10 Colorful and Creative Hairstyles: Highlights, Ombre, Balayage, and Beyond

When in Manila, nobody needs another reminder that your hair is your crowning glory. It’s perhaps the most cliche quote used in articles relating to new hairstyles! So let me start by saying that your hairstyle is an often overlooked factor in people’s first impression of you. It frames your face; it highlights (or hides) your best features. While usually conservative when it comes to hair colors, I’ve recently been attracted to the ombre and balayage trend. I like how they’re instant accessories that also function as creative style statements. I went Pinterest-crazy, and these ten beautiful hairstyles gave me my much-needed hair inspo to decide on my new ‘do. I hope it does the same for you!


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I personally like those that start with dark roots. That way, when my hair grows out, I won’t regularly have to go to salons to retouch the roots of my hair. Which of these do you like the most? Do you have any suggestions on who to see in order to get this done? Though I’m sure about wanting to have a balayage/ombre ‘do, I’m very unsure where to go. I had a bad experience before. When I asked for a balayage, the salon colored my roots black and the bottom part light brown. No color blending. They literally just used two colors! (LOL. NAGMUKHA AKONG MANOK.)

I guess this should also serve as a warning to our readers. 🙂 Not all salons that offer balayage or ombre are actually capable of offering those services. I’m doing a research about it and will likely publish an article soon. Of course, your firsthand stories and suggestions on salons and stylists would be helpful!

P.S. Last week, I wrote about 10 short hairstyles you could get inspiration from. For those who want to make a change by sporting shorter hairstyles, you might want to check that out!