If you’ve ever watched Star Wars (or any sci-fi film), you’ve probably considered giving space buns a try. The style was made famous by Carrie Fisher in her role as Princess Leia, with the look having a resurgence following the latest trilogy of the franchise. Outside of the Star Wars inspiration, this hair style brings together 90s trends with a fun e-girl look. This style is easier to create than you might expected, and it’s a versatile way of styling your hair.
Next time you’re thinking of wearing a ponytail, give the cool space buns a try. We’re rounding up a few of our favourite ways to wear this trend to give you inspiration for how you can jump on the bandwagon as well. We’re also sharing the easiest way to create the iconic space buns.
How to Style Space Buns
Before we jump into our three favourite ways of styling space buns, we want to give you a quick how-to guide on creating the look. All you need is a hair brush, elastics, bobby pins, and a hairspray to keep it all together.
Step 1: Start by brushing your hair to make sure its knot-free and split your hair into two sections with a middle parting. You want to try and make your parting as straight as possible to create two even space buns.
Step 2: Make each section into a ponytail, sitting at the back of the crown of your head. You want to avoid creating any bumps in your hair. You can adjust your ponytail until it’s in the place where you want your space buns to sit. Try to create a symmetrical look by having your ponytails an equal distance from your parting.
Step 3: Wrap your hair around the base of the ponytail. Hold the bun in place and secure it with the bobby pins. If you want to create a sleek look, it’s best to use a colour that matches your hair.
Step 4: Finish off your look with hairspray!
The Messy Space Buns
Your space buns don’t have to be sitting to perfection. You can keep your look casual and let a few strands sit loose around your hair, both at the back and in the buns.
Loose Curls with Space Buns
Do you want to show off your Rapunzel hair while still embracing the space buns? This look by Poppy Delevingne brings together beachy curls with the classic space buns and braids. It’s everything you could ever want in a summer hairstyle.
Space Buns with a Fringe
We often think of space buns as being a sleek back look with all your hair out of your face and a middle parting. If you’re partial to your fringe, you can leave the front section of your hair out to create curtain bangs. This style works best when you have layers in your hair or a longer fringe to play with.
What do you with of the space buns? Have you given them a try?