You Need to Know About the Mid-Wedding Haircut

Weddings mean planning. The dress, the shoes, the location, what you’ll change into between the ceremony and reception, and now…how you’ll cut your hair. The latest nuptial trend is taking TikTok by storm, and it isn’t farmhouse chic or a boho forest wedding. The mid-wedding haircut is the new way to shake things up on the big day. Scroll on for the ultimate wedding surprise!

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The Bridal Hair Chop, Explained

In this day and age, it’s hard to say who started a trend, but when it comes to the mid-wedding haircut, a bride named Kayla Cummings was one of the first to fly onto the radar. Between speeches and the first dance, Cummings snuck away to have several inches chopped off her ends before the second reveal to her now husband. The reaction? Pure joy, and not only from the groom.

We can imagine how wonderful it would feel to sneak away mid-wedding for a few private moments, remove the plethora of hair pins and clip-in extensions, and simply chop it all off. A good haircut is such an empowering feeling that when paired with your big day, it would be hard to not be on cloud 9. Plus, the idea that you can completely change your look on the same day that you “change your future” is packed with symbolism. Perhaps this trend is the new “something borrowed, something blue.” A sharp mid-length bob is the new symbol of good luck on your wedding day.

Things to Know Before Getting the Chop

If the idea of a mid-wedding haircut sounds appealing to you, there are a few things to consider. First off, you definitely want to plan this in advance. Securing a professional hairstylist will make the difference between a backstage DIY haircut and a crop you will actually feel good in. On that note, it’s a good idea to plan what haircut you want in advance. Go into the cut knowing what you are looking for, and if possible, discuss it with the stylist before your big day.

Additionally, if you are cutting your hair on the big day, be sure to have a cape on hand or a new outfit to change into. A new cut paired with a new outfit will increase the impact of your mid-wedding surprise, but either way, no one wants a bunch of hair inside their wedding dress while trying to break it down on the dance floor.

Mid-Wedding Haircut Inspiration

Is a mid-wedding haircut in your future? Here are a few of our favorites!

Flipped Long Length Bob

This timeless, flippy long-length bob would look great on nearly any hair type mid-wedding. The flipped ends also give off major retro bride vibes.


cutting my hair on my wedding day after 14 years of keeping it long & surprising my new husband was the best moment of my entire life💘💘💘💘💘💘💘

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Super Sharp Crop and Outfit Change

This super sharp bob is the perfect match for those with medium to fine hair textures. Pair this look with a mid-wedding outfit change for the ultimate surprise.

Mid-Length Hollywood Glam

If you prefer a more glam vibe, this mid-length mid-wedding crop still appeals to the softness of old Hollywood waves. Throw on some red lipstick after this cut to make even more of an impact.

Short Hair, Short Dress

Why not mirror your mid-wedding haircut to your outfit change? Go short or go home.

You Don’t Have to Cut It All Off

You don’t have to cut all your hair off, but a healthy trim will feel incredible on your grown-out wedding hair. Many brides grow their mane out prior to the wedding, so the removal of all those dead ends is bound to feel like a literal weight off the shoulders.

Planning for your big day? HERE is some wedding day hair inspo for every type of bride!