Tips on How to Choose Sunglasses Based on Your Hair Colour

at 16 Jun 17'

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Picking out the right pair of sunglasses is no easy task. With a number of things to consider, such as face shape, type of prescription and designer names, it’s important to think long and hard before you make your final decision. One factor that’s often forgotten when purchasing a new pair of frames, is how to coordinate them with your own hair colour.

Scrivens offer professional advice to help you get the most out of your glasses. So, whether you’re fair when it comes to hair, all over auburn or consider yourself a silver fox, our interactive guide will help you choose the perfect pair. Ensure your glasses go the extra mile by selecting the frames that compliment your face, making you look and feel your best.

From tortoiseshell to something more colourful, making sure you’re getting it right when it comes to matching to hair tone will ensure your money has been well spent. When looking for new glasses, we consider our face shape and eye colour, so why not include shades of hair colour in the decision process, too? You may think you’re doing the right thing by coordinating your glasses with the exact same colour of your hair, or perhaps opting for thick frames in order to stand out, yet many people are not aware that this could cause colour clashing. Check out our tips before you buy and you’ll surely be onto a summer!


So if your complexion is…

Fair skin tone
Stay away from bright colours, which can make you look washed out. Try neutral browns, silvers and golds, which will complement your paler complexion. Alternatively, bold dark frames work well for a statement look.

Medium skin tone
You can opt for slightly richer and bolder colours such as dark purples and reds, or even blues and greens, which will work well with your skin tone.


Dark skin tone
If you want to make a statement, metallic or black frames often work well with darker skin tones, or if you fancy something more subtle, try burgundy or brown.

If your hair is…

Blonde/light brown
Add warmth with browns and tortoise shell frames. Or go bold with a dark frame.

Try to complement your natural colouring with warm colours such as copper, gold and browns. Or if you fancy being a bit bold, colder colours like green are great choice!

Dark brown/Black hair
Count yourself lucky as most colours will complement your dark locks, so if you’re feeling a little daring, dramatic frames will work well and bright colours will make a strong statement.

Grey hair
Opt for something a little brighter, such as red or navy. Try to avoid browns and yellows which can be a bit draining.