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18 Gorgeous Graduation Hairstyles To Pair With Your Cap And Gown

May 27, 2019

It's that time of year again — in the coming weeks, your Instagram feed will be flooded with caps, gowns, and champagne bottles popping as the class of 2018 makes its way into student debt adulthood. And if there's anything we've learned over past graduation seasons, it's that finding a way to look good under your long, flowing robe and pointy-as-hell cap is tough. But instead of stressing over what hairstyle to wear for your family's obligatory post-ceremony photoshoot, get inspired by one of the following 18 looks, which could pair perfectly with any cap and gown.

1Ultra-Sleek BlowoutimageNot only does a sleek blowout look great under a cap, but your style will look just as good once you toss it in the air and keep it off for the rest of the celebration.2

Romantic Half-Crown Braid

Nothing will look cooler than this thick, chunky braid peeking out from underneath your cap.3

Super-Blunt, Mid-Length Chop

If you're not into the flat-cap look, tilt your cap back and secure it at an angle — that way you can still show off your bomb haircut.4

Waterfall Curls

imageBouncy waterfalls curls: equal parts cool and pretty — a combination we can really get behind.5

Subtle Accent Braid

imageIf you plan on securing your cap closer to the crown of your head, add two accent braids on either side of your part for a fun touch.6

Old-Hollywood Waves

imageGraduation is the perfect excuse to channel some super-glam vibes. Case in point: These vintage waves will take your cap to the next level.7

Natural Curls

Rock your natural curls with ease by enlisting the help of this super-brilliant hack — just adhere a simple, no-frills headband to the center of your cap, and you're good to go.8

Choppy FringeimageWispy, eye-skimming bangs add the coolest touch to any graduation cap.9

Braided Bun

Graduation season usually aligns with spring's warmest weather, which means having your hair off your neck is a smart move. Add personality to a classic bun by braiding a small section at your hairline.


Loose, Piece-y WavesimageGo for a laid-back (but polished) look with soft, piece-y waves. If you don't have a curling iron, try curling with a hair straightener instead.


Full-Body Curls

Curling your hair takes time — that's why we're here for hairstyles that show off your work, like these bouncy, full-body curls.12

Bouncy Ribbon Curls

Opt for a simple, timeless look that even your grandmother will appreciate, like these classic ribbon curls.13Faux BobimageSurprise your family and friends by rolling up to the ceremony with a super-chic, fake bob. All you'll need is a handful of bobby pins and a little patience.14

Loose WavesimageLooking for a low-key look? Create a few loose, soft waves with a flat iron.15Beach WavesimageGrab a curling iron and texturizing spray to create the prettiest set of all-over beach waves.16

Side-Parted LobimageIf you have a shorter style, play up the texture and part it to the side for an effortless, cool-girl look like this.17Half-Up Bubble PonytailimageAdd some texture and character to your hairstyle by combining lived-in "S" waves with this (deceivingly simple) bubble ponytail.18

Chin-Grazing Box Braids


Center-parted box braids that hit right at your chin are a damn pretty way to dress up your cap and gown.
RUBY BUDDEMEYER contributorRuby is a contributor at MarieClaire.com where she covers beauty, fashion, news, and celebrities.

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