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This Spiky Bun is Back and it’s Straight Out of the ’90s

You'll look like your straight out of a '90s teen movie.

When it comes to fashion and beauty, it’s true! The style cycle repeats itself about every 20 years. While the length between reoccurring trends is slowly getting shorter and shorter, this makes sense as to why we’re seeing so many ’90s and early 2000s trends. We mean, practically a day doesn’t go by where we don’t see someone wearing a trend from this decade. The latest ‘ the 90s/2000s trend taking the hair community by storm? The spiky bun.

The spiky bun was an iconic hairstyle worn by so many celebrities and models throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s. It was even seen in iconic movies and TV shows during this time. The spiky bun has been spotted in so many model-off-duty looks recently. Plus, this updo is an easy, effortless style which may be another reason why it’s so popular right now.

Keep scrolling to learn how to achieve the spiky bun and get some style inspiration for your look.

How to Create a Spiky Bun

Trust us, this bun is easier to achieve than you think. In just a few simple steps you’ll be looking like you just stepped out of your favorite ’90s teen movie.

1. Create a middle part and straighten your hair.

Start the spiky bun by creating a middle part on your hair. After straightening out your part, it’s time to flat iron your hair. You want to make sure your protecting your hair while using heat on it, so spray TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray all throughout your hair.

Once you’ve sprayed your protectant, split your hair into sections and begin straightening it.

2. Smooth down any flyaways.

After your hair is completely straightened, use oil to smooth down any flyaways. This will make it easier to start with a smooth and sleek base. We love using TRESemmé Smooth Dry Oil Spray because it will help control any frizz or flyaways, but spray makes this product easy to apply and control.

3. Secure hair in a low ponytail.

Next, once your hair is completely smoothed down, gather your hair into a low ponytail, brush out any bumps, and secure it with a hair tie. If you want to achieve an extra sleek base, feel free to use gel, like Suave Max Hold Sculpting Gel.

4. Twist hair to create a spiky bun.

After you’ve secured the ponytail begin twisting your hair around the base of your ponytail to create the spiky bun. To give your bun that spiky effect, leave out the ends of your, positioning them at the top of your bun when securing it in place. Use another hair tie to secure your bun and you’ll be all set!

5. Finish the look with a spritz of hair spray.

To complete your model-off-duty style, it’s time to lock everything in with hair spray. We love using TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Boost Hold Level 3 Hair Spray because it holds your style in place all day without making your hair feel crunchy or stuff.

Spiky Bun Inspiration

Ready to get some ideas for your own spiky bun? Check out these looks for inspiration!

spiky bun on blonde hair
This classic spiky bun looks like you stepped out of the ’90s.

When you think of the spiky bun from 20 years ago, this is the style that most likely comes to mind. This look is sleek and can be worn in professional settings, yet it adds a bit of edge to a classic style.

girl with spiky space buns and wavy hair
Opt for a unique twist like these spiky space buns.

Spiky buns are all about having fun with your hairstyle. We mean, if you can’t be playful with your look, what’s the point? Mix two trending styles in one with these spiky space buns. This is a great option for anyone who wants their hair out of their face, but also wants to show some of it off.

3. High Spiky Bun

girl with sleek high spiky bun
Try out a new height by creating a high spiky bun.

Spiky buns may commonly be worn in the middle of your head or at the nape of your neck, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play around with the height. We love how this style of an updo looks when placed on the top of your head. Try out an ultra-high spiky bun for a slicked-back look.

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