Bridal Edit: Chic Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

A woman in a pink gown with curly blonde short hair with a braid.
Photo: Annie Kenney Photography | Featured Bridal Hair + Makeup: Polished Makeup & Hair | Spotlight WiH Partners:  Athena’s Brides Makeup & Hair Services | Blo Blow Dry Bar Post Oak | Caked Up With Riley | The Beauty Lounge

Finding an aisle-ready hairstyle can prove challenging for short-haired brides. Luckily, there are a variety of options for shorter locks…no extensions are required!

Rock your natural hair when walking down the aisle by adding bejeweled hair accessories, adding loose waves to a chin-length bob or keeping it modern and sleek.

Scroll on and get inspired by these wedding-day-approved looks for the bride with short to medium-length hair.

Effortless Updo’s

Curly Medium Length Updo for a bride.
Photo: Courtesy of Caked Up With Riley | Bridal Hair + Makeup: Caked Up With Riley


Photo via Tulle and Chantilly

Add Accessories 

Half-up and half-down wavy short hairstyles with the "admire" bridal comb by Maria Elena Hairpieces
Photo via Maria Elena Hairpieces | Bridal comb available at Maria Elena Headpieces


Blonde updo with a jeweled accessory.
Photo: Courtesy of Blo Blow Dry Bar Post Oak | Bridal Hair: Blo Blow Dry Bar Post Oak
A bride with a floral headband in the back of her hair.
Photo via Refinery29

Short + Sleek Styles

A women with red lipstick with blonde shoulder-length hair parted down the middle by hair stylist, The Beauty Lounge in Houston, Texas.
Photo: Courtesy of The Beauty Lounge | Bridal Hair + Makeup: The Beauty Lounge
Bride with slicked back short hair.
Photo via LoveHairstyles


Sleek short haired bride with a jeweled headband.
Photo via Jennifer Behr | Headband available at Jennifer Behr


Bride with slick side part and loose waves
Photo via Morning Koffee

Bridal Braids

A bride with a braided updo by makeup artist Polished Makeup and Hair in Houston, Texas
Photo: M.V. Photography | Bridal Hair + Makeup: Polished Makeup & Hair


A woman with a thick braid for a short hairstyle.
Photo: Courtesy of Athena’s Brides Makeup & Hair Services | Bridal Hair + Makeup: Athena’s Brides Makeup & Hair Services


Photo via Tania Maras

Casual + Glam Waves

Girl with medium length curly brown hair.
Photo: Courtesy of Caked Up With Riley | Bridal Hair + Makeup: Caked Up With Riley


A bride with short wavy hair.
Photo: Branson Maxwell


A bride on the water with short wavy hair.
Photo via Marylise

Find the perfect look? Check out our talented bridal hair and makeup partners.

“Bridal Edit: Chic Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair” Spotlight WiH Partners – Hair and Makeup Artists: Polished Makeup & Hair | Blo Blow Dry Bar Post Oak | Athena’s Brides Makeup & Hair Services | Caked Up With Riley | The Beauty Lounge

Contributors- Photo: Annie Kenney Photography / Photo: M.V. Photography / Photo: Branson Maxwell

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