17 Different Ways to Wear Trendy Space Buns (and 2 Tutorials!)

All Things Hair | 08 August 2017
×

We are happily spacing out over this hair trend.

Space buns made their rounds in the heyday of the ’90s that were known for their signature two high buns where we now see some really creative space bun techniques. From the sporty space bun to the braided bun, there are certainly tons of trendy space buns out there that can work for different events in your life as well styles to suit your own style and personality. Read on to check our some of our favorite space buns, plus two space buns tutorial ideas for you to try out this look on your hair.

Space Buns to Try Out

trendy space buns for the gym
Two buns and a headband and your gym look is done! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Sporty Space Bun

Gone are the days where only have to rock a sweaty bun or ponytail at the gym. The new sporty space bun hair is all about getting your hair out of your face (much like those aforementioned styles), but with a modern edge. Great for all hair types, you simply have to create your two classic buns and add in a headband to make sure those baby hairs stay put. Post-workout apply some dry shampoo, like the Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampooto the top of your hair and go about your day.

DOVE DETOX & PURIFY DRY SHAMPOO

 

trendy space buns from new york fashion week
Wavy hairstyle combo with space buns- we love! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Wavy Half-Up Space Buns

Hot off New York Fashion Week comes these chic half-up mini spaces with a wave! We love this ode to glamour that focuses on creating defined waves with a playful space bun. Featuring some messy pieces that come out of the space, this style is owning its youthful appeal.

trendy space buns on curly hair
Curly girls can (and should) try out space buns!

3. Curly Space Buns

Don’t you just love this option as a way to show-off your curls? As you take your hair off your neck, you can focus on accentuating the volume in your poufs. Before you start, apply Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-in Conditioner to your hair to smooth out any flyways or tame frizz.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS HONEY INFUSION 10-in-1 LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

 

trendy space buns with a hidden braid
The hidden braid/wispy hair combo is fun look for your space bun.

4. Rounded Half-Up with Braid

Another take on the half-up space bun are these rounded buns that feature pigtail braids. We love how the wispy hairs and hidden braid accentuates the face, giving off a modern take on this ’90s style.

trendy space buns from blogger Haireducation
Blogger Haireducation is rocking some awesome space buns. Photo credit: Haireducation

5. Relaxed Hair Space Buns

Blogger, Haireducation shows us that relaxed hair doesn’t just have to be worn down. We love how she features a thicker space bun with a smooth base.

trendy space buns rainbow hair
Swirling your hair into a space bun is a fun way to show-off your hair color.

6. Rainbow Braids

Sure, your daring and will try anything on your hair (hello, rainbow braids!), but have you tried out new ways to style your hair? Trying out space buns is a fun way to interconnect your hair colors as you show it off in a new way. Have fun with the thickness and height of your modern buns.

trendy space buns with accessories
Put a jewel on it! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. Jeweled Buns

Bring the party to your hair with this fun addition. After you create your traditional space buns, add in some hair accessories, like jewels, throughout your hair. This gives some dimension to your space buns that you can rock over spring break or at an upcoming music festival.

trendy space buns braided hair
Add some flair to your space buns by braiding them. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

8. Braided Space Buns

Another cool option is to create braided space buns. We have the full details in our modern braided space bun tutorial that you can create low or really high.

trendy space buns from the 90s
An ode to the classic is always a good thing.

9. Classic Space Buns

We can’t talk about space buns without featuring an ode to the classic look. This one is all about creating a smooth base, a serum, like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Encapsulate Serumcan help with that. Then, create your two pigtails that you individually wrap around each section. Seal it together with some clips or bobby pins and you’re all set.

NEXXUS HUMECTRESS ENCAPSULATE SERUM

 

trendy space buns with a hat
Blogger Just Mands showing how you can rock space buns with a hat. Photo credit: Just Mands

10. Low Space Buns

Then there are the space buns that you can keep low, which as blogger, Just Mands, points out is ideal for wearing accessories, like hats. Since the weather doesn’t show any signs of warming up (side eye, Punxsutawney Phil), we’re definitely going to be testing out this look with our favorite beanies.

trendy space buns with purple
A fun space bun hairstyle with color and braids. Photo credit: @hello_jett

11. Colorful Space Buns

Another trend we are all about rocking your color by showcasing a new style. This combo, as created by Georgette Padilla, features a vibrant purple that’s mixed with a trendy style featuring braids and a half-up look. Love!

trendy space buns half-up hair
A trendy look that’s also a nod to capricorn’s. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

12. Half-Up on Long Hair

Featured in our Horoscope Hair series, this playful half-up look is a fun way to try out something different on your long hair. Instead of the typical half-up look, you can try out these mini trendy buns that fall towards the back of your head.

trendy space buns to wear everyday
Blogger Emily shows how you can wear space buns in your everyday look. Photo credit: Epicurean Emily

13. Everyday Space Buns

Not just for an every now and again look, we love how Emily of Epicurean Emily demonstrates how you can rock space buns as part of your look.  Paired with the right makeup (eyeliner is a must!) and a maroon lip and you’ll be set, looking effortlessly trendy.

trendy space buns on white hair
White/gray hair and space buns are so fun. Photo credit: @internetxdoll

14. White Hair Space Buns

We have been following @internetxdoll‘s hair journey for some time now. You’ve got to check out her latest color! One of our favorite looks is her white/gray-ish hair with half-up space buns. This is a really cool style for any lob as you rock a quasi messy half-up look.

trendy space buns for a party
Party-ready space buns.

15. Party-Ready Space Buns

We also love how space buns can transition into your party look. To achieve, simply wash and condition your hair, blow-dry it straight and then smooth it down with an oil or serum. Create two high and controlled space buns that will stay put all night long.

trendy space buns for school
Rounded space buns are super cute for school. Photo credit: Dvora

16. Rounded Space Buns

The messy space bun will also win out when you’re crunched for time but if you have some time, opt for the round space bun that focuses on creating a controlled and smooth-looking bun.

trendy space buns with 70s vibes
Some loose hairs channel these easy-breezy space buns.

17. Loose and Back Space Buns

For some relaxed space bun vibes, try out this look that concentrates the bun towards the back. We also love the loose tendrils that can acclimate around your head, showcasing your whimsical and trendy space bun. Check out this quick and simple tutorial by blogger friends Sarah and Ellie Talks to learn how to create this playful look!

 

Tutorial 1: How to Do Space Buns with Jewels

creating cool jeweled space buns on natural hair
One fun way to experiment with space buns is to add jewels to your hair. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 1: Start with clean hair.

Wash your hair with to start off with a frizz-free base. Once you’re finished washing and conditioning, blow-dry your hair until it’s completely dry.

Step 2: Create space buns.

Apply a few drops of Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to your hair to add shine. Part hair down the center, create a bun on each side and insert hairpins to secure in place.

SUAVE MOROCCAN INFUSION STYLING OIL

 

Step 3: Decorate your buns. 

Now it’s time to create your jeweled space buns look. Pile on your decorations and have fun! The more the merrier. If you want to get really creative, mix and match hair accessories or try a bunch of festive colors!

Tutorial 2: How to Get Half up Half Down Space Buns

half space buns long brown hair horoscope
Horoscope hair: How to create Capricorn-inspired half space buns. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

This versatile hairstyle, which is inspired by the Capricorn’s mountain goat trait, can be created on straight, wavy or curly hair. So first off, decide how you want your finished style to look, and then either straighten or curl your mane to prep it.

Step 1: Comb your hair.

Using a comb, divide your hair down the center.

Step 2: Create your high ponytail.

Working on one side of your hair at a time, gather a three-four 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.

Step 3: Use some sea salt spray.

Spray your ponytails with the Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, and then gently tease your hair to create more body and volume.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS SEA MINERAL INFUSION TEXTURIZING SEA SALT SPRAY

Step 4: Create your space bun.

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.

Step 5: Lock in your style.

To help set your half space buns in place, give them a spritz of the TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray. Now, go forth and show off your funky buns!

TRESemmé TRES TWO FREEZE HOLD HAIRSPRAY

Looking for more inspirational and trendy space buns? Check out how to create space buns in 4 ways.