General Leia, Star Wars: A princess she may no longer be, but Leia Skywalker proves she’s still royalty with a regal updo that is business in the front and party in the back.
Maria von Trapp, Sound of Music: Running a seven-child household is no easy feat. Tell mum to do as Maria does with micro-bangs and an ear-grazing bob to keep her senses (and wits) about her.
Tess Coleman, Freaky Friday: A textured, wispy crop is decidedly modern — and cultured, considering its resemblance to an architectural wonder of Singapore i.e. the Esplanade.
Kerry Chu, Crazy Rich Asians: And for those not too keen of durian comparisons, a sleeker crop with a voluminous crown to signal one’s status at the head of the pride.
June George, Mean Girls: Multiple rounds of bleaching ain’t nothing compared to the horrors of child-birth. Mumsy should be able to bear with a grin.
Katherine Johnson, Hidden Figures: The higher the hair, the closer to God, right? Get mum to pin ‘em ringlets to the side for extra mileage.
Morticia Addams, The Addams Family: For the lazy, let it grow lush, long, and parted down the middle. Blend with similar-toned clothes for further camouflage purposes. Need for upkeep? Non-existent.
Margaret White, Carrie: Failing that, lean into the frizz by teasing curls further to give extra volume. Uh, it’s not the humidity when it’s a calculated style choice, okay?
Kill Bill, The Bride: Messy hair, don’t care. Mum bangs are to be kept at a specific length where it can be swept behind the ear (convenience) and fall into her eyes (sexy).
Marge Simpson, The Simpsons Movie: Matriarchs can now keep it literally up and away from the face with a gravity-defying ‘do that takes inspiration from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Easily spooked mums need not apply.
Sarah Connor, Terminator 2: A sloppy pony remains in vogue when paired with choppy bangs and a whole lot of ‘ttiude — which shouldn’t be too hard to summon after a trying week or two.
In-Gil, Train to Busan: An Ajumma perm of the yesteryear for mums who can’t quite seem to extricate themselves from their K-Drama binge. Don’t let dreams stay dreams, right?