A beautifully unique and retro wedding up-do for shorter hair

Guest post by Roxie Hunt

photo-1I know it is harder for short hair brides to find cool DIY hairstyle options, so here's one for you shorties! Short hair up-dos require a mixture of different design elements. This one combines a twist on the side (Amy's haircut is asymmetrical, so we twisted the short side).

Then, we made little messy pin-curls on the other side. With short hair, it is hard to make very neat pin-curls, so you have to settle for lots of ends sticking out. Once you accept it, you realize it looks even cuter that way. Very retro-natural.

The front of this hairstyle is lightly back combed and rolled back and pinned into place for a little vintage bang bump.

Then we sprayed it with KM session spray, because without a good hairspray, it can be very hard to hold short hair in place. But it is not necessary. And if you can't get every hair in place, don't fret. This hairstyle is made to be retro yet casual for easy wear.

Here is the breakdown…


Step 1: Start a twist on one side and twist it all the way to the back of the head. Criss-cross pin it into place.

Step 2: Make a little pin-curl with the ends of the twist, and pin it into place.

Step 3: Make another pin-curl next to it and pin it.

Step 4: Make a third pin-curl, and pin it next to the last one.

Step 5: Working your way up the head on pin-curl side, make another pin-curl and pin it into place.

Step 6: Make one last pin-curl and pin it.

Step 7: Take the bang section and gently back comb it. Smooth the front and roll it back and pin it.

Now spray it thoroughly to set it, and you are done!

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Comments on A beautifully unique and retro wedding up-do for shorter hair

  1. Ooooh I really like this! I have short asymmetrical hair and have been looking for something kind of retro to do with it. Thank you!

    • Mine’s waay shorter too. I think I could still do the messy-pin-curl thing, and just improvise on the other side where I don’t have enough hair to sweep nicely like that (: hope so, anyway – so pretty!

  2. Ugh obb! Why would call this short? The reason I can’t find any photos with actual short wedding hair is because everyone expects women to have long hair. Mine is like bottom of ear length, pretty sure I can’t do this.

  3. Thanks for this. I just chopped off a foot of hair a couple weeks ago and I’ve been having hairdo withdrawals.

  4. Her hair is asymmetrical. It is about an inch and a half long on the short side, and and jaw length on the long side. The twist is on the short side, the curls are on the long side. It is grown out from an very short haircut. I should have called it short-ish;) Ill put together some short hair wedding ‘dos soon.

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