The easiest hairstyles for your everyday commute

Mitch | 20 February 2018

Who says you can’t look cute when you’re a daily commuter? Here are easy hairstyle ideas to try for your next commute!

A morning commute to school or work (or anywhere else, really) is the easiest way to lose your composure (not to mention your patience). By the time you get to your destination, your clothes are crumpled, your makeup has melted, and your hair looks like it just survived a zombie apocalypse. Good luck keeping a hairstyle fancy after that 45-minute jeepney ride.

But who says you can’t look cute when you’re a daily commuter? Here are easy but pretty hairstyle ideas you can try. It does’t matter if you’re getting around by train, by bus, or by jeep – whatever hair havoc they cause, we’re sure it’s nothing a little hair flip can’t fix.

Hairstyles for the everyday commute

Messy updo hairstyle
Commute-friendly hairstyle: a messy updo. Credit: Verity Smith

A cute messy updo

Navigating the MRT crowd will definitely mess your hair, so might as well embrace the mess and rock a cute messy updo. As soon as you get the tangles out of your hair, ditch the comb and pull your hair up, running your fingers through it as you go along. Make sure it’s loose and imperfect, with a few strands falling on the sides of your face to frame your features. It may be messy but it’s totally cute.

Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo

Editor’s Tip: Wash your hair with a great shampoo and conditioner combo with lasting fragrance like Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo and Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner. It’ll help you conceal the smell of pollution and sweat in your hair when you commute, with its fresh floral scent that we’re sure you (and everybody else in smelling proximity) will love!

bandana updo hairstyles
Commute friendly hairstyle: Updo with bandana. Credit: Raquel Brust

Bandana updo

Do a cute Rosie the Riveter ‘do and put your hair in an updo with a nice bandana wrapped around your head. It keeps the hair away from your neck and face and the bandana actually protects your hair and keeps it from getting completely messed up.

double bun hairstyles
Commute-friendly hairstyle: pigtail buns

Double bun

Here’s another ‘do that you can play around with. If you like a relaxed, laidback vibe, place your buns on each side of your head, just above the nape of your neck. And if you’re after a cool girl look, you can place your buns up top. High or low, keep your buns in place with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray. The MRT crowd can get wild, and your hairstyle needs all the help it can get if you want them to survive the railway jungle.

boxer braid hairstyles
Commute-friendly hairstyle: Boxer braids

Boxer braids

The boxer braid hairstyle is one of our favorite work-out ‘dos, and with your daily commute feeling more and more like an intense session at the gym, we feel like this style will actually work perfectly for a commuter cutie like you. For a complete tutorial on how to create this look, click this and learn from our girl, Bea Marin.

boxer braid updo hairstyles
Commute friendly hairstyle: Boxer braids.

Boxer braids updo

For a more charming version of the regular boxer braids, you can bring together the ends of both of your braids and secure with a bobby pin to form a U-shape at the back of your head. You can choose to do a super sleek and polished look, or you can do it chic and messy like in the photo above.

Beachy waves hairstyle
Commute-friendly hairstyle: beachy waves.

Beachy waves

The key to not looking overwhelmed by your morning commute are hairstyles that are not too polished. Beachy waves give you a natural, laid-back look; And even if the hair gets a little messy through the commute, just comb it with your fingers and it goes back to looking perfectly imperfect. It’s also the perfect hairstyle for when you want to show off your pretty hair instead of pulling it up into a bun.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s Tip: The number one ingredient to this look is a good texturizing product and we would totally suggest getting TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. It’s perfect for this hairstyle because it gives damp and dry hair texture and body, and defines and separates the strands for natural, tousled movement.

low pigtail hairstyles
Commuter-friendly hairstyle: Low pigtails. Credit: Raquel Brust

Low pigtails

This one’s a super easy hairstyle that would probably only take less than five minutes to create. You just have to be careful that you don’t end up looking like a gradeschooler. To make pigtails look more chic, sophisticated, and grown-up, make it loose enough, and use your own hair to conceal the hair ties that are holding your pigtails down. Toss one to the back, while keeping the other in front, over one shoulder.

Street style: high bun
Commute-friendly hairstyle: high bun. Credit:

High Bun

Put your hair up in a sky-high bun so it does not get easily squished by the commuter crowd.

A brunette woman with her hair in a low bun
Commute-friendly hairstyle: low bun. Credit: iStock

Low bun

Or do a low bun for a low-maintenance look. Another great thing about this hairstyle is how easy it is to re-style. It does’t take more than a minute to create; And if it ever gets messy, you can re-do it in the elevator on your way up to your floor!`

Medium length french braid
Commute-friendly hairstyle: French braid. Credit: Raquel Brust

Single Dutch braid

Braids are fun and feminine; And the best part is, they’re not very easy to mess up. You can either do a single braid or a double braid, or even the more intricate ones if you have the time.

Girl in ponytail
Commute-friendly hairstyle: classic ponytail. Credit: Raquel Brust

Classic ponytail

Fail-proof hairstyle, you say? A good ‘ol classic ponytail will get you through the day. It’s the easiest solution to any hairstyle woes. While it will get messy when you’re in a huge sea of people, trying to push your way to the train, it’s super easy to fix. And if you get bored with the look by lunch break, you can easily switch it up from a high to a low ponytail, or go from a loose ponytail to one that’s sleek and polished.

Girl in a low ponytail hairstyle
Commute-friendly hairstyle: sleek and low ponytail. Credit: Raquel Brust

Sleek and low ponytail

A sleek, low ponytail, held tightly by an elastic and a little bit of hairspray is harder to mess up than a regular ponytail. Best thing about it? It’s a sexy hairstyle that can easily take your look from commute to work to a night-out with your girls.

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Keep your pomytail in place with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. It’s a winner!

So which hairstyle will you be rocking on your next commute?


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