Beautiful wedding hairstyles for short hair

Whether you dress up your tresses or wear your hair au naturel, short hair can look every inch as glamorous as long locks on your wedding day

Skip the hair extensions, and rock your short hair for your big day. Read on for accessory, makeup, and styling tips for brides with short hair and a gallery of pictures for inspiration!


Let’s talk accessories! Add a headband, jewels, or a pair of statement earrings to your look for a stunning twist. Make sure your accessories are pulled from details in your dress so you’ll be sure your look has a clean, consistency to it! For example, those with a fully beaded fit-to-flare gown might want to find a headband or pair of earrings with the same, or very similar, subtle beading. Spring and summer brides can tie in a classic festival look into their big day by adding a floral hair accessory. Flower crowns look ah-mazing on shorter hair, especially if the floral headband matches the wedding venues theme. The options for short hair are endless: a clip-in veil, a 20’s flapper-inspired do, embellished hair piece, embellished hairband, a sheer hairpiece, and so many more!

Everybody knows how tricky bridal makeup can be, especially to those with shorter hair as the emphasis will be primarily on your face. However, shorter hair means having more creative makeup freedom. Those with shorter hair shouldn’t be afraid to add a popping lip colour such as red or pink, and/or a sexy smoky eye. Having a detailed face of makeup is a great alternative if hair accessories and/or jewelry aren’t your style!

Great news- styling your shorter hair is much easier than styling longer hair, and that means you will have more time to get ready- score! Getting a simple blow out can be a cost effective and efficient way to style your hair. Subtle curls look fabulous on shorter hair, and bring in that old-Hollywood vibe. A straightened bob is great for edgier brides, and a side-swept romantic loose-curl is gorgeous for princess brides. Adding a small braid to your up-do can spark an extra detail, and adding some volume to your locks can create a beautiful illusion!


See below for a gallery of fabulous short hair accessory, makeup, and styling examples. And if you need some inspiration for your maids, here are your favourite bridesmaid hairstyles.