Short hair matters. If short hair is your ~signature~ and you’re in need of some inspo for your big day, feast your eyes on these 25 bridal-approved styles that’ll leave you looking stunning in your wedding photos — now and forever more.
Dress up a short ‘do with a bejeweled headpiece, like this one from Jennifer Behr.
A good blowout will make you feel like a million bucks on a regular day, so why not flaunt a blown-out, layered lob down the aisle?
Want to steal this silver style? Part your hair on the side, then Dutch-braid a 2-inch section, starting from the part and working toward the right side. Secure the plait by your right ear.
Create easy, loose curls on short hair by wrapping 1-inch sections around hot rollers, like these ones from T3, and let them set. Unravel them after you’re finished applying your own makeup or having it done.
Even though your hair is super short, you can still work in a braid if you really want to. Start by pulling your hair at the crown of your head back into the top baby bun. Next, braid a 2-inch section from your left temple all the way to the back of your head. Repeat on the right side, then wrap the two sides to create another bun. Finally, braid from behind your left ear to the nape of your neck, repeating on the right side, and wrap the strands to make the third bun. Boom: a beautiful, bohemian, braided updo.
Jazz up an effortless, messy bun with two delicate-looking gilded headbands.
Part your hair to the side and then loosely pull it back, twisting and tucking it up and into the bottom of the headband for an effortless, feminine finish.
Not into flower crowns but want to accessorize your ‘do? Simply slip a lace headband over wavy locks, grab your bouquet, and walk down the aisle.
Accentuate a super-short cut by creating flawless fingerwaves. Use a matte pomade or edge control to slick them down.
Create baby bends in your hair by wrapping 1-inch sections around a large barrel iron. Then, set and secure a flower crown made from lush greenery for a finishing touch.
Take your natural, curly hair to the next level by tapering the sides for extra edge. Slip the comb attached to your veil into your hair for a final touch.
Yes, you can get your bob-length locks into braids. Hairstylist Kristin Ess defied all odds on Lucy Hale’s super-short cropped cut — which, by the way, would be perfect for your wedding day.
Going for an ethereal look on your wedding day? Add subtle bends to your hair with a flat iron, then pull them together with a dainty flower crown before you say “I do.”
Don’t want to fight your long bob into an updo on your big day? Slick your hair behind one ear and add easy-going bends with a flat iron. Alternate your wrist left and right as you work the iron over your hair from the root to tip.
Planning on floating down the aisle with short, natural curls? Follow this bride’s lead and add tiny gold flowers before you exchange your “I dos.”
If your hair is shoulder-length, tie it in a knot or wrap it into a bun, then gently pop in two bejeweled bobby pins to add a touch of glamour.
If you want to effortlessly pull back shoulder-length hair, leave out a few pieces and have them perfectly frame your face. Then pull back the rest of your hair into a loose bun. To see all angles of this style, click here.
To copy Lucy Hale’s flower-adorned ‘do, twist several sections of hair into tiny knots, pin them into place, and secure a few flowers (real or fake!) into the style. Weave a crystal necklace throughout it to finish the look.
To copy Zuri Hall’s sleek style (plucked from the red carpet but perfect for your wedding day too!), create a part between the beginning and arch of your brow, blow-dry your hair using a round boar bristle brush, and flat iron your hair, section by section, for a straight finish. Finally, apply a dime-size amount of oil, like coconut, moroccan, or macadamia, for extra hold.
Instantly elevate any braid by inserting ahair comb attached to a mesh chain at the crown of your head under one layer of hair and then weaving the chain into your hair as you French braid your strands.
Show off your natural strands by creating a side part: Twist together two sections of hair at the right side of your part into an elegant halo, like this one, as you move along your hairline toward the nape of your neck. Use a few bobby pins to keep any stray hairs from popping out of your twist and then clip your hair at the nape of your neck to keep it from unraveling. Next, grab two sections of hair at the left side of your part, and twist them together as you move along your hairline toward the back of your head. Finally, connect the left and right sides, twist them once more, tuck in the ends to conceal them at the base of your hairstyle, and pin your updo into place.
Keep it simple by parting your hair down the center, smoothing it back with a boar bristle brush, wrapping it in a bun, and securing it with pins.
Skip accessories (and any hair products!) altogether, and simply rock your gorgeous natural texture down the aisle.
Want a relaxed, down style that’s still stunning? Use a 1-inch barrel, alternating the way you wrap your hair around the hot tool so your waves look natural. Remember to wrap the hair that frames your face back and around the barrel, so the hair curls away from your face.
For instant ’90s-era Halle Berry vibes, take a 1/2-inch curling rod, and wrap mini-sections around the barrel until all the hair is curled. Then, use a rattail comb to break up the curls, and position each one in the direction in which you want them to lie. Secure a birdcage veil for a finishing touch.