April 22, 2019

How to Style Your Hair for Graduation Day

Summer is just around the corner, which means that graduation day is almost here! We want to congratulate all the high school seniors who are getting ready for their next exciting stage of life. You’ve worked hard to get here and you deserve to celebrate. From finishing up your last homework assignments to spending time with friends, you have a busy schedule ahead of you. We want to help you prepare for your special day by giving you advice on something you may have overlooked: how to style your hair under a graduation cap. This may not be something you’ve been thinking about, but you’ll be happy you did when you receive your diploma with your hair looking flawless! Here are some ways you can style your hair for graduation!


A blowout is a great way to add some volume to straight locks and show off your hair’s beautiful color. If you’re looking for a simple way to do your hair without worrying about pinning in braids or curling your hair, then a blowout is a great and stylish way to avoid all that! Sometimes wearing a graduation cap can make your hair seem flat and a blowout can give it the added texture it needs to make a lasting impression. Not only will this hairstyle look great with your graduation cap on, but also after you throw it up in the air!

woman with long dark hair standing outside

Add in Some Curls

Maybe you want to add in a little something extra to your hairstyle. Curls are a classic look and just like the blowout, they’ll look amazing with and without your graduation cap. Whether you’re more in the mood for tight curls or a more loose and casual curl, this look will go great against your graduation gown and a fun summer dress after the ceremony is over. If you’re running out of time on graduation day, putting in a few curls is a great way to achieve an effortless beauty look.

curly haired woman sitting on the sidewalk

Side Braid

Graduation is a busy day! From making sure you see friends and teachers to spending time with family members who came to celebrate with you, you’re going to be moving around a lot. If hair constantly getting in your face is the last thing you want to deal with, then a side braid is a great and stylish way to avoid all that. Just like with curls, there are so many different ways to style your braid. It’s up to you which look you want to do and how much time you want to spend on your hair in the morning.

woman with braided hair with her back turned facing the ocean

Half-Up Curls

Are you struggling to decide if curls or worth it of if you should just do a hairstyle that keeps your hair out of your face? Why not do both? This half-up curl look is the perfect style to add in some curls while also keeping your hair out of your face in the most elegant way. When the ceremony is over and you’re partying with your friends, you’ll still look fabulous in this hairstyle. From pulling your hair in a simple ponytail to pinning it up in intricate braids, there are so many ways to wear this look.

woman with curly hair standing outside in front of a lake

Low Bun

If you’re someone who’s looking for an easy hairstyle to do while also looking chic, then look no further than the low bun. Just remember to add in plenty of bobby pins and you’re ready to celebrate! Don’t worry if some flyaway hairs get away. They can give you that naturally effortless look that we all want. As a bonus, this look is also practical for that dreaded summer heat. You’re going to want to take pictures and that may include standing outside for long periods of time. Don’t worry, this look will make you look glamorous while also staying cool.

woman with her hair in a bun standing outside

What Are Your Plans After Graduation?

Did you enjoy reading about different hairstyles you can wear under your graduation cap? Did you immediately want to go practice one? If you love doing hair, then going to cosmetology school could be your next step after graduating from high school! Check out our cosmetology program where you can learn to style hair and so much more! Text us at 630-884-5554 for more information. We can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish after graduation!

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