‘Octopus Cut’ hair trend: The layer-loving, celeb-approved trend is taking over TikTok
With each passing year, there is bound to be a plethora of haircuts that the style puts forward. And just like clockwork, it’s only a matter of time before the beauty-conscious cotton can don and try the trend themselves.
Luckily, there’s a new trend for keeping our hair up-to-date, without the hours spent sweating in front of a mirror.
Before you freak out, there’s nothing marine life related to this haircut other than the shape. One look at whoever’s wearing the style — hello, Kaia Gerber — and it’s easy to see where the cut got its name. Resembling the sprawling creature, the silhouette of the haircut features a rounded head shape that resembles an octopus body.
For the rest, the base length of the “octopus cut” looks a bit like the legs of the animal in the fanciest way, of course.
For a quick explanation on the cut, the areas between the short and long layers are cut out to create the shape. On top, these layers will conform to the shape of the head to create a plump feel, but will taper lower down and turn around at the tentacles.
Basically, if your mane is thinner, the look may need some extra attention with layers to create the dramatic shape. As for knowing how to style the “octopus cut”, it may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
If you care about styling your mane, we suggest using a round brush when blow-drying. For the top layers, curve the brush downward to create fullness in the crown. For the ends, use the brush to bend or flip them to create movement in the layers.
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