International Women’s Day: 8 Empowering Hairstyles for Pinays

All Things Hair Team | 08 March 2019

Let these gorgeous hairstyles give you some flair while pursuing what you’re passionate about.

International Women’s Day is not just a special date on the calendar because it was declared so. It is borne out of women’s struggle and fight for just working conditions, equality, and fundamental human rights. More than a century after the first International Women’s Day was observed, here we are, celebrating the momentous day that stands for women’s achievements all over the world.

Today, we in All Things Hair are giving homage to all the things that YOU are capable of doing. Let nothing stop you from pursuing your passions. In fact, you can do everything in style with this fab and empowering hair ideas. Check them out.

8 Empowering Hairstyles for Every Woman

1. For the woman who loves to dance

International Women's Day: Asian woman with black hair in a ballerina bun wearing a long-sleeved top outdoors
Put your hair up and get ready to dance.

Try: Ballerina Bun

Whether you’re into ballet, jazz, or hip hop, the ballerina bun can keep your hair in place and off your face as you spend hours and hours of grueling rehearsals. Plus, it’s so easy to do, so you have more time dancing instead of spending those precious minutes fixing your hair.

2. For the woman who loves sports

International Women's Day: Asian woman with long black hair in boxer braid wearing a sporty outfit outdoors
The boxer braid is perfect for an active, athletic lifestyle.

Try: Boxer Braid

Do you love running? Boxing? How about working out? Stay comfortable and stylish while doing all these physical activities with a boxer braid. You can do this hairstyle both on long and shoulder-length hair. And like the ballerina bun, it keeps all strands in place so you can throw those punches or run several miles with no distractions.

3. For the woman who loves to paint

International Women's Day: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with black hair in double Dutch braid bun painting a tree on a canvas
Let your hair be a masterpiece by putting it in a double Dutch braid bun.

Try: Double Dutch Braid Bun

Let your love of art show in a beautifully made double Dutch braid bun. It’s cute and easy to do as well. You simply have to put the lower half of your boxer braid into double buns, and you’re done. Now, get ready to unleash your inner Picasso.

4. For the woman who loves yoga

International Women's Day: Asian woman with long black hair in fishtail braid doing yoga in a room
Find your center in style with a chic fishtail braid.

Try: Fishtail Braid

Yoga isn’t just about stretching and doing poses (and then posting your yoga pics on Instagram). It actually builds strength, aside from letting you calm your mind and spirit. Mix strength and style with a simple fishtail braid. You can wear this hairstyle when doing light workouts as well.

5. For the woman who lives and breathes fashion

International Women's Day: Filipina woman with short black hair wearing a pink coat for NYFW
Simple but sophisticated, the Side Sweep is perfect for all fashionistas.

Try: Side Sweep

The Side Sweep is one of the trendiest hairstyles spotted during New York Fashion Week last February. You can go for this look whatever your hair length. You can even keep your Side Sweep in place with cute bobby pins. It’s the perfect hairstyle to complement all your chic outfits!

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Get runway-gorgeous hair every day with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo. It helps fight frizz, making your hair sleek and easy to style. 

6. For the woman who loves to explore

International Women's Day: Asian woman with long black hair in a messy bun wearing a striped shirt and holding a camera
With a messy bun, you don’t need to worry about your hair getting ruined. It’s messy (but chic) anyway!

Try: Messy Bun

Are you going on a walking tour around your city? Explore inner streets, try out new food parks, and discover your city’s secrets without your hair bothering you. Just put your tresses up in a no-fuss, messy bun, grab your camera, and get going.

7. For the woman who works from home

International Women's Day: Asian woman with long black hair in a banana bun wearing a dark pink sweater
Look stylish even when you are working from home with a chic banana bun.

Try: Banana Bun

Working from home is a growing trend, especially with the rise of freelancers and homepreneurs who run a variety of business—whether it’s arts and crafts, baking, or consultancy work. If you work from home, you can put your hair in an easy-to-do banana bun so you can stay laidback but chic as you do another round of Skype conference call.

Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo

Editor’s tip: For laidback hairstyles like the messy bun and banana bun, a bit of volume can them more appealing. Enhance your hair’s natural bounce by washing it with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner

8. For the woman who slays in the corporate world

International Women's Day: Asian woman with long brown hair in a bun with faux bangs wearing a gray blazer
Don’t be afraid to show some personality at work with a hairstyle that is so you.

Try: Faux Bangs

Get both a neat updo and chic fringe (without actually cutting your hair). With faux bangs, you can add personality to your corporate attire, so you retain your individuality in a sea of blazer-wearing folks at work. And who knows? Great hair can give you that boost of confidence you need to nail that client pitch.

Beauty is not just about looking good, but more importantly, it’s about feeling good, so nothing can get in the way of your goals. Be proud of what you can do and what you can be. Don’t worry about your hair—every strand will be in its place while you take yours in the boardroom, on stage, on the runway, on the podium, wherever your dreams and goals take you.

Happy International Women’s Day!

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