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15 Best Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

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15 Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair That Prove Longer Isn’t Always Better

Flip through any wedding magazine and you’re bound to find image after image of beautiful brides with Rapunzel-like locks. Sure, you can always get yourself some extensions, but let’s not forget the fact that short bridal hair is just as gorgeous.

If you’re on the hunt for wedding hairstyles for short hair — even pixie length hair — then you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve featured a handful of truly stunning bridal looks and wedding hairstyles, and “the one” for you might just be among them.

1. Modern Texture with Sparkling Barrettes



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This elegant wedding hairstyle feels dramatic with the deep side part, glossy ends, and loose texture. The sparkling baubles dress it up perfectly for a walk down the aisle.

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2. Volumized Pixie



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A pixie haircut can be elevated for your wedding day by adding texture and height. For even more pizzazz, incorporate a shimmering hair accessory like this bride did.

3. Soft Cropped Cut with Pearl Accessory



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Here's another example of how you can dress up a cropped haircut on your wedding day. This bride opted for less height and wore an elongated pearl accessory along the side of her head.

4. Twisted Braid and Floral Vine



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This bride's hairstylist worked her magic to create the illusion of a longer updo despite short hair. The twists, turns, and placement of the floral "vine" add to the beauty.

5. Textured Pixie with Gilded Headband



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If your hair is not quite long enough to create the above look, infuse your pixie with texture and twists wherever you have length, then add a gilded floral vine headband.

6. Playful Half-Updo



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This topknot half-updo pictured on this beautiful bride looks equal parts effortless and bridal chic. No accessories required!

7. Vintage Veil Vibes

This bride looks like she could have been plucked right out of a vintage glossy magazine. Her hair is effortless with the light, unfussy texture, and the headband veil brings it all together.

8. Loose Half-Updo



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Here's another example of a gorgeous half-updo that's perfect for the big day. Instead of a top knot, though, this bride opted for a loose, double topsy ponytail.

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9. Curled Cropped Cut with Lace Applique Accessory



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For an unexpected twist on a cropped wedding hairstyle, opt for a lace applique accessory like this bride. She set it against a sea of soft, lightly curled hair.

10. Foiled Pixie



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Skip the bauble accessories altogether and instead opt for a bit of strategically placed gold foiling. It looks especially chic on this ultra-short pixie cut.

11. Double Side Braid



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This stunning wedding hairstyle for short hair is simple enough, but still looks polished and sophisticated. The hairstylist simply wrapped two braids across one side of her head, and added loose waves and a gilded floral barrette.

12. Faux French Twist

Yep, you can fake a French twist even if you have short hair. It takes a skilled hairstylist to pull it off, but the results are breathtaking.

13. Lace Applique Reprise



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Here's another example of what lace applique can look like as a hair accessory on pixie cut. This bride looks nothing short of regal, and the lace just feels so very bridal.

14. Cascading Tendrils and Teased Crown



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This wedding hairstyle is another example of how you can fake length even with short hair. The stylist teased this bride's hair at the crown and pulled wavy pieces back at the nape with a collection of baby's breath flowers.

15. Loose Chignon



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If you have shoulder-length hair, this wedding day hairstyle is totally doable. Pieces have been pulled from one side over to the other in a gentle tucked braid, and it all culminates in a sweet chignon at the nape.

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Wendy Rose Gould is a freelance lifestyle reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona. She contributes to NBC, Refinery29, Brides, Allure, Spotlyte, Total Beauty, Soko Glam, and others.