Wedding hairstyle help for short hair

Many of my bridal clients with short hair come into my salon feeling obligated to wear hair extensions on their wedding day. They’re always delighted to hear that you can still have a stellar wedding hairstyle without flowing locks.

Anne Hathaway proves you don't need long hair to look gorgeous!

Anne Hathaway proves you don’t need long hair to look gorgeous!


Classic vintage

Retro-inspired hairstyles are all the rage this season and a great option for brides wanting to up the glamour factor. Create a classic Hollywood look with pin curls, or keep your fringe out of your face with a victory curl. Check out Mad Men star January Jones’ sculpted curls at the 2012 Oscar after-party to see an example of how to create a retro look with short hair.

January Jones in vintage waves


The versatile bob

To create a sleek, chic look, brides with chin-length hair can skip the fuss and go for a blowout and flat iron. In order to make their wedding day hair more special many brides add a fringe. The relaxed mood of a garden or beach wedding offers an opportunity to show off untamed waves, while pumping up a bob’s volume can be perfect for a more formal affair.



Even brides with shorter hair can put their hair up, especially those with shoulder-length locks. Join in on the trend of bridal braids by choosing a short-hair-friendly French braid, or a front braid. Loose curls can also be pinned up for half-up, half-down style. And a tiny bun or chignon will offer a sweet look and keep your hair out of your face.


A polished pixie

The simple style offered by a pixie haircut is a great choice for brides wanting to show off their elaborate dress. Look to actress Anne Hathaway’s red carpet looks this past year for great examples of the understated elegance offered by a pixie cut. And when in doubt, all of these short styles can be spiced up with a sparkly hair accessory.

Love Katy Perry’s sparkly hair accessory!

With all of these options to choose from, even brides with shorter hair can feel like the luckiest girl in the room on their wedding day.

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