Bespectacled beauty: 5 Best hairstyles for glasses wearers

Kat | 25 July 2018

You don’t have to sacrifice your sight just to look good. Here are some of the best hairstyles for glasses wearers that will make you a head-turner wherever you go.


When you wear eyeglasses, the wrong hairstyle can make you look older than your age. While there’s nothing wrong with your go-to ponytail, it won’t hurt to experiment and try other styles once in a while. Take your pick from some of the best hairstyles for glasses wearers, and you might be pleasantly surprised when you look at the mirror. Just have a few styling products on hand, and you’ll be good to go.

5 Hairstyles for glasses wearers

Straight hairstyle for glasses wearers
Straight hair. Credit:

1. Straight down ‘do

This look may be simple but it’s definitely far from boring. Pin-straight hair can make you look polished, and it is appropriate for anything, whether you’re having a meeting with your company’s executives or going out for drinks with your best pals. Achieve this look by dividing your hair into sections and straightening them using a flat iron or hairdryer and a paddle brush. When you’re done, apply a drop of serum to give your hair a bit of shine.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray

Editor’s tip: Protect your hair from heat damage. Apply TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair before blow-drying or straightening.

Side ponytail hairstyle for glasses wearers
Side ponytail hairstyle for glasses wearers. Credit: WAYHOME Studio (

2. Side ponytail

This look puts a twist to your everyday ponytail, and if you’re thinking of playful hairstyles for glasses wearers, consider this. First, apply some mousse on your hair to give it volume. Then, gather your hair on one side and tie with a scrunchy or an elastic band. Using your fingers, divide your hair into sections and make soft waves using a curling iron.

TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse

Editor’s tip: Add volume and bounce to limp hair using TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse. Make sure you always have a bottle of this must-have styling product on your dresser.

tpo bun hairstyle for glasses wearers
Top bun hairstyle. Credit: Damir Khabirov (

3. Top bun

A lot of girls put their hair in a bun when they’re in for a busy day, but this hairstyle can make glasses wearers look older. The solution? Put your bun up! First, comb your hair and gather it in a high ponytail. Then, braid or twist your hair, then put it around the base of your high ponytail to make a bun. Now, you have a quirky but easy-to-do hairstyle that suits a bubbly and playful personality.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editors tip: For a more casual look, loosen up your bun a little, then spray TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray to keep your tresses from looking flat.

Girl with blunt bangs: Hairstyles for glasses wearers
Blunt bangs. Credit: Shutterstock

4. Blunt bangs

Having blunt bangs is a bold move, and some may think it’s an overbearing hairstyle for glasses wearers. Don’t listen to them. Blunt bangs can make you look chic and edgy. To style your bangs, blow dry it right after you step out of the shower to keep it in place. Then, you can style the rest of your hair the way you want it to.

One drawback about having blunt bangs is that they can be high-maintenance. Make sure you go to the salon regularly to have your bangs trimmed so they won’t get in the way of your eyes and eyeglasses.

TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Spray a small amount of TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo on your bangs to get rid of excess oil.

Pixie cut: Hairstyles for glasses wearers
Pixie cut. Credit: Shutterstock

5. A pixie cut

If you have a small face and you’re a glasses wearer, go for short hair so your face won’t be concealed. Short hair can make you look fresh-faced even if you’re feeling a bit stressed lately, and a pixie cut is one of the best hairstyles for glasses wearers.  You can even get creative with different ways of styling your short hair.

Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Having short hair doesn’t mean you have to take less effort in keeping it healthy. Keep your locks nourished by washing with Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo. This is also great for adding volume to your hair.

What are you waiting for? Try any of these hairstyles now and prepare to look fab, with or without eyeglasses.

Next read: Getting a haircut? Consider your face shape, too. Check out this guide for choosing the best hairstyles for different face shapes.