Hair buns have always been synonymous with elegant Parisian women who pair them with trademark red lips and a string of pearls. But thanks to the octopus bun trend which gives this traditional ’do a much cooler upgrade, all that’s about to change! Read on and you’ll find out why this hairstyle will no longer be reserved for formal dinner parties alone…
 

What is the octopus bun?

What is the octopus bun?

This bun hairstyle has become quite a rage on the internet already, mostly because, in a world of coiffed hairdos and coloured strands, it’s a breath of fresh air! It consists of a messy top knot with the ends tucked through the band and scattered all over the base of the bun. And the fact that it’s ridiculously easy to pull off on rushed mornings translates to 15 more minutes of snooze time.

 

How do you do it?

How do you do it?

  • Step1 – Start by washing and conditioning your hair with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner. Its formula, which is enriched with Keratin, will eliminate frizz, a common occurrence in the monsoon. Post-wash, you’ll have silky, smooth tresses.
  • Step 2 – Once your hair is dry, spritz the Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray through it. It’s perfect to give your lengths fullness and texture so that they have a wavy, tousled finish.
  • Step 3 - Use both your hands to gather your hair at the top of your head. Since it’s an intentionally messy hairstyle, skip the hair brush. Tie your entire hair length into a ponytail.
  • Step 4 – Wrap the length of your hair around the base of your ponytail to conceal the hair tie and when you’re almost out of hair, tuck the ends of the hair through its band.

And there you have it—the messy chic Octopus bun is yours!

 

How do you wear it?

How do you wear it?

Since the Octopus bun hairstyle is a lightly groomed hairdo, it’s best suited for a casual occasion. If you are wearing it to college, pair it with red lips and strobed skin. For a quick coffee run, throw it on with filled in brows and pink blush. You can even wear the bun hairstyle on your way back from the gym by pairing it with a freshly cleansed face and a thick hairband.

Image Credits: Grazia Slovenia, Amazing Beauty World, Marie Claire