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10 Easy Hairstyles for a Photo-Ready Graduation Look

After countless hours of classes, late-night study sessions and tirelessly practicing your senior picture poses, you’re finally ready to graduate. The hunt is on for the perfect graduation outfit ideas, and you’ll want to complement your look with a super stylin’ graduation-day mane. After all, your hair is practically the only part of your bod that won’t be covered by a gown ;) Snag your diploma in style and scroll through these 10 grad-day hairdos to find the perfect look for one of the biggest days of your life.

1. Festive Headband: Not about to hide your glorious tresses with a silly old cap (especially if you’ve got a killer hair color!)? Opt for a glittery headband instead of the usual cap-and-gown combo for a look that’s sure to stand out. (via @shelleygregoryhair)

2. Fresh Florals: Florals aren’t just for festivals. Plait your hair in a loose, chunky braid and add fresh flowers of your choice for a springy, celebratory look. (via @kirstenzellers)

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3. Half-Up Braid: This style is fit for a walk across the stage or down the aisle. Recreate this elegant, low crown braid and strut your stuff with an air of sophistication. (via Brit + Co)

4. Infinity Braid: When you’ve got a big event and your typical fishtail just won’t do, give this futuristic infinity braid a try. Take a few extra minutes to backcomb your hair before braiding to give the style some extra oomph. (via @theconfessionsofahairstylist)

5. Twisted Updo: Finally, a graduation style fit for a lazy girl. Give your big-day look a relaxed appeal in this loosely twisted chignon. (via @kirstenzellers)

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6. Grown-Up Topsy Tail: A mature occasion calls for an “adult” ‘do. Give your graduation style a high-fashion edge with this teased-and-twisted topsy tail. (via Byrdie)

7. Bombshell Curls: You can’t go wrong with a head of classic curls. Bring on the romantic vibes with these bombshell waves, and pair with an off-the-shoulder frock to go full-on old-Hollywood glam. (via @hapatime)

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8. Braided Bun: Take the messy look to new heights with an easy-to-execute braided bun hairstyle. Leave the shorter front pieces loose for an anything-but-uptight feel. (via @hershesons)

Knot braid

9. Simple Knot Braid: Capture that Instagram-worthy cap-and-gown style with this standout rope braid. Achieve a three-dimensional look by carefully pulling apart the strands of the braid. (via A Beautiful Mess)

10. Fishtail Chignon: We thought a classic chignon couldn’t get any fancier — we were wrong. Wrap a fishtail braid over your low bun for a graduation look that’ll take you from the ceremony to celebratory drinks after, no touchup required. (via @hapatime)

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Wendelle Co
Wendelle is a Brit + Co contributor and a notorious pop culture and film junkie (with a passion for everything '90s). When she’s not writing, you can find this San Francisco native brunching with her bestie or working at a wedding or two. You can follow her latest escapades on her Instagram @WheresWendelle

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)