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How To Style Space Buns In 6 Easy Steps

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If you’ve kept trendy hairstyles on your radar, you’ve probably caught wind of space buns. The throwback hairstyle, made famous by ‘90s pop stars, has been rising in popularity for the past few years.

We know what you might be thinking: Just how versatile can space buns be? With space buns making waves across social media, music festivals, and as a bohemian hairstyle that’s perfect for everyday wear, we’re firm believers that the two-bun hairstyle can work for just about anyone.

Stumped on how to style space buns the right way? Don’t worry. With our expert tips, you’ll be able to create the look in no time.


What You’ll Need To Style Space Buns

Depending on your desired final look, space buns can be super simple or a little more intricate. However, all space bun styles can be achieved with just a few products and tools. Be sure to have a few hair elastics, bobby pins, a fine tooth comb, hairspray, anti-frizz serum, and any accessories you want before you begin styling.

Prep your hair.

For this look, you’ll want to start with clean, dry hair. Use a bristle brush to remove any snarls before you begin styling.. Apply a dime-sized amount of serum like the Matrix Biolage Smoothproof Serum throughout your mane, avoiding your roots.

Create pigtails. 

Once your strands are fully prepped, you’re ready to begin styling. Create two even sections of hair on each side of your head by parting your strands down the middle of your head with a fine tooth comb.

Brush through each section one last time to smooth the hair. Gather one section into a high ponytail on either side of your head and secure it with a hair elastic. Repeat these steps on the opposite side. Once you’ve completed both sections, you should have matching pigtails.


Add volume.

Before you create the space buns, we suggest adding a bit of volume to your strands. Working with one pigtail at a time, use your fine tooth comb and gently backcomb the loose hair in each section to create volume. This is a great trick for making your fine strands appear fuller.


Form your buns.

Take your first pigtail and twirl the section around itself to form a twist. Wrap the twisted hair around the base of your pigtail. Be sure that you are wrapping the hair towards the back of your head, away from your face. Use another hair elastic to hold the bun in place once it’s formed. If you notice a few loose strands or flyways, use a bobby pin or two to secure them in place. Repeat these steps to create a matching bun on the other side of your head.


Customize your look.

The fun doesn’t end after your space buns are formed. The best part about space buns is how you can make them work for any occasion. For a space bun look that works for everyday wear, your look is nearly complete. If you’re looking to take the style up a few notches for a concert or special event, consider adding glitter or hair jewelry to enhance your look.


Lock your look in place.

If you’ve made it this far, there’s only one thing left to do. Grab a hairspray like the Kerastase Laque Couture Hair Spray and apply a few light spritzes to hold your space buns in place all day long.

Now that you have all the steps and tips you need, you’ll be sporting the perfect space buns look in no time!

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