Weekend Hairstyles to Try When Going Around Manila

With Manila being revived and rehabilitated, now is the perfect time to go around the city! 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 (or any day of the week actually), here are weekend hairstyles that you should consider so you won’t look hulas and sweaty.

Chic weekend hairstyles that are perfect outdoors

1. Space buns

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

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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

2. High ponytail

All Things Hair Live x Jay Wee event: Asian woman with high ponytail
Look sleek, chic, and neat with a perfect high ponytail.

Much can be said about the versatility of ponytails. They can be great hairstyles for parties, for working out, or for spending the day outdoors. A high ponytail can keep strands off your nape, making you feel presko and comfortable when you’re out in the sun.

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

3. 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!

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

4. Messy bun

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

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.

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. 

5. High bun

Weekend hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian girl with long black hair in a high bun wearing a white shirt against a graffiti wall
Create a perfect bun hairstyle with the help of a hair donut.

If you want a neater bun, put your hair up using a hair donut. This handy styling tool can help you create a perfect bun shape. Plus, it can keep your bun in place so it won’t loosen up and unravel. No need to worry about restyling it in the middle of the day!

6. Side French braid

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.

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.

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

6. Side French braid

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

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.

8. Rope braid

Rope braid: Asian woman with long black hair in a rope braid wearing a yellow shirt outdoors
This chic and easy braid is perfect for weekends.

Braiding too difficult and time-consuming for you? You might change your mind about it once you’ve tried the rope braid. You just need to divide your hair into two sections instead of three and just twirl them together! Then, tug your braid at the sides to create a fuller and more voluminous look. That’s it! You’ll be out the door in a few minutes.

Editor’s tip: Enhance your hair’s natural volume by washing it with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner

9. Double rope braid ponytail

Summer-ready hair: Back shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in a double rope braid ponytail wearing a white jacket outdoors
No need to restyle your long hair in the middle of the day when you go for this ‘do.

In for a busy (and sweaty) day? Keep your long hair from sticking to your nape and neck with a chic double rope braid ponytail. You can also create this ‘do after putting your hair in a high ponytail.

10. Braid ponytail

Asian woman with long hair in a braid ponytail smiling
Beat the heat with a beautiful braid ponytail.

When you combine a high ponytail and a simple three-strand braid, what do you get? A beautiful braid ponytail! This hairstyle will keep you looking neat and fresh even after walking around famous historical spots in Manila.

11. Twin fishtail braid

Summer braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with medium-length dark hair in two braids smiling outdoors
Even medium-length hair can be braided. Try the twin fishtail braid.

Aside from three-strand braids, you can also create a twin braid hairstyle with fishtail braids. You can create this hairstyle even if you don’t have Rapunzel-like long hair. It works just as well on medium-length and shoulder-length hair. Don’t forget to loosen up some strands near your face for a chic finishing touch.

12. Crown braid for short hair

Easy braids for short hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with short black hair in crown braid
Make your hair your very own crown by creating this braid.

If you’ve already put your medium bob or lob on two braids, take things to the next level by putting your braids up. Now, you have a cute crown braid!

Time to conquer Manila in style! Ride that calesa, follow Rizal’s footsteps in Fort Santiago, visit the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, and watch the beautiful Manila Bay sunset. Go to art fairs and concerts as well! With these pretty weekend hairstyles, nothing can stop you from having an enjoyable trip around Manila.

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