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22 Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair: Updos, Half-Up & More

These absolutely gorgeous wedding hairstyles for short hair are sure to inspire your wedding-day look.

bride with short hair updo

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

pink hair bride

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

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

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

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

bride with curly updo


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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.