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 22 short hairstyles you should try after getting your locks snipped.
Our Fave Short Hairstyles for Filipinas
1. Blunt Wavy Bob with Short Bangs
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.
2. Scrunched Blunt Bob with Bangs
If you don’t want to curl your bob, just scrunch it a bit to give it body. Then, let your bangs fall on your eyebrows to frame your face. 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!
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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Wet Look for Pixie Cut
Another edgy look 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.
6. 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.
7. 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 chic ‘do try and it will definitely get heads turning (and blow up your Instagram).
8. Blonde Slicked-back Pixie Cut
Who says morenas can’t have blonde hair? Take cues from artist and social media influencer Issa Pressman and sport an edgy platinum blonde pixie cut. Brush it back and seal with hairspray if you want a polished look that’s perfect for clubbing or bar-hopping with your friends.
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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
Editor’s Tip: Not only can TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops add gloss yo tour hair; it can also help tame frizz, too!
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Messy Layered Bob
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 ‘do when you’ve skipped hair wash or when you’re going for a street-chic look.
14. Bob with Baby Bangs
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 look that’s sure to turn heads.
15. Center Part Bob
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 at work and after office hours.
16. Bob with Tiny Braids
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 hairstyle showcases the beautiful angles of your face while giving you a street-chic look.
17. 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.
18. Short Curly Hair
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, well, there are several ways you can curl them with a curling iron or even without heat.
19. Wavy short with pearls
You’ll never go wrong with waves, that’s why it’s really popular these days. Bring the sophistication of this hairstyle a notch higher by adding accessories like pearls. You’ll surely be making ‘waves’ wherever you go.
20. Shoulder-length bob
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 bob and, again, keep it frizz-free and shiny.
Editor’s tip: Frizzy hair is not a beautiful sight. So, before heading out with this hairstyle, apply some VO5 Frizz Free Cream for a smooth and glossy finish. Plus, it also protects your hair from heat and damage.
21. Vintage short bob
Vintage is beautiful. One of the short hairstyles you can wear is this vintage short bob which looks really classy and elegant. Keep your hair at shoulder-length and when going out, use a roller brush to roll the curve toward your neck. You’ll definitely be the epitome of classic beauty!
22. Short wavy bob with ribbon
There are a lot of variations you can make to the short bob, including waves. And to create one of the prettiest short hairstyles, you can also add a big ribbon to your hair. It makes you look young and elegant at the same time!
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.
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.