3 Simple Ways to Make Short Hair Totally Wedding-Worthy

Hair & Beauty
Birdcage Veil

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Short-haired brides, we're jealous: Your beauty routine is lightning-quick. While the rest of us are chained to our blow-dryer for an hour every morning, all you need is a blast of hot air, a few minutes with a flat iron, a touch of finishing paste, and you're good to go. But just because your hair is low-maintenance, doesn't mean it can't look bridal. Despite what your Pinterest board may tell you, you don't need two feet of flowing curls to rock a gorgeous, ultra-romantic wedding hairstyle.

One accessory can instantly transform shorter locks into something wedding-worthy (no extensions necessary!). We rounded up three super-easy ways to upgrade your short 'do into something fit for the aisle — no matter your style.

If you're into vintage: Try a birdcage veil. The fishnet texture pops against a sleek chin-grazing chop. Steer clear of well-trod Gatsby pin-curl territory and skip the rollers; instead, prep with a smoothing serum then blow out your hair using a round brush. Pin your bangs back behind one ear (or, if they're short, make sure they're recently trimmed).

See More: The Prettiest Wedding Hairstyles with Flower Crowns

If you want to go glam: Make even the simplest hairstyle extra special with a bejeweled hair clip like this one courtesy of Jennifer Behr. It slides easily into short hair, and works equally well with or without a veil. If you're not into pins (they make you think of your grandmother's jewelry box), try a botanical-inspired comb: It's sweet and thoroughly modern.

See More: 14 Wedding Hairstyles for Curly Hair

If you're feeling romantic: It doesn't get any more bridal than fresh flowers. Whether your hair grazes your shoulders or stops short of your ears, blooms take your hairstyle from Saturday night to the most important Saturday night of your life. Go subtle with a few buds pinned behind one ear, or try a full-on flower crown (ask your florist to help you create it). We love tiny wildflower crowns worn with loose hair.

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