Combine Hairstyles and Jewelry

Hair and matching earrings
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Does it make a difference what kind of jewelry you wear? You bet! Hanging something around your neck and on your ears just because it is sparkly, trendy, or expensive does not automatically make it a good choice and is not always beneficial.
You put a lot of effort into your hair, found the perfect look that matches your lifestyle and features - make it shine by picking the right kind of jewelry. Earrings have a particularly big impact since they are closest to your hair and your face. Should you wear them long and bold or small and elegant?
If you pick the right jewelry, you will have a gorgeous finishing touch to your overall style and draw attention to your face and hair.
Among all the hairstyles it is the updos that just scream for a pair of earrings and a necklace. When your hair is out of your face and more or less elaborately arranged around or piled up on your head - get out your finest! If for a festive occasion like a wedding, a ball, a formal party, or a casual date, updos underscore your femininity; they are romantic and even dramatic.
Your jewelry will be seen and be a part of the whole look. Long chandelier earrings, large creations made of rhinestones or, depending on the budget, diamonds get their chance to shine. There is no need to be humble and hold back.
If you are wearing a modern updo, wear edgy, modern earrings or anything geometric and bold from the 1960s and 1970s. For traditional, classic looks you’ll be the star of the evening with your heirloom and beautiful vintage jewelry.
Pixie cut with a buzzed nape, paired with earrings
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Short Hair
Just as updos, most short haircuts keep the earlobes exposed and leave a lot of room to accessorize. Keep in mind that there is less volume and most short cuts have a distinct expression, be it sporty, modern, punk, or tomboyish. To make the most of your hair and jewelry combination, the most important word is "balance". Keep the jewelry in the same spirit as your overall look.
Overly bold and long earrings, for instance, will detract from the fine lines of your haircut and also from your face. Keep it subtle and remember that in some cases less is truly more. Stud earrings, hoops, and hoops are a great match for many short hairstyles. For a classic look, nothing still beats a simple pearl stud in both ears.
Medium Long Hair
With hair that is somewhere between your chin and your shoulders, you can wear almost any kind of jewelry that catches your fancy. Bold or delicate - it all depends on you and the occasion. To make your earrings more noticeable, try pulling your hair behind an ear or use small hair clips 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.
Short bob, paired with an earring
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Long Hair
Wearing jewelry 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 have a tendency to get tangled up, which is no fun at all.
Wear your hair down and 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 made of metal, art glass, or anything else that doesn't snag the hair.
Match the Color
Find out if your skin type works best with gold or silver. Pick the color of gemstones, beads, and rhinestones to match your eyes or hair. Imagine a short haircut on a woman with green eyes. Short emerald stubs Short emerald earrings would look spectacular on her.
Redheads also benefit from green or blue stones while rubies or garnets would be overpowered by the color of the hair. Blondes do well with lighter colors like aquamarine, turquoise, quartz, moonstones, and diamonds. Brown and black hair makes bright-colored stones like rubies, amethysts, sapphires, opals, or citrines glow.
Woman with a pixie cut, wearing large hoop earrings
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Straight and Curly Hair
Try to find earrings that are contrasting to the texture of your hair. Curly hair would make curvy, fancy earrings disappear, but it enhances straight lines and smooth surfaces. To offset the sleek lines of your straight hair, wear elaborate and fancy dangles and chandeliers.
What about the Necklace?
You can apply the same ideas about style and color to your necklace as well. When you pair earrings and a necklace, make sure that neither of them are too bold and eye-catching. That would be overkill. Make a choice between a breathtaking necklace or the big earrings and keep the other one soft or only wear one or the other. It is just like with makeup - if you opt for the bold eyeshadow, keep the lipstick neutral and vice versa.
See also: What makes a hairstyle stylish?