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!

Want to see a bazillion more? Check out our MASSIVE archive of short-haired bride posts!

Comments on Short hairstyles for hottie brides

  1. Thank you so much! my family seems to be dead-set on me getting some sort of extensions so that i can have an up-do that most people envision on brides… i'm hoping that i can show them some of these ideas and turn them to my side!

  2. My hair is quite short, under 2 inches. For my wedding day, I just wore my hair as usual, but I had really long, dramatic earrings from an Indian store. They were gold with black stones, and they were huge, all the way to my shoulders. Anything more would have been too much.

  3. My mom threw such a fit over my dreadlocks, that I chopped them off just to make life easier on me. Now I have short hair and a wedding in 6 months. I knew I could find some short-hair pics here, there are none on theknot.com–go figure! Thank you!!!

  4. I am cutting my hair off this Friday, my wedding is in 4 months. I was trying to grow it out for the wedding (I made it to sholder length…) and I just thought “long hair isnt me anymore, why do I want to have this for the wedding?” so off it goes! But I was very discouraged that even when I searched short bridal styles, I got pictures of brides with hair that is much longer than short. This is why I love you OBB… You help us find what we want.. not the crap that we are expected to do/wear!

  5. I’ve always had short hair and wouldn’t have it any other way! There are so many dramatic, fun updos you can’t do with longer hair. Love these suggestions! Thank you 🙂

  6. I have a really short, sleek classic bob, which I absolutely love. For my wedding day I’m not wearing any headpiece/veil, I’m making my dress and my hair the main features. I’ll just be having it perfectly straightened and curled under. Simple, elegant and easy.

  7. glad to see that the birdcage veil i want is going to look excellent with my aeon flux inspired cut (yeah, i cut may hair based on a crazy cartoon…i win!).

    but more importantly, i wanna squish rainbow megan cuz she is too freaking adorable! LOVE!

  8. I dont know if you still read these comments, but when I got to Wanjiru, I cried. Thank you for including not only a black bride, but one with a conpletely shaven head. I rarely see that; and it gives me hope as a black woman with a shaved head that I’ll look as beautiful as she does when it’s my turn.

    Thank you, and so much love.

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