Walk across the stage with a stylish ‘do!
What you’ll need
Those late nights and early mornings have finally paid off! You’ve worked so hard to make it to this day, and now you have to figure out what graduation hairstyles you are going wear at your commencement ceremony. You’ll want to look put-together with a formal hairstyle that showcases your outstanding merit in a stylish and elegant way, while also wearing a look that represents your personality. From low-do’s fitting for your graduation cap to long, sleek tresses, check out our gallery of 15 amazing graduation hairstyles that are sure to inspire you.
Best Graduation Hairstyles To Try
1. The Lob
Stay on-trend this graduation season with the ever-stylish lob. Try a layered version to give your hair volume. We love that this ‘do isn’t a complicated style to pair with your mortarboard.
2. Bone-Straight Middle Part
Straight-haired girls can really rock this look, which looks especially stellar with a graduation cap. This beautiful, polished style creates the right amount of balance and only requires some serum or a leave-in product to keep everything in place.
3. Tousled waves
This look is fitting for a summer graduation. This wavy hairstyle is easy to create, wherein you simply use a curling iron to form light and bouncy waves.
4. Box Braids
If your hair is already braided in this beautiful and intricate style (or you want to try it out for graduation), go ahead. Box braids are very versatile since you can wear them down or twist them into a low bun for a more classic spin on the look.
5. Studious Chignon
Maybe you’d rather not wear your hair down, or maybe your hair is prone to frizz so you want to elegantly tuck it in. A low chignon is timeless and fitting for wearing a cap with. It’s a very sophisticated look for walking across that stage as you wave proudly to Mom and Dad. Slide on some stunning earrings to top this look off!
6. Master Pixie
You may either already have a pixie or you’re itching to cut your hair in honor of graduation, a.k.a. freedom. Step into the new world with a new short ’do like this one that you can style with a defined mini-mohawk.
7. Low Side-Knot Ponytail
If your plan is to do something extremely simple with a bit of style, try this on for size. This hairstyle doesn’t require any hair ties since a section of your hair is looped around the ponytail to hold it in place. Your hair is kept neat and controlled under your mortarboard.
8. Deep Side Part
Fringe or no fringe, the deep side part allows to you sweep your hair across your face, resulting in a subtly dramatic look. Note: You might just need that fringe on your face on your big day, especially when the tears start to flow!
9. Waterfall braids
This cool style offers the potential for a big reveal: When it’s time to throw that cap in the air, you’ll be showcasing an elegant asymmetrical waterfall braid that no one ever knew existed. This versatile hairstyle will take you from ceremony to dinner without having to make any adjustments to your hair.
10. Side braid
Whether you choose a fishtail braid or French braid, this style is a great option for long-haired girls that you can easily do yourself. You can also vary the side that you braid in as you create a simple, youthful and classy style.
11. Shoulder-length curls
Take cues from Old Hollywood glamour with shiny, shoulder-length curls. These ringlets have the appropriate amount of romance that’s also suitable for celebrating your academic achievements.
We love how this one is a no-fuss hairstyle for the natural ladies. The twist-out gives your ringlets the perfect balance of volume that will fit your pretty curls right under your graduation cap.
13. Graduated bob
Consider this an elegant and modern twist on the traditional bob. The longer layers on the front add depth and a bit of edge. For your graduation day, enhance this look with a chic side clip.
14. Polished Waves
A set of sleek, neat waves is a strikingly glamorous hairdo for your graduation. With a simple twist of a curling wand, the waves will make your hair look thick and luxurious.
15. Ombré Hair
If you’re in the mood to try something a little more trendy for your big day, add some ombré highlights to your hair. Give your hair color the perfect amount of contrast against your graduation cap. With this look, you and your hair will both shine as you throw that cap in the air.
Congratulations! Which of these graduation hairstyles are you excited to try?