Cap It Off: Graduation Hairstyles

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Cap It Off: Graduation Hairstyles

You can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You’ve spent years working towards a degree, and it’s almost time to celebrate! With graduation approaching, you’re probably busy studying for finals, defending your dissertation, or adding the final touches to your thesis. Let this blog post be a break from academics. Take a few minutes to plan your graduation look. We don’t want your hairstyle to fall flat under the cap, so we’ve rounded up styles that look good with or without a graduation cap.


Deyjah Harris Graduation Hair

Deyjah Harris

You’ve been working on your grades, and you’ve also been working on your hair growth. Show off your length with soft yet voluminous curls. Be sure to use Shedavi’s Hair + Scalp Growth Elixir for extra shine.



A box braid bob frames your face and complements your graduation cap. If you want to show off your robes or sash, this might be the style for you. The braided bob looks cute while putting the spotlight on all you’ve accomplished.

Angela Basset Lob
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Want the benefits of a box braid bob without hiding your natural hair? An Angela Basset-inspired lob should do the trick. The volume and texture of the style will keep your hair from looking boring in photos, but the shorter length leaves your graduation garb in full display.

V. Dixon

V. Dixon

If wearing your fro is the way you want to go for graduation, this side part twist out is your inspiration. Use Shedavi’s Co-wash before you start the twist out, and make larger twists that you might normally do. You want curl definition that you can see from the stage! And make sure you have plenty of bobby pins on hand. It never hurts to have the extra support.

West African Baby

Updos can be hard to pull off with graduation caps, but this twisted bun can make your updo dreams a reality. You’ll want to do a test run of this style before graduation to make sure that you position the twists and the buns to accommodate the cap. When done well, this style easily transitions from the graduation stage into a night of celebration.

Will you be wearing one of these graduation styles, or do you already have a different style picked out? Show us how you use Shedavi products to create your graduation hairstyle. Use #shedavi for a chance to be featured.

Now that your study break is over, we wish you the best of luck as you finish your semester. Congratulations to you on all your hard work.

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  • Harriet Denell Davis

    I look so forward when I have completed my degree it is a journey that I know that it will benefit the future of children and me a contribution of future education of children.


    Harriet Denell Davis 💫