When the modern “pretty girl aesthetic” meets the trendy hairstyles of the Y2K era, you get a sleek, fun, sophisticated, 2000s look. With the style of the early 20s making a full comeback, it’s no surprise that trendsetters (sort of like trend resurrectors) are collectively appreciating the past and resurrecting hairstyles they never thought they’d resurface. That is.
And while the nostalgic spiky buns of the time were often messy and relaxed, think young Lizzie McGuire and Mandy Moore. It’s no surprise, given that it classifies the sleek bun as a ‘style’ and is the quintessential hairstyle for it-girls everywhere, including the iconic Hadid and Karjenner sisters.
If spiky bun hairstyles speak to you, join the club. Award-winning pop icons Doja Cat and Billie Eilish show off their nostalgic style on the 2022 Grammys red carpet. And so on, there was no shortage of them. And we know you want to recreate an updated version of the early girl pan in Spike’s glory.
Fusion of spiky buns and sleek modern side parts
We’re used to seeing the middle part when paired with a smooth bun, but this fun twist is accompanied by gorgeous side pieces with feathery spiky strands sticking out. #SidePartMiddlePart has over 37 million views on TikTok, and the debate between the middle and side pieces continues, but how sleek and chic this side piece is when paired with the spiky bun. I can’t help but notice. Sure, the middle piece always seems to hold the crown, but in this spiky bun? Side parts all the way.
Sophisticated spike bangs with pointed bangs
Rest assured, even those with short, straight bangs that don’t fit in a bun can rock a trendy spiky bun. In fact, short bangs, especially if they’re equally spiky, only enhance the look of the bun.According to Love Hairstyles, the combination of a bun and bangs is cute yet effortlessly charming. But adding spiky sleek hairstyles to the mix leaves you with a soft, edgy look that’s sure to turn heads.
Mixing Two Year 2000 Trends with Spiky Buns and Claw Clips
If you thought you couldn’t be more nostalgic, here’s the pairing of a claw clip and a pointed bun. A relaxed, casual look with a touch of sophistication, perfect for lounging around the house or running errands.
You don’t have to pull all your hair up to create a spiky bun
You can also half-up with a pointed dumpling! This look is gorgeous on long hair lengths, but those with short hair may benefit the most from this hairstyle. I’m talking like this. You may need to pin and pull more with the help of bobby pins and hair ties!
Of course, there are the classic low spiky buns that have a middle section.
You didn’t think we’d leave out the classic and tried-and-true low spikey bun, did you? Sophisticated and sophisticated, this midsection low bun was sported by many celebrities, including Olivia Rodrigo at the 2021 Met Gala. It’s the typical “model off-duty” look you’re often seen wearing (via Grazia Magazine).
What’s the best thing about this bread? Even if you have unwashed greasy hair, you can still rock the style like you’re heading to the red carpet. It really doesn’t matter what condition your hair is in.