29 Stunning Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair

Show off your short locks by rocking one of these beautiful looks.
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Maddy Sims
maddy sims the knot associate editor
Maddy Sims
Associate Editor
  • Maddy writes for The Knot, with a specialty in beauty, sustainability, mental health and inclusivity.
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Updated Nov 11, 2020

You may think that having short hair limits your options for your day-of 'do, but that's not the case at all. No matter if you have a lob, bob or a pixie cut, more on-trend wedding hairstyles for short hair exist now than ever before.

Bridal hairstyles for short hair include romantic updos, glamorous old Hollywood curls and unique hair accessories (headbands, barrettes and flower crowns), as seen in some of our favorite short wedding hair 'dos. Whatever day-of look you decide to rock on your wedding day, work with a professional hairstylist to make the most out of your cropped tresses. Whether you currently have short locks or you're considering getting the chop before your wedding day, find the best wedding hairstyles for short hair below.

Side Bangs With a Flower Crown

Find a more romantic hairstyle than side-swept bangs with an oversized flower crown. We'll wait.

Hair Pinned to One Side

Pin the front of your hair up with a sparkly barrette for a soft and sweet look.

Twisted Updo

A 'do that's asymmetrical and structural feels totally fresh.

Layered Curly Bob With Bangs

Short hair can have long layers too. If you've got bangs, rock them on your wedding day by opting for this trendy day-of 'do.

Pixie Cut With a Flower Crown

Flower crowns aren't just for to-be-weds with long, flowing locks. Place a beautiful headpiece on top of your pixie cut for a fun, stylish wedding hairstyle.

Statement Hair Piece

Have a hair accessory you want to show off on your wedding day? Keep your hairstyle simple by sweeping it to one side and placing the hair piece on top.

Curly Short Updo

Long-haired brides aren't the only ones that can enjoy an elegant updo.

Voluminous Top With Short Sides

This swept-up, voluminous look is absolutely stunning.

Wavy Bob With Jeweled Headband

Elevate simple retro curls by adding a delicate headband for an extra touch of sparkle.

Simple Straight Bob

Have naturally straight hair? Show off your silky-smooth texture by wearing your short hair in this classic bob.


Looking for a wedding hairstyle for your short hair? Get this elegant faux-hawk by softly styling your hair to the side.

Ombré Curls

We love ombré because it adds an unexpected twist to a normal hairstyle. Show off your lighter ends by wearing your hair in bouncy ringlets.

Hair by: Carrie Eichers; Makeup by: Heather Trachsel and Cristina Ziemer Beauty

Fishtail Braid Accent

Who says braids are only for people with long hair? Add a touch of texture to your 'do by having your stylist braid your cropped hair in a small fishtail.

Hair by: Jenna Kathleen FX

Old Hollywood Curls

For a timeless look that screams glamorous, consider these smooth curls.

Makeup by:Making You Glow

Retro Bangs

Give off major '60s vibes with this retro updo that will show off your bangs.

Hair by: Sara Kringle Hair; Makeup by: Derick Cich Makeup Artistry

Braided Updo With Flowers

Spice up a simple updo by adding in braids and flowers.

Hair by: Mahogany Hair Revolution

Messy Waves

For an effortlessly-cool vibe, consider these messy waves.

Hair by: Mary Avetisyan; Makeup by: Rebecah Janian

Braided Half-Up, Half-Down

Let's face it—sometimes short hair can get in the way. Keep it out of your face by braiding the sides back into a pretty half-up hairstyle.

Hair/Makeup by: Susie Chhuor Studios

Platinum Waves

Elevate a simple wavy bob by trying out a bold hair color, like this platinum blonde.

Unique Hat

Have a favorite hat you want to wear on your wedding day? It's your wedding, so do you!

Hair/Makeup by: Flawless

Polished Curls

For an ultra-sophisticated look, try out these super tight, polished curls.

Makeup by: Ravishing

Voluminous Curls

The flirty pieces in the front make this pulled-back look a little more fun.

Center Part With Headband

Dress up a simple center part by rocking a sparkly headband.

Hair by: Chauncey Parker, HighTech Salon; Makeup by: Madison Klimas

Half-Up, Half-Down With Bangs

Make your bangs the star of the show by pulling half of your hair back. Add in some hair accessories (like some flowers or barrettes) to make it your own.

Side Curl

To get this stunning look. Have your beauty pro style your hair in big, soft curl.

Hair by: Rachel Hall; Makeup by: Katie Painter

Pixie Cut With Oversize Flower Headband

Don't want to commit to a full-on flower crown? Rock a headband with a big, colorful flower on it for a fun wedding day hairstyle.

Half-Shaved Curls

Rock your side shave by styling the hair on your other side in big, loose waves.

Hair/Makeup by: Primp Concierge

Piece-y Low Bun

If you have enough hair to create a tiny bun, try out this romantic updo. Leave some pieces out in the front for a wispy feel.

Hair by: The Dollhouse; Makeup by: Janet Choup

Bold Flower Headband

Want to have some fun with your short locks? Rock this tall flower headband to give your wedding day look an extra touch of color.

Hair by: Alyssa, Styles on B; Makeup by: Stefanie Syat, Pre-Dame

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