Hairstyles for the mother of the bride or groom

Updated April 17, 2017

When getting married, a bride often researches the various hairstyles that match the style of her dress and wedding. The mother of bride or groom often has concerns on what hairstyles she should choose for the special day. There are many ideas that suit a mother of the bride or groom with any hair length. They can choose similar styles to that of the bride just without the added hair pieces or veils.


A classic style for the mother of the bride or groom is to have the hair pinned up in a twist, roll or bun. This style is achieved with hair pins or a clip. The hair ends up on the top or the back of the head, away from the face. Hair that is long or medium in length works best in this style.

Half Up

Hair from the crown is piled on top of the head loosely or twisted into a bun. The remaining hair is left to hang down to or past the shoulders. It can be curled or left straight. This is style is best with hair that is long or medium in length.

Pulled Back

This style is similar to the updo except the hair is pulled to the base of the head instead of the top. The bun, twist or curls can be pulled to the centre or either side of the head. The hair at the crown can be smoothed down or tousled loosely. The hair length that works best is any length that can be placed in a ponytail.


Mothers of the bride or groom with long, short, medium or pixie cut length hair can wear this style. The hair is straight or curled and lay's loosely around the head or brushed back away from the face. This style is the most versatile with any hair length or type for the mother of the bride or groom.

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