How to Create Half-Updo Hairstyle With Space Buns from The Runway

The new updo style you've gotta try ASAP!

half-updo hairstyle with space buns

We recently rounded up our favorite space bun styles, and now we have another look to add to the list. This season a new iteration of the half-up hair trend made it’s way down the NYFW runway. But it’s not exactly your ordinary half-updo hairstyle. This one involves messy space buns that gives the look a fun and edgy touch. Read on to learn how you can recreate this new hot-off-the-runway style on your hair now.

Get The Look: Half-Updo Hairstyle With Space Buns

half-updo hairstyle tutorial with space buns
The messier the better. Tease hair before creating buns for a textured effect. Photo credit:

Step 1: Start with clean hair.

Texture and body is key when it comes to this look. Wash hair with Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo followed up with the Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner to gently cleanse condition your hair as it leaves it with volume. If your hair is clean but could use a refresh, opt for Dove Refresh + Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo instead.


Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo


Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo

Dove dry shampoo: volume and fullness

Step 2: Apply Heat protectant and blow-dry.

Liberally apply TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray to your hair, then blow-dry. Don’t focus too much on getting perfect blowout as this style involves lots of undone texture. Instead, ditch the round brush and rough-dry with your fingers.


Dove Style+Care Compressed Flexible Hold Hairspray

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Step 3: Section and create buns.

Take a small section at your crown and split it into two. Create a ponytail on each side and wrap your hair ends into an undone bun style. Secure in place with a few bobby pins to keep in place.

young model with half updo hairstyle with space buns
To create texture, opt for adding subtle waves to your ends. Photo credit:

Step 4: Add waves and set with hairspray.

Use a curling wands to create barely there waves at the back of your hair then comb through with your fingers to create an undone effect. Finish off your look with Dove Style + Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray and you’ve nailed the runway look!

Want more trendy styles like this half-updo hairstyle? Learn how you can get create messy textured waves from the Charles Youssef show.

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