Whether you’ve been sporting short locks since you were in knee high socks, or have just recently chopped off your tresses to beat the heat, you know that short hair can be just as fun and sexy as those long layers. Styling your shorter do, however, can prove to be somewhat limiting, especially for special occasions. While you might assume an updo is out of the question for your wedding day, we’re here to show you that it doesn’t have to be! After all, why should those long haired ladies get to have all the fun?

1. The Bouffant

The half updo is by far one of the easiest styling option for shorter locks, and this easy bouffant style will effortlessly add height and drama to your wedding day look.


2. The French Twist

The french twist is a classic and popular wedding day updo, and now, with the help of a lot of bobby pins and this tutorial, all you shorty-locks can get in on the action too .


3. The Dutch Braid

A Dutch braid sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? We thought so too, but The Beauty Department shows us that it can indeed be done with this handy how-to guide.


4. The Faux Hawk

For an edgier look on your wedding day, we think you short haired ladies rock the faux hawk better than anyone else.


5. The Headband Braid

For those with shoulder length locks, this headband braid is a soft, romantic option from Refinery 29 that you can do yourself if you felt so inclined.


6. The Olive Oyle

A deep side part, a low twisted bun, and some pretty bobby pins make this sweet updo a must-try in our books!


7. The Rolled Updo

Half roll, half braid, we think this updo would be perfect for a casual summer garden wedding and the step-by-step guide will show you how to easily get the look yourself.


8. The Pompadour

If your hair is on the the really short side, your updo options may be slim, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with your tresses by adding a little pompadour action into the mix.


9. The Messy Braid Updo

Get ready to jump on the messy braid bandwagon with this sexy textured updo.


10. The Side Roll

This vintage inspired side roll is elegant and a little edgy at the same time, and we’re completely smitten with it.