37120e4f22440bc4d76b 90s space buns

TikTok has become the main source of inspiration for viral trends and go-to hair tutorials. Catching on to one of the latest 90s trends to hit the social media platform, Space Buns are making the rounds again, this time with more texture and movement. Keep scrolling to see how to get the look.

Twylla Jane, Sam Villa Ambassador and owner of Lumos Nox Salon @twyllajane is one savvy salon owner.  She offers special 1-hour back-to-school styling sessions.  Students bring their tools and products and she and her team teach them how to use what they already own, and also make recommendations for upgrades.

“Kids are getting so many cool ideas from TikTok, but some need a little extra hands-on learning about which products and hot tools to use to achieve looks correctly.  Blow-dry hot brushes are huge on TikTok, so I love showing them how to use the Sam Villa Pro Results 3-in-1 Blow Dry Hot Brush as just a hot brush to smooth and flip the ends of their hair to mimic 90’s blowouts,” explains Jane who says it’s all about the 90s’ and always has butterfly clips, spiral gems and hair ties on hand to play with.  “We’re back full throttle with hot tool styling for teenagers and young adults, especially,” she adds.

90’s Space Buns Tutorial

  • Prep hair with Redken Full Frame 07 at the root and Redken Big Blowout through the ends and use the Sam Villa Blow Dry Hot Brush to create a full bouncy blowout. 
  • Curl set with the Sam Villa Signature Series Professional Curling Iron 1” by wrapping 1.5” sections or hair around the closed barrel.
  • Section hair into four quadrants and 1” sections framing the face.  Twist and pin each quadrant towards the left and right center backs to mimic a “space bun” directing the curled ends towards the face.  Take the 1” sections around the face frame and direct down and back under the space buns to accentuate eyes and cheek bones.  
  • Finish with Redken Fashion Work 12

“This look is a combination of space buns with a little Spice Girls kick.  You could amp up this style with some butterfly clips or big barrettes to give it even more flair and 90’s callback,” adds Jane.

Shop The Look:

Sam Villa Pro Results 3-in-1 Blow Dry Hot Brush

Sam Villa Signature Series Professional Curling Iron 1”

Redken Full Frame 07

Redken Big Blowout

Redken Fashion Work 12


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Hair: Twylla Jane, Sam Villa Ambassador

Art Director: Teresa Romero

Photography: Nico Norsdström/Obsidian and Blush  

Makeup: Tanya Ortega and Leticia Tapia

Wardrobe: Michi Lafary/Obsidian and Blush 

Model: Gabrielle Tanner

Tools: Sam Villa

Products: Redken