Mother of the Bride Hair Styles

Jodie Michalak
Elegant yet understated makes a winning style.

Mother of the bride hairstyles should not outshine the bride. Traditionally, the mother of the bride wears her hair down, allowing her beautiful daughter to be the center of attention.

There are many duties as the mother of the bride. Watching your daughter as she slowly becomes a wife to be is a joyous occasion that is bound to bring about a whirlwind of emotions. Helping her select her gown, finding the perfect headpiece and planning the cake are just a few of the duties the mother of the bride will be assigned.

It's so easy to get caught up in the moment, fussing over details and counting R.S.V.Ps. It's no wonder mothers of the bride often wait till the last minute to plan their own formal wear! Getting a head start will help you stay organized while keeping the focus on the busy bride.

Condition and Shine

Wedding day is a joyous occasion for all involved, especially the parents of the bride and the groom. To look your best on this blessed day, why not start improving the shine and condition of your hair? A simple change that can make a world of difference, the quality and shine of the hair adds a natural element of beauty that isn't distracting or overly done.

To improve your hair's condition, book a deep conditioning treatment four weeks before the celebration at your local salon. Many in salon services offer salon only professional treatments not available on the shelf. Protein packed nourishing treatments and cocktails blend one or more ingredients that will improve the strength, moisture level and shine of your hair.

Looking for a shine boost? Most salons offer a clear gloss color treatment for a modest cost that will give your hair a little extra gleam for the special occasion ahead.

A Touch of Color

Whether it is touching up your color or adding a few highlights for sparkle and shine, a color service at the salon is a recommended task, two weeks before the big event.

Now is the time to err on the side of caution and forgo any experimental colors. Try to stay as neutral as possible while enhancing your natural beauty. Any major changes should be made months, not weeks, in advance.

Mother of the Bride Hairstyles

Most mother of the bride hairstyles are just a step up from your everyday look. Trying to be too formal or flaunting a wedding updo steals the spotlight from the bride's special day. Rest assured there are several ways to glam up your look without outshining your daughter.

A professional cut (and color if applicable) will look great when taken up just a few notches. Professional cuts lay better, feel better and have the right angles that flatter your best features.

To enhance your natural style while keeping your efforts minimal, consider the following:

  • Soft curl: A soft curl can be achieved with a set of hot rollers or curling iron. Normally the curls should be broken up with the fingers or a brush to relax the curl while adding body.
  • Polished blow dry: A professional blow out with the right salon products can be and elegant and chic style, while adding all night hold to your style. Many women with natural wavy hair styles will benefit from booking an appointment on the big day, leaving their hair smoothing worries to the seasoned professional.
  • Hair Accessories: A fancy hair clip or barrette can be used to keep the hair off the face while adding just a spark of formality to your style.

Hair Appointments

Always book bridal hair appointments four to six weeks in advance. If you plan on visiting the salon the day of the wedding, why not take your daughter, the bride to be, for some mother and bride bonding? With a glass of champagne and perhaps a manicure and pedicure for the both of you, you will create many fond memories and share in the excitement of this unforgettable day.

Mother of the Bride Hair Styles