Celebrity Hairstylist Johnny Lavoy Breaks down Octopus Bun Essentials and how you can achieve this effortless sexy look

Whether you’re relaxing on the beach, running from meeting to meeting, trying to beat the heat or embarking on travel, an effortless updo is a necessary style to perfect in your image arsenal. Perfect chignons never go out of style, but the ultra-chic among us also know that a messy yet polished style is also always relevant. The Octopus bun fits this very description. To get insight on how to look like you woke up like this, we turned to a professional to get the breakdown on Octopus Bun essentials.



Celebrity Hairstylist Johnny Lavoy shares his step by step.

“First, blow dry hair with the PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1875 W Ionic AC Motor Dryer. This will save you time and create a frizz-free, shiny base for you to start. Next, take small sections of hair and use the PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1 ¼” 24K Gold Curling Iron to create bouncy waves. Before they set, pull each from the bottom to create a loose, textured wavy look. Lastly, throw those textured locks up into a messy bun and secure with Revlon’s Essential Coil Elastics or Revlon Silicone Elastics to ensure it won’t budge. Leave excess strands outside of the bun and arrange haphazardly around the bun to create this Octopus look.”

pro tools dryer

PRO Beauty Tools® Professional 1875 W IONIC AC Motor Dryer (Target, $39.99): has a high powered airflow that allows you to save time, exposing your hair to less heat, and in turn less damage for salon quality results at home. The 1875 W IONIC AC Motor Dryer penetrates hair from the inside-out helping hair retain natural moisture for silky, shiny, frizz-free styles.

PRO Beauty Tools® Professional 1 ¼ 24K Gold Curling Iron creates massive voluminous curls with loads of body.  (MSRP: $29.99/Target) pro beauty tools curling iron

Revlon Essential Coil Elastics. To start the look, twist up your hair haphazardly and use these to hold in place. They are designed to prevent creasing with a gentle but strong hold. The soft fabric reduces hair damage while also providing an all-day comfort feel.  ($3.99 for 4/ Target) revlon silicon elastics

Revlon Silicone Elastics (MSRP: 4/$4.99) Extra grip and hold • Silicone elastic provides strong hold while the nylon elastics around it prevents damage of the hair • Damage-free revlon silicon elastics 1