A few years ago, I decided to pull the plug and chop my hair off. It had grown almost completely down my backside, and I wanted a fresh start. After seeing Julianne Hough in the movie “Safe Haven,” I knew that short hair would look just as cute on me as it did on her. I hate to tell you, I was wrong. It definitely wasn’t a good look for me — at least not at first.
As self-conscious as I was, I sported my new hair around and tried to pretend like I looked good with it. Some gentleman, though he wasn’t much of a gentleman, crossed my path and looked at me and said, “women should never have short hair.” I was offended, of course, so I’m sure I had a snide remark back to him and then walked away. It was at that moment that I decided I was going to prove him, and anyone else who agreed with him, wrong.
Pinterest made my short hair world a much simpler place. I tried all sorts of styles and parts. I found that over time, I developed the “short hair, don’t care” attitude. My short hair was nothing but fabulous.
Don’t let anyone trick you into thinking that you don’t look remarkable with your trimmed locks, because you do. And when your big day rolls around, don’t try to hide your hair behind an up-do or extensions; embrace it with glamour!
So, if you have short hair (either on purpose or as a result of a haircut gone wrong), here are four tips to help get you started.
Curls for Days
Curls are a great look for any woman, whether she has short hair or long hair, but let’s face it, they look better on you.
Lots of curls can make your already trendy hair that much more stylish. Choose the smaller barrel for your wedding day, you want those curls to stand out and hold their own. Be sure to stock up on your favorite hair products and hairspray for the perfect finish. It’s your special day and you don’t want those curls to go their own way.
Choose a part that best suits you because you want to feel comfortable with yourself on your day, but might we suggest a deep part to one side? This gives your hair a truly romantic look. Add a barrette to the opposite side of your hair, or simply tuck, and you are good to go.
Depending on the theme of your wedding and season in which you get married, you can find the perfect crown that will highlight your hair seamlessly. Let’s assume your date is set for an outdoor spring or summer wedding. A crown of flowers to match the theme would be right on point. Should you choose an indoor venue during the colder months, a floral crown wouldn’t be appropriate. A better option would be a crown of your favorite gems and jewels.
These crowns, or tiaras can be as simply elegant or over-the-top glitzy as your heart desires. After all, it is your day. Just make sure your crown/tiara doesn’t detract from your stunning hair, face, and dress. Let your locks loose or curly; you can’t go wrong with this one.
Braid it Up
One of the latest hair trends is braids. Braids are back, and we are loving every minute of it. Even with your short do, it will transform your hair from simple to elegant in just a few weaves. There are several options for this one.
A French braid right down the center of your hair is certainly a traditional, but classy look. You could always do the deep part with curls like we talked about previously, only this time, you can braid your opposite side instead of tucking it or using a barrette. If you want to combine forces, you could always create a crown with a braid. It’s a hair complex, no pun intended, but grab a friend who’s a fast learner to help you. After a few practice runs, you’ll have the perfect crown.
Straight on Back
The simplest, but we would argue, most romantic look of all is the stick-straight look. You’ll need a suitable hair-straightener and stacks of hairspray. This do is just as it sounds, your hair is completely straight and slicked completely back. You can use bobby pins to make sure it stays put, but the glamour to this look is in the simplicity of it.
No need for sparkly accessories, just leave it as is. This is a great option if you choose to wear a veil for your ceremony, but for the reception, you want to be free of it.
Don’t let anyone tell you that your short hair isn’t glamorous. I’m here to tell you that it is. Most brides wouldn’t dare sporting a chic short cut for their wedding day, but you, you are confident in yourself and your locks. You’re going to show off that hair with pride, and you’re going to look flawless doing it.