When I predicted the popular hair trends for this year, one of my top choices was the bubble braid. I've had a few people ask me how to do it since then, so I created a quick little video tutorial. It's such a fun look and it's so easy to do. If you participate in dance competitions, this style is a great option. It's also fun anytime you just want to stand out and look different. Read on to learn how to bubble braid!
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How to Bubble Braid: A Step by Step Tutorial
I'll list the steps in detail below, but most of you will probably find it easier to follow along via video, so I created this one to help you visualize the steps.
Here's the link to watch the video directly on YouTube.
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Links to Purchase:
Colorful Hair Ties: Goody | Clear Hair Elastics: Goody | Sunscreen: Hawaiian Tropic | Concealer: bareMinerals | Blender: Real Techniques | Cheek Tint: Benefit | Bronzer: Benefit | Lash Primer: Benefit | Lip Balm: Rosebud Perfume Co.
To get a similar makeup look, try my “No Makeup” makeup tutorial video. In it, I skip the foundation and just spot conceal, then use tint to add color to my cheeks and lashes. It's so easy! An updated option for summertime is my sunkissed skin minimal makeup tutorial.
Steps to Create Bubble Braids
- Brush hair to get out all of the tangles
- Add mousse, if desired
- Part hair down the middle
- Beginning at the front part, section off a 1 to 1 1/2 inch triangle section and add an elastic band to it
- Take another 1-inch section, include hair from the previous section, and add an elastic band to it
- Move down and collect another 1-inch section, include the previous two sections, then rubber band it
- Before moving any further down, slightly tug at each bubble to loosen it and form a “poufier” bubble
- Continue downwards and keep adding sections then fluffing them out to create bigger bubbles
- Complete the other side
I seriously love this hairstyle so much! I get so many compliments when I wear it. If you try it and post on Instagram, let me know how you like it. 🙂 (I try to answer my DMs there pretty quickly!)
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