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30 Truly Beautiful Mother of the Bride Hairstyles Easy to Put Together

20. Elegant Twisted Chignon for Medium Hair. Obviously you will need longer hair to rock this style, but it seamlessly combines a neat shape with lots of texture, delivering an on-trend and dainty look.

The mother of the bride deserves to feel her best on the big day!

To look your best on that special day, pick one of these beautiful mother of the bride hairstyles.

It’s the big day and you certainly want to look your best as the mother of the bride, and that means you need the right hairstyle. It seems like finding something simple, elegant, and memorable isn’t easy, but don’t stress. Whether you prefer wearing your hair up or down, there’s something for you. Check out the images below!

1. Low Textured Updo. For the mom of the bride, a sophisticated updo like the low upswept bun is soft, effortless, and chic.

2. Loose Half Updo. Women with shoulder length hair will love the easy half updo that imitates a downdo with a bouffant.

3. Curly Half Updo. If you like when your hair is down, but want a put-together hairstyle, use a curling iron to style the lower half of your hair while pulling back the top half into a cute knot. This half up half down hair is a classic solution that never becomes dated.

4. Sleek and Curly Updo. This two-piece curly bun is a great easy-to-do updo perfect for women with medium length hair.

5. Braided and Tucked Updo. For long hair, pull it into a low updo similar to a fishtail braid and tuck the ends in for a romantic evening look.

6. Rolled Chignon for the Mother of the Bride over 50. For a twist on the chignon, this one rolls the hair from all around the head into a delicate tuck in.

7. Low Curly Bun. The best updo hairstyles are simple, like low buns that can be easily complemented with delicate wedding hair pieces.

8. Loose Short Hair. For short hair, a simple wavy bob hairstyle with flowers is elegant enough for the mom of the bride.

9. Half Up Mother of the Bride Hair with a Bouffant. Teased hair on the top means plenty of volume which is definitely good for a solemn occasion, but you may also want to add some bounce around the face and neck with those effortless curls.

10. Woven Updo for Shorter Gray Hair. Updo hairstyles are the most elegant hair choice for the wedding. Even shorter hair can be slightly curled and pinned to get an intricate-looking yet easy to put together updo.

11. Playful Waves with Accessories. Although it is assumed that moms shouldn’t outshine their girls, mother-of-the-bride hairstyles can be no less romantic and nicely decorated than bridal hairdos. Get inspired by this dreamy, unfussy bob handsomely knotted and delicately embellished.

12. Woven Wedding Hairstyle for the Mother of the Bride. For long hair, a slightly relaxed woven updo with side tendrils is the perfect romantic style.

13. Textured Mother of the Bride Hairstyle for Chubby Face. Ladies with full faces should steer clear of the styles that create even more weight on the sides, so side-swept bangs and wispy layers around the face will give it a softer frame.

14. Soft Waves with a Twist. Wearing your gala hairstyle down is a good idea when you want to feel comfortable with an off-the-shoulder outfit, the more so that you will only need to curl your locks into soft waves and complete them with a loose twist on the side.

15. Upswept Waves with a Bouffant. On the other hand, pulling wedding hairstyles up doesn’t imply leaving your neck completely open. You can opt for messy waves pinned at the nape and coupled with a teased crown to get the most flattering look.

16. Voluminous Airy Tuck Updo. Messy updos are perfect hairstyles for a mother of the bride with fine or thinning hair since they allow you to boost the volume of the locks while still having them natural-looking and touchable.

17. Voluminous Upstyle with Loose Ends. However, low buns are not the only option if you seek textured mother-of-the-bride updos. Look at this dimensional upstyle for shorter hair – it pleases the eye with the intricate movement of curled ends.

18. French Roll with a Barrette. The mother of the bride or groom may opt for this French roll with wavy texture and a sparkly barrette as an exquisite accent.

19. Loopy Tuck-In. The elegant tuck-in shows off swoopy pieces gracefully draped for an eye-catching style.

20. Elegant Twisted Chignon for Medium Hair. Obviously you will need longer hair to rock this style, but it seamlessly combines a neat shape with lots of texture, delivering an on-trend and dainty look.

21. Asymmetric Curly Updo for Long Hair. If you think that bouncy curls are not age-appropriate for moms, here is a formal bouffant spiced up with ringlets pinned on the crown and cascading down towards one side.

22. Bun with Bangs. Women with bangs will appreciate a low bun that will allow them to brush out some layered face-framing pieces on the sides.

23. Romantic Twisted Bun Updo. Romantic twisted updos are elegant, especially when adorned with a jeweled barrette.

24. Chic Updo with Volume on the Crown. We like tricks that add volume and movement to mother of bride hairstyles for the moms to look young yet classy. That’s exactly what this hairstyle does thanks to the lavishly intertwined curls and waves.

25. Airy Mother of the Bride Hair with a Swirl. The next updo works great for fine-haired ladies with short to medium hair. It features multiple waves styled messy for an airy feel and a cute swirl at the nape to mimic a bun.

26. Wavy Downdo. Prefer to wear your hair down? Use a curling iron to achieve simple loose waves or tight curls.

Wavy Hair Down for Mother of the Bride
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27. Stunningly Sculptured Hairdo with Pearls. Mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom hairstyles deserve equal creativity which can be inspired by this intricately twisted and sharply defined upstyle. Do not miss the cool color scheme and pearly accessories either!

28. Gray Hair Updo. Over 60 and want to look amazing? Complement your wavy mother of the groom updo with decorative hair pins.

29. Low Tuck with Two-Tier Twists. This delicate updo comes with several rows of loose twists on the sides above an elegant tuck accentuated with a stylish crystal hair barrette.

30. Braided Updo for Shorter Hair. A young mother of the bride will give major hair envy vibes with a luscious French braid.

So, whether your hair is short or long, worn up or down, there are plenty of mother of the bride hairstyles that will make you feel like the special lady you are.

by Serena Piper
Serena graduated from the University of Oregon where she majored in magazine journalism. She is a published writer both in print and online. She currently lives in Daytona Beach where she works at the Early Learning Coalition, an organization supporting children of low-income families. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, country music concerts, exploring Florida, and of course, the beach.