Space Buns Hair Tutorial

Hi babes!

I wanted to bring a new, fun hairstyle trend that I’m absolutely gushing over. Check out this extraterrestrial hair look below.

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

Note: This post was originally posted on Hello Giggles, by yours truly.


With ’90s trends still in full effect, it’s easy to understand why we’re stumbling upon the space buns hairstyle on Pinterest. The iconic do – worn on the big screen by Carrie Fisher and then recreated in the 1990’s by Gwen Stefani and the Spice Girls – is seriously out of this world.

This extraterrestrial hairdo has us singing “my anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got buns, hun!”

Whether you’re feeling pumped up about Star Wars: Rogue One and having major Princess Leia vibes, or just looking for a music festival inspired hairstyle, the double bun trend is the way to go. It’s effortless, easy and crazy cute.

Here’s an easy space bun tutorial that will help you achieve this magical hair look. But before we get started, turn on “Spiderwebs” by No Doubt and unleash your inner ’90s Gwen Stefani.

What you’ll need:

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

Bobby pins
4 Hairband

Step 1: Brush out all of your tangles

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

Don’t worry about your hair being full of volume! My hair tends to get frizzy after I brush it out but, this will work in your favor in the end.

Step 2: Part your hair

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

Because this is such a playful look, you can create any kind of part that you desire. I parted my hair in a zig zag style in the front and went with a simple middle part in the back. Basically, party in the front and business in the back.

Step 3: Separating your hair and creating pigtails

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

For this step, try keeping your parts separate. I used my brush to help me create a side ponytail. I made sure to keep my pigtails high up towards the front part of my head that way the buns are the main attraction! Repeat this step on the other side.

Step 4: Tease your hair

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

To add volume to my double buns, I teased my hair after I put them in pigtails. The more teased your hair is, the more full your buns will look. Repeat this step for the other part.

Step 5: Twist your hair and roll it up in a bun

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

After you’ve teased your mane to your heart’s desire, twist your hair and roll it up to create a bun. Again, have fun with this look. I decided the messier the bun, the cuter it would be. Repeat this step for the other part.

Step 6: Almost done!

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

Once you’ve twisted your hair and rolled it up into a bun, add your second set of ponytail holders. Because I have thick hair I need extra hairbands but if you’d like, you can just add bobby pins to hold your buns in place.

Step 7: Finishing touches

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

Add your favorite hairspray or texture spray to keep your out–of–this world space buns in place all day.

Step 8: The finished look

Space Buns Hair Tutorial

Now you’re ready to conquer the world with this adorable hairdo.

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