Thanks to a wide assortment of stylish frames (and the growing realization that almost nobody has absolutely perfect vision), the world of glasses has come a long way in recent years. More than ever, glasses are an accessory to showcase—or even style—an entire look around. But with great power comes great responsibility, and as new eyewear trends emerge, we glasses-wearers suddenly have a whole new realm of hairstyling to consider.
Whether you have a lofty prescription, blue light lenses to ease eye strain when looking at your devices, or choose to wear clear-lensed frames strictly for the vibe, a new look for your hair type and style await. And contrary to popular belief, finding a look that fits your frames may not be as tough as it seems.
Fortunately, as their popularity grows, eyeglasses are also becoming more and more commonplace among both the street style set and celebrities on the red carpet, providing inspiration for days. From Elle Fanning to Cate Blanchett, some of the most stylish celebs have demonstrated that glasses can be a seamless element of any look, no matter the occasion.
With that in mind, we rounded up 13 of the best—and easiest—hairstyles with glasses to get you started. To top it off, we shopped out similar frames for every budget so you can emulate these on-point looks. (Pro tip: We love all of these hairstyles with sunglasses too.)
Cate Blanchett’s bold pink aviator frames and loose, ’70s-esque hair prove once again why she’s transcended fashion-icon status.
Pairing oversize frames with this classic half-up hairstyle feels slightly preppy but in the best way.
Elle Fanning's simple topknot keeps the focus on her quirky clear frames and bold floral jacket.
Round metal frames give long, natural curls an '80s edge.
No time to style your hair? Throw on a wide-brim hat—just try it on first to make sure it feels comfortable against the arms of your glasses.
By pairing her bold frames with a minimalist hairstyle, Jennifer Lopez kept the focus on her beauty rather than her glasses.
A casual ponytail with face-framing pieces on either side is perfectly suited for Gigi Hadid’s low-maintenance pajama look.
An elegant, clean updo lets eyewear shine, as Zendaya proves here in her ‘60s-inspired bun.
A little more unexpected than a topknot, a low bun is equally as elegant. Tuck the arms of your glasses underneath your hair to avoid creating a crease, as demonstrated in the photo here.
Elaine Welteroth does easy evening glamour with her gold aviator frames and pulled-back, side-parted ponytail, smartly paired with matching gold jewelry.
Who says you can’t have bangs if you wear glasses? Julia Roberts offset her long waves with side bangs that perfectly complemented her thick tortoise frames.
Model Liu Wen’s round metal frames and blunt bob are the ultimate fresh, fashion-forward pairing.
Extra-long, straight strands pair nicely nearly any frame, but we love the barely there look of aviators.
Now that you have your new hairstyle and your new frames, here's how to clean your glasses in five simple steps.