4 Celebrity-Inspired Mother-of-the-Bride Hairstyles

Hair & Beauty, Moms
mother of the bride hairstyles

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Calling all mothers of the bride (or groom!)! Looking for a new hairstyle for your child's wedding day? Take some style cues from the the red carpet. We rounded up the best of the season's celebrity looks, from short crops to long waves. Read, print, and bring to your hair trial ASAP, moms!

Julie Bowen: To infuse an everyday bob with a healthy dose of Old-Hollywood glam like Bowne's, prep your hair with a shine serum, then twist small sections around a one-inch curling iron. Once you're done, run your fingers through the curls to break them up and give them a more carefree feel, then add a few spritzes of light hold hairspray. Try: Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Hairspray, $4.29, available at Amazon

Anna Gunn: For soft waves like Gunn's, prep wet hair with a leave-in conditioner before blow-drying with a round brush, then finish with a drop of smoothing serum. This style also looks pretty with a side part, which will be flattering on all face shapes. Try: Verb Ghost Oil, $14, available at verbproducts.com, Spornette Porcupine Rounding Brush, $16, available at Birchbox

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Robin Wright: For a polished pixie style like Robin's, keep every hair in place with a light-hold texturizing cream: Smooth a dime-sized amount through wet strands, then brush hair into place, and let it do its thing. Try: Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Pixie Play Craft Cream, $4, available at Drugstore.com

Angela Bassett: Hey, curly-haired MOBs: There's no need to break out the flatiron for the big day. Natural curls like Bassett's are perfectly appropriate — and perfectly gorgeous — for a formal occasion. And the look is easy to pull off: Prep wet hair with a frizz-controlling spray, then work a touch of smoothing oil or serum through your hair. Let hair air-dry (or use a blow-dryer with the diffuser attached), and make sure to keep your hands out of your curls all night. Too much touching just encourages frizz! Try: Smooth and Silky No-Frizz Spray, TRESsemmé, available at Walgreens, Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil, $38, available at Sephora

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