It's uncommon to see graduates with their hair up during graduation since the cap is worn during the ceremony. The classiest hairstyle for graduate is having the hair down but there are ways to make your hair stand out from the crowd and look cute with the cap on.
1. Double back braid with big spiral curls.
The curls could be done with a curling wand or iron.
2. Simple fish tail braid.
After you braid, expand the braid and make it fuller by gently pulling the plaits.
3. Semi-twisted halo.
Tease the crown, take hair from the left side and cross it over to the right. Pin it to place and repeat on the other side. You might want to curl your hair for more texture!
4. Half-up waterfall braid.
This one looks cuter if you curl the ends. While doing your regular dutch braid leave one piece out and this will create a waterfall braid. Hold the braid by securing in an elastic. Wrap a small section of hair around the ponytail to hide the elastic.
5. Double Diagonal waterfall braid.
This one unique because you're creating a waterfall braid diagonal. Then you have another roll right after the first braid, so it looks parallel. Anyways, I think it's super creative.
6. Wrap-around crown.
Here's a simple one. Pull your hair into a half-up ponytail and then grab a section of hair near the front of one side and wrap that section of hair around the half up ponytail. Repeat on the other side and Voila! You can even garnish it with a couple of flowers to surprise people when you take off your cap.