If you love the look of a braid but want a more modern style that is easier to create, bubble braids are for you! Instead of twisting and rotating strands of hair, bubble braids take a ponytail and use hair ties to create “bubbles” and a braided effect.
And best of all you can create bubble braids in a couple of minutes making it a go-to hairstyle for class, fun, brunch or simply hanging out with friends.
Here is how to tie a bubble braid and a few fun variations!
To tie a bubble braid you will need:
- Lightweight hairspray
- Hair ties
- Clear if you want to keep the tie hidden
- Use a colored TELETIE if you’d like to add a pop of color
The steps to tie a bubble braid:
Brush your hair to eliminate all tangles and to ensure that your hair is smooth and ready to be styled.
Tie your hair into a ponytail where you want to begin your bubble braids.
- Secure any baby hairs or flyaways using a lightweight hairspray.
This step will help ensure your ponytail is as sleek and smooth as possible.
Using another hair tie, secure another section of your ponytail a few inches below your first hair tie.
To create the bubble in between the hair ties, tease the section of hair to loosen it and create the bubble.
- Repeat these steps and add hair ties until you’ve reached the end of your ponytail.
And ta-da! You now know how to tie a bubble braid. But don’t let this one option stop you from getting creative!
There are a ton of bubble braid looks you can create. Try a double ponytail bubble braid for a symmetrical or asymmetrical style. French bubble braids look great for a cocktail party or dance, and two smaller front-piece bubble braids are perfect for a fun night out.
Double Bubble Braid
Ponytail Bubble Braid
Side Bubble Braid
Have another unique look with bubble braids? Share your style below and the instructions to tie a bubble braid with the TELETRIBE in the comments and on social media.