Virtual graduation is here and there has never been a more important time for you to look the most fabulous you can. You’ve earned it! Now you must face the final hurdle: how to style your hair under a graduation cap. Here are fifteen looks to get you inspired for your post-ceremony photoshoot.
Long Wavy Tresses
Nothing could be classier for the classiest event ever – virtual graduation. These fresh, long waves add volume to your hair while showing off the gorgeous length and hard work. This look may require some patience but hey, do it for the gram. Add color with subtle highlights that will brighten up your look. If you do not have naturally wavy or curly hair, you can recreate the look with a curler or even a hair straightener.
Dare to go short with this sleek mid-length blunt bob. The bunt cut gives you an edgy vibe while also keeping the hair off your neck. For virtual graduations happening in the spring, that is quite a clever idea. If your hair isn’t naturally straight, that is great! Wavy hair or curls soften this look and create more of a sassy look.
Accent braids are a quick and easy way to add a little bit of flair and polish to your look without much effort. These tiny “mini” braids are a trendy way to avoid hat hair (like the kind that comes with a graduation cap). Don’t be intimidated by how intricate they look – the three-weave plait most braids require will become muscle memory in a snap.
The most refined braid in the book, a crown braid will elevate your look, so you are glowing with sophistication and romance. It is easy to pin your cap to this wrap-around braid. Just sneak a few bobby pins between the weaves and it will fit like a glove. If you have fine hair, use dry shampoo or texture styling product to give it some grip. It will be easier to braid.
Bangs are a risky and daring choice that pays off in sexiness and confidence. As opposed to choppy bangs, this fringe is soft, flirty, and fun. Since there are no scissors involved, it maintains your natural length while providing a dramatic change in style. For thin hair, volumizer can go a long way to giving that choppy fringe a full, bold look.
These Jessica Rabbit waves are gorgeous, sleek, and glamorous. This is the perfect style if you are planning on turning up the glitz and glam at your virtual graduation. It starts with a heavy side part, hair curlers, and a lot of hairsprays. A firm-hold mousse applied to the length of your hair will keep things in their proper place.
Twisted Low Bun
A low bun will keep your hair fresh and protected all day at the same time as keeping you cool. It is a lived-in yet elegant vibe, romantic yet classy. The way it rests just above your nape gives you plenty of room along the crown to pin your cap without it bunching up or appearing messy. Instructions involve bobby pins and a lot of patience.
Embrace your natural look by letting those curls come out and party! Natural hair boasts more volume than fine hair, which means when it can hit the air free of heat-damage and extensions it blossoms like a big fluffy flower. Learning how to care for and style natural hair will pay off by taking chunks of time off your routine.
Yes, there is an adult way to wear bows and it is fantastic. Not only is it cute but it is a sophisticated accessory to highlight the momentous occasion that is your virtual graduation. Wear this girly, preppy twist on top of fine ringlet curls or shiny waves. Graduations usually happen in the spring, which is an opportune time to sport colorful, whimsical style accessories like ribbons or bows.
Messy Beach Waves
This sexy, tousled hairstyle is enviable on those who can miraculously achieve it. It is simple, effortless, and honestly who doesn’t want to look like an ocean goddess who is one with the waves? Your curling iron will do most of the work here. The key is to relax the curls after you have completed them, so they take on more of a wavy shape. The final step is to tease, tease, tease.
Double Bubble Ponytail
If you love standing out in a crowd, then you may have already tried bubble ponytails. If not, then now is the time. This look requires much less effort than it appears, which is a huge perk if you like seeming like a pro. Essentially, a bubble ponytail uses numerous elastic bands to create teased, frizzy “bubbles” along the tail. It is not only cute but eye-catching.
Goddess Wrap Bun
This queenly look is a simple twist using two weaves instead of three that wrap into a low bun. This chunky, jumbo braid style is protective, chic, and flirty. The twists are considerably simpler and easier than a normal braid since most braids use three weaves and the twists require only two. The two strands create a rope braid effect that is volumizing and pretty.
Teased Low Wrapped Pony
The ponytail is an oldie but a goldie because it is so versatile and can create dramatic styles like this one – a flawless poofy ponytail. This is great if you are not interested in getting super complicated with your hair. This style gets the job done and looks just as fabulous as any other. You can work the ponytail enough just to give it a sexy poof or curl the ends with your straightener for a darling ‘do.
Long Side braid
This is a style that will keep you cool by tossing your hair to the side while also looking super cute. Besides, there is nothing like an easy braid to create a romantic, dramatic effect to your hair. The thrown-to-the-side look is patiently woven into three parts and secured with elastic bands. Snag-free hair elastics like Blax bands work well here.
Romantic Tousled Bob
A messy bob is cool, edgy, romantic, and shows up well under a snug cap. The bedhead finish allows a sultry vibe to enter the arena in a fun, seductive way. Creating a tousled look is easily done when using texture spray and volumizing mousse before you blow it out, so the result is a messy, wind-blown look.
What’s your virtual graduation going to look like? Are you dressing up or down? Share below!
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