Swoon Worthy Looks for Brides With Short Hair
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Put down the extensions, repeat, put down the extensions. Walking down the aisle with shorter hair is completely on trend (hey there, lob) and happily refreshing. If you have a wedding coming up and feel length-challenged, stop right now! Instead, check out our favorite looks for short haired brides — whether referenced from the red carpet or the aisle, these looks will have you totally owning your length on your special day.
A prominent side part and purposely wind swept waves create effortless wedding day glam for a shorter cut, stylishly sealed with a frosted pin.
Cute and Curly
Keep it fun! Wedding day hair doesn’t have to be boring or serious. Playful curls are happily face-framing in this unexpected half-up, half-down look. We love Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray: $44 to keep curls perky from brunch to cocktails.
Sometimes a subtle crown is all it takes to add wedding level pizzaz to a clean pixie.
Keep it Simple
The beauty of short hair is how little effort it takes to look great — note, even your wedding day isn’t an excuse to overdo it or betray what works. Stick to your guns and rock your hair the way it normally falls, going in with a curling iron (we <3 the Formawell Beauty x Kendall Jenner 1 Inch Curler: $63.99) to create defined pieces for a more put-together, equally romantic, setting-appropriate style. Though it may seem like you’re doing the minimum, this one will stand the test of time.
Here Comes the Sparkle
That’s not to say you shouldn’t stand out. Short hair is the perfect canvas for a striking style — complete with any and all accessories — and especially glitter. Shorter strands highlight shape in a avant-garde way that doesn’t translate quite the same with longer hair, so embrace your angles with a full-on glitterati dusting.
Take a hint from celebs on your wedding day — every red carpet appearance is a chance for short hairspo. We’re obsessed with this look by celeb stylist Jenny Cho, who exaggerated Emila Clark’s side swept bangs to create obvious drama. Pro tip: Up the ante with a high-impact veil.
Braids meet stars in this look by stylist Jenny Cho on ethereal muse Lucy Boyton, and would look just as glam down the aisle.
Mane master, short-lock go-to Jenny Cho pulled Carey Mulligan’s short locks back in a romantic, tactile, undone up-do – this style is the answer for any short-mane bride that wants to wear their hair back but isn’t sure how.
If you’re an ultra posh bride (or aspiring to be) with lob-length locks, slick them back. You don’t have to go overboard with a wet look to make it stick, like on this subtle style (with not so subtle earrings by Jennifer Behr).
Keep curls in tact and add a flower crown for a classically pretty, can’t-go-wrong look.
No matter your length, all brides need a bridal trial. HERE’s how to prep for it.