Which Earrings To Wear With What Hairstyle

In this blog post, we’re going to talk earrings and which ones go with what style of hairdo as we know that your earrings and hairstyle have a big impact as they grab people’s attention.
You want therm to compliment each other instead of competing with each other…
A lot of it depends on your face shape too, See our guide to face shapes and skin tone here
Here’s a wee guide for which earrings go with what face shape:

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“Ideas for the best earrings for your hairstyle…

There are seemingly end-less possibilities when you’re choosing earrings but there are 7 main styles: teardrops, studs, dangles, chandeliers, hoops, clusters and huggies.
Studs, huggies and hoops are the most versatile. Although they might vary in size, they have essentially the same effect on your look. These 3 options work well with almost every hairstyle and face shape so it’s a good idea to have a nice selection of them in your jewellery box.
If you are wearing an updo or you have a pixie crop cut, the best earrings that will frame your face are dangles, this is because your hair is not available to frame your facial features so you need your earrings to do that. Dangles will elongate your face but also draw eyes upwards and towards your face. And because dangles are so versatile, you can find the right pair for every event and style.
For a down-do hairstyle and women with long tresses, the best earrings are simple clusters. Clusters are made up of a number of different stones and materials so just because they aren’t dangling that doesn’t mean they aren’t bold. Long hair often becomes tangled in dangling earrings and that is certainly not cute. But something like a flower cluster is perfect.
Tear drops and chandeliers look great with certain hairstyles such as soft ponytails, braids and slicked back down-do’s. Pretty much anything that won’t get caught up in the earring and for any hairstyle that elongates the face shape because they provide balance.
A sleek bun is elegant and sophisticated and so your earrings should be too. A great option with his hairstyle is delicate drop down earrings. This is a great look with every face shape. If you like to cover your forehead or frame your face with loose strands, this style of earring will still work perfectly but keep them on the smaller side.
You’ll see a lot of different style of earrings worn with side-braids because it depends on the event and the look that you are going for. However, if you aren’t sure, you can never go wrong with side-braid and minimalist earrings such as diamond-encrusted hoops. However, if your side-braid is more ‘boho’ then opt for something with a bright colored stone but keep it simple.
Hoops are a minimalistic and elegant look that compliments a side braid.

When you opt for half-up half-down hairstyles, you don’t need your earrings competing to be the star-of-the-style. Let your hairstyle do all the talking and your earrings take a back seat. Opt for a stud or nothing at all.


For a high updo like a sleek topknot or high ponytail calls for a special earring because your face is on full display and the earrings should draw the attention of your admirer to your best features such as your cheekbones. A long delicate strand earring or dangling jewelled earrings is the perfect choice. Remember to keep them bold but simple.

When you have short hair you might feel like you fall short on hairstyle ideas too. Earrings and accessories are the simple answer to styling short hair for a special event, a night on the town and even just for the work place. When you’re choosing the best earrings for your short hair, you’ll want to look at the trends but more importantly, you have to consider your ears and face shape as well as your hair texture.


1. Avoid big, bulky and overwhelming earrings. Your accessories should add balance to your haircut. You’ll probably want to opt for a hoop or stud-style earrings rather than an earring that is overwhelming to your hairstyle.
2. Opt for an earring that compliments your short hair style. For example, if you have a punk-inspired pixie then choose an earring that will enhance that look.
3. Choose an appropriate earring for the event. When you have short hair, the earrings are on display and you don’t only want them to compliment your hairstyle and face shape but also the event. Keep flashy, bold earrings for the evening and simple earrings for the daytime.
4. Choose an earring that compliments your hair color. If you have light brown or highlighted hair then the warmth of gold hues is more complimentary than silver but if you have a dark or cool hair color then silver and lighter earrings are better suited.


If you have a bob that is longer than your earlobes then you could opt for long drop or chandelier earrings. Depending on your event, long bright colours or gems are a statement piece that will flatter your hair style. Stud earrings or small hoops won’t really be seen with this haircut until you pull your hair back with a headband.



When it comes to choosing earrings for your pixie cut, you want to consider your face shape first and foremost. You will want to create shape with your earrings. For example, if you have a round face shape, long dangling earrings will add length but if you have a long face, hoops will add width.




The type of hair cut that covers one side of your face more than your other is a fun haircut to play with. You can really wear bold earrings such as cuffs, pearl drops, studs or danglers. You don’t have to worry about long hair getting tangled or short hair covering your ears.


The type of hair cut that covers one side of your face more than your other is a fun haircut to play with. You can really wear bold earrings such as cuffs, pearl drops, studs or danglers. You don’t have to worry about long hair getting tangled or short hair covering your ears.


If you hair isn’t quite a bob but not quite medium length either, then choosing an earring can be tricky. If you wear hoops or dangling earrings you might find that the earrings get lost in your hair or even tangled and pulled. If you want to show off your earrings then you’ll have to choose a pulled back hairstyle or a parted-look that tucks your hair behind your ear. Then you can opt for an earring that is appropriate for your face shape and style.”


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For you rock chicks out there, you can wear cuff earrings if you are sporting short hair.
What about medium, shoulder length and long hair then?

Medium Long Hair
With a hair length that is somewhere between your chin and your shoulders you can wear about any kind of jewelry that catches your fancy. Bold or delicate – it all depends on you and the occasion. To make your earrings more prominent, try tugging your hair behind an ear or use small hairclips to keep it back. An interesting way to make your short bob appear a bit longer is to wear earrings that peek out below the cutting line.
Long Hair
Wearing jewellery with long hair can be tricky. Unless you choose a style that keeps the hair out of the face and behind the ears, any kind of earring tends to be “swallowed” by the mane. Long chandelier earrings or others that consist of multiple parts and tiers even have the tendency to get tangled up and that is no fun at all. Wearing the hair down, pick earrings that are bold enough to be seen but also have a smooth surface. Large hoops are a good choice or dangling slinky earrings out of metal, art glass or anything else that does not snag the hair.”

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Shoulder Length Hair

“With shoulder-length hair, you have a wonderful advantage of choosing any type of earrings you like. As the word any can be misleading at times, we ask you to stay away from too long, or too bulky earrings; anything except for these is great. So, go with studs, small loops, or small dangles, as neither of these earrings will dampen your style. Just be sure not to choose earrings that are longer than your jawline.

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Colour Matching Earrings and Hair
Match your earrings to your hair colour.
When choosing the right earrings for your hairstyle be sure to pay attention to your needs and choose the colour of the gemstone to match your eye colour or even your hair shade. Let’s just imagine a beautiful green-eyed woman wearing emerald earrings. They will definitely look amazing on her and will make her eyes stand out. Green is also a great colour for red heads, together with blue-coloured stones.
On the other hand, blondies will dazzle rocking lighter colours such as turquoise, quartz, diamonds or moonstones while the mysterious brunette will shine when sporting bright coloured earrings featuring stones such as amethyst, rubies, opals or sapphires.

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There you have it, we hope you got some ideas there for what earrings to try with your hairstyle so you dazzle even more than you usually do when out and about this weekend.
We have a great selection of gold, silver and diamond earrings in our shop on Kirkcaldy High Street, have a look at some of our pieces here before popping along.
We get different, unique, pieces in all the time so the images on our website are purely for giving you an idea of what we might have from time to time.
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