35 Romantic Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair
Even if you’re a hardcore lover of pixies and bobs, you might feel pressure to grow your hair longer for your wedding day. But there’s no reason to give up your favorite silhouettes when there are wedding hairstyles for short hair that go with any type of ceremony. From a glamorous vintage-themed event to a laid-back beachy affair, these short hairstyles offer up versatile looks for your big day, and mean you won’t have to change your personal style to fit someone else’s idea of what a bride should look like. From the shortest pixies to collarbone-grazing lobs, these are the year’s best wedding hairstyles for short hair.
1Half Up Twist
Keep things simple by twisting a section from each side of your bob and pinning them together at the back of your head. Adding some lazy waves to your hair beforehand gives your style a bit of extra texture without looking too perfect, while flowers tie your hair in with your bouquet and help to conceal any pins.
2Braided Bangs Pixie
If you’ve got a pixie that’s longer in the front, this braided bangs style offers up the chance to wear romantic braids on your wedding day.
3Forest Flower Crown
You’ve tried the Snapchat filter enough times to know you look amazing with a flower crown, so why not use your wedding day to wear the accessory in real life? Just style your bob in easy curls and this richly colored floral crown will do the rest of the work for your wedding day hairstyle.
4Curly Bob With Headband
This style uses a big, statement headband to hold a curly bob in place, making this a pretty easy look to execute. Depending on the style of your gown and reception, you can go for a headband that’s anywhere from flapper-inspired to an avant-garde piece plucked from a runway show.
5Natural Curls With Flowers
Natural curls provide the perfect sophisticated canvas for a laid-back wedding hairstyle, complete with a floral accessory that elevates the look without taking over.
6Waterfall Braid Headband
A waterfall braiding technique creates this romantic headband that has pieces of your hair cascading through it. While anyone with a longer bob can wear this hairstyle on their wedding day, it looks especially eye-catching on strands with multidimensional color.
This hairstyle features a big volume bouffant framed by rolled and pinned hair that’s swept back from the sides. If you’re hoping to have a ton of volume that won’t fall flat as the night goes on, use a filler accessory to provide structure your bouffant with structure.
8Romantic Waves With Birdcage Veil
A simple hairstyle lets a statement accessory like this birdcage veil be the star of your wedding day hairstyle. Soft romantic waves don’t distract from the veil, but will look good on their own if you decide to remove it later in the evening.
9Twisted Bangs Bob
If you’ve got a shorter hairstyle like this A-line bob, fulling curling your strands can make them look a little too voluminous. This look uses a curl in the middle of the hair’s length to provide some texture without making you look like a little girl. Finish the look off with twisted and braided bangs, and you’ve got a simple yet chic wedding hairstyle for short hair.
10Pixie Curls With Headband
Gentle curls away from the face help to give structure to the longer pieces of your pixie, while elevating this wedding hairstyle from your everyday short-haired look. Use an embellished headband to add extra flash to your day, or go for something more casual if you’re after a breezy, boho style.
11Half Up Pinned Rosettes
Big curls in the lower half of this bob give your wedding hairstyle tons of oomph for an ultra formal affair, while upper layers get pinned back in pretty rosette shapes that will keep strands from falling in your face during photos.
12French Twist Bob
A modified french twist secures your bob in a chic, low updo that suits just about any type of gown or wedding ceremony. If you want to add an extra pop of color to your shorter wedding hairstyle, try adding these golden blonde highlights for a sun-kissed look.
13Vintage Curls Bob
This vintage-inspired hairstyle is the perfect compliment to a lace gown in a classic silhouette.
14Floral Headband Pixie
With a tousled texture pixie and floral headband, this short wedding hairstyle is perfect for brides who want to add a little dose of romance and color to help elevate their wedding day style from an everyday look.
Longer bobs offer up the perfect combination of hair that’s quick and easy to style but long enough to try a variety of braids. This headband style is ideal for pairing with a flowy, empire-waisted gown or minimalist silk shift dress.
16Swept Up Natural Curls
Swept up natural curls create a super fun wedding day hairstyle for the upbeat bride who can’t stop smiling.
17Low Twisted Updo
A series of twists keep your long bob secure in a low updo that looks fitting at both ultra-fancy and low-key weddings. If you’re on the fence between keeping your hair short or growing it longer, this style works well with a variety of lengths.
18’40s Glamour Curls
Channel Jean Harlow with these glamorous vintage-inspired curls that can be pinned to the side with or without a bold accessory.
19Fairy Braided Updo
This braided updo with gorgeous flower embellishments is perfect for a spring wedding in the forest or a casual backyard affair. Leave a few tendrils of hair loose around the face to add a casual feel and face-framing flair to this shorter wedding hairstyle.
20Close Crop With Headband
If you like to keep your hair in a very close cropped pixie, your wedding day hairstyle will look ultra sophisticated with a demure headband.
This ultra simple wedding day hairstyle is so quick and easy, you or one of your bridesmaids will have it looking perfect in just a few minutes.
22Swept Back Chignon
This swept back hairstyle creates a chignon for short hair that looks stylish and elegant, perfect for a black tie wedding and a sophisticated satin gown.
23Side Pinned Lob With Curls
If you want to feel special on your wedding day without making your morning hairstyling into a marathon event, these simple curls make a long bob look chic, while a floral accessory adds a definitively bridal touch.
24Loose Low Updo
There’s an art to pinning hair loosely in place so that it looks soft and romantic but won’t come undone while you dance the night away. If you’re attempting this style on your own, remember that large amounts of pins and hairspray are must-haves.
25Side Parted Pixie
If you usually style your pixie forward, adding a deep side part can help to make your very short hairstyle look a little bit different on your wedding day.
26Half Up Dutch Braid
This dutch braid has been gently pulled apart to give it lots of volume and definition, while the rest of hair is softly curled to create a super romantic wedding hairstyle.
27Tucked Under Twist
This simple half up style is just the right amount of messy, making it a good wedding day hairstyle for short haired ladies who want to look cute and casual.
28Side Pinned Waves
For a glamorous, vintage-themed wedding, a simple side-pinning will keep your wavy bob hairstyle looking perfect but not too overdone. If you’re looking for a vintage hair clip to keep your hair pinned to the side all evening, try looking through thrift stores for brooches that can be turned into hair accessories.
29Natural Curls Bouffant
Styling your natural curls back and away from your face can help to make sure your features aren’t overshadowed on your big day.
30Tucked Under Bob
Soft romantic curls make this loosely tucked-under bob look like ethereal magic. Accessorize with a floral crown for an outdoor wedding, or add an embellished headband for a more formal, indoor affair.
31Simple Folded Chignon
An elegant hairstyle for an understated bride, this low chignon is the epitome of grace and simplicity.
32Fishtail Braided Bob
Looking for a hairstyle that will have your short hair looking perfect for a beach ceremony? This fishtail braid adds some texture to your wedding day look that’s both romantic and beach appropriate.
33Retro Waves Pixie
If you’re looking for a pixie wedding hairstyle that fully commits to a vintage theme, these retro waves bring all of the flapper glitz and glam you could hope for.
34French Braided Bangs
This french braided half-up hairstyle offers some Victorian flair without looking completely antique, and leaves some of your bouncy bob loose to add a fun and relaxed element to your wedding day look.
35Simple Pinned Bob
This simple wedding hairstyle for a bob is easy to do on your own, and perfect for showing off freshly applied highlights.