15 Short Hairstyles for Pinays

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 10 short hairstyles you should try after getting your locks snipped.

1. Natural Pixie

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

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.

2. Blunt bob with bangs

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

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!

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

4. Medium bob

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 and basic, but do you know what this means? You can style it in so many different ways to reflect your personality.

5. 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.

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).

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.

6. Cropped top

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

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.

7. Curly pixie cut

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.

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! 

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.

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.

9. Side-swept lob

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

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.

10. 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 ‘do when you’ve skipped hair wash or when you’re going for a street-chic look.

11. 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 look that’s sure to turn heads.

12. 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 at work and after office hours.

13. 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 hairstyle showcases the beautiful angles of your face while giving you a street-chic look.

14. 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. 

15. Short curly hair

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, well, there are several ways you can curl them with a curling iron or even without heat.

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.