4 Timeless Graduation Hairstyles for Your Special Day

Yes! Your graduation day, the one you’ve been waiting for so long, is finally approaching. And it shouldn’t be anything but bright and cheerful. To make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible, you already need to think about the perfect hairstyle for the big day. Must be something that looks fabulous in photos, but also feels good underneath that square cap. Without further ado, here are 4 graduation hairstyles that will look wonderful on your special day:

Loose Waves

Quick and easy to do, the loose waves are the ideal choice if you want a dynamic look. This hairstyle works on all hair lengths, from medium bobs to the longest locks. All you need to decide the day before is whether you want to go for a no-heat method or to reach directly for the curling iron. The no-heat method is less damaging for the hair, but it takes a little bit more time to do. So if you pick this one, you should start preparing the hairstyle the night before. Don’t worry, it’s nothing complicated. Begin with slightly damp hair and start French braiding the entire hair. Once you’re done, go to sleep. Undo the braid once you wake up and run your fingers through the waves. Add a few coats of hairspray so it will last through the entire day. You can also skip the no-heat method and just curl your locks in the morning before your graduation. Use a curling iron with a larger barrel to achieve the waves then loosen them up with your fingers, add some hairspray and you’re done!

Rapunzel’s Braids

Braids are some of the most popular when it comes to graduation hairstyles and it’s easy to see why: they are relatively easy to achieve and they look stunning from underneath your square cap. A French or fishtail side braid always looks so chic! It’s also simple enough to do yourself. Start by teasing the hair at the crown a little more than you usually do (you’ll want it to survive its long stay under the graduation cap), then braid as usual. Before you tie it with an elastic, remember to pull on the braid alternatively on both sides. This will make it look fuller and messier. Finish off with the elastic and you’re good to go. If you feel like doing something extra-special, why not do a braid within a braid? Part the hair in 3 equal strands as you usually do, but braid one of them before incorporating it into the bigger braid. The result will be an intricate braid which looks harder to do than it actually is.

Half Up, Half Down

This hairstyle has the best of both worlds: loose hair without any of it accidentally getting into your face. It only takes a couple of minutes to achieve and it is square cap-friendly too! Before you start this hairstyle, take a few seconds to quickly curl a few strands of hair at the back to make it look fuller. Tease the hair at the crown and tie it at the back with an elastic. You can choose to hide the elastic with a simple bow or wrap a small section of hair around it for a clean look. It’s also possible to skip the elastic entirely and braid the top half of the hair in two braids on either side of the head. Then criss-cross them at the back and pin the ends underneath one another.

The Low Bun Or Ponytail

Both the low bun or the low pony are excellent at keeping the hair out of your face. Plus, they will look fantastic right from underneath the cap. The possibilities are pretty much endless: a low messy bun, a sleek low ponytail or a side ponytail with loose waves. Whichever you choose, it would be a good idea to keep a few strands of hair loose – those that are closer to your face. You can give them a slight curl and let them move freely as they will conveniently prevent the cap from looking too overwhelming. Pull the tassel on the cap to the side, and you’re good to go! Remember to take lots of pictures and… smile!

Which one of these graduation hairstyles is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.