15 Work From Home Hair Ideas for Pinays

Remote work has become stylishly smart with these easy work from home hair ideas.

When working from home, a simple but smart-looking hairstyle can give you that “I’m at work” mindset and help you be more productive. You’ll find yourself doing conference calls with your colleagues or bosses, so it’s important to still look professional even if you’re working from home. To help you, here are some simple work from home hair ideas that you can try.

1. Banana Bun

Work from home hair: Asian woman with a banana bun wearing a pink sweater
The banana bun is perfect for a lazy hair day! Credit: Hariono Halim

A banana bun is one of those hairstyles that look great with minimal effort. If you have long or shoulder-length hair, try this ‘do and wear it along with your favorite chill-but-chic outfit. It also looks great on layered hair as loose strands frame your face and add charm to your whole look.

2. Messy Bun

Work from home hair: Asian woman with a messy bun wearing a striped shirt
Let this messy bun be your go-to hairstyle when working from home. Credit: Hariono Halim

This popular messy-chic hairstyle is another easy work from home hair idea. You can just finger-comb your hair, gather it on your crown, and put it in a bun. It’s also perfect for second-day hair because the added texture gives your messy bun more oomph.

Editor’s tip: When taking a break from work on weekends, give your hair an at-home treatment that will help make your strands soft and silky. Try Cream Silk Triple Keratin Ultimate Straight Treatment Crème. It gives your hair the benefits of three keratin products in one. Its keratin relaxers calm frizz. It also has keratin serum to help revive damaged hair and keratin essence to restore shine to dry and dull hair. 

3. Half Up Top Knot for Short Hair

Work from home hair: Asian woman with a half up top know for short hair smiling
Having a bad hair day? It’s not obvious with a half up top knot. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Got a bob or lob? A half up top knot is perfect if you want to get your hair out of the way. Simply gather a section of hair from your temples to your crown and tie it into a half ponytail using an elastic. Then, twist your half ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to form a bun. Secure with bobby pins and you’re done! It’s also a practical hairstyle when you’re growing out your bangs and you want to keep your fringe from poking your eyes.

Editor’s tip: A bit of volume can make your half up top knot look more appealing. Wash your hair with Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Ritual Shampoo and Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Ritual Conditioner to make your hair fuller. This duo has lavender and rosemary which are known to help promote hair growth. 

4. Messy Fishtail Braid

Work from home hair: Asian woman with messy fishtail braid smiling
When working from home, messy braids are in! Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can also braid your hair when working from home. Try the chic and relaxed messy fishtail braid. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t mastered the art of making a fishtail braid. This hairstyle is meant to be loose and just a bit messy anyway.

5. Rope Braid

Asian woman with long hair in a rope braid wearing a denim jacket
No need for intricate weaving when you’re making a rope braid! So easy, right? Credit: Hariono Halim

Doing a video conference call? Look presentable without much effort by putting your hair in a rope braid. It’s one of the easiest braids that you can do. You only need to divide your hair into two sections and twist them together to form a rope braid. No sweat!

Editor’s tip: Tired of frizzy hair? Washing your hair regularly with Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner can help you get smoother tresses. This conditioner has Frizz Defense Complex, which works in taming frizz and giving you straighter and sleeker hair that’s easier to style. 

6. Curly Half Updo

Asian woman with curly half updo hairstyle wearing an orange top
Make your curly hair look smart and stylish when working from home. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Keep your curls well-styled while working from home with this easy curly half updo. And instead of a usual hair tie, style it with a colorful scarf to help brighten your day!

7. Braid Ponytail

Asian woman with hair in a braid ponytail wearing a blue blouse
Put your long, thick hair in a braid ponytail especially when you have a busy day ahead. Credit: Hariono Halim

Now that it’s summer and the coming days are bound to get hotter, a presko hairstyle like the braid ponytail is a must. The braid ponytail makes you look neat and fresh and keeps your hair from sticking to your nape when you sweat. You can also wear this work from home hair idea for your indoor workouts like yoga.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair and scalp dandruff-free even when you’re just indoors by using CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. Its sakura fragrance makes your hair smell fresh all day long, too!

8. Low Bubble Ponytail

Asian woman with a low bubble ponytail hairstyle wearing a black tank top
Make thin and flat hair look fuller with a low bubble ponytail. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Instead of tying your hair in a regular ponytail, why don’t you take your hairstyle up a notch by going for the low bubble ponytail? To do this, just take a small section of hair from your temples up to your crown and tie it with an elastic. Then, take another section of hair at ear-level and tie it below the first elastic. Proceed by tying the rest of your hair into another ponytail. Gently pull up some hair strands in between the hair ties to make your bubble ponytail look fuller. It’s chic and comfortable. Plus, it looks playful so you can add a bit of fun to your ‘do while working from home.

9. Messy Textured Pixie Cut

Asian woman with messy textured pixie cut wearing a white shirt and jumper dress
Try a “no-style” hairstyle like the messy textured pixie cut when working from home. Credit: Hariono Halim

Whether you have second-day hair or are simply having a bad hair day, just leave your pixie cut looking textured and messed-up. That’s the whole point of this ‘do! Spray dry shampoo on your hair, scrunch or finger-style your pixie cut, and you’re ready to face the day.

10. Bob with Headband

Asian woman with a bob haircut with headband wearing eyeglasses and a black top
You can use a colorful head scarf or bandana as headband for your bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

It’s the perfect summer look for staying indoors. All you have to do is tie a scarf or bandana around your head and position the knot right on top of your head or a little bit on the side. This ‘do is also a quick way to style your hair when your boss suddenly calls for an impromptu video conference call.

11. Sleek Ponytail With Deep Side Part

Asian woman with a low ponytail hairstyle wearing a blue blazer
A deep side part makes a regular ponytail extra chic. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Ponytails are often go-to, everyday hairstyles because they are so easy to style. To make this a smart work-from-home look, part your hair deeply on one side and tie it in a low ponytail. Wrap a small section of hair around your elastic or hair tie to make your hairstyle neat and sleek.

12. Tousled Low Ponytail

Asian woman long hair in a tousled low ponytail
Spice up your WFH look by going for a tousled low ponytail. Credit: Dennie Ramon

If you want to add volume to your ponytail, go for this hairstyle. To do this, simply tie your hair in a low ponytail, then tease your hair using a tail comb. Spritz hairspray to make your hairstyle last longer. A tousled low ponytail is also perfect for virtual wine nights or happy hour sessions with your colleagues.

13. Sleek and Straight Bob

Asian woman with sleek and straight bob hairstyle wearing a blue blazer
Be video-call ready with a sleek and straight bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Even a simple bob can look stylish when you make it sleek and frizz-free. Achieve this by using a flat iron to straighten your hair and smoothen out frizz and flyaways. Don’t forget to spray heat protectant to your hair before ironing to prevent heat damage.

14. Slicked-Back Short Hair

Asian woman with work from home hairstyle wearing a denim jacket
This hairstyle also helps give balance to a round face shape. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Hair looking flat and limp? Add volume by getting a section from your hairline to your crown, teasing it using a tail comb, and pinning it at the back of your head using bobby pins. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray to make your slicked-back ‘do last for hours.

15. Long Hair With Bobby Pins

Asian woman with long hair wearing a white top
Create this easy work from home look in a minute or two! Credit: Dennie Ramon

Get hair off your face by securing sections of your hair on one side using bobby pins. Jazz up this simple look by making X shapes with your bobby pins. Then, you can either tie the rest of your hair in a low ponytail or just leave it down.

With these work from home hair ideas, you can look and feel great even when you’re staying indoors. And while you’re at home, don’t forget to take care of your health by eating well, washing your hands with soap and water, and keeping your surroundings clean. Have a productive day!

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