Miley Cyrus MTV VMAs Space Buns Hair
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If you watched Miley Cyrus‘s now-infamous VMA‘s performance with Robin Thicke, you might have noticed something. That is, if you weren’t too distracted by the giant foam finger and, you know, all that twerking and such. No, astute observers will note that it was the genesis of what we now call space buns or little buns worn with a center part toward the front of the head. Miley’s been rocking them pretty consistently ever since, but now, there’s a new addition to Team Space Bun: Harry Styles.

He’s been a member of the Man Bun Club ever since he made the EXTREMELY QUESTIONABLE decision to grow out his hair, but he’s lately been seen taking a page out of Cyrus’s book. It’s happened so frequently, in fact, that Miley took to Instagram in support of Harry’s look-stealing ways:

Harry Styles Space Buns Instagram
(Instagram/Miley Cyrus)

Now, to be quite frank, I’m not generally an advocate of man buns of any variety, but that has more to do with the fact that I don’t find long hair on men particularly appealing. I don’t know, it’s a personal problem, I guess. But, now that space buns have been tried out by both men and women (specifically, Miley and Harry, two of my favorite silly musical humans on the planet), I figured I’d give it a go myself to see if space buns actually work in real life. If celebrities are indeed just like us, it should be no problem, right?

Before I begin, let it be known that I am in no way adventurous with my hair. I’ve been consistently growing it out over the past few years and have never colored it anyway. The occasional all-over curl or top knot is about as exciting as it gets, so this whole Space Bun Bonanza (as I’m now officially calling it) is a pretty big deal.

Okay, now that we’re all on the same page, here I am pre-Space Bun Bonanza:

Yes, this photo is from another day, but this is literally what I look like every day of the week, so continuity isn’t really an issue here.

And now, let the Space Bun Bonanza begin!

Welp, it happened. Strangely, I feel no more or less like Miley Cyrus than I did when I woke this morning, but I have been slowly developing a slight British accent as the hours have passed…

I’m suddenly feeling an urge to go out and buy a lifetime supply of pilgrim hats and refer to all of my friends as Directioners. Am I morphing into a British pop star? Please advise.

Okay, so it’s not as heinous as I thought it would, and even though I kind of feel like a doofus sitting at my desk in my office wearing two mini Cinnabons on my head, the look is admittedly growing on me. But what do you guys think? Do space buns work in real life or are they the best left to the celebs?

Do space buns work in real life?

Are there any other weird trends you want me to try out in real life? Let me know in the comments!

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