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40 Ravishing Mother Of The Bride Hairstyles

40 Ravishing Mother Of The Bride Hairstyles

Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride 28 May 2016

Pre-wedding commotion affects not only the future newlyweds, but their parents and even some guests as well. Mother of the Bride is one of the key figures in the event. They say if a groom wants to know how his future wife is going to look in 20 years, he should look at her mother. Here is the motivation for the future mother-in-law to look her best on the wedding day:) So let’s see a list of best Mother of Bride hairstyles.

Chic Hairstyles For Mothers Of The Brides And Grooms

The latest hairstyles, we have picked, will help all mothers of brides and grooms decide on the best hairstyle for the wedding day beforehand. Here is a selection of trendy, classy and elegant updos and downdos to suit different tastes. Celebrities are ready to share with you their most breathtaking hairstyles for long, medium, and short hair that are going to be popular in 2016. In the pictures below you will find creative ideas for curly, thick and fine locks and even cool hairstyles with hats.

#1: Chic and Sophisticated Chignon

mother of the bride updo with a bouffant


Chignons are timeless and elegant, which makes them the perfect compliment to any wedding outfit. The best part is that they work well with many different types of hair from thin and straight to thick and wavy. That’s why this look is universally flattering.

#2: Half Up Curly Style with Highlights

If your daughter and her fiancé are planning a traditional wedding party, you probably want a classy tasteful look. In this case it’s not the best time to experiment with new extravagant hairdos. A half up half down style with curls is classic and can be easily jazzed up with a fun accessory.

medium half up mother of the bride hairstyle


#3: Medieval Braid Crown

If you are seeking a nontraditional Mother of the Bride hairstyle for long thick hair, this double braid look is an interesting idea. Instead of a hair accessory, introduce a thin braided crown to add a pretty detail that’s seen both in front and in the back.

braided hairstyle for brides' mothers


#4: Blonde and Bubbly

Weddings are a Celebration, so have some fun with your look! Pump up the volume in your medium hair with loose messy curls that are formal, but not too stuffy. This look is an ideal option for a beach wedding.

blonde curly mother of the bride hairstyle


#5: High Coiled Bun

Flowers are the main decorations at weddings, so why not to incorporate them into your updo? With enough actual flowers in the area, use curls to mimic the appearance of petals. This design will also show off the highlights in your style for a beautiful blooming bun.

loopy bun formal hairstyle


#6: Wavy and Wispy Blonde Updo

Want an updo with a feel of air in your locks? Choose loose waves instead of polished curls for a messier take on the standard updo style. To keep in line with the wedding theme, incorporate a white beaded headband into your trendy hairstyle for the Mother of the Bride.

curly updo for mothers of brides


#7: Triple Threat

Sometimes when you are stumped on choosing a certain style, it might suit you better to include elements from each one like. If you worry that your look will be overwhelmed, make tasteful selections like a large braid, small messy buns and elegant hair accessories. Finishing with bold flowers will tie in the bridal theme.

fancy braided updo with hair flowers


#8: Bright Blonde Bouffant

And here is a lovely idea of a classic mother of the groom hairstyle with a modern touch. This low bun with a bouffant is elegant and appropriate for an upscale setting.

formal low chignon with a bouffant


#9: Messy Bun for Shorter Hair

Shoulder-length hair can sometimes look short and thin when pulled into tight low buns. If you want a fuller-looking updo, have your locks backcombed and pinned into loose coils to achieve a bun-like appearance for an appealing Mother of the Bride hairstyle. Braided accents also add texture to thin strands.

mother of the bride updo for shorter hair


#10: Relaxed and Regal

If you enjoy a no-fuss life style, you probably prefer more relaxed hairstyles with carefree locks even on very special occasions, such as your daughter’s wedding. Lively effortless-looking hair is totally in the mainstream. Consider a half up style with a delicate braid and touchable curls. Mother of the Bride hair shouldn’t look too elaborate. Pretty and modern? Definitely!

half up curly hairstyle with a braid


#11: Fancy Flowing Ponytail

Women with medium length hair may also have the same issue of fullness with ponytails as they would with low buns. To prevent a limp look, create volume with pinned-up curls and wispy side bangs. The style will have the appearance of a high loose curly ponytail.

pinned up curly hairstyle for mothers of brides


#12: Sleek French Knot with Curls

Show off your vibrant hair color with a sleek and polished hairdo. Pair a classic French knot with cute ringlets for a stylish Mother of the Bride hairstyle that won’t overpower or clash with your outfit.

burgundy updo mother of the bride hairstyle


#13: Chic French Twist with Added Texture

This style showcases the best of both worlds, combining both messy and smooth textures for one unique hairstyle. In many updos, the roll remains sleek and tight, but not in this look. Giving your chignon a bit of teasing allows you to put a spin on the classic hairdo.

fancy blonde french twist updo


#14: Triple Flower Low Bun

When looking for an easy way to jazz up your hairdo, you can’t go wrong with a few white flowers. Tucking three buds into a chic low chignon, you instantly upgrade your updo to the rank of wedding hairstyles.

mother of the bride low chignon


#15: Short Voluminous Hairstyle

Updos may be popular for formal events such as weddings, but that does not mean that they are the only option of Mother of the Bride hairstyles. Women with short hair can still get dolled up with some extra curls and a heavy boost of volume.

pixie mother of the bride hairstyle


#16: Curly Ash Blonde Updo with Bouffant and Bangs

This gorgeous lady demonstrates an awesome trendy updo with messy curls, bouffant and wispy bangs. We love every flyaway and effortless curve of this style! Unquestionably, the best way to look very good for older women is wearing contemporary hairstyles.

modern formal updo for older women


#17: Soft Shoulder-Length Waves

For unconventional Mother of the Bride hair, opt for sultry beach waves. It’s a youthful and vibrant look for a mom who keeps up with fashion and hair trends. The look is especially nice for showing off the variations of color within your curly lob.

curly mother of the bride hairstyle for medium hair


#18: Chocolate Swirl with Baby Breath

A sweet and chic swirled roll may be just the thing you need to make a statement with your hairstyle for the Mother of the Bride. If the wedding is formal, you can still have a bit of originality. Baby’s breath is a great alternative to traditional white floral hair accessories.

easy wedding updo hairstyle for mothers


#19: Fiery Fascinator

Fascinators have long been a staple at royal weddings in England and they have since become a symbol of status across the world. A great way to show off your pixie hairstyle for wedding is to wear it with a striking hair piece. It’s also a good investment, as you can wear this again to events like horse races and baby showers.

short black hairstyle with a fun hair piece


#20: Fun and Fanciful

Wedding are never one-size-fits-all, and some couples may like to think more outside the box than others which means that you know their wedding will be a time to unleash yourself and have some fun. Match your look with the ambiance by sporting an over-the-top bow and fun, carefree waves.

curly pony mother of the bride hairstyle


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#21: Refined Extra Long Hairstyle With A Middle Part

At the age of 52 Demi Moore looks excellent and chooses beautiful classic hairstyles. Her formal downdo features light stretched out curls with a few face-framing locks being pinned at the back. The hairstyle should look maximally natural, but an extra shine finish won’t be superfluous.

mother of the bride long wedding hairstyle

Jaguar PS /

#22: Long Chic Hairstyle For Mother of the Bride

Jennifer Lopez chooses a gorgeous hairstyle with the forehead-framing locks combed away from her face and gathered into a high pony that seamlessly blends with the remaining tresses, cascading gracefully onto her shoulders. The curls only for the ends are another individual feature of this ravishing hairstyle.

long wedding hairstyle for mothers of brides

Helga Esteb /

#23: Stylish Sleek Updo

There are women, like Heidi Klum, who look awesome with sleek updos. If you have a lovely face shape and seek for a secure hairstyle that you do not need to fix up throughout the day, a compact twisted knot or braided bun is a good solution. It’s also a good Mother of Bride hairstyle idea if you have fine hair or plan to wear the pillbox type of hat.

mother of the bride updo wedding hairstyle

Helga Esteb /

#24: Medium Retro Waves

If the theme of the wedding suggests vintage or retro-inspired hairstyles, the queen of burlesque Dita Von Teese has an idea to share. Retro hairstyles are in trend, and a wedding is a wonderful occasion to try on a look of your favorite heroine from the previous century. The large, sleek glamorous waves of Dita Von Teese will look awesome on medium-length locks of a monochromatic color.

mother of the bride vintage hairstyle for wedding

Helga Esteb /

#25: Medium Voluminous Hairstyle For Women Over 50

Meryl Streep is 65, but who believes? By the way, the actress is against plastic surgeries. So, what’s the secret of her irresistibility that doesn’t fade with age? We suggest that stylish Mother of the Bride hairstyles do not play here the last role. A good volume near the roots of fine hair can do a miracle to fine hair and turn a simple hairstyle into a festive downdo.

mother of groom medium hairstyle for fine hair

Debby Wong /

#26: Natural-Looking Loose Updo

Let’s keep in mind that the looks of mothers should conform to the chosen wedding style. Modern green and Boho weddings suggest natural-looking messy hairstyles, like the one we see in this picture. Cameron Diaz could play a role of a great Mother of the Bride, but she has just become a married woman herself!:) Congrats!

messy wedding updo hairstyle for mother of bride

Jaguar PS /

#27: Short Edgy Hairstyle

There’s an opinion that short hairstyles make a woman look younger. That’s why many ladies over 40 switch their long locks for classy chin-length bobs or sassy pixies. Lisa Rinna sticks to the same gorgeous layered hairstyle for years, and it’s one of the most popular and frequently copied short edgy hairstyles.

mother of the bride short layered hairstyle

Helga Esteb /

#28: Mother of the Bride Hairstyle For Short Hair

Halle Berry will turn 49 this year, but it seems she is getting more and more beautiful with years! Her short hairstyle with fringe looks feminine and stylish thanks to its edgy finish. The moderate volume on the crown and definition for the angled locks is what you need to make your short hairstyle spark.

wedding pixie hairstyle for mother of the groom

DFree /

#29: Short Hairstyle For Mother of the Bride With Formal Combed Back Locks

Sharon Stone is a sex symbol and a style icon, who has conquered the hearts of millions. Sure, we can’t pass by her elegant looks. A simple short hairstyle with volume at the roots and combed back locks is a decent alternative to an updo.

mother of bride hairstyle for short hair

Jaguar PS /

#30: Naturally-Looking Waves With Extra Shine Finish

All women have gladly welcomed the hair trend towards naturalness. Modern “spontaneous” and messy hairstyles breathe with freedom and lightness. Lively, “imperfectly” styled locks are considered chic these days. Carla Bruni’s soft waves are a good mother of groom hair idea to follow for women with medium-length hair.

simple medium hairstyle for mother of the bride

Jaguar PS /

#31: Bold Waves With Face-Framing Highlights For Medium-Length Hair

Cindy Crawford doesn’t like to unveil her beauty secrets, but we can get inspired by her looks and come up with new hairstyle ideas. In the spirit of the tendency, mentioned above, classic Hollywood waves are getting bolder and edgier. Face-framing balayage highlights are a nice method to achieve dimensional locks. A good variant for modern beach wedding.

mother of the bride medium hairstyle for wedding

Jaguar PS /

#32: Lush Waves For Thick Hair

One style cliché, that always works for brunettes, is a combination of lush, polished waves and a bright cocktail dress. Salma Hayek is the embodiment of femininity and good taste in this picture. Note that with bright looks like this, it’s better to give preference to minimalistic jewelry and accessories.

curly hairstyle for thick hair for mother of the bride

Helga Esteb /

#33: Messy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle For Wedding Guests

The relaxed mood of Minnie Driver’s half up hairstyle wins our sympathy. Its ingeniousness is beyond praise! We believe that it was made without a comb in a matter of minutes. But who knows, they say only a woman is aware that her effortless bedhead hairstyle took 2 hours of work at a salon:)

mother of the groom messy wedding hairstyle

Jaguar PS /

#34: Loose Curly Updo With A Bouffant And Face-Framing Waves

One of the universal hairstyles that most women like is a curly updo, like Katherine Kelly Lang’s. It features lovely curls, made from thin hair, which undoubtedly look festive and will be appropriate as a cool hairstyle for any theme wedding.

curly blonde hairstyle for mother of the bride

Helga Esteb /

#35: Elegant Easy Downdo For Fine Hair

The light, radiant look of Naomi Watts speaks elegance and grace in every detail, from the draping on her dress to the silky finish of her delicate blonde locks. If you need a simple and elegant hairstyle for medium-length fine hair, you are not likely to find anything better.

mother of bride simple medium hairstyle for fine hair

Jaguar PS /

#36: Classic Ponytail Hairstyle With A Modern Twist

You may sort out a dozen of trendy hairstyles and come to the idea that there’s nothing more appropriate for the wedding when a classic ‘do. It can be a French knot, a bun or a ponytail. If you choose the latter, give it a modern twist – highlights, hair wrap and cute flicks at the ends will do just fine. Check Kate Beckinsale’s look.

mother of the groom ponytail hairstyle

Helga Esteb /

#37: Trendy Messy Updo With Bangs

Some women think that popular today messy hairstyles are only for young girls. This is a mere misconception, dear ladies. No matter how old you are, you always look more attractive, fresh and stylish with a trendy updo. Get inspired by Melanie Griffith’s messy updo and consider this hairstyle idea. It can become the zest of your look.

curly wedding updo for mother of bride

Jaguar PS /

#38: Simple Updo With An Extravagant Hat

Ladies Day at Royal Ascot is an occasion to walk out your most bizarre hat sample. But there are also pretty elegant looks to inspire mothers on the brides and grooms. We encourage you, however, not to use monochromatic looks in the spirit of Her Majesty the Queen, because they may appear a bit boring.

wedding hairstyle with a hat for mother of the bride

Simon James /

#39: Downdo With A Wide Brim Hat

A wide brim floppy hat will become the main accent of your look. You do not need a sophisticated hairstyle to go with a hat like this. It should be a simple straight or wavy downdo for medium-to-long hair. Leave face-framing locks on the sides of your face, or it may appear wider and “heavier” than it is.

medium hairstyle with a hat for mother of the bride

Simon James /

#40: Mother Of The Groom Hairstyle With A Fancy Hat

Fancy hats are good for theme weddings. You won’t wear something like this every day, but the wedding of your son is a great occasion to try on a bright look. At some point you’ll want to take the hat off. A good idea is to wear a neat low knot underneath.

mother of the groom hairstyle with a hat

Simon James /

Hairstyles for mothers of the newlyweds should be elegant and beautiful but not with the claim to steal the spotlight. We hope our gallery with Mother of the Bride hair ideas was useful for you. The best way to choose the most flattering hairstyle is to start thinking about it in advance. Same like a bride, you may schedule a test with your hair stylist. But this is certainly not a must. Anyway, we wish you to be the most ravishing Mother of the Bride (or mother of the groom) ever!



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