So, it's really happening — your daughter is getting married. You have the dress, the shoes, and the jewelry picked out, but what will you do with your hair? We've got you covered, whether you're enlisting some help from the professionals or handling the styling yourself. Break out those bobby pins!
Taraji P. Henson's textured bob from the 2017 Oscars would pair beautifully with just about any gown. Use a product like Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Lite Soft Volumizing & Texturzing Powder ($18, ) for a similar voluminous look.
Looking for a twist on the ballerina bun? Modernize the old standby by super-sizing it! If your natural hair isn't long or full enough to create a massive donut bun a la Sarah Jessica Parker, consider extensions.
Voluminous curls like Angela Bassett's look wedding-ready on their own, but if you want to take things up a notch, create dramatic volume at the crown with an extreme side part. Add extra moisture and definition with Ouidad Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream ($26, ).
Mid-length hair gets an easy formalwear update with some soft waves. We especially love how they look on Charlize Theron's slightly asymmetrical style.
If you have a bright white Helen Mirren pixie cut, you really don't need much else. Start washing with a formula that will keep your hair bright and beautiful, like this Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo ($10, ) several months before the big day.
A tiny braid and face-framing strands add a boho twist to Salma Hayek's classic chignon. This look is ideal for a beach wedding with a slightly more laid-back, but still upscale, vibe.
After pulling hair into the updo of your choice, blow dry your bangs so they sit flat against your forehead, then separate them out with a tiny bit of pomade like the Winsome & Wisdome Pillow Talk Texturizer ($14, ). The resulting look is perfect for showing off some statement earrings, Jane Fonda-style.
Add a fun twist to a high ponytail by securing your hair midway down the body of the style, like we see here on Halle Berry. Just make sure you use a pretty hair tie to fasten the look, or wrap a piece of hair over a simple elastic band.
Long waves are a classic formal choice for a reason — they look elegant and go with everything. Use a curling wand like the Remington Pro 1-1.5'' Curling Wand with Pearl Ceramic Technology ($23, ) to mimic Laura Dern's Old Hollywood style.
A low ponytail like Julianne Moore's works for just about any dress code. If you're not accessorizing with a fun hair tie or clip, you can wrap a strand of hair around the base of the ponytail for an ultra-polished look.
Oprah Winfrey's big, voluminous waves are stunning for a formal occasion. The key to making this look special is using something like The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum ($12, ) to add a shiny finish.
A low bun always looks classic and black tie-appropriate. You can soften the look a bit with side-swept bangs, like Allison Janney has here.
If you want to wear your natural curls but still want to keep your hair off your face, Viola Davis' look from the 2018 Oscars is a wonderful option. Be sure to keep hair hydrated by using something like Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Mask ($10, ).
Sometimes simple is best. If you're wearing a statement dress to your daughter's wedding, consider taking a page from Nicole Kidman's book and opting to leave hair down with a simple center part.