Burn your textbooks and buy a one-way ticket to somewhere magical because graduation! The light at the end of the turn-in-your-homework tunnel has finally arrived, and it's time to shed your lazy late-for-class locks and slip into a mane that's a little more put-together. Browsing Pinterest for graduation day hair ideas? Scratch that. We rounded up cool-girl graduation hairstyles, courtesy of your favorite celebrities—scroll ahead to see them.
Give yourself big Brigitte Bardot waves (using OUAI Volume Spray) then adorn the look with a nostalgic thick 90's headband like Hails. Slide a smoky cat eye on the lids, and set your hairstyle with OUAI Medium Hair Spray for all-day slay.
Grads rocking shorn 'dos—dress up a bob or lob with an extra-silky coating, courtesy of a couple passes from your flat iron, and OUAI Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets (perfect for tamping down flyaways post cap toss).
Bubble Ponytail and Bangs
The clunky graduation cap might limit your ability to wear an updo but a down-do like Camila Cabello bubbly ponytail is just as chic. Apply a dime-sized amount of OUAI Finishing Crème throughout for added shine and pieceyness.
Like we were saying, updos on graduation day don't go over well with your cap. Solution: A pinned half-updo à la Maika Monroe. Use OUAI Wave Spray throughout for undone texture.
An outdoor ceremony on a hot day could mean hell for your sleek Kaia Gerber-inspired curls. Prevent the hot mess by washing with OUAI Smooth Shampoo the day of, then misting OUAI Memory Mist onto hair before styling to lock in the hairstyle until your next wash.
Business chic meets movie star in Dove Cameron's low ponytail perfect for graduation day. Exclude face-framing wisps to frame the face, and don't forget to run a dab of OUAI Matte Pomade over the crown to keep everything smooth.
Scrunchie and Braids
Keep a scrunchie on hand—it'll come in handy when you want to take your braids to the next level at graduation dinner.
If your grades weren't shiny, that's okay because your graduation day strands can be. Run a few pumps of OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil from mid-shaft to ends (and on parched skin if needed) to glow like Bella Hadid at Cannes Film Festival.
Grads late to ceremony—fly fiercely by the seat of your pants with Alexa Chung's effortless French braid. Massage OUAI Air Dry Foam on towel-dried hair, braid from the crown down then secure.
Studying abroad confirmed your French girl hair obsession and you're ready to pay homage. Score an undone wavy style with OUAI Dry Texture Foam, a wheat protein-infused foam for lived-in texture that lasts all day.
And for the fringe-wearing grad, no modern shag is complete without our dry shampoo-hair spray hybrid OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray. Suki Waterhouse's messed-up waves make for the best last nod to your "late for class" manes.
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