This hairstyle is ideal for summer because the octopus bun keeps the hair out of the face and neck and is also super easy to style.
Anyone who takes a look at the most popular beauty trends from the 2022 runway will quickly realize that one thing was paramount: naturalness. Whether it was for make-up or hairstyles, this trend meant that covering foundations were forgotten and flat irons and curling irons were replaced by air-dried beach waves. Another look that's all in the light of natural beauty is the octopus bun. This hair styling is not only perfect for summer but also has a very big advantage: it is quick and easy to style and can be modified as you wish.
At first glance, the octopus bun is clearly reminiscent of a classic bun. Here, too, the hair is gathered and twisted at a high point on the back of the head, but the severity can be varied according to preference. What makes it special and also gives it its name are the loose strands at the end, which are not entirely twisted in, but stick out in all directions around the knot, like the tentacles of an octopus. This gives the trend hairstyle a casual touch and is an excellent alternative to classics such as the chignon or the messy bun.
Anyone who thinks they have already seen this style under the name messy bun is not entirely wrong, but the natural bun hairstyle differs from the messy bun in a few features. On the one hand, the main feature of the octopus bun is that the ends of the hair are not twisted in all the way, which can be the case with a messy bun but does not have to be.
For the predecessor, the hair should also never lie close to the scalp but should be held back as loosely as possible. Strands should fall around the face or be plucked out of the bun to achieve an undone look. However, as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid prove, the octopus bun can also be worn tightly on the head and parted.
The hairstyle trend is ideal for the summer, as it keeps the hair out of the face and neck when it is hot, but it can also be conjured up super quickly. The instructions for the octopus bun are easy: The basis is a high ponytail at the back of the head, which can be tied very loosely or tighter, depending on the look you want the hairstyle to have in the end. The hair is then twisted into a bun, but not all the way to the end. The last few centimeters can look loose and fringed and can be plucked and twisted in different directions as you like.
Both on the catwalk and at Kendall and Gigi or various street style looks, you can also see variants of the lightning hairstyle that are worn with or without a parting. This can also be chosen according to personal preference and is another reason why we love this versatile summer hairstyle!