But of course, you don't want to wear your hair in the same daily style that your short locks may restrict you to. So here are some superb tips for brides to spice up their hair this wedding season as they walk down the aisle:
1. Grow It
This may seem like a silly suggestion but it does have some value. Hair grows around 1/2 an inch (1.25 cm's) every month so depending on how long until your wedding day, you could add some significant length. Even 1/2 an inch can give your stylist more to work with to create a unique look. So stop cutting and start growing.
2. Veil It
If you want to create the perception of long hair, select a length of veil to create the right effect. Long veils can be incorporated into your hair do to assimilate the look of long hair. However, if you choose this option, make sure that your style will look great once the veil is removed for the reception. Otherwise, wear the veil all day. After all, it is your day and the only time you will ever be able to wear your veil, so why not make the most of it.
3. Fake It
A wedding hairstylist should be able to provide you with a range of options for styling short hair so that it looks like long hair in an up style. Adding a couple of extensions can enhance the look. It is best to try out at least two or three different up style looks to find one that suits you.
4. Dress It
Short hairstyles are much more suitable to be dressed up with flowers, feathers (very trendy this season) or diamante clips. These can be used in different ways to dress your hair. The popular method is placing the desired decoration on the side of the head. The headdress can also be used to keep a veil in place or a part of an up style for short hair. Ask your hair stylist for recommendations or page through bridal magazines for ideas. Your florist may also have some great suggestions.
5. Extend It
If you really, really want to walk down the aisle with long hair consider hair extensions. Extensions provide a natural look and you can take advantage of choosing your color, length, and amount of curl. It is advisable to have the hair extensions placed at least two weeks before the wedding. This will allow the hair to settle and give you time to change your mind if you don't like the look.
The best advice for any bridal hairstyle is to try out different looks that will make you feel the way you want on your wedding day.
This is a guest post by Mark Wilcox of weddingintro.com where he shares more wedding planning tips.