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4 Beautiful, Cap-Friendly Graduation Hairstyles

Graduation is one of the biggest days of your life so far and, naturally, you want to look the part. You’re all prepared with your gown and hat, you’ve picked out your dress and shoes… But, have you decided how to style your hair for the big day?

Graduation hair can be tricky, especially with a graduation cap to contend with. If you’re looking for inspiration for the event, look no further. Here at Additional Lengths, we’ve put together our top 4 graduation hairstyles – all graduation cap friendly! 

 

Boho waves

Waves really are a timeless style, making them a great option for graduation day. Particularly if your hair is on the finer side, waves are fantastic for adding texture and volume to your locks. To achieve this look, simply loosely curl with a wand, tousle your hair with your hands, and finish with a spritz of texturising spray. 

 

Side fishtail plait

If you’re considering putting your hair up for graduation, a side plait is a great choice. For starters, there is no complicated updo that you have to worry about ruining with your cap and, secondly, your hair won’t be completely hidden in pictures when you are wearing your cap.

For an additional wow factor, we’d recommend mixing it up with a stylish side fishtail plait. A fishtail looks intricate and unique – perfect for a special occasion – but is actually surprisingly easy to create. Simply separate your hair into two sections, then take a small strand of hair from one side and cross it over, pulling it behind the opposite section. Switch sides and repeat, until you have a full plait. 

DIY salon blowdry

For sleek and straight hair with those ‘just left the hairdressers’ vibes, why not treat yourself to a DIY blowout? To do this, simply:

  • Wash your hair as usual, then spray with a heat protection spray. The Morrocan Oil Perfect Defense Protect Spray is ideal for this, with nourishing argan oil and vitamins for enviable shine. For additional frizz control, apply the Morrocan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream to your hair while it is still damp.
  • It is best to start the styling process of your blow-dry when your hair is already around 70% dry. Either leave to air dry naturally, gently towel dry or, if you’re short on time, use your hairdryer to ensure your hair is free from large amounts of moisture. 
  • Now the styling! Begin by choosing a smaller section of the hair and, using your fingers, pull the hair out and away from the head in order to dry the roots.
  • Once the roots are dry, use a paddle brush to run through the lengths of your hair, drying as you go. Point the hairdryer downwards and follow the movements of the brush in order to encourage a sleek, straight finish. Once dried, blast the hair with cool air from the dryer to help ‘set’ the style.
  • If needed, run through the lengths of your hair with a hair straightener. Then, finish the whole look with a shine-enhancing finishing spray such as the Moroccan Oil Shimmer Shine Spray.   

 

Natural curls 

If you have natural curls, why not choose to embrace them on graduation? Treated with a curl defining cream, big, natural curls are bold and beautiful with an instant sense of fun – perfect for making a statement at a special event. 

If your hair is especially thick and curly, why not use cute hair grips to keep control of your locks? Part your hair down the centre and place a fun clip on either side for a 90s chic look that will fit perfectly under your graduation cap. 

 

For stunning hair, no matter the occasion, look no further than the collection of hair extensions and hair extension accessories right here at Additional Lengths. From weft hair extensions to add volume to your tresses through to clip in extensions for instant length, you can find the perfect options to help you totally transform your look.

Summer Trends

Festival Hair Ideas To Rock Summer 2019

With summer well and truly here, one of our favourite seasons is in full swing – festival season!

There is just so much to love about a festival. The music is a given, but on top of that, you have the parties, the food, the company and, of course, festival style. Festivals are a melting pot of fashions and are a great way to showcase your unique sense of personal style through your clothing, makeup and hair. 

However, styling your hair for a festival isn’t without its difficulties. Ever tried to do your hair without electricity or a decent mirror?! You need styles that are relatively quick and easy to create, and that will continue to look fabulous as you party well into the night. 

If you’re heading to a festival this summer and want to make sure your hair is more festival chic than natural bedhead, here at Additional Lengths we’re talking you through all the styles you need to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.

 

Day 1: Hair clips and headbands


It’s day 1 of the festival. Your hair is freshly washed and styled, so why not show it off? 

90s inspired headbands and hair clips have come back into fashion in a huge way in 2019, and are a fabulous way to add a unique touch to your regular ‘hair down’ look. Not only that, but they’ll keep your hair pushed back away from your face and in place all day and night long. Perfect!

Use a statement headband to hold your hair away from your face, or opt for a number of eye-catching hair clips. Part your hair neatly down the centre and add a clip on either side for the ultimate in 90s chic, or work an off-centre parting with multiple hair clips on one side – the choice is yours.

 

Day 2: A half-up bun 

 
Let’s just be clear – festivals, particularly if you’re camping, aren’t always the cleanest of places. So, by day 2, you’ll likely find yourself looking for an easy festival hairstyle that can hide the bedhead and unwashed hair. 

For this next incredibly quick and easy hairdo, we’d recommend loosely braiding your hair before bed the night before. This will hold your hair in place overnight, limiting frizz, breakage and knots, while leaving you with gorgeous boho waves to work with come the morning! 

When it comes to styling, spritz the roots of your hair with a little dry shampoo to absorb any grease, then pull the top section of your hair into a half-up bun. This doesn’t have to be a perfect bun – a loose bun with sections hanging down will only add to the boho vibes! You can then use your hair clips from the day before to add interest to the bun, or get playful with oversized scrunchies or hair scarves to finish the look. 

Tip: The Morrocan Oil Dry Shampoo is available in both dark tones and light tones, so you can match your dry shampoo to your hair and eliminate that pesky dull residue. 

 

Day 3: Festival braids

 
Day 3; by now there’s a good chance your hair has seen better days. And this is the point where festival braids come out in full force!

There’s a reason Dutch braids are so popular with festival-goers – they are easy and effortless to wear, keep your hair off your face, hide dirt well, and are endlessly stylish! This festival season, why not give your Dutch braids a unique twist? Hair charms, hair glitter, rainbow-coloured hair extensions and feather hair extensions are all great ways of bringing a whole new dimension to this classic festival hairstyle.  If its the last day of the festival and you’ll soon be at home with unthinkable luxuries such as hot, running water, you can even use hair glitter throughout the roots of your hair. This isn’t only an awesome festival look, but can help hide any greasy roots – win-win!

 

However you’re spending the summer, do it with fabulous hair with the full collection of hair extensions and accessories at Additional Lengths. From weft hair extensions to clip in hair extensions, you can find everything you need to give your hair a whole new lease of life this season.

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