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9 Hairstyles for Women Over 50 with Glasses

By Sandra Roussy September 20, 2022 Beauty

Do you wear glasses? Most of us by now wear at least some reading glasses. Did you get new glasses and are now wondering what hairstyle would look good with them? Do you feel that your hairstyle clashes with your glasses?

I’ve put together a list of hairstyles that look good with glasses for women over 50.

  1. Short Top Volume – Add volume on the top.
  2. Elegant Back Sweep – Add as much or as little volume as you want.
  3. Classic Soft Curls – Soft and feminine look.
  4. Edgy Bob – Youthful hairstyle.
  5. Cleopatra Inspired Bob – Add some bangs to frame your frames.
  6. Wavy Bob – Add texture and movement.
  7. Short and Sassy Pixie – A classic that looks great with glasses.
  8. Curtain Fringe – Add a curtain fringe to frame your glasses.
  9. Go Long – Long hair with bold glasses for a youthful look.

Are you looking to change your eyeglasses? Read our article 6 BEST PLACES TO BUY GLASSES ONLINE to find out about the best places to shop for glasses.

Hairstyles for Older Women with Glasses

Short Top Volume

Adding volume to the top is easy with a round brush and a hairdryer. This style looks good in a variety of colors and suits most face shapes. It also looks great with glasses in all shapes and colors.

Elegant Back Sweep

This hairstyle is a tad edgier and can be achieved with a blowout and some hairspray. Add as much or as little volume at the top to match your eyeglass style.

Classic Soft Curls

Create some soft curls to frame your face. This classic style suits all eyeglass styles and face shapes.

Edgy Bob

Style your hair into a single-length bob for an edgy and bold look. Pair with large glasses to complete the look. Use an anti-frizz product to keep the flyaways at bay.

Cleopatra Inspired Bob

Add some bangs (or fringes) to frame your glasses perfectly. This style looks great in a variety of colors. You can wear it with your natural white or gray hair or color it up with vibrant colors like pink or red to suit your personality.

Wavy Bob

This fun look can be achieved with some curl-enhancing products. The messy waves create some texture and movement in the hair that compliments the eyeglasses perfectly.

Short and Sassy Pixie

This classic short pixie cut looks great with glasses of all shapes, colors, and sizes. Leave it natural white or gray and pair with darker glasses or go darker and pair with lighter frames.

Curtain Fringe

Add a curtain fringe that will naturally frame your glasses. You can part it in the middle or side-part it to your liking. Curtain fringes require less upkeep than blunt bangs.

Go Long

Long hair looks good on women of all ages. Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to cut your hair now that you are over 50. Long locks and bold glasses can make you look as young as you feel.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you wear glasses? How do you style your hair around them? Which hairstyle for women over 50 with glasses is your favorite?

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Wearing very long hair in my late teens + 20s, I cut it..all off by age 30. Since then, I’ve had a variety of hairstyles. Currently, in my 70s, it’s a stacked bob to my chin, with bangs, a low/highlight + I love it!

Last edited 1 year ago by JOANNIEO

I’ll be 59 in November. I’ve been wearing my hair long for years.


Long hair. I’m 72 and wear my hair very long, pulled back oh top and sides with a barrette. Sometimes a pony tail, high or low, sometimes a braid, and sometimes twisted up with a claw clip. Long hair is so versatile.


I lost most of my hair so I shaved it off with clippers. Got my ears pierced. I will highlight my face via earrings since I can’t have hair!


You are still a beautiful woman continue to embrace yourself


You look lovely 🌹

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