Who is ready to look gorgeous on their graduation day?!
I know that your hair can be kind of stressful for big events like getting your diploma. I mean, you’ll be in front of a lot of people when you walk across that stage. And all your friends and family will want a picture with you to post on their social media. But you can now let all your worries fade because I have some beautiful hairstyles that are super easy and don’t take a lot of time to do. I also have some awesome hacks so you don’t have to be concerned what your cap looks like in photos or it falling off when your loved ones give you congratulatory hugs. You will look and feel stunning and confident sporting one of these simple hairstyles on your big day! Don’t forget to watch the video so you can see how to do all of the hairstyles and more details about the hacks!
This is by far my #1 go-to hairstyle for so many special occasions! I love it because it’s not your average half up-do. You have some hair up, but you still have some really nice face framing. You can wear your hair curled for a softer look or straight for a little more edgy look. Bonus tip! If you have any weird part lines or thinner spots, take some eyeshadow the same color as your hair and just fill it in!
Hacks #1 & #2
If you don’t know how to fold your cap so it sits on your head all nice and neat instead of squishing your hair, you can click here to check out the video where I explain how to do that. That only problem with that hack is you can see the hair colored bobby pins very well and there’s really no place tuck them in to make them less noticeable. So, here are my two solutions to deal with bobby pins, if you chose to use them.
#1 Embrace the pins. I took some bright pink nail polish and painted as many pins as I needed to keep my cap in place. I just kind of stuck them on, but you could do a cool bobby pin design if you wanted. I did pink because it’s my favorite color and I thought it contrasted with the blue nicely. Use your school colors or whatever you think would look best with your cap. The possibilities are endless!
#2 Hide them as much as possible. The same idea as the first hack except you paint the pins the same color as your cap. Just try to color match closest to the same shade to your cap as you can. I would recommend using a matte nail polish vs a really shiny one (like what I used) for this hack because the light kind of catches the shine/glitter of the polish and make the pins more noticeable. As you can see in the picture, the pins they are a lot more hidden, but the shine can definitely be seen.
If you want your hair off your neck and out of the way but don’t want it all the way up, this hairstyle is perfect for you! And this is the easiest type of braid IMHO. If you want a lot of volume in your braid, I recommend having at least a little bit of a wave or curl to your hair. I also think some type of curl in your hair can help the hairstyle look a little bit more dressed up. If you want to see how I did these curls (that last for days), you can click here.
I know this might seem kind of an obvious hack, but it’s too cute to not mention! Why not glam it up and add some statement hair accessories to keep your cap on your head?! You could really do any style of clip you want, but I am super in love with gold/pearl hair bling right now. You can do any pattern you like, but here are a few ideas to help you figure out what you might want to do. On one side of my head, I did the bigger statement clips and on the other, I did a couple of small gold pins so my cap was secure. I don’t have a picture of the side with the smaller pins, so you’ll just have to watch the video to see. If you’re interested in the hair accessories I used, (they all came in one kit for super cheap and are really nice quality and sturdy) you can click here to check them out.
Sometimes it’s hard to find a cute up-do that still looks cute once you put your cap on. This hairstyle definitely does not have that problem! It looks beautiful from all directions and is the easiest up-do I’ve tried..
I think this up-do would especially look amazing with those gold and pearl clips! As in hairstyle #2, I recommend having at least a little bit wave or curl to your hair. (I would honestly recommend that for basically any up-do though.) It just makes the style come together so perfectly and is a lot easier to manage.
Don’t forget to watch the video to see how to do all of the hairstyles and more details about the hacks! Congratulations to everyone that is graduating this year! If you are graduating, I would love to know when! Also, if you know someone who is graduating soon, don’t forget to share this with them!
Emmarie is a YouTube creator, Easy DIY-hacker and a makeup & hairstyle aficionado. Her faith never waivers and she doesn't know the meaning of the word quit.