Time travelers would most certainly get confused if they came to the present. I'm sure they would think they have doppelgangers in the future. With men back to long beards, all looking like Moses and women to the baggy trousers (often called boyfriend trouser), and to the resurrected Rachel hairstyle now called octopus haircut, we sure are going back in time.
Well, you’ll agree with me that some recent hairstyles would most certainly make Athena wish she existed in the present. I mean, with the latest hairstyle hitchhike, I can't help but think about the Japanese manga.
As I picture the characters wearing octopus haircuts, I think about Sia. And yes, I also see Billie Eilish. The truth is, so many celebrities seem to love this hairstyle.
What does the octopus haircut look like?
The octopus hairstyle is very common in our world today in 2022. I'm sure you've seen that look before, but you can't place what it's called. Right now, I’m thinking Vamparina or Bridget have that look. Take a deep breath.
Can you still recall what you learned about octopuses in elementary school? The mollusk in the Octopodidae family with eight sucker arms called tentacles? Stop right there. You're a genius.
To a great extent, our octopus hairstyle looks exactly like a real octopus (only that you don't give it eyes, nor do the tentacles grab anything). It has some layers and volume at the top. The tentacles are a little longer towards the end. The front layers are shorter than the rest of the layers at the back and side of the face.
The front layers could be above the brow or a little below the brow but not blinding your sight, and I almost forgot, that's called bangs. Also, the octopus hairstyle is quite different from a mullet, in case that's what you're picturing. For most folks, it's the modern shag.
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How to pull it on
Your stylist could do that, or you could get one of the oldie pictures of a celebrity or your great granny with an octopus haircut. Do not forget to ask your stylist to keep the front layer a bit short (or as you wish) and rounder and the rest of the hair longer. There you go with that cool girl yet spooky look.
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How to keep the octopus hairstyle
Apply some blowout at the tips and mid-length to make it lay down after cleansing and conditioning. Blow-dry the hair and use a round brush (maybe medium size), start at the nape, and brush on top of each section. You could divide each section to create a flip at the end.
As you near the end of the blowing section, place each vertical section on top of the round brush in the middle. Curl the hair inward to create that cool-girl look. Don't forget to add some hair spritzers and style as desired.
In situations when you don't want to wear your long weavon as the usual long wavy or curly wig, you can style it the octopus way. This can give you that iconic look you deserve.
And, of course, it might interest you to know that the octopus haircut work more on straight or naturally wavier hair, especially if maintaining hair is a big pang for you. The best part is that it looks good on anyone and gives out the rich, smart, and tough girl vibe.
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