Anyone willing to give advice on hairstyles with mortarboards? I feel like we have a lot of super talented style folks here.

I hatehatehate how I look in my college grad photos, and I’m sure I will for these too, but I want to at least try. I have a round/oval face, which is part of the problem — I need hair framing my face properly to look the way I like, and a mortarboard squishes it, so I’m all cheek and it’s really unflattering.

This is my haircut, although I don’t typically curl it:

I’ve never really liked it when salons curl my hair after giving me a cut, but I might go to my salon and ask them to do big wavy curls like Kate’s in an attempt to get some volume despite the hat.

So, GT, advice? Commiseration? SOMEONE HELP PLEASE