Chic Wedding Hairstyles
For Short Hair

There’s more than one way to sweep short tresses into a beautiful bridal look. Explore our collection of wedding hairstyles for short hair to inspire your matrimonial style.

Don’t length dictate your wedding hairstyle – achieve sultry style with short hair come the big day. Whether you want to be a braided bride, or a looking to create some perfect petit waves, let ghd help you craft a short hairstyle to go hand-in-hand with your wedding dress.

Banish bridal hair conundrums and tie the knot in show-stopping style with our collection of wedding hairstyles for short hair.

Glamour curls

Glossy and sophisticated, this elegant down-do embodies chic wedding style. Short hair can be easily sculpted into deep classic curls with the right styling tools. Accent with an embellished hair comb and dazzling red lips for a bridal look that pops.

Tip: Apply ghd curl hold spray to dry hair before styling for curls that’ll last through the day and into the night.

Soft waves

Ensure all eyes are on you with a set of relaxed waves. Bohemian brides will be drawn to this loose flowing style, which exudes a laidback-luxe vibe. Pin back a section of your ethereal waves to add dimension and you’ll be ready to say ‘I do’ in style.

Tousled Curly Updo

Flaunt a stunning updo, sweeping and curling your locks into this elaborate style. Weave a pretty hair vine through the look and let tendrils fall naturally loose for the ultimate finishing touch. 

Bouffant updo

Showcase your shoulders with this next-level voluminous updo. You don’t need long locks to achieve the vintage style – for this look, volume is the key. Teased, twisted and pinned, a bold bridal bouffant will create a striking impact.

Tip: This 60s-inspired style provides plenty of drama – add a pair of statement earrings to complete the look. 

Wavy Half Updo

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Wavy half updo

Fall in love with this gorgeous bridal half updo. Soft waves, subtle volume and wispy tendrils all come together to create a wedding day look with serious wow factor. Short wedding hair has never looked so good.  

Tip: Add delicate fresh flowers for an extra romantic touch. 

Braided Updo

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Braided updo

Defy beauty rules and sweep your short locks into a charming braided updo. An intricate plait at the back and face-framing tendrils at the front looks beautiful from any angle. Simply braid your hair into three sections, then weave, tuck and pin your plaits to create this radiant bridal hairstyle.

Tip: Adorn with simple fresh greenery for a dash of boho glam. 

Accent Braid

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Accent braid

The day of the subtle accent braid is dawning. It’s the perfect way to elevate a simple hairstyle to bridal status. Pair loose waves with your braid of choice – French, Dutch or rope styles present endless possibilities.

Tip: Keep ghd final fix hairspray in your bag to ensure your braided wedding hairstyle survives the day. 

Sleek blow-dry

Smooth shiny hair is one of the most coveted bridal options and a blow-dried hairdo embodies the look. This style is easy to achieve on short hair - all it takes is a soft blow-dry to achieve glossy wedding day tresses.

Tip: Embellish the style with a glamorous hair comb for a pretty finishing touch.

Vintage curls

Channel Gatsby glamour for your big day with a mane of retro-inspired curls. Short hair is perfectly suited to this style, having dominated the 20s. This vintage look is bound to have a dramatic effect as you walk down the aisle.

Tip: Use the ghd oval dressing brush to add softness and texture to your modern take on this sultry classic. 

Open the door to dreamy short wedding hairstyles that’ll have your guests talking for years to come. Find the perfect match and let the love affair begin.


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