South Korea has been an absolute pioneer in terms of trendy styles and products for several years: after Korean skincare, K-Pop, and really cool series, there is now a current trend hairstyle from Asia. Octopus Hair combines elements from currently popular looks but is also something for everyone who doesn't dare to try extravagant hairstyles. We show you what makes the octopus haircut special and how cool it looks in the two-tone version.
After the wolf cut comes to another trend hairstyle that is named after an animal: the octopus haircut gets its name from the soft, slightly wavy long strands that caress the face like tentacles. In addition, the well-layered haircut gives plenty of volume at the back of the head, so that the shape of an octopus is imitated with a lot of imagination.
Due to the feathery layers, the octopus haircut is very similar to the shag cut, shullet, wolf cut, mixie, and bixie hairstyles that are still very popular. However, this variant is less extreme, rather Octopus Hair is a cool update of the iconic Rachel Cut with stronger layers. In South Korea, the trendy look is also popular under the name hush cut.
Octopus Hair is perfect for anyone with long or shoulder-length hair who wants a less flamboyant update. Unlike the trendy hairstyles inspired by the 70s and 80s, the Korean look is characterized by delicate strands that beautifully frame the face.
Octopus Hair can be worn with or without bangs. Playful curtain bangs go particularly well.
With light waves, this haircut looks the most natural. A look that's a little edgier is created with very straight hair, as this is where the layers become more apparent:
To emphasize the "tentacle look" a little more, you can also wear the lower topcoat in a different color. This is how you combine two trends in one: the popular two-tone look from the early 2000s with octopus hair from Korea.
In addition to the combination of blonde and brunette or black, brighter colors also look really cool. By not having all the lower strands dyed, but only the lower top hair, a look with depth is created.