20 Pretty 'Dos for Short-Haired Brides

Hair & Beauty
Wedding Hairstyles for Brides with Short Hair

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No time to grow out your locks for your big day? Don't fret! Your wedding-day hair can look just as bridal and beautiful at shoulder, chin, or pixie-length.

There are plenty of wedding-worthy ways to wear your bob — whether you want to keep it sleek and straight or go the romantic route and make it wavy. You can also pin up short curls to add extra volume up top, or, if you're hair is on the longer end of the cropped-cut spectrum (like the very fashionable lob) your stylist may even be able to treat your tresses to a braid (or two!).

As for accessories, look to your wedding style for inspiration. For a Great Gatsby-inspired look, channel the 20s with a flapper standby: side-swept finger curls (potentially accompanied by a punchy red lip and luxe fur shawl) and an Old Hollywood-esque, crystal-embellished barrette. Want to go the retro route? Try a beloved birdcage veil or an oh-so-Jackie O white pillbox hat. A shimmering tiara or ultra blinged-out headband is perfect for the bride looking to have her princess moment, while boho brides will love flower crowns. Romantic, preppy, and beach brides, on the other hand, might want to throw a single, oversized bloom into the mix.

Hungry for more short hairstyle ideas? Look to these real brides — with trimmed tresses too! — for some serious cropped locks inspiration. We promise they won't disappoint.

Click through the complete slideshow to see all of our favorite short hairstyles worn by real brides.

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