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Styling Tips For Beards and Glasses

Styling Tips For Beards and Glasses

Glasses are becoming more common nowadays as issues like myopia or nearsightedness are on the rise globally. Data from 2019 to 2021 notes that around 56% of adult men wear glasses, though that number might rise in the coming years. You might be one of the many men who need or wear glasses to correct vision issues, but if you have a beard, you might think that specs might not suit your facial hair. However, like with managing and grooming your beard, there’s a particular art to finding the right glasses that fit your look without them competing for attention. 

Bad vision doesn’t have to stop you from having good style. A good pair of men’s glasses that flatter and fit you can top your look while providing you with clear vision. You don’t need to go all out with funky shapes or bright colors to complement your beard or amp up your style either. With the right beard styling, the plainest frames can look amazing on you. Here are some tips to help you achieve beard-and-glasses harmony:

Flatter your face shape

While there are no set rules for styling your beard, considering the shape of your face can help you style your beard in the most flattering way. The same principles ap glasses some frames highlight and minimize certain features, so you want to create a good balance between your facial hair, frames, and face shape.

If you have a round face, angles are your best friend. A sharper, fuller beard like a Van Dyke or tapered style can give your face more length, and angular men's glasses like the Oakley Hex Jector can help draw attention to your eyes and minimize roundness. If you’re blessed with a square face and a chiseled jawline, accentuate those features with a circle beard or a goatee. Your glasses should also be rounder to soften sharp angles; a style like the Ray-Ban Aviator Optics can balance out your features. Oval face shapes work with most beard and glasses styles; bigger and fuller beard styles and oversized glasses help draw attention away from the length of your face.

Consider color

Aside from shape, colors are also something to consider when styling glasses with your beard. You can coordinate the color of your beard with your frames to create a polished and cohesive look. You don’t need to dye your beard to match your glasses if you already have a pair, but it’s something to keep in mind if you need a new frame.

If you have an auburn or light brown beard, warm-toned or gold frames can complement the color and bring warmth to your look. Darker colors and black beards can suit silver or black frames, making you look sleek and polished. Other colors or patterns aren’t off the table either; two-toned frames, clear frames, and tortoiseshell patterns can also look cool while offering a more fun and exciting vibe. Sunglasses brand Persol showcases how cool and chic more eccentric looks can be for eyewear; the Persol 714 Pilot's tortoiseshell-patterned frames with blue-tinted lenses have made it an iconic model for decades. For eyeglasses, the Persol PO3092V also comes in standard hues like black and blue, but the striped patterns and colors offer a more unique look thats worth exploring.

Keep your beard tamed

Glasses can make you look refined and sophisticated, and you can match that by taming your beard and turning it into a polished statement. Taming your beard keeps you looking and feeling fresh, neat, and clean, no matter your beard style or type. Keep your beard texture in mind, as this dictates your taming methods and tools. Utilizing the right comb, brush, scissors, or trimmer for your beard type can help you achieve the best look without compromising your preferences or style. 

You can also tame your beard in coordination with your glasses. If you have sleek frames and prefer a sharper or more elegant beard style, keeping it trimmed to a short, well-shaped, and neat style can add to your sophistication. Even if you prefer more eccentric glasses or a more scruffy and rugged beard look, you don’t need to compromise taming and neatness either. Fuller, thicker, and longer beards can benefit from regular trimming, washing, moisturizing,and brushing, allowing you to maintain a cool or edgy vibe without competing with your glasses or looking too messy.

Rocking a beard and glasses is a great way to express your personal style, but finding the right combination can be tricky. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be rocket science. Working with what you have and what you prefer is the best jumping-off point for finding the best glasses and beard combo for you. Finding the right styles for your facial hair and frames can help you create a polished and cohesive look without compromising what you like. If you need extra help, consulting a grooming professional can help you find a flattering beard style that suits your face and your glasses.

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