Getting married in the next year? It’s traditional for the bride to wear an updo but if you lack the requisite length there’s an alternative to extensions or wigs. Sexy short wedding hairstyles are very much in vogue and can be very feminine. Dependant on the cut you start from and the lead time until the big day you can then decide what to aim for. Six inches per year is about the most growth you can hope for. The length you aim for shouldn’t be longer than you already have plus about a ½ inch or 1 centimeter per month. While it’s good advice anyway, there’s evidence a very healthy lifestyle and exercise in the sunlight and fresh air increases this but don’t expect miracles.
For pixie cuts, play up the unique angle. For a dramatic finish, dye your locks for the special day to give a beautiful contrast to your eyes and skin. If your complexion is pale and eyes light colored try a vivid red, with darker skin tones try going blonde. Continuing the drama, the brave could get spikes.
Or investigate the reverse for a quest into feminine and demure. Dye it lighter for pale skin and darker for tanned skin tones. Brush forward and down so the face is framed. Add a ring of roses or a tiara in the front and a long veil behind. The roses make the ensemble feminine and boho chic. Add flowers to others in the bridal party as it will help to bring the whole orchestra together.
A bob gives a multitude of options, sweep back from the forehead taking the bangs into a small ponytail, a flower concealing the clip. Sweep the bangs to the side in an alluring fashion, which can give the illusion of length or try simple finger waves to create texture. Bobs, depending on how long they are, can be French braided down either side with a flower or barrette to meet the braids at the back. Add an additional train to the barrette to simulate length.
A lob, (longish bob) that reaches to around shoulder length, can be French braided into two braids, which merge at the back. Wrap any excess into a small bun and cover it using a large flower or a band. A long bob has the advantage of looking great when curled and can look windswept too. Mist using salt water, make small twists all over the head and bobby pin into place overnight.
Alternatively, braid the bangs either side and pull back from the face. Accent using a silk ribbon, when braiding, matching the bridal party.
You can even get quite short locks into a French twist as this video shows. Make the finish extra special with victory rolls or sparkly bands. All in all shorter hair is capable of looking extra special when the occasion demands.
Why give yourself the extra stress of having to grow it for the important day?