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The Octopus Bun trend has found its way onto the catwalk – here you can see some variations of the bun

There are all sorts of hair trends that we never would have thought of until some genius brought them into our lives. Among them, pearly fashion – it’s not exactly something that comes naturally (or at least not when it comes to hair). Sometimes a trend has been around forever, but it doesn’t really take off until Instagram finds a cute name for it. Such is the case with the Octopus Bun trend, which is really just another name for a certain type of chignon.

Octopus bun trend – a hit on Instagram and TikTok.

Loose chignon - instructions in 3 steps

Did you ever think that one day you would wear a so-called Octopus Bun Trend? You probably already do, maybe even on a daily basis. You just never thought of giving it an Instagram-worthy name. Here’s what it looks like: Strands are pulled up into a knot at the top of your head, with the ends spread across your head like the tentacles of an octopus. So it’s the simplest of all chignon variations. To make sure the look is a little more on-trend than usual, spread the ends around the chignon instead of bunching them in one spot.

Octopus bun is just another name for a messy bun

Looking for some extra hipster credit? Give the ends a quick twirl before tucking the hair into the chignon so you can see the tips peeking out. If you combine the trends and do an Octopus Bun with pastel hair, it can look extra interesting and chic.

You can find an Octopus Bun tutorial to style it yourself here !

The fashion world is a fan of the Octopus Bun trend.

Secure the hair in the front, back and sides with bobby pins

Although Оctopus Bun is associated with a hectic everyday life and frivolity, the fashion world has also shown interest in this trend. Young Albanian designer Nensi Dojaka has adopted the octopus bun as one of the main hairstyles for her models in her first spring 2022 collection.

The loose chignon is the perfect summer hairstyle

The loose chignon is the perfect summer hairstyle


The octopus bun trend has made its way onto the runway

The octopus bun trend has made its way onto the runway

Pull the strands up into a knot at the top of the head

Did you ever think that one day you would wear a so-called octopus bun trend


Quickly twist the tips in before tucking the hair into the bun

Quickly curl the ends before putting the hair in the chignon

Octopus Bun – pictures from the catwalk in London

Octopus Bun - pictures from the catwalk in London.

If the hair flies too much, spray it with hairspray

If the hair flies too much, spray it with hairspray

Loose chignon – instructions in 3 steps

How to style a loose chignon yourself

And since we already showed you step by step how to style an Octopus Bun by yourself, today we will give you a tutorial for a loose chignon.

  1. First, turn your head and tie your hair into a loose ponytail, which can be as high or low as you like. Don’t use a comb and don’t make sure your strands are perfectly combed back – a few bumps are okay.
  2. Twist the hair around the base of the ponytail and continue wrapping it underneath the chignon. Make sure to leave the end of the braid open.
  3. Secure the chignon with a hair tie and bobby pins.

Small tip: However, if your hair is clean and you want to recreate the look, spray your hair with dry shampoo/texture spray to give it more texture and grip. To make your chignon look even messier, pull on the sections and strands that frame your face. Only change the chignon if it really hangs down, otherwise feel free to wear it.

Sexy chignon for wavy hair - here's how to do it

A sexy chignon for wavy hair

  1. Comb the hair through with your fingers and then pull it into a high, tight ponytail.
  2. Spray a fine-tooth comb with hairspray and gently tousle the ponytail from the roots to the tips.
  3. Loosely wrap the twisted ponytail around the hair band until all the hair is wrapped around the band.
  4. Secure the hair in the front, back and sides with bobby pins.
  5. If the hair flies too much, spray it with hairspray and gently pull it back towards the knot with your fingertips.

More ideas for chignon hairstyles you can find here !