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