Between casualness and severity: The octopus bun is probably the most effortless hairstyle trend in spring 2022...
Admittedly, a look at current runway shows could quickly lead you to believe that strictness is the (only) motto of the hour. For example, the chignon in spring 2022 cannot be styled sleek enough and Versace caused a stir in its latest collection with ultra-long, smooth ponytails. But of course – as is so often the case – there is also a counter-trend. Casual hairstyles with an undone look are at least as popular and provide for relaxation phases when styling. The prime example? The hairstyle trend around the octopus bun, which has a name that takes some getting used to, is appreciated by models like Kendall Jenner or Gigi Hadid because of its effortlessness in everyday life.
The octopus bun is a bun hairstyle that is tied quite nonchalantly and where individual strands can fall out intentionally but is still reminiscent of the elegant appearance of a chignon - how tightly it is tied is a matter of taste. In any case, the name of the hairstyle trend refers above all to the casually worn hair: Just as the octopus, as a sea creature, uses its many tentacles to its advantage, the strands of hair that fall out also become an essential part of the messy hair trend.
The game of hide-and-seek is over: With the Octopus Bun, strands of hair do not have to be meticulously pinned back, but can unfold freely despite the knots - they should, in fact. In the hairstyle trend, the classic bun is not twisted to the end. Halfway through the bun, you should stop and just gently pluck the strands apart. A number of labels are also currently proving that nonchalance and a certain severity do not have to be mutually exclusive.
In the spring/summer 2022 collection by Nensi Dojaka, for example, the hair lay sleek on the head, but contrary to expectations, the bun was not tied into a chignon, but deliberately let the ends of the hair protrude. Dior also showed in its haute couture show for 2022 that the bun doesn't have to be finished to perfection, but rather benefits from a little messiness. With Elie Saab, it became clear that the octopus bun can also sit on the underside of the head and can be a variation of the hair braid.
The big advantage of the hairstyle trend? The octopus bun is traded as a so-called flash hairstyle that can be styled quickly, depending on the variant and the occasion you wear it. In the first step, the hair is roughly gathered into a high ponytail. It is essential to ensure that the hairstyle is not too tight, but remains relatively loose. Then twist the hair into a bun as usual, whereby the lower ends of the hair are not wrapped around the knot again but should stick out in fringes or hang loosely.
Depending on whether you choose the elegant, sophisticated variation à la Nensi Dojaka, in which the strands lie sleekly on the head, but the bun with protruding ends is an eye-catcher, or prefer the variant in the style of the messy bun and the strands completely lets you run free - in any case, the Octopus Bun is the right choice when things have to be done quickly. The decision is entirely in your hands.