Short hair can be chic, cool and elegant – but how do you style it when it comes to your big day? Good news: you don’t need to spend months growing it out or resort to extensions to get a fabulous nuptials-appropriate look. Discover 12 of our favourite, gorgeous wedding hairstyles for short hair to complement your unique style below.
1. Flower crowns
A wild, bohemian-style flower crown can help transform your cool short cut into an uber-feminine style in an instant, whatever your length – from close-cropped pixies to chic, short bobs.
Delicately intertwined flowers of varying sizes can add a fey, woodland vibe to your look, ideal for summer weddings in the country.
2. Bardot updo
Looking for short wedding hairstyles to pair with a fringe? Check out this ’60s-inspired half-up, half-down hairstyle complete with classic centre-parted bangs.
Style tip: Backcomb your roots for added volume and extra Bardot vibes.
3. Slicked-back waves
Short hair can still look uber chic with slicked-back waves – but don’t just take our word for it. Pair your sleek, glamorous waves with a pair of bedazzling drop earrings, and you’ll be the belle of the ball!
4. Vintage-style wavy bob
Vintage hairstyles can make for the perfect formal occasion look. We love how a Gatsby-inspired ’20s bob immediately evokes the feel of hedonistic glamour and high society frivolity, not to mention it’s a fantastic option when it comes to bridal hairstyles for short hair.
Editor’s tip: Give your vintage curls extra staying power with the VO5 Invisible Firm Hold Hairspray.
This ultra-fine fast drying spray offers frizz control with UV filter and humidity protection, plus it has a coconut fragrance which we love!
5. Natural afro hair
6. Sleek bun with a headpiece
Editor’s tip: Use a good shine spray, like the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray to help make your updo look sleek and polished. Once you’ve secured your bun, apply an embellished headpiece to tie the whole look together.
7. Sharp bob
8. Classic centre part
Who would have thought such a small tweak could make such an impressive difference to your hairstyle? Swap your regular side parting for an elegant middle part, and lightly curl your hair.
Style tip: You could even tuck one side of your hair behind your ear for a perfect and utterly foolproof wedding hairstyle for short hair – and a great way to show off a delicate pair of earrings too.
9. Loose waves with a headband
If you’re a dab hand with the curling tong, then try this softly-tousled look for your wedding. Curl your hair away from your face in small sections to create an effortlessly chic short wedding hairstyle.
Style tip: Apply a heavily embellished headband to your short wedding hairstyle (try opting for one with colour to really make your hair pop).
Editor’s tip: Ahead of your big day, be sure to give your tresses extra TLC so your curls look nourished.
We suggest using the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Mask once a week to help detangle and hydrate hair.
11. Pearl updo
Can’t quite get your hair in a sleek bun? Fear not as this pearl-adorned bridal hairstyle for short hair will give you all the benefits of a bun.
12. Long pixie
We couldn’t do a round up of short hair for weddings without including a pixie cut.
This long variation looks lovely styled with a side-parting. You can also add a jewelled hair clip to give your short hair a wedding feel. Credit: @vaultandvine.events