Weddings are full of love, joy, and so many photographs! It’s essential that everyone looks their best. While most of the attention will be on the bride and groom, the mother of the bride and groom come in a close second. Just like the bride, you’ll want a comfortable hairstyle that looks gorgeous throughout the ceremony, photo session, receiving line, dinner, and dancing.
Check out these 5 different mother of the bride hairstyles that are appropriate for every age!
One of the classic looks that will never go out of style is the French twist. This chic and elegant hairstyle is perfect for any mother of the bride with long enough hair. This is also beautiful worn with wavy and curly hair.
It’s an easy enough to style at home – all you need is plenty of bobby pins. Or if your daughter is having a hairdresser come to the house, borrow him or her for a few minutes.
The curly updo is one of the most popular formal hairstyles and suitable for any occasion, especially a wedding. There are many flattering variations but the essentials include volume at the crown and plenty of curls pinned up at the back. The updo with curls is really beautiful on everyone and can be styled with any hair longer than shoulder length.
This hairstyle will require professional styling, especially so it stays in place all night. Updos are beautiful for a church wedding but are also suited for outdoor events, like a beach wedding, that may have a breeze.
If you’re having a hard time deciding on a mother of the bride hairstyle, consider a classic bun. Bun hairstyles are simple yet sophisticated and can be worn many different ways. Long hair can be worn in an oversized bun up high like above.
For a modern touch, plait hair and twist it into a braided bun. Other fashionable versions are the low bun and/or one worn slightly to one side, like the chignon.
The big question is always what to do with short and medium hair for formal events. One option is to go the sleek and shiny route, blow drying hair straight and adding some shine serum to keep every hair in place.
If you want something more formal and out of the ordinary, add some curls! This is another hairstyle that looks best with the help of a stylist. With hair above the shoulder, getting picture perfect curls at the back can be a challenge. A stylist will add wave and curls all around and finish with some tighter ringlets to frame the face.
Wearing long hair down is always an option for the mother of the bride (and groom). For a wedding-appropriate finish, get a blow out to add volume, shine, and a hint of curl.
Blow dry bars are becoming more common and many don’t even require an appointment. A blow out is also an easy option to look your best for the rehearsal dinner or any other wedding-related events.