Getting married doesn’t necessarily call for a hairstyle that involves having long, flowing tresses. Short hair is in. And it’s just as appropriate to flaunt your less-than-shoulder-length hair on your big day. So forget about the hair extensions—you won’t need them. Instead, take a glance at our favorite wedding hairstyles for short hair that’ll have you feeling wedding day ready in no time.
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Messy Beach Waves Wedding Hairstyles
We love a textured look. Tousled messy beach waves give off an effortlessly cool vibe. This style is quite common for longer hair, but you’ll find that it can be easily achieved even with a short bob. Consider pairing it with a deep side part for an extra elegant look.
Looking to go ultra-glamorous? Ask your stylist for some old Hollywood-style curls. This distinct sleek style of curls is perfect for the bride who loves a timeless effect. Tuck your hair behind your ear on one side and add some accessories like pins or barrettes for even more glam.
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Volume on top
If you’re working with a particularly short ‘do like a pixie cut, it’s easy to dress it up and style it as a bridal hairstyle for short hair. All it takes is creating some loose, voluminous waves and setting them back, away from the face.
Sleek Wedding Hairstyle
Keeping your hair slicked back is a great choice for when you don’t want to worry about constant hair maintenance throughout the night. If you have a little bit of length to work with, throw your hair in a chignon or low bun at the nape of your neck. For even shorter lengths, simply slick it back using a comb and some styling mousse.
Mini French roll
It’s not impossible to do a French roll without having long hair. In fact, with a little help from your stylist, you can sport the romantic look of a French roll without committing to long locks. Très chic!
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Half and half
Undecided on whether to pin your hair back or completely let it loose? Going half up, half down lets you get the best of both worlds when it comes to short-hair wedding styles. After setting half your hair back, pull some loose strands out to delicately frame the face.
Braided in the back
This is one of the most romantic wedding hairstyles. Going for an updo that features a braided back portion can give the look of some serious volume. Because of their complex structures, braided styles do a great job of giving the illusion of longer locks. Just be sure to spritz some strong-hold hairspray to keep your tresses locked in.
No time to spare a few hours in the salon chair? Let your natural hair do the talking. Rock your natural curls or waves by defining them with quality products that’ll enhance the hair’s texture. For hair that’s naturally straight, use some serum to add smoothness and shine.
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Opt for accessories
Picking out some accessories is always a good route to take for short hair. When you’re working with very short hair, you won’t need to stress much about the hairstyle itself. Simply play up your wedding day look by adding some trendy hair accessories like a headband, tiara, pins, barrettes, or even a decorative comb.
Pulling your hair back into a top knot allows you to shift the attention to your face and bone structure (and maybe a great pair of earrings too). For a more sophisticated and refined effect, slick your hair back into a tight ballerina bun. But if you’re leaning towards something more relaxed, try out a messy bun to achieve that perfectly imperfect aesthetic.
Your job is to choose your hairstyle, ours is to help you find the perfect stylist for your wedding day. Download the Booksy mobile application for iOS or Android to begin searching for hair professionals near you!