The “buzz cut with glasses” look couples sophistication and elegance with a sharp, sleek, and effortlessly neat aesthetic.
Although it can’t really be considered common, it certainly has grown in popularity in recent years as convenience and efficiency have become prioritized in the world of men’s grooming.
The aesthetic is simple but important to get right. Yes, it’s important to select the right type and length of a buzz cut, as well as the correct style of glasses for your face shape. Once you achieve the correct combination, the results really do speak for themselves.
We’ll be discussing this in more detail, as well as going through some frequently asked questions on this topic.
Let’s get to it.
What Does The Buzz Cut With Glasses Look Like
A buzz cut can take several different forms. The term refers to a category of styles that are very short and dependent on the use of a hair clipper. Examples include:
- The Induction Cut – Hair trimmed down to an entirely equal length in all directions and dimensions.
- The Burr Cut – The sides are very slightly shorter than the top. It produces a nice, graded appearance.
- The Crew Cut – The top is significantly longer than the sides, although still only by a couple of grades.
A pair of glasses can really transform a face. It can add balance where necessary, creating an overall more desirable shape.
When you’ve got a buzz cut this can be incredibly important. The reason for this is that having very short hair does really accentuate whatever face shape you may have. It’s on full display.
You don’t have the benefit of styling your hair to alter the shape of your head and face overall like you would with a longer hairstyle. For instance, making a round face more oval-shaped.
That’s where the beauty of adding a pair of glasses comes in. It adds balance where balance is necessary. We’ll discuss how to use your face shape to determine what type of glasses you should wear in the next section.
The Best Glasses For Men With Buzz Cuts
Face shape is everything. But when deciding what glasses suit a man with a buzz cut it’s even more important (for the reasons I explained above).
To cut a long story short, the type of glasses you choose depends on your face shape. The color of your glasses mainly depends on your skin tone and hair color.
The picture above should help you determine what type of glasses would best suit your face shape. As you can see, there is certainly more than one option for each face shape. However, certain face shapes are more versatile and would suit a wider range of glasses.
- The acute angles of square and rectangular faces do lend themselves well to oval and round-shaped frames. These provide balance and soften the angles.
- Round faces have plenty of curves. Add balance by choosing frames with acute angles and clean lines.
- Oval faces have the benefit of suiting a wide range of frame shapes. But the shapes that work best include square, rectangular, or geometric shapes.
Before choosing a color for your glasses, try and categorize the colors of your hair and skin into either “warm” or “cold”.
“Warm” skin tones have peachy, yellowish, or golden undertones. “Cool” skin tones have blue or pink undertones. Neutral skin tones are a mixture of the two.
“Warm” hair colors include golden blonde, brown-black, and golden brown. “Cool” hair colors include white, auburn, ash brown, and black.
Once you’ve labeled yourself as “warm” or “cool” overall, choose a color of glasses that best suits it. “Warm” glasses colors include orange, red, khaki, gold, copper, and peach. “Cool” glasses colors include silver, blue, pink, black and grey.
As you can see, other than hair color, the factors that determine the best glasses for you have little to do with the buzz cut itself.
The Buzz Cut With A Beard And Glasses
Ah, what a classic combination this is. Buzz cuts and beards work exceptionally well together. One of the main reasons for this is that it ups the masculinity level up several notches.
Another reason is that beards can definitely be used to add balance to the face, much in the same way that glasses can. For example, a pointed beard can make a round face look more oval-shaped. It’s truly phenomenal how a beard can alter the shape of a face – use it to your advantage.
Combining a pair of glasses with a beard and a buzz cut is a great way to throw an intellectual vibe into the mix.
However, no matter how well-trimmed a buzz cut may be, and no matter how perfect a pair of glasses may fit, an untidy, unkempt beard will ruin the look.
In order for this look to work, the beard needs to be well-groomed. Stubble needs to be neatly trimmed, and longer beards may need oiling, brushing, and potentially even combing and styling using a product.
Any length of beard would usually work well with a buzz cut. A long beard with short hair does provide a nice contrast and sense of balance.
Once again, you can see the importance of trying to maintain balance wherever and whenever you can with the face.
But bear these basic principles in mind and this combination can transform an aesthetic into something significantly more eye-catching.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a couple of questions that seemed to be asked frequently and yet are rarely answered in detail online.
What About A Buzz Cut Fade With Glasses?
The fade has crept its way into popular culture with a relentless ferocity that’s hard to ignore. Although it was previously very much associated with a younger generation, it’s become an increasingly common addition to even the more formal and professional haircuts.
Adding a fade to buzz cut is a phenomenal way to add uniqueness to a simple and clinical haircut. Combining a faded buzz cut with a pair of glasses is a fantastic way to add an intellectual touch to a fun and youthful haircut.
Once again, the glasses can be used to add balance where balance is necessary.
A fade refers to the gradual increase in length from short to long as you go up the sides or the back of the neck. A fade can be high (ending around the temples), low (just above the level of the top of the sideburns), or mid (ending at a level in between the last two).
A high fade can also be a nice way to absorb or camouflage a mild-moderately receding hairline.
Overall, it’s definitely something to consider if you’re looking for a change, as it really doesn’t add a whole lot of time to a haircut overall.
Do Round Glasses Work With A Buzz Cut?
Round glasses can look exceptionally fashionable with a buzz cut. I’ve singled this shape out simply because it’s so popular and a lot of people are eager to try the look out.
But once again, face shape is important to consider before diving headfirst.
Keep it simple, and follow general principles. Glasses should be used to add balance to your existing facial features. If selected incorrectly, worsening imbalance is usually the outcome.
Round frames work best for faces with angular features. For example, square and rectangular faces. The gentle curves of the frames nicely balance the sharp and acute angles of the face.
As you’d expect, round frames should be avoided in men with round faces. This would add further imbalance and a non-desirable outcome. It’s simple in theory, but quite hard to get right.
In general, a face with more curves than acute angles, and fuller cheeks would be far better suited to more angular glasses frames.
I was quite surprised to see that this style hadn’t been covered in any great detail online. There are plenty of questions but few real answers.
Ultimately, the answer to the question of “will it work for me” is “it really depends”. I know, I hate getting that answer too.
But with buzz cuts, face shape is so crucial to consider that ignoring it would be a mistake that’s definitely not worth making. There’s a reasonable chance that in the context of a buzz cut, your face shape may not lend itself well to a pair of glasses.
Your options at that point would be to either choose a longer hairstyle or wear a pair of contacts. Or, simply wear a buzz cut and glasses without caring whether it’s the ideal aesthetic combination for your face shape.
After all, men’s grooming is more about individualistic expression than following a predetermined set of rules and regulations. That’s part of the fun, after all.
But hopefully, this article has given you a basic system for helping you decide if it’s the one for you. If you’re not sure, there’s no harm in trying it out.
Buzzed hair does grow back. If you don’t want to go all the way, a Number 4 is a good middle ground where you can get a reasonable picture of what it would look like even shorter.
Have fun with it!
Ready Sleek founder. Obsessed with casual style and the minimalist approach to building a highly functional wardrobe. Also a fan of classic, vintage hairstyles.