When you think of wedding hairstyles, long, flowing locks or intricate updos often come to mind first. That doesn’t mean girls with short hair are doomed to have less elegant styles on their big day, though! We’ve compiled a list of gorgeous wedding hairstyles for short hair that will make you look tres chic on your big day. Pick one that’ll match your gown and makeup, so all you need to worry about is the groom!
1. Braided half ponytail
A half ponytail is one of those classic hairstyles that suits any occasion. For your wedding, give it an extra classy twist by twisting the hair you’ll use for the ponytail into a loose milkmaid braid, and secure it to your veil with a headpiece. If you’re planning to wear statement earrings, this is the ‘do for you!
2. Textured Pixie
A pixie cut complements delicate lace and embroidery, making it an ideal foil to romantic, floaty frocks. Pair it with dewy, barely there makeup for an ethereal glow.
Editor’s tip: Use TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo to add volume to and remove grease from your hair, so you can avoid a flat, slicked back look during the reception.
3. Faux updo
Who says girls with short hair can’t wear an updo without using extensions? All you need to do is gather your hair to the back and pin it so it’ll resemble a French twist from behind. Don’t worry about loose tendrils—just give the wisps in front a slight wave so they frame your face nicely. A bunch of fresh flowers on your crowning glory will complete your look.
4. Classic blowout
Not a fan of barrettes or tiaras? You will never go wrong with a classic blowout. This is a great wedding hairstyle that will suit any hair length, so it will look just as good on a pixie as it would on a lob. It’s also a great style to wear if you’re wearing a ballgown or a heavily embellished frock, as it keeps all the focus on your dress.
Editor’s tip: Remember to keep your hair healthy and shiny by using TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Shampoo followed by TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Conditioner at least a week before the big day! It would be best to use it on a regular basis, as well.
5. Bejeweled lob
If your hair is at that awkward grown out length, don’t fret: A few passes of the curling iron should do the trick. Use TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse afterward to define the curls and hold them all day. A bejeweled barrette and simple stud earrings give your look added romance.
6. Short and sleek
Here’s another great wedding hairstyle for short haired girls, Slicked-back hair, with a simple headband to add a girly touch. It’s a low-maintenance ‘do that can carry you from the church to the reception with ease.
Editor’s tip: Keep hair in place with TRESemme Freeze Hold Hairspray, which provides a long-lasting hold that can withstand almost any bridal emergency.
7. Better from behind
All eyes will be on your back during the ceremony, so why don’t you let your outfit give your guests a show? A crystal tiara worn with the front details in the back ensures that everyone will be staring at your ‘do as you say your vows. Do your hair in simple waves to put the focus on the headpiece.
Next read: Now that we’ve covered some inspiration on wedding hairstyles for short hair that you can copy, here’s an article to help you choose the perfect wedding hairstyles for your dress.