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A Must Read if You Wear Glasses

Jennifer Anniston in a bob haircut wearing glasses

Hairstyles for Women With Glasses

Women who wear glasses surely needs more attention from those of us in the business. Hairstyles for glasses are an issue that is on the minds of millions of women all over the globe.

Very often I’ll have a woman who attends my hairstyle class who will ask for advice about what hairstyle would look good on her. I’ll spend a few minutes looking at her face shape, skin tone coloring, hair texture etc. and begin to give my thoughts. Only for her to put on her eyeglasses . . . that changes everything, means its start over time. If you wear eyeglasses, your  eye wear is a major contributor to the whole package. Your eyeglasses need to be taken into account in choosing a hairstyle. Getting the eyeglasses right for your face shape and coloring is critical to looking your very best.

So before you go in to your hairdresser for that expensive makeover, make sure that you have given lots of thought to the eyeglass issue. Erinn Morgan, Fashion Contributor at allaboutvision.com. Erinn has nine years of experience in writing about eyeglasses, fashion with special emphasis choosing the right hairstyle. She has a wonderful article on choosing hairstyles for glasses. Here are some of her thoughts:

Which Eyeglass Frames Would Look Best on You?

By Erinn Morgan

For many of us, the most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how they look on our face shape. You could try on every pair of eyeglasses in the store to find out how each one looks, but narrowing down your choices in advance can save you a lot of time and aggravation. To do so, you simply need to determine your face shape and skin tone coloring, and read about which eyeglass frame styles and colors would look best on you.

Matching Eyeglass Frames to Face Shapes

According to the Vision Council of America (VCA) Envision Yourself program, there are three keys to choosing the correct eyeglass frame for your face shape:

The frame shape should contrast with the face shape.

The frame size should be in scale with the face size.

Eye wear should repeat your personal best feature (such as a blue frame to match blue eyes).

Also, while most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are seven basic face shapes: round, oval, oblong, base-down triangle, base-up triangle, diamond and square. Here is a further description of these face shapes and which types of frames work for each (information comes from VCA). A good optician can help you use these guidelines to choose your new eyeglasses.

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