bride with short hair updo
Tim Waters Photography

While many brides-to-be are busy growing their locks in hopes of having princess-like hair on their big day, many others are browsing the best wedding hairstyles for short hair. With less hair to work with, you may feel stuck in your styling options, especially if you’re looking for something special and different than your normal look, but trust us — there are so many ways to spice up a short hairstyle! Whether it’s an added touch, such as a flower crown, headpiece, or barrette, or a new way of styling, such as a half-down look or an updo (yes, they are possible with your lob!), the options are plentiful.

Just look at how these brides rocked wedding hairstyles for short hair.

daisy flower crown on bride
Sonia Savio Photography

Flower Crowns

Curly hair and a wreath of daisies create pure sunshine for a summer wedding. A flower crown instantly turns a regular down-do into a boho-chic wedding hairstyle for short hair. 

greenery flower crown on blonde bride
Angela & Evan Photography

A subtle crown of buds and berries in a green palette adds a natural touch to this sassy wedding hairstyle for short hair.

blonde bride wearing flower crown
Kristen Kaiser

Greenery is one of the top trends in wedding decor, and it's also popular when it comes to adorning short wedding hair. A lush crown of greenery makes a statement atop a side-swept platinum lob — we can’t get enough of this indie style!

bride wearing colorful flower crown
Ode Studios

A minimalist blunt bob gets a maximalist touch with a bodacious wreath of blooms—one of our favorite short hair wedding styles. 

bride wearing a headband
Catie Coyle Photography


You've seen casual-cool headbands all over the ready-to-wear runways—now these fabulous and versatile accessories have made their way to bridal fashion. Choppy, wavy locks get accented with a gilded headband for a decadent bohemian look.

bride with floral headband
Justin Tearney Photography

A headband adorned with bold blooms pops against tousled layers while echoing the bride’s gorgeous bouquet. We adore this wedding hairstyle for short hair for a garden event. 

bride with crystal headband

Situate your headpiece further back on your head to create a bolder look — we love how this one brings a smattering of garden whimsy with trails of flower buds.

bride with sparkly headband

Looking to add a touch of sparkle to your wedding-day look? We love how this bride incorporates a gorgeous crystal headband into her short hair wedding style. 

bride in 1920s headband
Elina Rose Photography

A bouncy bob of waves gets some 1920’s flair with a gilded headpiece that dazzles across the forehead.

pink hair bride
Someplace Wild Photography

Down and Loose

We love how loose curls emphasize the fun pink highlights in this platinum wedding hairstyle for short hair.

bride with natural hair
Ashley Caroline Photography

Sometimes, your hair is best left untouched. This bride’s natural hairstyle is completely her — you want to stay true to yourself on your wedding day, after all.

bride with short wavy down hairstyle
Birds of a Feather Photography

Tousled pieces create a fresh, edgy vibe, perfectly accented by bold statement earrings and hot pink eyeliner. It's such a modern wedding hairstyle for short hair. 

bride with down short hairstyle
Rebecca Yale Photography

Beachy waves lend volume and texture to this playful bob, while a side part adds dimension.

bride with curly updo
Tim Waters Photography


How stunning is this bride? Curled tendrils frame her face in an elegant updo for short hair wedding look, complemented by sparkling drop earrings.

braided updo
Charla Storey Photography

A pulled back French braid is a perfect way to style a lob out of one’s face. Accent it with a colorful accessory for a surprising twist.

bride with loose updo
Tec Petaja Photography

A chic chignon is still doable (pun intended) as a updo for short hair that's wedding-worthy! Keep the short pieces together with a jeweled clip, both functional and stylish, while letting a few tousled front pieces accent the face.

bride with updo and red lips
Koman Photography

This tousled side bun is a dreamy and romantic wedding hairstyle for short hair, especially when paired with red lips and a vintage headpiece.

bride with updo and crystal barrette
Braid N'Hairpins Makeup and Hair

One of our favorite ways to adorn a updo for short hair is with a crystal barrette. We love how this bride adds an extra touch of glam to her look. 

bride with pulled back hairstyle in gold barrette
Michael & Carina


Pull back front pieces with an ornate gold barrette to add some Old World romance to a whimsical wedding hairstyle for short hair.

bride with half up hairstyle
T & S Photography

A sleek half-up short hair wedding style paired with a white rose, some baby's breath, and a long veil is perfect for the classic bride.

half-up hairstyle brides dancing
Maddie Mae Photography

We love how this bride’s elegantly tousled waves are pulled back in a twist that mirrors a crown, creating subtle volume on top.

half up hairstyle on bride
Lara Hotz Photography

Sleek meets volume in this bride’s hairstyle. Get the half-up, half-side look by elegantly pulling back one side only to make a statement.