bride with short hair updo

Photo: Tim Waters Photography

While many brides-to-be are busy growing their luscious locks in hopes of having princess-like hair on their big day, some are busy figuring out 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

Photo: Sonia Savio Photography

Flower Crowns

Curly hair and a wreath of daisies create pure sunshine for a summer wedding.

greenery flower crown on blonde bride

Photo: 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

Photo: Kristen Kaiser

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

Photo: Ode Studios

A minimalist blunt bob gets a maximalist touch with a bodacious wreath of blooms.

bride wearing a headband

Photo: Catie Coyle Photography


Choppy, wavy locks get accented with a gilded headband for a decadent bohemian look.

bride with floral headband

Photo: Justin Tearney

A headband adorned with bold blooms pops against tousled layers while echoing the bride’s gorgeous bouquet.

bride with crystal headband

Photo: The Creative's Loft

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 in 1920s headband

Photo: 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

Photo: 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

Photo: 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

Photo: Birds of a Feather Photography

Tousled pieces create a fresh, edgy vibe, perfectly accented by bold statement earrings and hot pink eyeliner.

bride with down short hairstyle

Photo: Rebecca Yale Photography

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

bride with curly updo

Photo: Tim Waters Photography


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

braided updo

Photo: 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

Photo: Tec Petaja Photography

A chic chignon is still doable (pun intended) with short hair! 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

Photo: Koman Photography

This tousled side bun is dreamy and romantic, especially when paired with red lips and a vintage headpiece.

bride with pulled back hairstyle in gold barrette

Photo: 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

Photo: T & S Photography

A sleek half-up style paired with a white rose and long veil is perfect for the classic bride.

half-up hairstyle brides dancing

Photo: 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

Photo: 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.