Short hair wedding updos: 10 breathtaking looks to consider for your big day

Short hair wedding updos have never been so easy!  

There are few occasions as important as your wedding day. And as many of you would probably agree, a key part of the planning is how you will style your hair – not an easy task when there are so many looks to choose from! But with our round up of 10 gorgeous short hair wedding updos, you’ll find the bridal style you’ve been dreaming of.

Updos for short hair: Wedding looks to fall in love with


Short hair wedding updos - light blonde hair with braids either side placed into mini buns down the back
Double whammy braided bun style. Credit:

1. Braided buns

Braided styles are a short-haired girls new BFF, especially for a wedding. We love how this bride-to-be has braided her blonde hair into mini buns down the back of her tresses, giving a gorgeously intricate finish to the look. Credit: @kristin_ess

Short hair wedding updos - dark blonde / brown hair with waves and twist braids pinned back
Hair too short for an updo. Create this half-up hairstyle for the big day. Credit:

2. Twisted bouffant

Add extra volume around your crown by opting for a bouffant style, which even works in short bob hairstyles, like this wavy creation!

Bouffants make for a great retro style and are always a popular choice for weddings. For a modern update, try adding twists at the front of your mane and securing them under your bouffant. Credit: @topknotsbyaimee

Editor’s tip: For added height, we suggest using Toni&Guy Casual Sculpting Powder on the roots and lengths of your hair, to help create tonnes of luscious texture.

Short hair wedding updos - catwalk show model with short dark blonde hair smoothed back with accessories at the back
Steal this catwalk look. Credit:

3. Soft and smooth style

This catwalk-approved hairstyle is gorgeous for short hair, sweeping back your tresses for a soft and smooth updo.

To earn those extra style points, consider creating a small quiff-like shape at the front, allowing extra height in the centre and clipping the length of the hair up at the back. Très chic, non?

Short hair wedding updos - dark blonde hair with centre part and twisted low updo
This hairstyle is boho-chic. Credit:

4. Boho inspired updo

This hairstyle screams ’70s boho chic and would be simply stunning for a wedding. It’s carefree, undone and super easy to create!

Start by part your hair down the centre (it doesn’t have to be perfect; in fact, the messier the better) and gather your hair back towards the nape of the neck, using bobby pins to hold the style in place. Credit: @bonika_muah

Editor’s tip: The key to this look is adding waves to your tresses. To help you do this, try using the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam, which will make creating light waves that much easier.

Short hair wedding updos - rich chocolate brown hair in half-up style finished with pearl headband
This elegant updo is gorgeous. Credit:

5. Elegant lob

With the perfect blowout you can conquer the world, or at least always look back on your wedding photos and see a fabulous hairstyle!

With the added bounce, this long bob style looks elegant and sophisticated, especially when paired with a stunning but simple headband. Credit: @studioalessandranunes

Short hair wedding updos - blonde curly hair with pinned back braid
Could this wavy short hair updo be the one? Credit:

6. Curly bob

We know it can be hard work keeping your naturally curly tresses looking perfect, so don’t let them fall flat during your nuptials. Instead, embrace your curly mane by opting for a pinned back style, like this curly bob, and you can rest assured you’ll be looking on-point all day! Credit: @emmaellalouise

Short hair wedding updos - blonde hair in french plait with silver material laced through
Update your braided do by adding a touch of glamour. Credit:

7. Glamorous French braid

French braids are an excellent choice for weddings, but they can seem a little been-there-done-that. To give your ‘do a unique twist, try weaving in a metallic hair chain of your choice, to ensure all eyes are on you!

If you think this style is too harsh, try softening the look by leaving some loose strands to fall around the hairline and frame your face. Credit: @leletny

Short hair wedding updos - ginger hair with twists using headscarf
Ditch the flower crown for a headscarf alternative. Credit:

8. Headscarf twist

If chains aren’t your thing, a headscarf can make a neat alternative, providing you with tonnes of effortlessly chic vibes. And by twisting the scarf around a side fringe, instead of the braid, it can even be achieved by styling newbies! Credit: @bonnetmillinery

Short hair wedding updos - brunette hair with braids and flowers places throughout. Loose front section framing face
You can’t go wrong with a floral updo. Credit:

9. Floral updo

You can’t do a round up of short hair wedding updos without suggesting a floral style. This delicate, flower-power style works a treat for cropped manes, especially when you’re styling options are limited.

Weave a small plait on either side of your head and clip at the back for extra boho vibes, and ensure you leave some strands free for an ultra feminine touch. Credit: @kristin_ess

Short hair wedding updos - dark brown hair with retro pin up curls on the sides
Wear your short hair in this retro style. Credit:

10. Pin curls

If you’re a lover of retro styles, then this vintage ‘do could be the wedding day look you’ve been searching for.

Wearing her inverted bob with waves, this Instagrammer added pin curls to the side of her tresses and instantly transformed her style, striking the perfect balance between something old and something new. Credit: @hairartbynaomi

Editor’s tip: To keep your look in place, finish with a spritz of the VO5 Classic Styling Firm Hold Hairspray and you’re ready to say “I do”.


Now, wedding hair looks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so if you haven’t found the one you envisioned, check out all our other bridal hair ideas on our dedicated Wedding Hairstyles page!

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