How to Hang – Selecting the Perfect Earrings for Summer Hair

Summer hairstyles range from neck-cooling looks like ponytails and updos to flirty bangs or wind-resistant braids. Pulled back or piled high hair makes the perfect backdrop for fabulous earrings. Selecting the right style or shape of earrings helps keep the focus on your face and adds a touch of color to your favorite summer outfits. Here are some styling tips to help you get it right and pick the perfect pair of earrings every time.

Pony Tails – Match Height with Width

Summer Hair Ponytails
Clockwise from upper left – Chanel 2019, Assael Angel Skin Coral and Diamond Drop Earring, Actress Toni Garrn in Cannes, Model on NY Summer Fashion Explosion runway, Assael Tahitian Pearl, Aquamarine and Gray Jadeite Earrings, Assael Tahitian Pearl and Pink Kunzite earrings, Chanel 2019  

This summer take a cue from Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2019 runway and try a sleek low ponytail with no height, nor frills, keeping the knot low at the base of neck. Such a look begs for an earring, leaving the lobe completely exposed. Consider a single earring for a daring Haute Couture look. For higher ponytails on top of the head, balance the height with width, choosing larger/wider earrings like chandeliers, thick hoops or medallion drops. Pair your pony with oversized sunglasses for your selfie – you’ll have the paparazzi thinking you’re a Hollywood starlet!

Updos – Take the Heat Off with Swaying Drops

Summer Hair Updos
Clockwise from upper left – Assael Baroque Tahitian Pearl drops with “Rose de France” Amethyst, Giorgio Armani 2019, Assael “Silk” earrings featuring 18K gold chain and Akoya Pearls, Stephanie Stock at Girlboss Rally in LA June 2019, Stacy Martin at Cannes 2019, Assael Tahitian Pearl and Trillion Cut Morganite earrings

Updos have been prominent on red carpets recently. Both Stacy Martin and Camila Coelho charmed the crowds in Cannes wearing sleeveless gowns with high smooth buns. This elegant look is best paired with a pearl drop earring so the pearl’s luster can reflect its radiance on the face. For a fuller or curly hair updo like Stephanie Stock’s at the UCLA Girlboss rally, try a dangling look like Assael’s new “Silk” pearl earrings. The Akoya pearls are suspended on a silky 18K gold chain.

Try pairing the colors in your summer frocks with complimentary colors of gemstones in your swaying drop earrings. Assael’s latest collection – The Colors 2020 – combines a wide variety of color gems with multicolor pearls. Each combination is more exciting than the next.

Romantic Braids & Side Plaits – Stilettos & Longer Drops

Summer Hair Braids
Clockwise from upper left –Assael Tahitian Pearl and Bicolor Tourmaline Long Drop Earrings, Assael South Sea Pearl and Aquamarine Fan Drop Earrings, Assael Tahitian Pearl and Color Change Garnet Fringe Earrings, Lilli Cooper at Tony Awards 2019, Nezza at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Milla Jovovich at the Cannes Film Festival

Braids are also popular this time of year, perfect for outdoor activities and all kinds of weather. Dramatic side plaits are best paired with long drop earrings that echo the length of the braid. For romantic braids worn atop the head or near the face, try a stiletto style or shoulder duster earring. They sway gently as you walk and capture attention from every angle. Assael has some brand new, sleek long earrings, including a fabulous cascading fringe of color change garnets. Shop for colorful earrings that work well with your hair color, not just a particular outfit. You’ll get much more wear out of the earring.

Bangs – Statement Earrings

Summer Hair Bangs
Clockwise from upper left –Assael Tahitian Pearl and Gray  Jadeite Drop Earrings, Zendaya at the Los Angeles premiere of HBO’s “Euphoria”, Assael Sardinian Coral, Black Onyx and Diamond chain, Heidi Klum at 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards, Marie Kondo at Critics Choice Real TV Awards, Sardinian Coral Bubble by Sean Gilson for Assael earrings

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with fun hair styles, and many ladies these days are opting for short, flirty bangs. If you’re sporting new bangs, choose statement earrings that frame the face. Big button earrings worn high on the lobe are super chic and perfectly on-trend. One-of-a-kind statement earrings also add the weight of elegance to the casual look of bangs. If you pair your bangs with longer locks that hide the lobe, try a plunging necklace instead of earrings. A lengthy necklace can make a super stylish statement.

Whatever hairdo you select this season, pair it with the perfect earrings. You’ll be selfie-ready and you’ll look sensational. Summer is the season of the earring – no hats, scarves or earmuffs to get in the way. So hang them high or low, letting them add a little sparkle to your easy summer smile.