I don’t understand why 99% of brides-to-be start growing their hair long once the wedding date has been set. Short is sweet – and can be just as versatile as long hair. You can accessorise it, scruff it up, slick it down and even add extensions if your heart is set on an up do. I love wedding crops and here’s why…
Okay, well maybe a long veil will look out of balance, but a birdcage one will look really chic. Choose one that sits on a head band rather than a comb which may not have enough grip if your hair is fine and super-short.
I wouldn’t recommend having your hair cut short for the first time with less than three months to go until W-day. You need time to grow it out if you do regret getting the snip. Trial a few wigs first and get shorty in stages. You might find that you fall in love with a Lob (think J Lo’s shoulder-skimming do) and stop there. Go pro (obvs) and be guided by them. They’ll know what style will best suit your texture. As a guide, if your hair is naturally thick or curly, an ultra-short crop will prevent unwelcome kinks. If you’re more naturally straight and fine, a soft feathered pixie cut will look really cute.
But only if you have the length or can add some subtle extensions. If not, bump up your texture – I love a messy crop that’s been tonged, mussed up and tucked behind one ear. Look at the red carpet for style inspo. The likes of Scarlett Johansson, Katy Perry, Michelle Williams and Emily Ratajkowski are all rockin’ short, chic hair at the moment. Just remember that crops can flop too so it’s still worth booking a pro on the day who can layer products and wield gadgets in such a way that your do will go the distance.
Again, it’s about balance. Something overly big or heavy will look wrong. Go for delicately beaded headbands, diamante clips, coronets or tiaras instead.
So, are you thinking of going for the chop? I love too, how short hair zooms attention onto your face. You can really oomph up your eyes or your lips (not both natch.) I’d love to know if you’re going to be a Pixie or a Lob’d-off bride. Let me know…