Best sunglasses for different hair colour

With the UK summer soon approaching and sunnier days already on the horizon, it can only mean one thing. It’s time to put on those sunglasses and enjoy the sun. When choosing the perfect pair of sunglasses, there are a number of elements you may want to consider. One of those elements, and perhaps the most important, is your hair colour.

You may not think it, but your hair colour matters significantly when choosing a pair of sunglasses. This is because different hair colours will better suit different styles and colours of glasses. In this guide, we will offer tips and advice on sunglasses styles for different hair colours, such as blonde, brunette, red and more. For more guides like this, check out our blog.

Sunglasses for blonde hair

Blonde hair can come in a variety of different shades, each of which suits a different colour of sunglasses. It’s important to consider this when choosing which frames to wear.

Honey or bronze blondes should opt for warm toned sunglasses with colours like coral, green and red. Alternatively, you could choose to go with a gold rimmed pair of sunglasses if you are looking for the metallic style. At Arlo Wolf, we have a great collection of gold rimmed sunglasses.

Contrary to this, platinum blondes should avoid wearing gold and yellow frames, as they will create a negative contrast with the hair. Black sunglasses typically suit any hair style, but they will look especially good with a platinum blonde hair colour. Pink and blue are also great colour options for this hair colour. 

Sunglasses for brunettes

With brunettes, it’s important to separate light brown from dark brown hair when discussing their suitability for sunglasses. Just the slightest change in brunette hair shade can alter which sunglasses style best suits that hair colour.

For light brown hair, dark coloured sunglasses should be avoided. Instead, colours like red, green or white are more suitable. One pair of sunglasses we recommend at Arlo Wolf are our elegant Hayden in Green. Havana and bronze are also good options for light brown hair. 

Dark brown hair is slightly different. While the sunglasses mentioned can still look good on a darker brunette, there are even better options. Pink, burgundy and blue are colours that will compliment dark brown hair tremendously. For the metallic option, silver is a strong candidate.

Sunglasses for black hair

Black hair gives you a nice base to work from and is perhaps the best hair colour for all metallic framed sunglasses. This is perfect for anybody looking for a silver, gold or bronze frame for their sunglasses.

Brown, burgundy and havana are all also really nice options to match black hair. At Arlo Wolf, we recommend Brooklyn Sunglasses in Gold as the go to sunglasses option for those with black hair.

Sunglasses for red hair

Redheads suit a wide range of colours, so you’ll have lots of options to choose from. Cool tones are the perfect choice for bright red hair. We’re talking about creams, browns and even pale blues, blacks and greens. Our Stella Sunglasses in Blue are an excellent choice with their pale blue tone. 

Gold, copper and tortoiseshell frames are also great options for redheads. At Arlo Wolf, we have a great tortoiseshell sunglasses collection for the perfect look..

Sunglasses for grey hair

Natural grey hair gives you a number of excellent options when it comes to sunglasses. This even applies to dyed grey hair. There are excellent options available to you. Rich and deep colour shades will give you the best look, as they will excellently contrast the grey hairs. Red, brown, navy, blue, purple and tortoiseshell are all great options to go with.

Black frames are a stylish compliment to grey hair. Our Evan Sunglasses in Black are sure to be the perfect pair of sunglasses for the job. 

Sunglasses advice and more with Arlo Wolf

If you are struggling with what sunglasses to wear this summer, Arlo Wolf has you covered. As well as advice on hair colours, we also have a face shape guide that allows you to see which glasses suit your face shape.

We offer everything from men’s prescription eyewear to a range of women’s glasses. We are committed to sustainability, which is why we offer a wide range of unisex, eco-friendly glasses

We also offer a try before you buy service. This allows you to try up to four frames at home before purchasing and this includes sunglasses. So, don’t waste any time and see what the perfect sunglasses are for you today!