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How to Create Space Buns for Short Hair

Looking for an easy Halloween hairstyle? Try the space buns for short hair. Learn how to make it with this tutorial.

Looking for a cute and easy hairstyle for Halloween? Try space buns. This hairstyle consists of two buns placed high on each side of your head. They add a playful touch to your look, so they’re perfect for fun, non-spooky Halloween party themes. They also work on any hair length, so if you want to try space buns for short hair, go for it! Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create this hairstyle on short and medium-length hair.

6 Easy Steps in Making Space Buns for Halloween


Prep hair.

Always start with clean and nourished hair. Don’t forget to condition your hair after shampooing so it’s well-moisturized and easy to style.

Space buns for short hair: Asian woman with shoulder-length dark brown hair wearing a white shirt

Buns and other tight hairstyles can cause breakage. We recommend Dove Hair Fall Rescue Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo, which has a combination of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients that repair damage, nourish and protect your hair deeply, and leave it extra beautiful. This shampoo also has DynaZinc Complex that helps strengthen your hair fibers to give you extra strong, resilient hair.

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Use an anti-hair fall conditioner as well. Try Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Hair Fall Defense Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It is infused with a blend of argan, rosehip, and marula oil to help strengthen, smoothen, and moisturize your hair. This conditioner also has Break Shield Complex that makes brittle hair stronger from the roots to the tips and gives you 99% less hair fall from the first wash.

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Divide and conquer.

Create a neat, center part to divide your hair into two equal sections. Then, take a small section from the upper left and right sections of your hair.

Space buns for short hair: Asian woman with dark brown hair holding her hair

Tie each section.

Create pigtails with the sections you took. Tie them with a hair elastic or a hair tie that’s the same color as your tresses.

Space buns for short hair: Asian woman tying a small section of her dark brown hair

Make it look thick.

Tease each pigtail using a tail comb to add volume to and make your buns look fuller. 

Space buns for short hair: Asian woman teasing her dark brown hair and smiling

Time for the buns!

Twist one pigtail and wrap it around its base to form a bun. Secure it with bobby pins. Do the same on the other pigtail. 

Space buns for short hair: Asian woman creating half buns on her hair


This hairstyle won’t take you hours to finish, so you’ll have plenty of time to party with your friends. Now, you’re ready to have tons of Halloween fun. Enjoy!

Space buns for short hair: Asian woman with half up bun hairstyle smiling



Asian woman with a space bun hairstyle with cat ears headband
Nail this cute Halloween look with a cat headband. Credit: Shutterstock

Wear a headband with cat ears to create an anime-inspired, space bun hairstyle. Leave some strands loose and let them frame your face for added cuteness.

Asian woman with space buns on shirt curly hair wearing a yellow jacket
Looking for a hairstyle for short curly hair? Try space buns. Credit: Dennie Ramon

You can also try the space bun hairstyle on short curly hair. Halloween or not, it’s a quirky hairstyle that adds personality to your look. Go for it when you’re in the mood for something fun.

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Watch this tutorial video to learn how to create space buns for short hair.

Other Bun Hairstyles for Short Hair

Here are other short hair buns and updos you can try.

1. Chignon for Short Hair

Chignon for short hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with dark hair in chignon smiling
Look elegant by putting your bob or lob in a chignon. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Headed somewhere fancy? Complement your long gown or cocktail dress with an elegant chignon for short hair. Then, wear a slightly smokey dark eyeshadow and nude lips to complete a glamorous, evening look.

2. Half-Up Top Knot for Short Hair

Asian woman with a half-up top knot hairstyle on short hair wearing a white blouse
This practical hairstyle keeps hair off your face. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Got a busy day? Style your short hair this way to keep strands off your face. You can also wear this ‘do when working out, doing yoga, or commuting.

3. Half-Up Top Knot With Bangs

Asian woman with short hair and bangs wearing eyeglasses
Create a fresh and trendy look with wispy bangs. Credit: Shutterstock

Bangs make a bob with a half-up top knot look more playful. To style your fringe, give it a downward blow-dry so it stays in good shape. Then, finger-comb it to create a casual, relaxed look.

There you have it! Try space buns—and other bun hairstyles for short hair—when looking for new ways to style your bobs and lobs.