Cute and Trendy Bubble Braid Hairstyles to Try Now

May 31, 2023
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
Person with short, curly dark hair styled in baby bubble braids collaged on an orange background
Bubble braids are the modern take on the classic plait that we can’t get enough of. Instead of twisting your hair into a typical braid, the bubble style requires securing a bunch of elastics and scrunchies onto the hair about an inch apart. Then, you pull the hair out just enough to create full, round bubble shapes. The trendy hairstyle is so easy to DIY that we rounded up our editors’ favorite bubble braid looks to copy ASAP. Go forth and get bubbly!

Bubble French

Mimic the look of a French braid with this easy-to-recreate bubble French braid. Section the hair down the center, and begin by gathering and securing quarter-inch sections starting at the front of the head with elastics. Work your way down until you reach the nape of your neck, then bubble braid the rest of the way down with the remaining hair. Keep strands silky smooth with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz-Killer Serum.

Baby Bubbles

Baby braids are super cute and trendy right now — why not pair them with another on-trend hairstyle like bubble braids? If you like to wear your hair down, this is a fun and easy way to switch up your style. Before you start braiding, ensure your hair looks sleek and split-end-free by applying the Garnier Whole Blends Hair Honey Repairing Serum.  

Bubble Pony

Update a classic high ponytail with a fun bubble braid. To lock in the style and keep your hair frizz-free, be sure to finish the look with a spritz of Matrix Fixer Hairspray.

Double Bubble

Get creative like this hairstyle by @jasmeannnn and pair pigtail bubble braids with traditional braids. It’s double the bubble and double the braids for one super fun (yet deceptively easy to create) look.

Bubbles + Curls

Bubble braids don’t have to go down to the ends of your hair. In fact, this style by @lanasummer proves that they look just as cute with the rest of the hair down, especially if you have a curly or coily hair type. Prep your curls for styling with the Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength True Stretch Defining Cream.

Thick Braids

Who says your bubbles have to be small or medium? Supersize your look like @hairwithlinda did and create three large bubbles on each braid.
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