Short hair wedding hairstyles

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Short hair wedding hairstyles
The hairstyle a bride chooses for her wedding day need not be constrained to traditional, long hairstyles. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Traditional wedding up-do hairstyles call for long hair arranged methodically on the bride's head. Short hair is becoming more and more common among women, however. Just because a bride's hair is short does not mean the bride's hair cannot be beautiful on her wedding day, as there are a number of short hairstyles for a bride to choose from, depending on the style of her wedding and her dress type.

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Short Bob

The short bob hairstyle gives the bride many different options on her wedding day. The bob can be cut shoulder-length, neck-length, ear-length or anywhere in between. The bride can even have an angled a-line bob or an asymmetrical bob to add some excitement to the hairstyle. The bride can also curl the bob under, flip it out or tuck it behind her ears, depending on her style. A bob haircut works best with long, slim gowns without much volume, but the versatility of the style allows it to be worn with almost any dress type.

Curled Up-do

The classic look of a long hair up-do can still be achieved with short hair, if the proper style is used. As with traditional long hair up-dos, short hair is curled and arranged upon the bride's head, secured with pins and hair products. The final look of the up-do varies, depending on the stylist who designs the up-do but, because of their traditional look, up-dos are best suited for dresses with a lot of volume and a traditional look.

Pulled or Slicked Back

The pulled or slicked back short hairstyle allows the bride's feminine beauty to take centre stage. The hair can either be slicked back with a hair products like gel, mouse or oil and held in place with pins for a modern look, or pulled back with a small-toothed headband for a more innocent look. The slicked back hairstyle generally goes well with slender dresses without much volume, while the pulled back look works well with tea-length wedding dresses.

Classic Curls

Classic curls, like those worn by Marilyn Monroe, work well with long hair as well as short. The look is achieved by curling the hair in curlers and brushing the curls out so they lay around the edges of the face. The iconic Hollywood imagery evoked by the classic curl look makes this hairstyle ideal for dresses inspired by the golden-age of Hollywood, but it is also well suited for slender or tea-length dresses.

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