We think that short hair is chic, trendy and easy to maintain, but finding the right styling for your wedding may be a bit of challenge. Whether it is straight or curly, chin-length or pixie cut, try to do something a little different on your big day to make it look truly glamorous. Cut your bangs, make sexy beach waves, accessorise with a dazzling headpiece or get inspired by famous fashion icons that wore short hair to get some fresh ideas.
From Audrey Hepburn to Anne Hathaway, many great movie stars could pull off a short hairdo with a glamorous ball gown. Even though it is very simple and a little boyish, the pixie cut can be very elegant. Think Jane Seberg with her classic pixie wearing Dior’s black and white gown and a pair of ballerinas in Godard’s film Breathless. This simple hairdo oozes with French chic and you can glam it up with a few easy tricks to create the perfect bridal look.
If your hair is curly, wear it a little messy like Audrey Tautou and use a bold red lipstick and a pair of statement earrings to look more extravagant. You can also use Twiggy’s iconic pixie cuts as a source of inspiration and do a fabulous sixties look with bright eye shadow, cat flick and nude lips. If you prefer a more modern styling, think Michelle Williams and her gorgeous pixie with side swept bangs paired with smokey eyes, nude, glossy lips and diamond earrings.
From Anna Wintour’s iconic stiff bob to 1920s finger waves, there are many interesting ways to wear chin-length. You can just blow dry it, or transform the look with a smallest detail like a fabric flower, crystal studded head band or a big white bow to make a gorgeous bridal hairstyle. Use a straightening iron or a curling wand to work on your hair’s texture. Straighten it to define the edges and make it look sleek and shiny, or curl it to create effortless beach waves. We love Karlie Kloss’s loose ringlets with bangs swept on one side and worn with bright red lipstick and black eyeliner which is a fabulous contemporary version of old-school Hollywood waves. You can also wear a floral crown with this hair style for a relaxed boho look.
If you want a cool retro hairdo for your vintage themed wedding, think of a traditional, sleek bob cut if your theme is influenced by the 1920s. To make it look truly sensational, adorn it with an eye-catching hair accessory such as an elegant cage veil or a wide headband embellished with fabric flowers, feathers, pearls and beads. You can also go for 1940s Hollywood fashion and neat big waves, which don’t require any additional elements to look glamorous.
Regardless of how short your hair is, you can always pull it away from your face and pin it at the back to create the illusion of longer hair. To make it look more convincing, part your hair in the middle, pull it back and use hairspray or small hairpins to fix it. If you don’t feel comfortable with wearing short hair on your special day, attach some hair extensions to make a classical chignon or a bun. You can also make braids and knots to make your hair appear longer than it actually is. Adorn it with ribbons and fresh flowers to add a pop of colour to this chic, modern hairstyle.
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