Elegant Mother of the Bride Up-Dos

If there ever was an occasion to wear your hair up, it’s at your son’s or daughter’s wedding. Here are 15 elegant Mother of the Bride updos that will make you look like the Queen Mother you are!


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If you think your hair is too short for a Mother of the Bride Updo, think again. Stylists can work magic by finding creative ways to keep shorter styles up. For example, with this beautiful Mother of the bride, the hairdresser used twists to keep the shorter layers secure, while adding some texture and dimension to the hairstyle.

mother of the bride updos chignon


This chic, low chignon is highlighted by loose wisps of hair that fall gently at the sides, giving this Mother of the Bride a romantic look. Many mature women have this type of relaxed updo over tightly pulled back hair since that can look severe and emphasize fine lines and wrinkles.


mother of the bride updos halfup


Here’s another version of a very soft updo. This Mother of the Bride looks stunning in a combination of beach waves and a gentle updo. Wispy waves frame her face, while the longer hair in the back is gently swept up.


mother of the bride updos sleek


This elegant, artistic updo is ideal for long hair. The bouffant gives a softer look and height to the front. The sides and bottoms are wrapped around and pinned into a modern updo – a perfect style all around!


mother of the bride updos blonde chignon


This loose, twisty updo is polished yet relaxed. Although broad side sections of hair are left out, this hairstyle still looks elegant and somewhat sculptured without being uptight.


mother of the bride updos twisty updo


A pretty updo with bangs is also a beautiful look. This messy bun says, casually elegant and modern.


mother of the bride updos half up


This half-up/half-down hairstyle is perfect when you can’t decide which way to go. Depending on which angle you are looking at this from, this asymmetrical Mother of the Bride hairstyle can look like her curls are swept up or cascading down her shoulders.


mother of the bride updos highlights


It’s like a mirror reflection! This mother-daughter duo is stunning in their complementary hairstyles, and I just love how this Mother bride updo plays up her beautiful highlights.


mother of the bride updos straight


Here’s a mother-of-the-bride updo that is especially good for women who have short to medium-length hair. The long, sleek bangs are kept out of the updo, and the bun is held high in the back for a modern look.


mother of the bride updos bun


Here’s a pretty hairstyle for the Mother of the bride that is full of interesting twists and turns. The large bun with tousled curls doesn’t require very long hair, and the bun can be placed high or low depending on the look you want to achieve.


mother of the bride updos twisted bun


Medium-length hair can be easily pulled back into an elegant updo showing off the nape of the neck. Modern Mother of the Bride Hairstyles is updated classics, like the French twist updo. The slightly messy bun adds height and a touch of sophistication.


mother of the bride updos french twist


When deciding on a Mother of the Bride hairstyle, keep in mind that less is more. This update on the classic French twist is proof of that. A simple twist and a slight bouffant on top are all you need to make a big statement.


mother of the bride updos emerald


Hair jewelry gives your tresses an instant style update, but it can also look juvenile if you choose the wrong piece. Keep your hair adornments very low-key and make sure it’s a standout jewelry piece to compliment both your hairstyle and dress.


mother of the bride updos messy curls


Undeniably one of the prettiest updo hairstyles, the curly, messy variation, makes an impact no matter your age. This style is perfect for adding hair jewelry that’s easily tucked into the curls.


mother of the bride updos curly


This is an excellent style if you have naturally curly or wavy hair because it allows you to take advantage of your naturally wavy hair. On the big day, sweep your hair up into a quick updo and let your curls do the rest.



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