With this year's ABS-CBN Ball theme being "Modern Filipiniana," we're set to see all the different ways that we can celebrate and also reinvent the way we wear our traditional outfits. In the beauty department, though, we're hoping to see tons of modern interpretations of the voluminous updos and long textured locks we usually spot in vintage images. But then again, there are numerous other hairstyles to wear with a Filipiniana, and you don't have to be a celebrity or a ball attendee to pull it off. Ahead, we run down some non-bun ideas that will bring your terno glam from the 1900s to 2019.
1. Sleek side-parted low ponytail
A low ponytail is an easy yet polished way to wear your hair with our traditional dress. To keep it modern, keep your strands sleek and straight and create a deep side part.
2. Low ponytail with textured ends
Tone down the look of big waves by maintaining a flat crown that's gelled to perfection. Bind your curls in a ponytail to keep the drama without overshadowing your outfit.
3. Updo with a fringe
We know we said no buns, but we didn't say skip the updos entirely. Give a more relaxed look to this classic 'do by pulling out your fringe and letting some loose strands out to frame your face.
4. One-sided waves
If you have long hair, a set of soft, big waves won't fail you. To add more oomph to your look, sweep all your locks to one side. This will highlight your makeup more, too!
5. Long, down, and textured
Women rarely wore their hair down with Filipiniana back in the old days, but it's 2019 so stray out of the pin straight look and go for flat curls instead for a touch of texture and glamour.
6. Accessorized double updo
There are multiple ways to spruce up an updo. You can add hair accessories like ribbons to give the look more dimension. For thick, long hair, double your buns to make each knot less likely to unravel.
7. Minimalist waves
When going the minimalist route, a neatly-parted 'do is key. A center-part with a soft wave is an effortlessly chic choice that'll take you less time than a full set of curls.
8. Slicked back
A slicked back look instantly has you hitting two birds with one stone—it polishes up short strands without a fuss and brings all the attention to your outfit.
9. Textured slicked back waves
When you need more edge to a sultry set of waves, skip the neat partitions and go for a brushed up look instead.
10. Colored roots/Hair glitter
Accessorizing your strands doesn't always mean adding a barrette or a ribbon. A bold strip of color like Halsey's rainbow roots or the glitter-covered locks at Giambattista Valli's Spring 2019 show can spice up a minimal hairstyle instantly.