The best short hairstyles for Pinays

All Things Hair Team | 18 February 2019

Celebrate your short hair with these short hairstyles we picked specifically for Filipinas and their lifestyles!

With things to check off the daily to-do list and places to get to throughout the traffic-driven day, short hairstyles are perfect for Filipinas constantly on-the-go. Going short might be a risk for many, especially those blessed with fine, long hair, but it can also be liberating and it can really change your look. Who knows? You might fall in love with your short haircut and decide to keep it for a long time.

Ready to make the cut? Here are 9 short hairstyles you should try after getting your locks snipped.

9 Short hairstyles for Filipinas

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Happy young woman with short brown hair with handbag and short hairstyles walking outdoor
Go for a relaxed pixie with a bit of bounce at the top for everyday chic. Credit: iStock

1. Natural Pixie

This boy cut gets a feminine touch with its soft, side-swept head of bangs. Taper the lengths towards the nape, but keep it full and voluminous towards the top. Allow some strands to fall and touch your ears and cover the top of your eyebrows.

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of a Filipina with short dark hair with bangs wearing eyeglasses
Wispy bangs can keep a blunt bob from looking stiff. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Blunt bob with bangs

Let your hair fall on your eyebrows, but let this blunt bob frame your look. The abrupt lengths and straight cut will give your look a unique touch. You can go for straight, blunt bangs for an edgy, high-fashion hairstyle, or wispy bangs for a more relaxed result. Bonus tip: If you have a heart-shaped face, this would work perfectly for you!

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray

Editor’s tip: Before straightening your blunt bob using a flat iron, don’t forget to spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair to protect it from heat damage. 

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.

3. Sleek pixie cut

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! This ‘do is perfect when you only have a few minutes to spare and must run out of the house stat.

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.

4. Medium bob

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

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.

5. Textured pixie cut

Short, choppy, and full of texture, this 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 chica try and it will definitely get heads turning (and blow up your Instagram).

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: After creating those reverse C-shapes with a flat iron, spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to make the hairstyle last long.

red hair woman with super short hair for round face
Surprise your colleagues by entering the office with a chic cropped haircut. Credit: iStock

6. Cropped top

Go short with cropped hair, but balance it out with some length at the front and top to give it movement. This ensures it doesn’t just fall flat and volume-less on your head.

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with curly short hair black hair wearing a white top
Even if you have naturally curly hair, you can definitely rock a pixie cut.

7. Curly pixie cut

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.

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s Tip: Not only can TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops add gloss yo tour hair; it can also help tame frizz, too! 

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.

7. Choppy bob with see-through bangs

A lot of Filipinas have fallen (and are still falling) for the charm of everything Korean—including hairstyles. Cop a Korean-inspired look by getting see-through bangs to go with your choppy bob. Spritz sea salt spray on your hair to add texture, and you’re all set! Now go spread some K-Pop goodness.

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup profile shot of Laureen Uy with short dark hair wearing a pink coat
Adorn your side sweep with chic bobby pins or clips to make it more stylish. Credit: Melodie Jeng

9. Side-swept lob

The long bob is another classic we couldn’t leave out of this list. Combine it with The Side Sweep, and the result is a super chic and trendy hairstyle. A hairstyle that’s easy to glam up and accessorize, the lob definitely suits Filipinas with both active and professional lifestyles. Go give it a try.

Get the products you need for these hairstyles using the following links:
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

With plenty of short hair ideas, 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 for Filipinas.

Next read: Thinking of getting layers? Check out these layered haircuts with bangs to know how you can sport this look. 

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