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3 Cool Short Wedding Hairstyles (& how to recreate them!)

Modern ways to style your short hair on your wedding day

We’ve talked long locks, now for short wedding hairstyles! You may think having short hair limits your bridal hair options. We’re here to tell you it totally does not! Lobs, bobs or any cuts above the shoulders can be dressed up for your wedding day. With the use of fun twists and pretty accessories, Adam Maclay, celebrity hairstylist and our go-to hair guru, created three short wedding hairstyles to consider for your wedding day hair.

The Side Swipe

This down, short wedding hairstyle is sophistication swept back surprise. When you want to keep your hair down but out of your face and with some pretty sparkle, this is a look you will wan to pin. Plus, consider turning this into an up-do for the reception.

Hair stylist creating textured S waves with flat iron
Start by adding texture to the hair by creating a S wave with a flat iron.
Bride with hair down
Alternate directions and smooth some pieces for an undone, textured look.
Hair stylist combing hair
Choose the side you want to be swept back and start combing behind the ear.
Hair stylist pinning hair
Pin in place with bobby pins.
Side swept short hairstyle with hair accessory
Start adding combs, pins, and barrettes to dress up the effortless look.
Hair stylist adding crystal hair comb
We love the idea of layer a couple coordinating pieces for a head-turning ‘do.
Hair stylist twisting piece of hair
Add texturizing spray and pull apart pieces around the un-swept side of the head to complete the look.
Bride smiling with side swept short hairstyle with hair accessory

Simple and oh-so-pretty!

Flirty French Twist

Is there anything more classic than a french twist hairstyle? This look is perfect for short hair girls and so easy to do! Popular through the early 70s, we give this style a cool update for the modern bride.

Hair stylist running fingers through hair
Start with textured hair, running hands through to smooth out any tangles.
Hair stylist gathering hair in a pony tail
Gather hair as if you are creating a ponytail, starting to twist at the base.
Hair stylist twisting hair
Continue to twist the hair upwards until it turns into itself, pinning at the base
French twist hairstyle
Once your twist is secure with bobby pins, pull some stray hairs along the frame of the head for that pretty-messy feel.
Hair stylist adding pins to twisted hairstyle
Start adding hair accessories to decorate this twist! From fresh pearl pins to crystal combs, layer on an assortmetn
Hair stylist adding pins to twisted hairstyle
Pearl pins are IN. Use various sizes to create a cool scattered effect.

A fresh take on timeless!

Sparkle Explosion

Who else loves serious sparkle? It can’t be just us! With headpieces so pretty, we struggle to choose just one favorite to incorporate into short wedding hairstyles. This technique works on any short hair length, requiring some simple twists and as many hair accessories as you’d like.

Bride with textured hair down
Part and style hair to the desired side and texture.
Hair stylist twisting and pinning hair
Gather small sections of hair, twist slightly and pin in the middle.
Hair stylist twisting and pinning hair
Continue down the length of the hair leaving a few inches of hair free pinning in the middle along the way.
Hair stylist adding clip to hair
Begin adding the sparkle!
Hair stylist adding clip to hair
Lay pins and clips down the center of the hair, arranging so the lengths and widths of the accessories are balanced.
Hair stylist adding clip to hair
For added support and sparkle, finish with crystal bobby pins at the base. Gently lift the roots for some volume at the front and sides.

This bride is ready to say I do!

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