The beauty trend taking over Coachella

Move over, flower crowns

Marie Claire marie claire and InStyle Assistant Digital Content Manager / May 25 2017

Ordinarily you need tickets (and a whole lot of fringing, cut-offs, body glitter and braids) to enter Coachella, but this year was different.

While 2016 will forever be known as the year the flower crown became acceptable headgear, the petal accessory’s time is over.

In their place? A hair look just as questionable, if not more wearable: space buns. Don’t look now, but the ‘90s-tastic, Baby Spice-esque beauty trend is back with a high-shimmer vengeance.

Told you.

While the above Coachella cohort proves the look can be worn myriad ways – two buns or 10, glitter or no, braided or lose, we like the look best when worn with hair half up, half down, for a more casual take. Keep the buns textured, not too tight, and with the ends left out for a look that radiates Victoria’s-Secret-Model-Off-Duty nonchalance.

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Anna is marie claire and InStyle's Assistant Digital Content Manager, reporting on everything from sell-out skincare to Meghan Markle's messy bun. Her work has taken her to tea with Miranda Kerr, the red carpet with Margot Robbie and New York with Jason Wu. Her words can also be found on Vogue, Body & Soul and Buro 24/7.