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8 Graduation Hairstyles that Will Look Amazing Under Your Cap

Graduation is a beautiful day! All those four years of hard work, study sessions, late nights, and the Freshman 15 have finally culminated into something tangible: a diploma! For all our collegiettes who are graduating, we just want to alleviate the stress of deciding how to style your hair to look beautiful under the cap and in all your pictures. 

1. Side-swept shine

All eyes will be on your with your dazzling hair and smile. This look is also relatively simple: just bring out a section of the front of your hair and sweep it to the side. Use some hairspray to hold it into place and use a shine serum to keep it glossy!

2. Curly Q’s

This hairstyle is super fun! Do your usual twist-out, but make sure to bring some twists to the front to get the full hair effect. Next morning, secure your cap in place with bobby pins!

3. Half-pinned curls

This is another simple look that will make such a large statement, especially with a bold lip color like Alexa Chung is doing above. Separate your hair into a couple of sections and wrap them around your curling band. Using a bobby pin, pin a side back behind your ear and let the rest of your curls frame your face. 

4. Naturally perfect

There’s no reason to not play up your natural curls! Make sure they’re polished and perfect so that your locks don’t frizz up. To bring out the best curls, wash your hair and dry it with curl product and a diffuser. Then, take a curling wand and recurl some of your strands to give them ultra definition. Finish off your style with some shine serum!

5. Side braid

Look at this amazing braid! So stylish and simple. Get the look by bringing all your hair to one side, and use a fun technique to spice up the braid. Try out fishtailing and then make sure to spray your hair with some shine serum. Other fun things you can do: intertwine a ribbon or do a controlled messy braid!

6. Low and fun

Here’s another fun style to keep your hair out of the way for graduation, while staying chic. Using a curling wand, wrap a couple of sections around the wand and then pull it into a low and side ponytail. Leave some natural hair parts out to give the look a fun, easy-going vibe and make sure to wrap those sections around the wand, too!

7. Pinned and proper

This is another simple hairstyle that also packs a punch. Style your hair as usual, and pin the sides back (tp let your face shine!). Make sure to use extra curl defining lotion to make those strands pop out!

8. Touch of color

Want to totally spice up your hair? Add some color to it! Get a temporary pastel color or washable hair dye in a color that complements your graduation robe. It’ll be one final hoorah of youth before entering the real world!

What styles are you going to try out for your graduation?

Elodie is currently enrolled at Duke University, Class of 2016. She is involved in her sorority, Chi Omega, Bench & Bar, GlobeMed, and Students of the Caribbean Association. She is pre-law and studying Political Science with certificates in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) and a minor in Sociology. As one of our Beauty School bloggers, she is fairly obsessed with all things makeup and cosmetics. When she's not running debt on clothes and makeup, you can usually find her out and about, exploring whatever town she is in or watching Netflix cuddled with a mug of hot chocolate. Currently, her favorite show is "Hawaii Five-O". She aspires to be the next Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating rolled into one, but with a stable marriage and children. Her life will be complete once Buzzfeed creates an article titled "X Reasons why We Love Elodie". Elodie loves talking and responds to all of her emails. She would love to hear from you! You can contact her at: Email: elodiejeanphilippe@hercampus.com Twitter/Instagram: @GetElodofThis_ Blog: http://getelodofme.blogspot.com