Weekend hairstyles to try when touring around Manila

Kat | 01 September 2018

These weekend hairstyles will make you look chic and photo-ready even if you’ve been walking around Manila the whole day. 

Going around Manila is fun, thanks to the museums, parks, and lifestyle hubs to visit. What kills the fun is what we have to deal with when going around the city the pollution, the traffic, the heat, and humidity. While we cannot wave a magic wand and solve these woes in a snap, we can make these conditions bearable by choosing a comfortable hairstyle. That’s right. When you plan on touring around Manila on a Saturday or a Sunday, here are weekend hairstyles that you should consider so you won’t look hulas and sweaty.

Chic weekend hairstyles that are perfect for a city tour

Weekend hairstyles for touring around Manila: Girl with hair in space buns
Look cute and quirky with space buns.

1. Space buns

Take a break from a week of schoolwork and invite your friends to explore the city. Make sure your hair won’t get in the way of fun by putting it in space buns. This cute hairstyle is practical, too. It keeps hair off your face and neck so you stay fresh and gorgeous for those selfies and groufies you are going to take in Intramuros.

Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Make your long hair smooth, strong, and easy-to-style by washing it with Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo and Sunsilk Strong & Long Conditioner

Weekend hairstyles for touring around Manila: Asian woman with hair in boxer braid
Have a smashin’ weekend with stylish boxer braid.

2. Boxer braid

The boxer braid is not just for working out, hiking, or trekking. This can also be a stylish hairstyle option when going out in the heat of Manila. You can even have your friends over at your place so you can put each other’s hair in boxer braids before you go out. This ‘do is definitely one of the most presko weekend hairstyles that you can try. Enjoy!

TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Strong hair is beautiful hair. Wash your locks with TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo and TRESemmé Platinum Strength Conditioner to stand against breakage that can be caused by frequent braiding and styling. 

Watch this video tutorial and see how easy it is to put your hair in boxer braid. You and your friends can even bond over creating this hairstyle


Weekend hairstyles for touring around Manila: Asian woman with hair in messy bun
A messy bun creates the perfect, laidback look for sightseeing.

3. Messy bun

Want a hairstyle that is easy and quick? The messy bun is your best bet. As the name suggests, this ‘do doesn’t have to look polished. Just put your hair in a ponytail, twist your hair, wrap it around the base of your ponytail, and secure with bobby pins. That’s it! You don’t have to be a pro to do this weekend hairstyle.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: Add some texture to your hair by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on it before putting it in a bun. 

Weekend hairstyles for touring around Manila: Woman with long hair in side French braid
This is another laidback hairstyle for when you just want to chill at the park with your special someone.

4. Side French braid

This ‘do is perfect for going on a Saturday date or a picnic at Rizal Park with your special someone. The side French braid exudes a romantic vibe yet it doesn’t look formal and stiff. It is similar to a side braid; only you start braiding diagonally from one side of your head down to the opposite side until you read your tips. Gather hair into your braid as you move along, then secure it with an elastic.

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Keep your braid frizz-free and make your hairstyle last longer with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Weekend hairstyles for touring around manila: Woman with headband and hair in messy bun
Wear a headband and bid bad hair goodbye. Credit: Shutterstock

5. Headband

If you’re having a bad hair day and you’re not in the mood to style your hair, here’s an instant solution: wear a headband. Whether you have long or short hair, a headband will work great. Just brush your hair and put on your headband. If you have long hair, you can finger-comb your hair, put it in a bun, maintain the tousled look, and wear your headband. Now, nobody would know what your tresses are being uncooperative.

Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Add bounce to your hair by washing it with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner

Now, you’re all set! Ride that calesa, follow Rizal’s footsteps in Fort Santiago, visit the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, and watch the beautiful Manila Bay sunset. With these pretty weekend hairstyles, nothing can stop you from having an enjoyable trip around Manila.

Next read: People often do yoga in order to relax, but how can you find your center if your hair keeps falling and brushing your face? Check out these chic and practical yoga hairstyles that can help you focus on nailing your downward facing dog. 


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