these help contrast your face to make it seem smaller and more dainty. As a result, it's a look that is both stylish and easy to maintain. So, if you're looking for very low maintenance hairstyle, consider giving baby bangs a try.

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Best Bob Haircuts for Women Over 50 With Glasses 

The bob haircut is considered one of the best hairstyles for glasses wearers, and it’s easy to see why. A bob haircut is a short to medium length style, in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at approximately jaw level.

A bob haircut can be worn on both straight and curly hair, and often include layers to add texture and fullness to the style. A blunt bob is also a great choice for those with fine hair and looks particularly chic when paired with glasses.

Popularised in the early 1900's (around 1909), the bob was known as ‘the haircut that shocked society’. Today is the go-to for women of all ages, helping mature women transition from long to short hair.


Does a bob look good with glasses?

Yes, a bob can look fantastic with glasses. If you have a long, oval or diamond face shape, this classic hairstyle works great with full rim (thick) eyeglasses. Not only is a bob easy to maintain, but it helps bring visual balance to your face.

The bob haircut can start to flick and look untidy as it grows though, so it’s important to visit your hairdressers for a trim every 5 to 6 weeks in order to maintain this hairstyle. 

Below are some examples of the best bob haircuts for women over 50 with glasses:

  • Power bob
  • Short curly bob
  • Blunt bob
  • Swept back textured bob
  • Colour bob
  • Wavy short bob
  • Curly bob


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Power bob

A power bob is the perfect way to achieve a sleek and sophisticated look. This hairstyle is especially flattering for women over 50, as it helps to accentuate the cheekbones and jawline. And when paired with a pair of chunky spectacles or sunglasses, a power bob can help you look both confident and stylish. If you're looking for a confident new hairstyle that will sharpen up your look, consider a power bob. With its clean lines and sharp angles, it's sure to make a statement.

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Short curly Bob

As any woman over 50 knows, finding a new hairstyle that's both stylish and low-maintenance can be challenging. It's tempting to settle for a boring cut that's easy to care for but doesn't do anything to make us feel better about ourselves. However, there is one hairstyle that has it all--the short curly bob.

This liberating cut is easy to style and requires very little upkeep. Plus, it looks great on women of all ages and can be worn in a variety of ways. Whether you wear it curly or wavy, with or without bangs, the short curly bob is a versatile and flattering option for busy women who want to look their best with minimum effort.

Paired with a traditional tortoise acetate, classic glasses like these are a timeless style that’s never going out of fashion.

Round tortoiseshell spectacle frame


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Blunt Bob

A blunt bob is an effortlessly stylish haircut that suits any eyeglasses frame. It can Look confident, free, and fun - all while taking years off your appearance. If you're over 50, a blunt bob can help you to achieve a youthful perception. It's also a great choice for those with round or square faces, as it helps to create a more defined jawline.

If you're looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle, a blunt bob is an excellent option. It's easy to style and can be worn in a variety of ways - from sleek and straight to tousled and beachy. Whether you're looking for a fresh new look or simply want to update your existing style, a blunt bob is an effortlessly chic choice.

For this classic hairstyle, we recommend a bold thick glasses frame. Not only will it make you look younger, but thick frames like these yield a strong sense of confidence.

Chunky black cat eye glasses frame


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Swept back textured Bob

A swept back textured bob is a super-cool hairstyle that yields confidence and class. With a blow dryer and a little hairspray, this stylish haircut can be easily achieved at home. For women over 50, a swept back textured bob is a great way to incorporate volume to your hair. This versatile haircut is a great option for sociable women who want to look their best.

For a timeless look, we suggest round black glasses. Frames like these are a classic look and will never go out of fashion. Plus, the neutral black acetate can be worn with any colour of clothing you throw on.

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Colour Bob

If you dye your hair, a colour bob haircut is an easy go-to. It’s much less maintenance than a long hairstyle and keeps those pesky greys at bay. Plus, there are endless ways to style a bob – straight, wavy, curly, messy – the list goes on. So, if you’re looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle that will make you look and feel your best, consider a colour bob.

Rimless glasses have a habit of making you look older. So, if you're looking for a more youthful look, try wearing bolder, thicker frames. Looking at the gold cat eye glasses below, these will draw attention to your eyes and give a sense of playfulness.

Hugo Boss 1282 IJS gold rimmed metal spectacle frame


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Wavy short Bob

A wavy short bob is such a timeless classic, right? And if you've got thick hair, it's like this hairstyle was made just for you! Super easy to keep up with and it gives you that effortlessly chic vibe. And hey, it's just perfect for ladies over 50 looking to keep things fresh and modern! 


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Curly Bob

A short curly bob haircut is a fantastic choice for women over 50 looking for a stylish, easy-to-manage hairstyle. If you've got those natural curls, a bob can really amp up the volume and definition. And hey, even if your hair is straight, you can still rock a bob by working those loose waves with a curling iron or hot rollers. Whether you're embracing your natural curls or styling them up, a short curly bob is all about that fabulous look with minimal fuss.

Rounded rectangular glasses are one of the most popular styles you can wear. Not only are they a timeless style, but they go with the majority of face shapes and hairstyles.

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Best Pixie Haircuts for Women Over 50 With Glasses 

Pixie haircuts are incredibly popular right now and are a great look when paired with statement glasses. Taking its name from the pixies of mythology, the pixie cut is a much shorter hairstyle, in which the hair is short on the back and sides of the head and then slightly longer on the top. 

Pixie cuts look particularly flattering on women with oval, round and heart-shaped faces. It’s a dramatic style, and it takes confidence to transition to this modern look.

Here are some examples of the best pixie haircuts for women over 50 with glasses: 

  • Side swept Pixie
  • Long Pixie
  • Pomade pixie
  • Sculpted Pixie
  • Sweeping Pixie


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Side swept Pixie

Looking to switch up your look? How about trying a side-swept pixie cut. It's a contemporary and low-maintenance choice, especially for ladies over 50. This style works with or without glasses and complements various face shapes. If you want a fresh style that boosts your confidence, a side-swept pixie is definitely worth a try.

For a safe bet, rectangular square black glasses are an easy option. Possibly the famous of this glasses style are black RayBan Wayfarers. Stylish, bold and forever fashionable, they're an all-time favourite for glasses wearers around the world.

Black RayBan Wayfarer spectacle frame


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Long Pixie

A long pixie haircut is a great option for women over 50 who are looking for a stylish, easy-to-manage hairstyle. The long pixie looks good with thick cat eye glasses and can be styled in a variety of ways.

If you've got thick hair, adding a touch of product can help keep things in place. For those with thin or fine hair, the long pixie style can give the illusion of added volume. Feel free to play around with different hair colours for a fresh and unique look! Whether you prefer a chic vibe or a fun and playful style, the long pixie cut is a fantastic choice.

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Pomade Pixie

For women over 50, finding a stylish yet easy-to-manage haircut can be a challenge. However, the curly pixie is a great option for those who want a look that is both fashionable and easy to care for. To add an edgy twist to the look, try using pomade with your curls. This will help to tame any frizz and give your hair a sleek, polished appearance. Pair the look with stylish eyeglasses and you'll be sure to turn heads!


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Sculpted Pixie

Looking for a chic haircut that's a breeze to style and complements your glasses? Enter the Sculpted Pixie. This versatile look suits women of all ages, but it's a great style if you're past 50. To nail the Sculpted Pixie, pump up the volume at the crown with a hairdryer, then shape your locks with a brush or wide-toothed comb. Voilà! A classy, time-saving style in minutes. 

Glasses suggestion: Rectangular tortoise acetate glasses

Rectangular tortoise shell acetate glasses frame


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Sweeping Pixie

An elegant Pixie haircut is a sophisticated choice for women over 50 who wear glasses. It's effortlessly stylish, complements any frame, and offers versatility - from a tousled look to a refined finish. For those seeking a fashionable yet low-maintenance hairstyle, the sweeping Pixie is an excellent choice.

For grey haired glasses wearers, we suggest experimenting with tinted transparent eyeglasses. Crystal colour frames such as green, nude or blue are an easy way to look contemporary and younger too.

Round green acetate spectacles by Oliver Peoples

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Best Long Haircuts for Women Over 50 With Glasses

Keeping your long hair can exude elegance and femininity, yet it comes at the cost of higher maintenance. As you age, your hair naturally thins, emphasizing the importance of regular trims to keep it full and healthy. Additionally, grey hair tends to have a coarser texture, necessitating consistent conditioning for optimal care.

Long hair offers versatility, allowing you the choice of letting it cascade freely around your shoulders or styling it into a sophisticated updo. This updo can frame your face similarly to a shorter haircut, offering a fresh style without the commitment of a drastic cut.

Here are some examples of the best long haircuts for women over 50 with glasses: 

  • Long with bangs
  • Long updo
  • Long and straight
  • Long with volume
  • Long and wavy
  • Long layers
  • Sleek & straight
  • Loose curly afro


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Long with bangs

Long grey hair with bangs can look stylish and sophisticated, especially when paired with stylish black glasses. And while it may be high maintenance, that just means you get to pamper yourself a little bit more. Weekly deep conditioning treatments and regular trims will keep your hair looking its best. So, if you're ready to embrace your silver strands, you go for it.

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Long updo

If you're in your fabulous 50s (or beyond) discovering a chic yet low-maintenance long hairstyle can pose a challenge. Enter the timeless long grey updo - a stellar choice that not only keeps your locks off your face and specs but also offers the freedom to let it cascade down. Embraced by women of all ages, this style exudes elegance and ease. If you seek a versatile, stylish 'do that's a breeze to upkeep, the long grey updo is your go-to.

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Long and straight

Long, sleek grey hair may seem like a handful to handle. It demands time and dedication to maintain its charm. Yet, with a healthy mane and a preference for longer styles, this can create a stunning appearance. Pairing it with glasses adds a hint of elegance, all the while maintaining a laid-back vibe. Just make sure you've got the time and patience to care for your hair.

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Very thick black square eyeglasses frame


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Long with volume

As we age, your hair inevitably undergoes changes. Many women face the challenge of thinner, coarser hair. Despite this, there are ways to embrace and leverage this transformation. Opt for a hairstyle that adds volume and accentuates your greying locks.

Well-styled long grey hair can look striking, especially when paired with vibrant glasses. The key is to choose a style that suits you and boosts your confidence. Keep in mind that grey hair may require extra care, so be ready to invest effort in maintaining its vitality. Embracing grey hair gracefully is achievable with dedication.


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Long and wavy

Being over 50 is no barrier to style. Many women discover they can be even more stylish than in their younger days. A key way to enhance your style is through a flattering hairstyle. Long, wavy grey hair styled with volume exudes chic vibes. Stylishly chosen spectacles or sunglasses can elevate your look. With a touch of effort, you can effortlessly assemble an attention-grabbing outfit that commands admiration wherever you go.


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Long layers

Many women over 50 lose confidence in their hair, feeling limited in styling options. Opting for a simple, short cut becomes the norm. Yet, the realm of styling opportunities for grey long hair is vast! Embracing self-assurance becomes vital at this life stage. Why not explore? Experiment with diverse styles to find what suits you best. Grey long hair, when styled thoughtfully, can exude sheer elegance. Pair it with some stylish sunglasses to rejuvenate your appearance!

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Sleek & Straight

As your hair grays, don't feel compelled to trim it short. Long silver locks can exude elegance and confidence. Enhance your look with chic cat-eye glasses that complement your face shape and personality. Opt for a classic design for a timeless appeal or choose a pair with a unique pattern or colour to make a bold statement. Whatever your preference, wear your silver hair with pride and flair.


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Loose Curly Afro

Curly hair can be beautiful and fun. But yes, it can also be a challenge to manage. If you have curly hair, you know that it tends to be frizzy and can be difficult to style. But don't let that stop you from embracing your natural hair texture.

Curly hair is unique and can be incredibly beautiful. And because it's so voluminous, it can actually be an advantage when it comes to choosing the right hairstyle.

Full rim, chunky glasses can be a great way to add a little bit of personality to your style. And when it comes to choosing the right glasses for curly hair, the sky is the limit. Whether you want a funky and eclectic look or something more classic and elegant, there's a pair of glasses out there that's perfect for you.

Chunky round black RayBan spectacles

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Best Lob Haircuts for Women Over 50 With Glasses 

The word lob is a simple abbreviation of the phrase ‘long bob’ and it is a great hairstyle for women that want the shape and style of a bob haircut, without removing too much length from their hair.

If you have a short neck then a slightly longer lob style may work best for you, whilst women with longer necks should have their lob cut shorter (especially at the back) to highlight this. 

The lob is a versatile hairstyle that can work with all hair textures and looks good on everyone. It is not as high maintenance as wearing your hair long, and because it can be cut in so many different ways, it is a style that is universally flattering, especially when balanced with some confident looking eyeglasses.

Here are some examples of the best lob haircuts for women over 50 with glasses: 

  • Smooth Lob
  • Wavy Lob
  • Tousled Lob
  • Tied back centre part Lob


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Smooth Lob

A smooth grey lob haircut is a nice in-between. Not too long, not too short, it's a manageable hairstyle for women over 50 who wear glasses. It's sleek and sophisticated, but still fun and easy to style. And best of all, it works well with classic rectangular eyeglasses. Whether you're looking for a new everyday look or something special for a night out, a smooth grey lob is a great option. So don't be afraid to experiment with your look. Try a new haircut and see how it changes your appearance. You might just surprise yourself.

Slim black rectangular spectacles by RayBan


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Wavy Lob

For women over 50 who wear glasses, a wavy lob haircut is a nice in-between. It's not too long, not too short, and it's a manageable hairstyle. Plus, it looks great with eyeglasses. To get the look, start with a smooth lob. Then, add some waves with a curling iron or hot rollers. Finish by adding a little texture spray for hold and volume.

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Tousled Lob

A tousled lob haircut strikes the perfect balance - not too long, not too short, making it an ideal choice for sophisticated women over 50 who wear glasses. This hairstyle not only showcases your eyeglasses but also keeps your hair off your face effortlessly. To achieve this look, begin by applying a smoothing serum to damp hair. Proceed to blow dry your hair sleek using a round brush. Once dry, use a 1-inch curling iron to curl sections of your hair away from your face. Finally, run your fingers through your hair to create a beautifully tousled finish.

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Tied back Centre Part Lob

This cool style works great with or without glasses, and you can dress it up or down as needed. Plus, it keeps your hair out of your face so you can move between tasks with ease. If you're up for a new way to rock your grey hair, give the tied-back centre part lob a shot. You'll love it!


Frequently asked questions

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What haircut looks good with glasses?

The best haircuts for women who wear glasses eyeglasses can be a bob, lob, short with bangs or a Pixie cut. Depending on your face shape and preferred hair length, shorter hairstyles are often more manageable and work well with glasses.

Short hair is often seen as an easy option for women who wear glasses. Short hairstyles like bobs, lobs, and pixies can help to accentuate your best features and minimize the appearance of your glasses.

If you're not sure which style works best for you, consider asking your hairdresser for advice. They work with and see hundreds of clients, so their insight could be the guidance you need for a new look that will actually suit you. Short hair can be a flattering option for women of all ages, so don't be afraid to experiment until you find the perfect style for you.


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How should I wear my hair with glasses?

Your hairstyle shouldn't be dictated by your glasses. Instead, choose a cut that works with your lifestyle and makes you feel the most confident. Your spectacles are both a medical aid and an accessory to look better.

Shot haircuts are easier to manage, but can be annoying if you can't tie or clip your fringe out the way of your lenses. If your hair interferes with your vision, consider shorter bangs/fringe or tying your hair back.


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Should eyebrows show when wearing glasses?

Ideally, your glasses should follow your brow line and not cover them. However, this depends on the thickness and the fit of your glasses. If your eyebrows are behind the top of your glasses, this is still perfectly okay, as long as the frame is comfortable to wear and fits you properly.

For more details on whether your glasses should cover your eyebrows, check out this handy guide.


How do I look pretty with glasses?

Looking good in your glasses doesn't have to be difficult. If you wear the same glasses every day, you'll become familiar with the right colours and tones that work with (and against) your colour of glasses frame. Here's some tips to get the most of your glasses in your day-to-day look.


1. Keep your brows in good shape

Wearing glasses does not mean that you should hide your face behind shades. Instead, use a brow powder to fill in the gaps and define them with an eye liner for more attractive looking eyes!


2. Use eyeliner

In addition to your glasses, use eyeliner to emphasise your eyes. Carefully line the upper and lower rim of your eyes with an eye-catching liner. This draws attention through your glasses and shows off how great they look on you!


3. Choose the right haircut

Tied up or loose, choose the right haircut for your lifestyle. If you refer to keep your hair out your face and glasses, tying your hair back is a good idea. For shorter haircuts like a bob, these tend to be easier to manage and won't be as intrusive on your glasses and vision.


4. Use the right lip colour

If you wear dark glasses, consider wearing a bold lip colour to create visual balance. A strong shade of red or nude will work nicely with black eyeglasses. Alternatively, if you have a crystal or thin ire frame, a lighter lip colour is a better way to go.


5. Use eye shadow

You can use eyeshadow to harmonise or indeed contrast the colour of your eyeglasses. Depending on your complexion, choose an eyeshadow that works with your skin tone and the colour of your glasses frame. If you have a patterned acetate like tortoise shell, dark shades will work nicely.


Lady with long white hair and brow line eyeglasses using her laptop computer

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Do glasses make you look older or younger?

Depending on their shape, size and style, glasses can make you look older or younger. Rimless frames have a tendency to make you look older as they're very minimal and can wash you out. Thicker full-rim frames (made from acetate) tend to make you look younger, especially if they're colourful and the right shape for your face.

If full rim frames seem to bold and chunky for you, that's totally normal. But, with a little confidence, a pair of chunky eyeglasses can really do wonders for making you look youthful, exuberant and fun. Check our guide for glasses that make you look younger. Maybe you'll be inspired! 



If you’ve made it this far, you’ll have seen the many hairstyles that look good for pairing with your spectacles. Wearing glasses is a great way to inject colour and personality into your style and the same can be said about your hair.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ policy for the best hairstyles for women over 50 with glasses. Make your style as unique as you are. Picking glasses and a haircut that makes you feel happy will be the very best way to look good, no matter what you’re wearing. 

Hopefully you found this article helpful. Please check out our other guides to choosing glasses. Thanks for stopping by.