Prettiest Bridal Hairstyles for Shorter Hair
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Many brides choose to grow out their hair before their wedding day. However, if short hair is more your vibe, then you may worry that it will limit your options.

Not so! There’s no reason why a short bridal hairstyle should be anything less than beautiful.

Short-haired brides often steal the show, but only if the right hairstyle is chosen!

From soft updos to glamorous vintage curls, and styles that showcase colour, texture, and gorgeous hair accessories like headbands, hair clips, and flower crowns, there are plenty of ways to make your cropped locks pop. 

Now let's have a look at some of our favourites!...

Make Me Bridals Top 10 Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair

Whether you’re rocking a bob, a lob, or a pixie, here are ten styles from the Make Me Bridal Hair and Makeup Artists to inspire you!

One important piece of advice… Whatever short bridal hairstyle you choose to wear on the big day, be sure to work with a professional hairstylist, who will be able to make the most of your shorter tresses.


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Hollywood Vintage Curls

Channel a bit of Old Hollywood glamour with soft vintage curls and a deep side parting. Hollywood Waves Wedding Hairstyles are always sophisticated, timeless look that will look amazing in photographs. It also pairs beautifully with a statement hair accessory or a sassy birdcage veil.


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Swept Up Curls with Hairpiece

Swept-up, voluminous curls with short sides look flirty and chic, and make those beautiful eyes really stand out! For extra sparkle, add a fabulous statement hairpiece on one side.


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The Classic Bob

If your hair is naturally straight and silky, you can’t go wrong with a smooth, classic bob. A floral crown or a wreath made of greenery adds that perfect boho touch to this elegant short bridal hairstyle.


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Short Messy Waves

Messy waves are another lovely way to wear bobbed hair. This style can be worn without adornment but it also looks lovely paired with a pretty accessory. This is the ideal look for a joyful outdoor bride!


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Glam Updo with Twist

This glam updo has twist details for volume and an asymmetrical element with the hair swept into a small side ponytail. It works perfectly with regal statement earrings.


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Bridal Pixie Cut with Hairpiece

A statement hairpiece isn’t just for long or mid-length hair brides. It can look stunning on a pixie bride too! The look is fun and stylish but elevated and works particularly well with a rhinestone or gilded headband – plus flawless makeup, of course!


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Short Curly Bridal Updo

A short, curly updo looks oh-so-romantic here with a flower crown and a few loose tendrils around the face. It’s a great way of keeping your hair out of your face, while still looking soft and pretty.


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Elegant Twisted Updo with Hairpins

Long-haired brides aren’t the only ones who can enjoy an elegant updo. Your stylist can still often work shorter hair into a pretty little bun with the right texturising spray and some carefully-placed braids, twists, and hairpins.


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Bridal Faux-Hawk

A faux-hawk makes an edgy option, with shaved sides and volume on the top. It’s softened beautifully here by the placement of fresh orchids, for a modern but still romantic look.


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Short Bridal Hair with Braids and Twists

Braids and twists add extra interest to shorter half up half down waved hairstyles like this one, and they show off highlights beautifully!


With this short-haired inspiration, we hope you are ready to choose the do-for-you! 

But if you still need a little assistance on getting the right style down for your big day, keep checking back at Make Me Bridal, where we will give you all the beauty knowledge you need!

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