Boring hair will be a thing of the past once you give these playful space buns a try!
What you’ll need
Festival season may be over for the year (boo!) but we’re not quite ready to give up our space buns just yet.
Never tried them before? Loved by stars from Miley Cyrus to Ariana Grande, they’re the perfect way to inject a little carefree fun into your style. Whether you’re looking for a fun Halloween style or you’re already looking ahead to the festive season, this easy-peasy party style is perfect whatever the celebration.
So, we won’t make you wait any longer, keep on scrolling now to find out how you can #beathairboredom with a little help from influencer/ presenter Rio Fredrika and our step-by-step space buns tutorial, below.
Create a zigzag parting.
Create 2 high ponytails.
Editor’s tip: Remember to leave some hair loose around your face, as this will give you a more face-flattering finish.
Create a small braid in each ponytail.
Plump up the volume.
Wrap your hair into space buns.
Wrap the plaits around the buns.
Set your style.
The TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray is ideal for creating this style, as it will stop your volume falling flat.
Braided space bun hair tutorial
Looking for another super cute way to wear your hair? Then these braided space buns could be the answer to all your hair prayers! Inspired by the ‘90s, these retro-looking double buns are just as good for lazy, casual weekends, as they are for the upcoming party season.
Braided half-up, half-down space buns
In need of a hairstyle which will withstand any occasion and carry you through the season? If so, look no further than the half-up, half-down space buns hairstyle.
Click below to find out what happened when vlogger N1kk1sSecr3t showed us how to create this awesome half-up hybrid style and then give it a try yourself!
Classic half-up, half-down space buns
So first off, decide how you want your finished style to look and then either straighten or curl your mane to prep it, or embrace your natural texture – you do you!
How to create half space buns:
1. Using a comb, divide your hair down the centre.
2. Working on one side of your hair at a time, gather a 3 to 4 inch-wide portion of hair from near the front into a half-up, half-down high ponytail and secure it with a clear elastic. This pony should sit in the middle of the top of your head.
3. Spray your ponytails with the VO5 Dry Backcomb Spray and then gently tease your hair to create more body and volume.
4. Working on one ponytail at a time, take the tail and wrap it around the base to create a space bun. Secure this in place with some bobby pins.
5. To help set your half space buns in place, give them a spritz with the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray. Now, go forth and show off your funky buns!
Get rave-ready with 7 of our favourite space buns
Now that you’ve gotten the basics of this style down pat, it’s time to learn all the other incredible ways you can style it…
1. Glittery pastel space buns
Glitter and festivals go hand-in-hand, didn’t you know?
A simple and fun way to jazz up your space buns (or any hairstyle for that matter!) is to add some glitter and sparkle! This Instagrammer’s giving us some serious festival hair envy with her zig-zag parted buns, and glitter and sequin-sprinkled roots. Credit: @fxhairstudioltd
2. Half-up, half-down glitter space buns for short hair
If your hair is a little on the short side, then a half-up, half-down style is perfect if you want to create space buns for short hair. Leave your fringe free and gather the remaining top half of your hair into 2 mini buns.
Sprinkle some glitter and throw on your favourite pair of sunnies, before you head out to the fields for major glam vibes. Credit: @populationsalon
3. Voluminous afro space buns
4. Glittery space buns
If you’re anything like us, and are obsessed with all things glitter, then why not be generous with the sparkle and sprinkle it on to your entire scalp. Don’t forget to create 2 messy buns to complete the look. You’ll be rave-ready in no time! Credit: @hairbyjaxx
5. Rainbow half-up, half-down space buns
Everything just looks so much better on multi-coloured hair, right? So whether you have mermaid, watermelon or pastel–ombre tresses, why not show them off with a cute half-up, half-down space bun hairstyle. You’ll be sure to have heads turning wherever you go! Credit: @nealmhair
6. Starry space buns
Feeling starry eyed? For a ‘do that’s totally out of this world, look to incorporate moon or star-shaped sequins into your space buns hairstyle! You could even spritz your buns with some coloured hairspray to complete the look (we recommend a blue, green or purple hue to tie in with the galaxy theme). Credit: @_nicquelxoxo
7. Ombre space buns
If you’re not into all the sparkle, rest assured that regular ombre space buns are still on trend, too. Both messy and polished-looking space buns work a treat with ombre hair. Try experimenting with different bun sizes to see what works best with your hair! Credit: @prettyinpattern
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