The new hairstyle trend for 2022 is called "Octopus Haircut" - and is actually much more wearable than its name suggests.
Edgy hairstyle trends such as the mullet, the shag, and the "wolf cut" (mix of mullet and shag) were already celebrated in 2021. In 2022, hairstyle trends that combine eccentricity and wearability will enter another round. For example, the "mixie" - a fusion of mullet and pixie cut - is already being traded as the most popular hairstyle for 2022. This is now joined by the "Octopus Haircut", which is just as edgy as its predecessors, but relies on long hair. We reveal what exactly is behind the hairstyle trend 2022 and why it is actually much more wearable than its name suggests.
If you now look around on Instagram and TikTok, you will not be able to avoid the “Octopus Haircut”. Gen Z idol Billie Eilish is arguably the most famous wearer of this new hairstyle trend. The singer also proves that this hairstyle trend is actually a lot more wearable than it sounds. The octopus haircut is a fusion between shag and mullet, just like the wolf cut, except the hair is much longer here. The 2022 hairstyle trend is also characterized by extremely elaborate layers. The crown of the head has more volume than the tips of the hair, which are a bit finer and look like the tentacles of an octopus (hence the unusual name).
The hairstyle trend "Octopus Haircut" works best with straight hair (also finer structures) or slightly wavy hair. This hairstyle trend is not particularly complex to look after: You can simply let the "Octopus Haircut" air dry and thus create a casual undone version of the hairstyle. This hairstyle can also be blow-dried smooth and worn accurately without giving up its edgy touch. So this hairstyle trend is perfect for anyone who wants a little punk eccentricity, but still doesn't want to give up their long hair.