Octopus haircut is by far the weirdest named haircut trend, but don’t write it off just yet.
After curtain bangs and wolf cut, the latest hair trend to get all the hype is the octopus haircut. This interestingly named haircut is dominating TikTok, Pinterest, and Instagram and we can understand why. It is more like the reinvention of the “Rachel” haircut from the ’90s that was popularised by Jennifer Aniston’s character on Friends. The latest version of this haircut is a stylish, modern shag.
The cut incorporates long, face-framing curtain bans that start below the ears. It gives a heavily textured look that uses shorter layers on the top of the head to maintain length and volume, while thinner, longer lengths of hair are styled from underneath. These heavy layers create lots of volume, making the hair look thicker, that’s why it is best suited for those with straight or wavy hair.
If you enjoy volume, and effortless hairstyles, and are looking for a flattering haircut on short to medium-length hair, the octopus cut may be the right fit for you. However, you can always go for a slightly sleek look and style it with a blowout.