I have short hair and have no interest in growing it out for the wedding. When I do searches for short hairstyles, you would not believe the psychotic blowout do's that come up. Where can I find a good selection of cool short hairstyles online? -Nicole

Nicole, look no further! I'm not sure how short you mean by short (inch-long pixie cut or chin-length bob?) or whether you're curly or straight or wavy, but regardless short hair means you can go high drama with your style. I went and scoured the archives and a few of my favorite shots from the photo pool, and here's what I came up with for you …

Katie's short and shiny curls with an amazing vintage-look headband:

over the shoulder

Astrid's styled waves with a simple flower:


En has a classical shape with a hint of netting:

During the ceremony

Jess' whole lotta gorgeous headdress with short wisps peeking out:

fixing the headdress

Beca and her bob with a floral net veil:

Wear your false eyelashes.

Chrissy's side-swept, curlier bob with a single flower:

Thai Wedding

Our former intern Becca sporting bright red sleek with a handmade rose:


Caitlyn with a spiked pixie cut and a floral fascinator:

Wife and The Blue Vixen

Two inspirations in one: finger curls with a veil on the left, and faux hawky hotness on the right:


Sarai's straight bob with a dramatic cocktail hat:

wedding hat

Jenn's straight bob with a mesh headband:

Jenn and Justin's Wedding

Kimberley's sweet and wispy style with a delicate clip:

Blue bird Kim

Another double inspiration from Melissa and Lydia: sexy, waved bob and bangs with a headband:


Short isn't boring. And it can also be ultra-colorful, à la Megan:

Rainbow Bride =D

Natalie's sleek bob and orange flower:

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Twila Jean's wavy bob with a floral net veil:


Emmalyn's renaissance crown details:

Bridal henna pose

Pinkee's dark bob with bright purple feathers:

Portrait before ceremony

Wanjiru embracing the shortest of short and showing off the gorgeous face:

getting dressed up

I could keep going, but I'll open this one to the peanut gallery — offbeat brides, what's your favorite short-hair wedding style inspiration? Let's shower Nicole with links!

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Comments on Short hairstyles for hottie brides

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of the mesh headband in that last picture. It’s pretty, and a little frou-frou but with a modern take. so cool!

  2. Thank you for this! I’m growing my hair a little bit just so I have more options, but it’s great to finally (FINALLY!) see some short wedding styles.

  3. I love the mesh headband in the last one. It’s quite cute.

    Sadly, I have no suggestions for short hairstyles. I have classic length hair (butt length). I love having long hair. :o)

  4. I know that the picture shows a long style, but I love these little feather pins! One of the great things about short hair is that you can do a lot with it with just a handful of hairpins :). I’ve seen a couple of good ones on theknot.com if you are willing to wade through all the frou-frou stuff.

  5. Thanks so much for this! My hair is growing back from chemo and I have been kind of stressing on what to do!

  6. Wow! These are great…I’ve got short hair and it drives me CRAZY when I look for wedding hairstyles and they are ALL long…thanks offbeatbride! 😉

  7. Yay! I like the wavy bob with the floral net veil best, but my hair doesn’t do wavy (boo hoo). I also like the straight bob with the veil, that’s about my length. I will keep checking this page for more comment post suggestions!

  8. I think there’s also a lot to be said for ging to a hairdresser you trust a few weeks before and saying “Do whatever you want” and see what they come up with.

  9. O love the finger curls and the mesh band… but they’re all good and suit each bride. I also LOVE that red cocktail hat…. that thing rocks.

  10. I’m a short-haired bride and I’m going to be rocking the mesh hair band, most likely. I’d love to do a feather headpiece, but the ones I’ve been looking at are most expensive than my dress. 🙁

      • I know it sounds cheap but check ebay, that or craft shops. Most wedding stuff is pretty easy to make, just gets overpriced because of the ‘wedding’ tag. Good luck!

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