Hairdo Ideas for Mothers of the Bride

by Krista Sheehan ; Updated September 28, 2017

As the Mother of the Bride, your job is to make your daughter the center of attention. Choose a hair style that is simple, yet elegant. Whether you leave your hair down or pin it up, choose a style that will stay in place throughout the night.


For a simple and easy style, just add curls. Whether long or short, curly hair can be left down or pinned loosely back for an elegant and classic look.

French Twist

The French Twist is a classic updo that features the hair twisted and pinned up along the back of the head. The French Twist can be dressed up with hair pins, pearls, curls, and flowers.


A chignon is a soft bun pinned loosely at the nape of the neck. This style highlights the face, neck, and shoulders and provides an excellent canvas for jewelry.

Half Up

For a simple style, pull your hair half up and pin in the back with a decorative clip. Add a loose curl for added elegance and pull out small tendrils around your ears to soften the look.

Curly Updo

Create soft curls and waves all over the head, then gather them all back and pink them up into a soft bun at the back of the head. The key to this style is keeping it simple and understated; the bride's hair should be the most elegant.

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