How to Create Space Buns in 5 Stylish Ways

Learn how to rock space buns the modern way.

When it comes to updo hairstyles, space buns are a standout look. We’ve shown you how to create fun updo styles like twisted ponytails, upside-down braids, braided buns and more. Now, let’s focus on the old school pigtail-inspired hairstyle into the mix with space buns! The modern-day version is quite versatile. Hope you’re ready to screenshot or save these stylish new ways to rock pigtails in your hair! From playful to elegant, discover four ways to wear space buns and still look like a grown-up.

1. Classic Space Buns

how to wear Space Buns on blogger Emma Amitis
We love these playful space bun as seen on blogger Emma Amitis. Photo courtesy of Emma Amitis

This classic space bun hairstyle looks gorgeous on fashion blogger and model Emma Amitis. With a focus on thick and high up space buns, this look is super playful and laid-back that you can rock at school or on the weekend. Pair it with Emma’s ’90s fashion picks and you’ll be set to really rock this hairstyle.

2. Sleek Low Space Buns

blonde woman wears low space buns
These sleek buns can take you from the office all the way to date night! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

You just may be able to get away with this look at the office. Part dry hair down the center, creating two even sections. Work a cream or serum into the hair to create a smooth, and shiny base. If you want to wear this hairstyle longer than a day, opt for using a gel that holds your look in place, like TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Firm Control Gel. Add ponytail holders to each section then wrap each pony into a flat bun. Add hairpins to secure and done! If you want to add a funky touch to this look, try parting your hair in zigzags.

3. Space Buns on Natural Hair

woman with natural hair wears space buns
Textured space buns on natural hair. Photo credit: Dvora

If you’re looking to try a hairstyle that’s different from your day-to-day curly look, try out this updo. This is even an ideal style for when you’re having a bad hair day. Apply a leave-in detangler to make hair pliable like Suave Professionals Cream Detangler Spray to your hair and comb through.

Part hair down the center and create two curly ponytails on each side. Smooth gel onto the base of your hair to keep frizz tamed. Opt for Emerge Style Goals Gel because it does just that, along with providing your style with all-day control. If you have natural hair that’s extremely curly, before you bun, twist or braid the ends to help stretch and make it easier to coil the ends into a bun. Once you’ve created the bun, secure with hairpins. If you have fine hair, give a gentle tug to your buns to spread them out and make them look thicker.

4. Space Buns with Braids

space buns braided
Add some braids!

If you’re ready for a space buns challenge, why not add some Dutch braids to the mix? Create some mini braids before putting your hair up to add the perfect accent to your look.

5. Space Buns with Scrunchies

space buns with scrunchies
Scrunchies are always a good idea.

If you don’t quite have the skillset to create some mini Dutch braids but you still want to take your look up a notch, add some bold accessories. We love the cutesy scrunchie trend, it’s quick yet effective.

Oh, and by the way, you can totally use any of these styles as a hair hack for deep conditioning on-the-go!

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