How to Style Earrings for Short Hair

From short bobs to long locks, your hairstyle and length can make or break your aesthetic.

But trailblazers are never afraid of experimenting. After all, it is through adventurous styling that you show the world your true personality.

If you are struggling to match your earrings with your new short haircut, we’ve got some helpful tips. After reading this guide, you will no longer worry about stepping out and flaunting your short hair the way only you can!

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Earring Styling Tips and Tricks for Short Hair

1.     Small Hoops

Small Hoop Earrings - Earrings for Short Hair

Leading our list is the classic hoop-style earring, a favorite go-to for generations of people with short hair. These hoops have been style icons for decades due to the way they draw attention to the cheekbones and jawline.

These cute and minimalist earrings keep close to your earlobe and elevate your look without doing too much. They come in various styles and materials that are perfect for all kinds of use, whether casual, everyday styling, or even glittering gemstone-encrusted special events.

We suggest going for the simple hoop when you want an effortless and playful look. If you want to give your outfit a fun and unique twist, go for a geometric hoop in the shape of a square or hexagon!

2.     Studs

The classic stud is the second most popular style of earrings for those with short hair. These are much smaller than hoops and have a simpler build, but they can be incredibly elegant if you choose the right design.

The best thing about studs is they come in many different styles that will suit any outfit or aesthetic you want to pull off. We suggest studs when you want to appear stylish but formal. Studs will help you achieve a graceful look and can be paired with almost any clothing.

From elegant dinners and formal events to everyday office meetings, studs are your perfect companion. Make sure to tie your hair back if you want to show off your studs. Wearing your hair down will likely hide these small earrings.

If you have a pixie cut, there’s nothing like a fantastic pair of stud earrings to take your look to the next level.

3.     Multiple Piercings

For the daredevils among us, another fantastic option to go for is multiple piercings. This way, you won’t have to choose just one earring—you can put on as many of them as you want in various styles, shapes, and designs.

It is incredibly easy to style multiple piercings with your short hair. You can mix and match studs on a secondary piercing and put fun hoops on your earlobes for an edgy look.

While this aesthetic may not be appropriate for daily work wear or formal events, you always have the choice to add or remove studs and hoops to match your outfit and environment. The flexibility of multiple piercings makes styling much more fun and exciting!

4.     Cuff Earrings

A little on the offbeat side are cuff earrings with their unique position and design. These earrings sit on the top of your earlobe and draw attention to your eye line and the upper part of your face.

If you aren’t a great fan of jewelry, this style of earrings might be the perfect option. They cover a substantial part of your ear and pop out enough to compensate for the lack of necklaces and other accessories.

These types of earrings are best paired with a pixie haircut and a chic gothic or rocker look. We recommend going for thick cuff earrings when you want to create an effortlessly unique look and stand out from the crowd.

You can choose various cuff designs, from a simple, no-fuss little thing for everyday use, a studded pair for a fancy event, or a thick one with chains for a night out with friends.

5.     Big Hoops

Big Hoop Earrings for Short Hair

Big hoops are commonly paired with long locks or buns. But did you know they go perfectly with short ear-length hair too?

You can integrate these statement earrings into your OOTD without much effort. Simply pick an off-shoulder dress and pair it with large bold hoops, and you’re ready for a fun day out!

6.     Threader Earrings

Threader Earrings for Short Hair

A trendy new style of earrings is the threader variety. These consist of metallic threads and go through the piercing to hang down a few inches on both sides of the ear.

Threader earrings are long and sleek but do not dangle as much as some other designs. The delicate threads provide an elegant and classy look. They are perfect to wear on semi-formal occasions, weddings, and parties.

To show off these earrings, opt for a simple outfit and keep your hair tucked behind your ears.

7.     Drop Earrings

If you want to pull attention away from your face and balance your facial features, drop earrings are a great choice.

The drop design that falls right under the earlobe creates just the right amount of drama and adds length to your face. We suggest going for drop earrings if you have a round face further emphasized by a short hairstyle.

The great thing about drop earrings is that they come in various styles. Try a pearl drop for a classic and elegant look, or go for something bold and metallic to make a statement. Don’t be afraid to experiment and mix and match aesthetics using drop earrings.

8.     Danglers

Danglers are great if you want to make your round face appear longer. They give the face a sleek and slim appearance, with a bit of edginess. While they are similar to threaders, they are dangly and move a lot more.

We suggest going for bold danglers when you have an otherwise simple outfit. These help bring your outfit together without taking it too over-the-top, as drop earrings do.


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9.     Letter Earrings

Not everyone is into wearing letters or numbers on their ears. But if you like the idea of showing off your initials or those of your loved ones, then you’ll love this style.

You can try simple metallic letters or numbers for a simple look or go for letters studded with pearls or stones. Either way, your ears now carry a story you can show off and start conversations with.

10.    Tassel Earrings

Planning a visit to the seaside? Or going on a summer holiday?

There’s nothing like a pair of big, bold, colorful tassel earrings on your earlobes!

Large tassels on your ears are best paired with a loose, wavy bob and a light summer dress. Just the kind of styling a day at the beach or a holiday calls for.

6 Tips for Choosing Earrings if You Have Short Hair

Go for Balance

Always consider your facial features, makeup, hairstyle, and outfit when deciding what earrings to wear. If you’re wearing your hair loose, go for dangling or drop earrings to bring balance to your look.

Don’t be afraid to add bling and color to your earlobes when wearing otherwise low-key accessories.

Avoid Earrings That Are Too Overwhelming

We’re all for experimenting and being bold, but it is crucial to understand when a statement earring is too over-the-top for a certain look.

We suggest staying away from earrings that are too big or too chunky. Since your hair is short, these styles can easily throw off the aesthetic you are aiming for.

Style Your Hair Accordingly

Your hair will draw attention to or away from your face. You can do a lot with it, even if you have a fresh short cut!

Studs, small hoops, and simple drop earrings work best with neat and formal hairdos. While messy, natural hairstyles go well with colorful, glittering, and dangly earrings.

Consider Hair Color

Whether you’re getting electric blue streaks in your hair or are a natural redhead, hair color matters a lot when choosing what earrings to wear.

Those with dark black or brown hair should go for silver or pale gemstones. In contrast, those with light brown hair should avoid anything too dark on their earlobes and go for yellow gold earrings instead.

If you love switching hair colors, you should match your earrings to your streak of the moment!

Consider Hair Length

If you have a super short pixie cut, go for minimalist studs, small or large hoops, and threader earrings.

If your hair falls below your earlobes and above your shoulder, going for drop earrings or danglers is best.

Choose Comfort

The most important piece of styling advice to remember is to always choose accessories and hairstyles you feel comfortable in.

Wrapping Up

There are so many options for ear accessories even if you have short hair. We hope this guide helps you gain the confidence and inspiration to try more earring styles.

With enough experimenting, it will become easy to figure out your accessory game for every occasion and impression you wish to create.

Go ahead and dazzle the world with your earrings!

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