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30 Space Bun Looks To Sashay Your Way Through 2022

Playful versatility for any ocasion


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Double buns are one of those hairstyles that can become as much as you want them to be, so even though they’ve had different levels of popularity throughout the years, space buns are still in style in 2022, especially with the y2k aesthetic making a comeback. From a simple fun, hairstyle to get you through the scorching summer heat, to a customizable look for any amount of festivals and parties you want to go to, this hairstyle is sure to become one of your go-to styles once you try them.

How To Make Space Buns Easy?

Some people might feel a little intimidated by the complexity they see in a lot of the space bun hairstyles out there, and while you can indeed get as crazy as you want with them, they are fairly simple and straightforward to style on your own. This is why, to encourage you, we’ve found a great space buns tutorial for you to follow and get the basics right. With the video below you’ll learn two different and easy ways of creating the space bun hairstyle.

There are different ways of creating the double bun hair-do, and the good news is that you can get as creative as you want with them.

Why Are Side Buns Called Space Buns?

If you were wondering how this particular hairstyle won its name, we’re going to have to take a look at Carrie Fisher and Star Wars director George Lucas. The director of the beloved space franchise wanted to create a look for princess Leia that represented strong women battling colonial invasion between two main cultures, he wanted to bring about something that wasn’t cemented in fashion.

There are different theories scholars discuss when it comes to the origin of the Princess Leia buns. Back in 2002 Time interviewed Lucas, and he said that for inspiration, he looked at Mexico and the style that the revolutionary Southwestern Pancho Villa women wore. We now call them space buns because of Princess Leia but their meaning goes way beyond Hollywood.

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia with Space Buns
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Difference Between Afro Puffs Puffs and Space Buns

They look similar but they’re not the same. People with afro hair have a long history of styling their hair in a way that their natural texture creates the round shape of the “buns” except they’re not buns. And when we talk about space buns they are just that, buns that are more similar to what a ballerina’s bun would look like than to afro puffs.

Are Space Buns Unprofessional?

The answer is, that it depends. They may be widely considered to be unprofessional due to the high volume of people that wear this popular double bun hairstyle to go to festivals and events of the sort. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t wear them in a professional setting. Styling is key here because you wouldn’t just wear festival hair to the office, would you? While some companies differ on what they’d consider work-appropriate attire, you could still pull off space buns styled in a way that doesn’t scream “festival”. If you’re thinking of wearing these lovely buns to work, try to style them so that they’re lowered and neatly put together or braided.

Now that we’ve covered some ground about the space buns, let’s take a look at 30 of the coolest space bun hairstyles you could try!

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