Your daughter is getting married and besides your dress, shoes, makeup and accessories, choosing from all the mother of the bride hairstyles you were looking at is not just another detail to attend to before the big day arrives. Although all eyes will be on her on this most glorious day, you will also be getting plenty of attention, so you’ll want to look your absolute best.
Although you’ll definitely want your hair to look extra special for an occasion such as a wedding, you should look for a style that won’t require a lot of maintenance or touch-ups throughout the day as you’ll have plenty of other things on your mind. You also don’t want to make any drastic changes, especially right before the wedding in case things don’t turn out as you envisioned.
If you’ll be wearing a hat or some other type of head piece, avoid any bouffant style hairdos that will look flat once the hat is removed. For short hair, a layered or bobbed cut will suit the shape of most people’s faces, and medium to long hair can always be curled and swept up and away from the face in a flattering style.
Preparing for the Big Day
Getting a quality haircut in the week or two before the wedding is always good idea whether you want to completely change your look, or simply update it to be fresh and at your best during the wedding. Then, on the actual day of the event, head back to the salon and have your hair styled in the manner of your choice. While you’re there getting your hair cut, ask a stylist for some advice, look at some books and magazines that feature hairstyles suitable for the mother of the bride, or do some searching on your own and print or bring a few pictures you think would work for your hair.
You can also spend a few weeks or months before the wedding preparing your hair to look its healthiest by using volumizing shampoo and a deep conditioner if your hair is dry, brittle, or color damaged. Good hair actually starts from the inside with a proper diet that focuses on well-balanced nutrition and drinking plenty of water. Massaging your scalp on a regular basis increases the blood flow to the scalp and encourages new hair growth. Always use a comb on your hair when it’s wet, and while towel-drying it, never rub the hair vigorously but rather squeeze gently and pat dry with an absorbent towel to avoid breaking or weakening the hair.
The Perfect Color
Now that your hair is at its healthiest and you’ve gotten a great cut to emphasize your best features, don’t forget the important aspect of coloring the hair, as the majority of women do, in order to either cover up gray, or simply add some interest and depth to your own color.
If your hair is naturally going gray or silver and you’re happy with it, by all means wear it proudly. In fact, too many mature women make the mistake of trying to recapture their youth and choose a hair color that’s both too dark and harsh, or either too light, giving their complexion a washed-out appearance. Select golden or warm colors and always use hair products that are specially formulated for color-treated hair to lock in the color and prevent fading.
As you can see planning ahead is everything. I hope you liked these ideas for mother of the bride hairstyles and I am looking forward to your comments!