Creative Hairstyles for a Short Haired Bride

Bride and Groom

What’s the most important choice on your big day? Some will say it has to be the dress. We couldn’t agree more, but there is another equally important thing that everyone will notice. It’s your hairstyle.

The most important day of your life simply needs to be embellished by the most important hairstyle you’ll ever wear. The bride is usually perceived as a beautiful young woman with long, voluminous hair that turns every head and drops every jaw.

But what about girls with short hair? It’s ok to be different and it’s ok to rebel against all the stereotypes that commonly surround your wedding plans. There are numerous amazing hairstyles for short hair just waiting to be explored. Shall we walk down that aisle together and get you inspired?

How to Pull It Off

Short hair is simple, so it should be left that way. There’s no need to make something pompous and extravagant out of simple beauty. Less is more is usually the credo here, and you should also be aware of the fact that wedding fashion changes with each new season.

One way to go about it is to add stylish accessories such as hair clips, bobby pins, combs, headbands, tiaras, etc. These can match the colors of your dress or perhaps you can choose something that’s more of a contrast.

Short hairstyles can also be made to imitate certain long ones. For example, an updo can be made to take everyone’s breath away.

Without further ado, let’s dig into some of the best short hair ideas for wedding (according to yours truly).

Romantic Wedding Updo

This is one of the most popular hairstyles among brides who like a modern touch to their wedding. This hairstyle brings together the attractive and gently feminine sides of a woman.

Your locks need to be treated lightly with styling mousse before you lift them at the roots and boost their volume at the same time. The bangs then need to be backcombed and pinned back. Add the final touch by fixing your hair with bobby pins and a large, stylish hair flower.

Beautiful Young Bride

Lifted Curls

Yes, curls can work wonders, even if you have short hair. You just need to go to a very experienced stylist.

This updo needs a wondrous lift that starts at the very roots. Couple that with soft and voluminous curls positioned to cover both the crown and back of your head, and you have yourself a winner.

Bride with Netting Bridal Veil

Messy Bun Updo

These were a real hit some time ago and have only just started to become quite popular again. The messy look is rather hip and goes along well with recent trends in wedding designs.

They are easy to style and don’t really call for a professional hair stylist, so they are very popular among girls who hone the DIY ethic.

Bride Hair Style

Braided Lavender Hair

Of course, you always have the choice of changing your hair color for that special day. One of the most popular ones in recent times has been the lovely lavender. It goes well with all the white, cream, and silvery overtones that you’re accustomed to seeing on wedding dresses.

This bridal hairdo with fishtail braids makes you appear young and innocent, almost child-like. So if you’re aiming for that style, you can also add a little sprig of baby’s breath right under the braids.

Braided Bob Short Hairdo

If you already sport a short bob, this one is probably the right one for you. Even the shortest hairstyle can look magnificent on that special day.

One side of your face needs to be complemented by wide curls, while the other side features neat braids. A hairstyle like this one will go together great with a mini bridal dress, so stay away from something long and flowing if you choose this hairstyle.

Mid-Bun with a Bouffant

Some girls are really explicit about having a bun on their wedding day, but short hair can be quite an issue in this regard. It’s probably best to go with a conventional mid-bun.

A bun like that with a bouffant should be accompanied by a lace gown for a perfect match that will amaze all the guests.

Hands Tie the Ribbon

Formal Hair with Added Volume

This one is simple, and basically a no-brainer that you can pull off all by your own self. If you’re into understated beauty which won’t draw attention from your marvelous dress, this is probably the right one for you.

Just backcomb the underlayers of your hair in order to create some volume. Right after that just brush the top layer to the side and the back and there you go!

Messy French Roll

In recent times we’ve seen a trend of relaxed and natural hairstyles becoming more popular than the ones that are strongly sprayed and tightly curled.

This one is just like that, as you just need to use your fingers to comb the hair into place, and then secure it with a handful of hairpins. The final touch would be supplied by a slight accent of tropical greenery.

Bride with Floral Crown on Beach

Short Spiral Waves

Last but not least, we have to admit that we really dig short spiral waves. These are fairly easy to make, and they produce quite a dramatic effect. Take a medium barrel curling iron and curl your hair into spiraled waves.

After you’re done with the most important part, just curl your hair outward and to the back. Secure each of the curled sections with a pin and finish the whole thing off with a spray for an additional touch of retro glam.


Would it be bold of us to say that if none of the above inspires you nothing will?

The gist of it is this. If you wish to rock a short hairstyle on your wedding day, why not make the most of it? Just follow your heart and may your wedding day be the best day of your life!

Rebecca B. Lawrence

About Rebecca B. Lawrence

Rebbeca has been writing about weddings, jewelry, and fashion for years. Her favorite place to hang out, aside from this website, is Pinterest. She loves Art Deco Jewelry, beach-themed weddings, and anything related to the British Royal Family.