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How to Do Space Buns — 4 Easy Steps

3 mins

Jennie Barrow

Space buns are in vogue and all over social media. This simple yet elegant hairstyle has caught the attention of many. Learn more about space buns and how to do them.

Buns have become classics in modern hairstyling. Different styles of buns complement different looks. While some have an ultra-polished look, others are more cheerful. Space buns are in the latter category.

Another great thing about space buns is that they are very customizable. You can do it in a lot of different ways to give yourself the look you want. They can be styled as a complete updo or in a half-up, half-down look for a layered appearance.

Table of Contents:

  • Space Buns
  • How to Do Space Buns — Step by Step
  • Part your hair
  • Make ponytails
  • Wrap your hair
  • Spray and set
  • Space Buns Tips and Tricks

Space Buns

Space buns are in vogue, and you must have seen the style before. It's especially common online, on Instagram, TikTok, and other social media platforms. While there are different types of space buns, the most common features are two buns on the top of the head. You can do it both half-updo or low-spaced.

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You would typically only need hairpins, clear elastics, a hairbrush, and hairspray. The first step is to prep your hair, and the second step involves styling your hair. 

Doing space buns is not very difficult once you have learned the basics. Let's go through the steps now.

How to Do Space Buns — Step by Step

Before starting, make sure your hair isn't tangled. Brush your hair with a soft comb. The smoother your hair is, the easier it'd be to work with it. Start with dry hair only, not wet or damp.

  • Part your hair

Take a comb and part your hair from the middle. Once you have mastered the simple style, you can experiment with parting your hair from different angles.

Neatly part your hair into equal halves. Use a sharp comb to get accuracy, and make sure you check it in a mirror.

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  • Make ponytails

Taking on one side of your head, grab a part of your hair and pull it into a bun. Be sure to straighten out any knots as you go. You can position it any way you choose, but remember that the bottom of your ponytail is where your space bun sits.

To get a bouncier and more playful vibe, you need volume in your hair. Use coconut milk shampoo and conditioner to add much-needed hydration and volume to your hair. Your space buns would look much better when you have bouncy hair.

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After finishing the ponytail on one side, repeat the process on the opposite side. Ensure the second one has the same shape as the first. If you don't check it in the mirror, your space bun hair will almost always be uneven.

  • Wrap your hair

It's time to create your space buns now that the ponytails are all set and ready. Your hair should be wrapped around the ponytail's base. Hold this freshly made bun in position and use a hairpin to secure it in place. Repeat the same process on the other side.

  • Spray and set

The last step is optional, and you can skip this if you don't use hair sprays. Hair sprays are good for holding your buns in place, but they also have some harmful effects. Instead, use a hair revitalizer spray for both hold and nutrition.

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You can do space buns in these four simple steps. As we already said, doing space buns is not very difficult. Anyone can do it, even if they don't have a lot of practice.

Now that you know how to do space buns let's go through some tips and tricks to make your space buns stand out from the crowd.

Space Buns Tips and Tricks

Anyone can do space buns, no matter what type of hair they have. However, hair type does matter when it comes to choosing a style of buns or space buns:

  • Braided space buns are a great way of experimenting with an unusual combination.
  • Half-space-up buns make the most of your hair length. It's a great way of doing buns while showing off the length of your hair.
  • Messy buns have now become social media staples. It's perfect for the times when you want to dress down and be more cheerful.
  • Space buns with shorter hair can be a challenge, especially if you do not have shoulder-length hair at least.
  • Low-space buns are a take on traditional space buns, with the buns located much lower towards the back of the head.

If you have colored hair, space buns are an effective way of accentuating your streaks and colors. The same goes for curly and braided hair.

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Pulling off space buns can only be difficult when you do not have confidence in how well your buns are done. With a little practice, you can master the art of making space buns and never be underconfident about them again.

Be it space buns or any other hairstyle; you need healthy hair to pull it off. No hairstyle will look good if your hair itself isn't healthy and vibrant.

Having a hair routine is crucial, where you pick one or two days for deep conditioning and spa treatment. Use a hair mask at least once a week, and follow it up with sufficient cleaning and conditioning.

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Once you have smooth, frizz-free, untangled hair, making space buns will be much easier. Your buns will also look much better and stay in place for a long time.

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Jennie Barrow

Jennie Barrow has been a researcher and writer on beauty products for over a decade now. With a degree in cosmetology, Jennie has taken a keen interest in working with brands to try and review their products. Her loyal followers love the honest feedback she provides and always check her blogs and articles before purchasing a new brand.

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