As Helen of Troy once said, it is a face that launched a thousand ships. The face is the first thing that an onlooker’s eyes are drawn to. It is hence vital to ensure that you make the most of it to ensure that one’s gaze is always unwittingly drawn to it. The way you look is impacted greatly not only by your face but also by your hairstyle and earrings as they control the framing of the face. Earrings for short hair work differently when compared to earrings for long hair. It is important your hairstyles and earrings work together rather than compete for focus. Hairstyle and accessory choices, when complementary, make for a flawless look and it is thus crucial to choose the ones that suit you best.
There appear to be scores of possibilities when choosing earrings, but essentially, there are 7 broad types namely teardrops, studs, dangles, chandeliers, hoops, clusters, and Huggies. Studs, Huggies, and hoops are the most versatile, because they essentially create the same look. All 3 work excellently with almost every hairstyle and face shape; a selection of these in your trinket box is thus, mandatory and perfect for those days when you are rushing out and/or cannot decide what you want to wear.
But over and above those safe options, here are some suggestions to ensure you that your hair and earrings complement you to make you look your beautiful best at all times.
UP, UP, AND AWAY:
Hair that’s been pulled up into an up-do or away from the face in a pixie cut is often misjudged and styled with studs. Studs are perfect for a casual and somber look with these hairstyles but do not shy away from Danglers. Danglers work by framing your face, something that your hair in these styles, does not do. Danglers add length to your face while simultaneously drawing attention towards your face.
Additionally, you can always get a little adventurous by wearing tiny Indian jhumkis with the oh-so-western pixie cut.
CAN YOU TAKE ME HIGHER:
Sleek topknots or high ponytails require a whole of confidence because your face is on full display. But once you have mustered the courage to put yourself out there in the most dramatic fashion possible, make sure your earrings work their magic to draw attention to your cheekbones. This is where long, single strand earrings work well. With sparkling jewels, the delicate strand also lengthens the face mitigating the severity of the topknot or pulled back ponytail.
HOT CROSS BUNS:
A bun works the swept away look a little more delicately than an up-do with staying low on the nape and softening the face with a less taut appearance. A sleek bun is elegant and sophisticated and your earrings pay homage to that elegance. Subtle drop down earrings enhance the softness of the face and works beautifully with every face shape. Loose strands on the forehead or around your ears work well with Drops too. Stay away from those single line long Danglers though…
LET YOUR HAIR DOWN:
With those loose tresses caressing your shoulders and swishing off your back, you have a lot of hair framing your face already. Simple clusters with different stones work their magic. While they do not dangle, they effortlessly create a bold and interesting look with the assorted arrangement and they also eliminate the awkward tangling of loose strands that is a common sight with danglers.
Oh the beauty and grace of braids and ponytails..! While not as severe as an up-do or a pixie cut, braids, and ponytails, with loose wisps here and there, work similarly by leaving your face wanting a frame. Teardrops and chandeliers look great with these hairstyles, while jhumkis work perfectly for a complete ethnic look.
SIDE TO SIDE:
Ah! The hottest hair trend of all -the side braid, messy, sleek, and decorative. It is the most versatile hairstyle ever and works beautifully with just about any kind of earring. Depending on the occasion, you can do diamond hoops, stylized Chaandbaalis, danglers with brightly colored stones, or bold minimalist studs. With one open side left to frame, and one with the braid, both the simple and the flamboyant can make heads turn with the side braid
The very casual half up-half down hairdo does not need earrings competing for attention. The hairstyle is both casual and focus enhancing. Highly stylized earrings will get lost in the mass of hair around the face, but decorative and stunning diamond studs will do the job of subtly adding glamour to your face.
WHERE DID YOUR LONG HAIR GO:
Not much can be done to style hair that is short, but you can work your magic with earrings and other accessories to create a variety of looks with short hair. Depending on the event, you can experiment with several kinds of earrings to make sure you stand out. With short hair, the earrings are under the spotlight, and they should not only complement your hairstyle and face shape but also the event. Keep flashy, bold earrings for the evenings and simple earrings for the day. While big and overwhelming earrings can look awkward and overdone, hoops or stud-style earrings look graceful and elegant. Long delicate strands work well too, as do teardrops and small jhumkis.
Bobs longer than the jawline look lovely with long drops or chandelier earrings, while studs and small hoops disappear under the hair. The Pixie cut keeps the face naked, so face shape plays a very important role in the choice of earrings. A round face with a pixie cut complements long dangling earrings but a long face looks best with hoops.
At the end of the day, these are mere guidelines and as we all know, the rule breakers perhaps steal more focus than those who go by the books. So do not be bullied into sticking to the norms, but instead, think out of the box! We hope that with a world of looks and styles to play around with, you knock everybody out with your sensational styles this party season. Visit us at Gehna to try on any of these multiple styles to see what works with your beautiful face and hair. Be trendy, be you.
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