Young Filipinas Who Should Be on Your Radar

Young Filipinas Who Should Be on Your Radar

Give these amazing young Filipinas a follow



We’re spotlighting different Filipinas who continue to impact their industries and make their mark this Women's Month. For this story, we’re highlighting individuals who prove that their age doesn’t limit the possibilities one can achieve and that it really is just a number. It’s not a hindrance to what anyone can do to reach their dreams. And in reaching those goals, no one gets left behind, too. These Filipinas also uplift and empower their peers and fellow women through their platforms. If anything, they inspire us to push through, come together and take up space.


Up ahead are young Filipinas who should be on your radar. 


The Women of Siningtinta Tattoo

Tattoo Artists, Writers and Piercers



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Artist space Siningtinta Tattoo began as a single-person passion project spearheaded by its founder, Eloise (who juggles school and running the studio, btw). Since then it evolved into a tattoo-studio-slash-artist-space along the busy road of Maginhawa and fosters a platform for Filipina artists and creatives. Guided by the tagline, “malaya, mapagpalaya (free, liberating),” Siningtinta exists to provide a safe space for female artists to partake in sining (art), to express themselves and to make their craft accessible—to artists, the public and the community. 


Book a session or shop local, women-made crafts on Siningtinta’s official website.


Kat Estrella

Founder of Hanap Habi



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Another young Filipina worth spotlighting is UP Diliman Clothing Technology graduate Kat Estrella. She founded Hanap Habi, a zero-waste clothing brand that highlights traditional waves from Cordillera.  A women’s rights advocate, Kat Estrella pushes her causes in line with her brand. Aside from upcycling old clothes and fabric scraps, Hanap Habi also provides opportunities for women weavers from Benguet and female sewers from Manila. Together with her community, Kat Estrella, through Hanap Habi, brings more women for the ride.


Shop Hanap Habi on their official website or through BeautyMNL.


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Kai Javier

Creative Director for Kayu Beauty, Graphic Artist and Beauty Content Creator



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If you’ve hung around TikTok, you’d probably know Kai Javier’s rich library of beauty content. From short get-ready-with-mes, product reviews to tutorials, she continues to bring honest insight for conflicted shoppers. Another reason why she’s a Filipina to look out for is that Kai also spearheads the creative direction for Kayu Beauty. She joined the team behind the local makeup brand by fellow TikTokers Rica Salomon and Ayn Bernos. Kai’s the brains behind Kayu’s visual materials, a feat reached by the only Gen Z-er in the roster. 


Get your hands on Kayu Beauty’s lipsticks on Shopee and Lazada.


Reneé Dominique

Singer, songwriter and Content Creator



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Singer-songwriter Reneé Dominique’s voice is distinct and soulful, lulling you to a sense of calmness with each line and lyric. Just listen to her all-Filipino EP Kundiman or her ukelele-led covers of Every Summertime and deja vu. Renee continuously offers awe-inspiring visuals and soothing renditions, which led her to collaborate with Jason Mraz back in 2019. If she isn’t singing tunes to the camera, she also showcases her humor with cheeky TikToks.


Listen to more of Reneé Dominique’s discography on Spotify or YouTube.


Lyn Lapid




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One of the rising artists of the TikTok generation is Filipina-American Lyn Lapid. Her then-unreleased song, Producer Man, made rounds on the platform back in 2020 and catapulted her to fame. The acapella-sung verse poked fun at a producer who told her that she needed to sacrifice her original genre and fit a specific mold to land a music career. Fortunately, Lyn went against the advice initially offered as she continued to do her own thing. She didn’t sacrifice anything from her craft, which landed her a recording deal with Republic Records. Now she’s got more official singles on her belt and a tour well underway.


Stay in the loop on all things Lyn Lapid by following her on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.


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