40 Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for Pinays

These short hairstyles and short haircuts for women will inspire you get a new look!

Do you often type “hairstyles for short hair women” on search engines? If yes, then it’s time for you to cut your hair short! Short hairstyles look fun and fresh, and if you’ve been wanting to update your look, now is the time to do it.

Going short might be a risk for many, especially for those who have lived with long hair all their lives, but short haircuts for women can also be liberating. You might fall in love with your short haircut and decide to keep it for a long time. And you can choose from plenty of stylish options—pixie cuts, short layered hair, and various short bob haircuts like chin-length bobs and apple cuts.

Ready for a new look? Here are 40 short hairstyles and female haircuts you should try.

1. Medium Bob With Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with short hairstyle smiling
A nice blowout gives your short hair a bit of volume and bounce. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Cut your hair just a little past your chin and add bangs that are snipped at eyebrow-level. Make the tips of your hair and your bangs textured by holding your scissors in an upright position when cutting the ends of your hair.

2. C-Curl Bob

Asian woman with a Korean short hairstyle wearing a red top
Rock a Korean-inspired short hairstyle with this look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Are you fond of Korean short hairstyles? Try this bob hairstyle, which you may have seen in your favorite K-Drama or K-Pop idol. Get a bob that falls just below your chin. Then, get a round brush, position it in the underside of your hair, and blow-dry your hair. Brush your hair while blow-drying, and when you get to the tips, brush your hair inwards to get that C-shaped curve. Add curtain bangs if you have a fringe.

Editor’s tip: Get salon-quality smooth hair at home with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo, which has KERA10 Protein Complex that penetrates your hair 10 layers deep. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits, like making it smooth, soft, shiny, and frizz-free, among others. 

3. Curly Medium Bob

Asian woman with short curly hair wearing a denim jacket
A dollop of hair mousse can help give you well-defined curls. Credit: Hariono Halim

Who says curly hair should always be kept long? Short, curly hair looks fresh and chic, especially when you keep your curls nourished and bouncy.

4. Pixie Cut with Side Bangs

Asian woman with a pixie cut wearing a gray cardigan
A pixie cut looks fresh and light—perfect for summer! Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

If you want a short haircut that doesn’t require much styling, go for a pixie cut. You can simply wash it and let it dry on its own! And contrary to popular belief, a pixie cut suits a round face shape, too. Just keep it side-parted and add side-swept bangs to help give balance to your face shape.

Editor’s tip: Keep your pixie cut easy to maintain by making sure it’s free from frizz and damage. Use Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has amino-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to treat frizz and dryness from within. It leaves your hair silky smooth in just one minute. 

5. Wolf Cut

Back shot of an Asian woman with a short hairstyle
Love layers? Try the wolf cut. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

A wolf cut consists of long hair at the back and short sides. The front section is cut at eyebrow level while the sides fall just above the ears. At the back, the hair goes up to the nape.

6. Asymmetrical Bob

Asian woman with short hair wearing a green tank top
The asymmetrical cut gives you a fresh and modern look. Credit: Shutterstock

This bob not only has a shorter, layered back. It is also parted either on the left or on the right and one side has longer hair strands. This is a great choice if you want to shake up a regular bob and veer away from one-length haircuts.

7. Choppy Bob with See-Through Bangs

Short hair for round face: Asian woman with short dark wavy hair with see through bangs wearing a denim jacket
Follow the K-wave and get see-through bangs.

This is another Korean-inspired look that you can try. To cop this look, get see-through bangs to go with your choppy bob. Spritz texturizing spray on your hair to add texture, scrunch your hair, and you’re all set! Now go spread some K-Pop goodness.

Editor’s tip: Nail messy-chic, short hairstyles by spritzing your hair with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a light coverage and an invisible hold that helps textured hairstyles last for hours. 

8. Medium Bob With Side Part

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with black bob wearing a long sleeves and jumper
Wrap the tips of your bob around hair rollers for a few minutes to give your hair shape.

The classic bob suits a number of face shapes that are typical of Filipinas. It may look common, but do you know what this means? You can style it in so many different ways to reflect your personality.

9. Bob With Layered Bangs

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair leaning against a tree
A small, headband braid goes with a bob with layered bangs. Credit: Shutterstock

Layered bangs are usually tapered—you’ll notice that the sides are longer than the strands in the middle of your fringe. They look soft and laidback, and when worn with a bob, they become part of a trendy look.

10. Short Blunt Bob With Blunt Bangs

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair with bangs
This short haircut draws attention to your gorgeous jawline. Credit: All Things Hair

For a high-fashion, edgy look, try this short haircut for women. Nail this type of bob by keeping your hair smooth and sleek.

11. Blunt Wavy Bob with Bangs

Asian woman with short purple hair with bangs
Add movement to your blunt haircut by creating waves. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Short wavy hair has been making waves for quite some time, and it’s one of the trendiest short hairstyles for Filipinas nowadays. Get your curling iron and make loose waves on your blunt bob to cop this look. If you love short hairstyles that ooze with personality, you can even color your hair purple!

12. Scrunched Bob

Asian woman with a wavy short hairstyle smiling
This hairstyles gives your short hair a messy-chic vibe. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love simple, no-fuss short hairstyles, try this one. Just scrunch your short hair to give it a bit of volume and body. It’s also a clever way to fluff it up and keep it from looking flat and limp. You can also create shallow waves by wrapping sections of your hair around a curling wand for a few seconds and finger-combing your hair afterwards to loosen the waves.

13. Sleek Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with sleek pixie cut wearing a red blouse
Need to look polished for that presentation? Style your pixie cut this way.

If you want to keep your short hair neat and simple, go for a sleek pixie cut. Simply brush your hair to one side while blow drying, and seal the look with hairspray. That’s it!

14. Wet Look for Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Filipina woman with slicked back pixie cut wearing eyeglasses and a black sleeveless top ourdoors
Wear this ‘do together with eyeglasses to create an edgy look. Credit: MIchelle Pedron

Another edgy short hairstyle that you can try is the wet look for a pixie cut. It’s similar to a sleek pixie cut, but instead of combing your hair to the side, you brush it back. Then, spritz a hair spray with medium to strong hold to keep your hair in place. You can also apply hair serum on your hair before spraying on it to control frizz, add shine, and nail the wet look.

Editor’s tip: Nail slicked-back hairstyles by finishing with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. It’s humidity-resistant so your hairstyle lasts long. It also doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your strands at the end of the day. 


15. Textured Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with textured pixie cut wearing dangling earrings
Have a flat iron and hairspray ready when going for this ‘do.

Choppy and full of texture, this short hairstyle works for Filipinas who have played around with a bunch of looks and still want to step it up. This ‘do is perfect, too, if you have flat and limp hair. Give this chic ‘do try and it will definitely get heads turning (and blow up your Instagram).

16. Blonde Slicked-Back Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a blonde pixie cut wearing a white blouse
Stand out with a blonde pixie cut. Credit: Shutterstock

Who says morenas can’t have blonde hair? Rock this hair color along with a pixie cut. The result is a fresh yet edgy short hairstyle that you’d love to showcase every day.

Editor’s tip: Keep the brass tones off your beautiful blonde hair by switching to TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner. This duo has a purple formula that neutralizes brass tones and jojoba oil to prevent dryness. 

17. A-line Bob

Woman with dark short hair wearing sunglasses
This cropped haircut can help give balance to a round face shape. Credit: All Things Hair

An A-line bob gives your hair an angular length because it is long in front and shorter at the back. The longer strands in the front frame your face. You can iron your hair straight to emphasize the A-line or make it a bit messy for a laidback look.

18. Curly Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with curly short hair black hair wearing a white top
You can definitely rock a pixie cut with curly hair.

Having natural curls shouldn’t stop you from cutting your hair short. In fact, a curly pixie cut can add oomph to an otherwise bland and ordinary look. Just keep your curls healthy by using a shampoo made for curly hair. Apply hair serum as well before leaving the house to make your curls sleek and shiny.

19. Bob With Side Bangs

Woman with short hair wearing a beret
Accessorize your hair with a beret and hair clips. Credit: All Things Hair

If you like having longer bangs, you can style them by parting your hair at the center and letting your bangs fall on each side of your face. Then, you can elevate your look by wearing a chic beret along with trendy hair clips.

20. Messy Layered Bob

Long layered bob: Asian woman with messy layered bob wearing a denim jacket against a mural
Define your layers with soft waves and a bit of mess. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Play with texture and scrunch, scrunch, scrunch! There are no hard and fast rules when you want to sport a messy layered bob. You can wear this short hairstyle when you’ve skipped a hair wash or when you’re going for a street-chic look.

21. Messy Lob with Hair Studs

Asian woman with a tousled short hairstyle wearing a black top
Just put the studs randomly on your hair for a casual look. Credit: All Things Hair

Aside from hair clips, you can add hair studs or small hairpieces to your lob. Just part it at the side, add tousled waves, then put hair studs on the sides with less hair. So easy!

Editor’s tip: Don’t let dry hair get in the way of rocking a gorgeous short hairstyle. Keep your hair well-moisturized by using Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Dry Rescue Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It has Tri-Oleo Complex, which consists of three ultra-nourishing and lightweight oils that help smoothen, strengthen, and moisturize your hair. It also has Moisture Lock Complex that protects your hair from dryness from the first wash. 

22. Short Curly Hair With Bangs

Layered curly hair: Asian woman with short black curly hair smiling
A curly bob can help make thin hair look thicker. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got natural curls? Flaunt them! Don’t be afraid to get a bob if your hair is naturally curly. Enjoy its natural bounce and volume with a little help from hair mousse or hair serum to make them defined, sleek, and frizz-free. If you have straight hair, there are several ways you can curl them with a curling iron or even without heat.

23. Half Ponytail for Short Curly Hair

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short curly hair in a half ponytail wearing a black cardigan and white shirt
This half ponytail is one of the easiest hairstyles for short curly hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This short hairstyle is a cute and practical, and it suits curly bobs and lobs. It gets hair strands off your face to help you better concentrate on your tasks. To create this ‘do, just gather the upper section of your hair on your crown and tie it. Then, scrunch your curls to make them bouncy.

24. Easy Wraparound Braid for Short Hair

Side view of an Asian woman with braided short hair
This dainty look is great for romantic dinner dates at home. Credit: Hariono Halim

It looks like a headband braid for short hair. To create this short hairstyle, part your hair on one side. Then, create a Dutch braid on the side with more hair. Take a section of hair near your hairline and start braiding from your hair part. Add more hair as you go along, and braid until you reach ear level. Secure with an elastic, and add small flower accessories.

25. C-Shaped Bob with Headband

Asian woman with short hairstyle wearing a red headband and an off-shoulder top
Choose a patterned bandana for a fun and playful look! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Accessorize a bouncy bob with a headband or a folded bandana. First, blow-dry your hair while brushing the underside inwards. If you have bangs, blow-dry them as well. Then, fold your bandana until it’s about an inch or two wide and tie it around your head. How easy, right?

26. Half-Up Top Knot for Short Hair With Bangs

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with a half-up top knot with bangs and wearing eyeglasses
Got a busy day ahead? Style your short hair this way. Credit: Shutterstock

On days when you want to tie your hair, try this cute top knot. This is one of the easiest short hairstyles you can do when you’re pressed for time. You can simply finger-comb your hair, gather a section on your crown, and tie your hair without pulling it all the way through to form a bob. The bangs add a laidback, messy-chic vibe to your whole look.

27. Bob with Baby Bangs

Styling blunt bangs: Closeup shot of a Russian woman with short black hair with baby bangs standing in the woods
Pair baby bangs with a blunt bob or lob to create an edgy look. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love having blunt bangs, take it a step further and go for baby bangs! This type of fringe may require a little bit of effort to maintain, but once you’ve nailed it, you’ll be slaying with a high-fashion and edgy short hairstyle that’s sure to turn heads.

28. Center Part Bob

Asian woman with sleek center part bob
Look chic and polished with a sleek center part bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Simple doesn’t mean boring, especially when you’re sporting a sleek center part bob. With a few strokes of your flat iron, you can rock a good hair day while presenting at your conference calls.

29. Bob with Tiny Braids

Short hairstyles: Happy Asian woman with braided short hair wearing a denim jacket outdoors
Tiny braids can transform your hair from plain to edgy in a couple of minutes! Credit: Hariono Halim

Who says you can’t braid short hair? Just take two small sections on one side, braid each of them, pin, and you’re done! This short hairstyle showcases the beautiful angles of your face while giving you a street-chic look.

30. 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.

Since we’re talking about short hair braids, might as well show you another braided hairstyle for your bob or lob like the twin fishtail braid. It’s pretty, quirky, and perfect for hot days when you want to feel presko.

31. Apple Cut

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair wearing a striped shirt against a yellow background
Showcase your apple cut by making your hair bouncy. Credit: Shutterstock

This short haircut trend gives you layers that taper down, giving your hair a fruit-like shape. If you have thick hair and you want to distribute volume, try the apple cut.

32. Wavy Short Hair with Clips

girl wearing a colored jacket smiles at the camera wearing one of the short hairstyles
Hair clips can jazz up any type of short haircut. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You’ll never go wrong with waves, that’s why it’s really popular for any occasion—even on casual days. Make this short hairstyle more exciting by mixing and matching hair clips!

33. Chin-Length Bob

Asian woman with a chin-length bob wearing a white top
Keep tikwas at bay by blow-drying and brushing the tips of your bob inwards. Credit: Shutterstock

This classic bob is flattering for almost all face shapes. It frames your face and shows off your jawline, and the result is a look that brings out your best facial features.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair fresh and volumized by washing it with Sunsilk Naturals Watermelon Freshness Shampoo every day. 

34. Straight Shoulder-Length Lob

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair wearing a gray top
Keep your straight lob free from split ends and frizz. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you’re still feeling anxious about cutting your hair short, you don’t really have to go too short yet. Settle for the shoulder-length lob and see how fresh you look with your new haircut.

35. Lob with Side Part

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair smiling and wearing a white dress
Add life to your ‘do by adding a bit of bounce and volume. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you love shoulder-length haircuts, an easy way to style it is to make it look bouncy. Brush the tips inwards while blow-drying to give the illusion of having fuller hair.

36. Short Wavy Bob with Ribbon

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman wearing a white top with wavy bob hair and a ribbon
Feeling playful? Wear a cute bow! Credit: Natasha Estelle

There are several ways to style a bob or lob, and one of them is by adding a big ribbon to your hair. It gives your short hairstyle a quirky touch which will definitely make your whole look far from boring.

Editor’s tip: Waves look more beautiful and bouncy when they have extra volume. Achieve that voluminous wavy hair with VO5 Big Volume Mousse. It is non-sticky and doesn’t add the extra weight to your hair.

37. Lob with Flat Waves

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with tousled short hair wearing sunglasses
Look chic with this relaxed, tousled look. Credit: All Things Hair

This short hairstyle consists of soft, loose waves that give your hairstyle a messy-chic look. To create this ‘do, part your hair at the center, curl your hair using a curling iron or follow heatless curling hacks like sock curls, and scrunch and finger-comb your waves to loosen them.

38. Pastel Ends

Woman with pixie cut with pastel-colored tips
Add flair to your pixie cut by coloring the tips of your hair. Credit: iStock

One of the easiest ways to spice up your pixie is to add pops of color that liven up your entire look. Placement is also important—keep it fun and interesting by coloring the ends of a small section in front, then style it so the colors are visible.

39. Bundercut

bun and undercut for girls with short hair
Be a trend-setter with the bundercut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

bundercut is a combination of a bun and an undercut. This very cool, very trendy hairstyle offers something different, so if you’re looking to make a bold update to your look (or make a statement), this style offers just that.

Editor’s tip: This short cut makes your scalp very visible so make sure you don’t have dandruff. Wash your hair regularly with CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. It nourishes and hydrates your scalp, making it fresh, and dandruff-free.

40. Blunt Layered Bob

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Filipina woman with pink short hair with blunt layers wearing a white polo
The blunt layers give your ‘do an edgy vibe. Credit: Michelle Pedron

The abrupt lengths and blunt layers will give your pixie-bob a unique touch. You can also add bangs for an edgier look!

With these short hairstyles to choose from, you’ll have plenty of inspiration for your next haircut. If you’ve had long hair all your life, now is the time to revamp your look and try these short hairstyles and haircuts for Filipinas.

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