Summer is here and so is a hot new hair trend. Good news, the lazy bun you've been rocking for years is suddenly fashionable. Which means it's A-Ok to sport the look you go to when you don't feel like trying.
It's called the Octopus Bun. The moniker is fitting because the loose strands of hair kind of, sort of look like tentacles. Like, you know, your hair is a giant sea creature sitting on the top of your head.
To truly achieve the Octopus Bun, don't pull all of your hair through when you put it up with an elastic band. Leave a few strands of hair dangling. They'll give it a little bit of an extra-messy feel in the most put together way possible.
The great thing about the Octopus bun is the point of it is to look messy. You're supposed to look like you just threw your hair up as an afterthought. So if you don't have any time to legit style your hair, congrats! You're on trend!
If you want to get playful with your Octopus Bun, you have even crimp or curl the loose hairs around your bun. That is, of course, if you feel like putting some work into this no-work hairstyle. But why not? It's not like you spent hours doing your hair!
"This look works best when your hair is dirty, your makeup is fading away, and your friends are all hanging out without you at a rooftop bar for happy hour. Bonus points if they're already on their way to the Hamptons or another weekend destination," advises Pop Sugar on the trend.
We also love how low maintenance this look is! Whoever decided that this should be the hot hair trend of the summer should be canonized. That person has done us all a favor and has saved us so much time styling our hair!
Not everyone is a fan of the Octopus Bun, though. And no, we're not talking about girls with short hair who can't try the trend. Although, anyone with hair that doesn't go past their ears is probably mad jealous right now.
Refinery 29 has been critical of the recent hair trend, and doubts the validity of even calling it a trend. "Calling the octopus bun a 'trend' is kind of pushing it," said the publication. "Yes, there is a place for it, but in the same way there’s a place for a gym ponytail: It’s practical, not a beauty statement."
They brought up some valid points. "It’s the kind of look you go for when you’re washing your face or doing the dishes, or putting on an impression of your clueless 8th grade self who had no idea how to use a bobby pin," said Refinery 29. "Stop trying to make it fashion." Ouch!