Asian woman with a short, graduation hairstyle wearing graduation attire.

15 Easy Graduation Hairstyles for Pinays

The road to graduation wasn't easy, and you deserve to look your best after working so hard. Here are some hairstyles you can try.

All those sleepless nights and never-ending stress come to a close with your graduation day. So, relax, breathe, and don’t be shy about looking your best because you earned it! Check out these graduation hairstyles that will make you look chic while marching on stage and receiving your diploma. You can also wear these hairstyles for your graduation pictorial. Here are the looks that spell, “I made it.”

Our Favorite Graduation Hairstyles in 2024

1. Soft Waves

Graduation hairstyles: Asian woman with long dark wavy hair smiling.
Show your feminine and elegant side on your graduation day with sexy romantic waves.

If you want to wear your hair down on graduation day, do it with style. Create soft waves by wrapping a one-inch section of hair around a curling iron. Hold the hair in place for about three seconds before releasing. Repeat this process for all sections of your hair. Once you finish curling, gently brush your hair to make the waves look relaxed. The result is a chic and effortless-looking graduation hairstyle.

2. Chignon for Short Hair

Graduation hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with dark hair in chignon.
You can’t go wrong with chignon. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you have a medium bob or a lob, try the chignon for short hair. To create a fresh and youthful look, keep the chignon loose and add tendrils. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray to help make your hairstyle last.

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Editor’s tip: Keep frizz under control by washing your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex, which goes up to 10 layers deep into your hair to nourish it. This shampoo also gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash! It has an anti-frizz and anti-humidity formulation. It also makes your hair soft and smooth, adds shine, tames flyaways, detangles, provides heat protection, strengthens hair, and leaves a long-lasting fragrance. 

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Pair TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner for best results. This conditioner has KERA10 Protein Complex and oleo serum to moisturize and nourish your hair deeply.

3. Sleek Pixie Cut

Graduation hairstyles: Asian woman with pixie cut wearing a red blouse smiling.
Rock a stylish short ‘do! Keep it sleek with the help of a reliable hairspray. Credit: Hariono Halim

Elevate the look of your pixie cut by going for a neat, slicked-back hairstyle. Begin with clean, healthy hair. Use a round brush while blow-drying to brush your hair back and maintain volume at the roots. Lastly, spritz hairspray for a smooth and sleek finish.

4. Twisted Crown Braid

Back shot of an Asian woman with a half-up hairstyle for graduation pictorial.
This hairstyle looks great with or without your cap on. Credit: Hariono Halim

This half-up, graduation hairstyle keeps the hair off your face while creating a dainty look. Add soft waves to the part of your hair that’s down for volume and texture. If you’re looking for a medium-length hairstyle for your graduation pictorial, then try this ‘do.

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Editor’s tip: Enjoy fragrant hair with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. It is formulated with Activ-Infusion, which protects your hair from damaging factors such as heat, humidity, pollution, dust, and the sun’s UV rays. Its flower oils not only keep your hair smooth but also leave a sweet, floral scent that you’ll enjoy! 

5. Curly Side Ponytail

Graduation Hairstyles: Asian woman with long dark hair in curly side ponytail
Love ponytails? Go for this curly version for added flair. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you’ve been wearing ponytails throughout the school year, make your favorite hairstyle extra chic on your graduation day. Try the curly side ponytail. To create this hairstyle, curl your hair before tying it into a side ponytail. Make it look polished by wrapping a half-inch section of hair around the hair tie or elastic. For added volume, tease your hair lightly with a tail comb.

6. Straight Graduation Hair

Asian woman with a straight, long hairstyle for graduation pictorial.
Don’t underestimate the beauty of simple straight hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you’re not keen on a complex graduation hairstyle for long hair, you can opt for a sleek and straight look. Use a hair straightener to achieve this. Iron your hair one section at a time and finish with hair serum for added shine.

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Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Conditioner to help tame rebellious frizz and make hair smooth and straight even before you start styling it. 

7. Flipped-Out Bob

Asian woman with a short, flipped-out hairstyle for graduation pictorial.
Add flair to your short hair with this ‘do. Credit: Hariono Halim

Give your graduation hairstyle a retro touch with a short, flipped-out hairstyle. To achieve this look, blow-dry your hair while brushing the tips outward using a round brush. Make your hairstyle last for hours with a medium-hold hairspray.

8. Banana Clip Bun

Asian woman with a banana clip bun hairstyle for graduation pictorial.
Put your hair up on graduation day with this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

For an easy and quick graduation hairstyle, try the banana clip bun. Gather your hair at the back of your head and secure it with a banana clip. Then, twist your hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail, securing the bun with bobby pins.

9. Wet Look Wavy Ponytail

Back of an Asian woman with a long wavy ponytail.
Look elegant on your graduation day with this ‘do. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Add big waves and spritz hairspray all over your hair to create a wet look. This type of ponytail is also a modern Filipiniana hairstyle, so consider this ‘do if you’re wearing Filipiniana to your graduation day.

10. Bow-Shaped Half Updo

girl's back is facing the camera and with a bow hairdo
Have people admire your hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want a unique graduation hairstyle? Try this bow-shaped hairstyle. Gather the upper section of your hair at the back of your head. Tie this section with a hair elastic, but don’t pull your hair all the way through to create a bun. Split the bun into two halves to create a bow shape and secure each with bobby pins. Spritz hairspray to make the hairstyle last. Wrap the remaining hair tied by the elastic at the center of the bow to finish.

11. Accessorized Braid

Asian woman with a braided hairstyle for graduation pictorial.
Look simple yet elegant on your graduation day. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Create a simple three-strand braid, but enhance it by tying a rope accessory around the base of your braid. This hairstyle will keep your hair off your face and neck, making you feel presko even if your ceremony is outdoors.

12. Headband Braid

Asian woman with a headband braid.
Use a tail comb to create a clean and straight hair part. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Speaking of braids, here’s another hairstyle you can try: the headband braid. For a sweet and romantic look, part your hair on one side. Then take a section of hair on the side with more strands and braid it up to ear level, adding more strands as you go. Secure the braid with an elastic and hairspray for a smooth finish.

13. Blowout Hairstyle

Asian woman with a blowout hairstyle for graduation pictorial.
Volume and bounce keep this hairstyle from looking plain. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Got thin hair? Add volume with a blowout. Start with freshly washed hair. Take a section from your hairline to your crown, wrap it around a round brush, and roll the brush as you blow-dry to give your hair body. Blow-dry the rest of your hair one section at a time. Roll the brush inward as you reach the tips to make your hair look soft and bouncy.

14. Sleek Ponytail

Asian woman with a sleek ponytail.
Wrap a section of hair around your hair tie for a neat finish. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Nail this simple graduation hairstyle by straightening your hair before tying it in a low ponytail. If you have thin hair, part it deeply on one side to create the illusion of volume. Finish by spritzing hairspray all over your hair to keep frizz at bay.

15. Short Wavy Hair

Asian woman with short wavy hair as a graduation hairstyle.
Waves add texture and keep your short hair from looking flat. Credit: Shutterstock

Jazz up your bob by adding waves. You can use a curling iron or hair rollers to create a short, wavy hairstyle. Then, scrunch your hair to make the waves look relaxed.

There you have it! With these graduation hairstyles, you’ll look your best as you march on stage. And the best part? You can create these looks yourself, so have fun prepping and styling for your big day.