We all love a good braided hairstyle that looks like a work of art but TBH not all of us have the time, patience or expertise to pull them off. Worse is when you attempt a French plait or milkmaid braid and just end up trying to untangling all the mess of knots you made. So when it comes to convenient low-maintenance hairstyles you might stick to the boring basics but we’re here to tell you it’s time to acquaint yourself with bubble braids. While this bubble hairstyle has been around for while its seen a resurgence and has been all over our Instagram feeds. Riding along the waves of Y2K nostalgic style trends bubble braids are back and better than ever.

While they may look a bit tricky to achieve they are actually incredibly easy to do yourself at home. Plus they’re a great Insta-friendly style that looks good on everyone whether you’re on a video call or rocking them on the red carpet. Always making mistakes? No problem, it doesn’t need to be flawless to be cute. A little texture and asymmetry only add to the style. Moreover, with so many variations and styles of wearing them, they’re fun and an easy-yet-chic way to keep your hair out of your face this season. And let’s face it, under lockdown everyone’s looking to get a bit creative to strive off. the boredom. All you need is a couple of rubber bands and a comb to look your glamourous best. Get inspired by the round-up of our favourite variations on the look that’ll inspire you to try them out ASAP.

Keep scrolling to check out our favourite bubble braid hairstyles:

1. Face framing layers

The easiest version you can literally do from our entire list. These face-framing braids will barely take you two to their minutes to do. Plus it’s a fantastic way to amp up your look effortlessly.

2. Dandelion braids

How cute are these braids with the added flowers! No matter how you style your bubble braids just adding a cute daisy or dandelion really brings in ethereal, garden-goddess vibes.

3. High ponytail with ribbons

Rocking a high ponytail will certainly give you a more towering sporty vibe but soften things up by adding some cute ribbons over the hair ties. Voila, you’ve got yourself a more romantic look.

4. Bubble pigtails

Always a fun look that makes you look more youthful instantly and perfect for summer! If you’ve got the skills added in some. Extra braids and/or butterfly accessories to complete your nostalgic trip all the way back to the early 2000s.

5. Low bubble braid

Chic and sophisticated are the first words that come to mind when you see a mid or low rise bubble braid. Sitting just above or below your ears it delivers a more casual and understated look that works no matter the occasion.

6. Half-up half down

Spruce up your half pony hairstyle by turning it into a bubble braid. Simple, fun and just plain adorable to boot.

Which of these styles are you most excited to try first? Let us know in the comments below.

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