No hairstyle took the world by storm quite like bubble braids. The Instagram baddie favourite hairstyle was all over our feeds for the longest time, and we're not gonna lie — we may have spent a few minutes testing the waters too. And it's so popular for a good reason! It's easy to recreate since you only need to braid your hair, section it with hair ties, and pull the braided sections apart after. Also, it makes you look sharp and put together even if you spent a total of three minutes doing your hair. And the 2021 favourite baby bubble braids are no different either!
Made popular by the Y2K trends that have been cropping up lately, baby bubble braids are face-framing, fun to wear, and leave a lot of room for accessorising. Need some hair-spo to try out the internet's favourite new hairstyle? We're listing down some of our most loved baby bubble braids lewks.
1. Face framing
Gigi Hadid's simple, low-effort hairstyle is just proof that baby bubble braids are for everyone! Keeping the rest of her hair straight and simple, she's framed her face using two baby bubble braids right at the front, secured with clear hair ties. Make the look your own and take it up a notch by playing with colourful hair ties and butterfly clips, and get ready for an easy-breezy hairstyle that suits anyone and everyone!
2. All over the place
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Sure, this may be a little time-consuming, but TBH, the only way to truly adopt a trend is to go all out with it! Fully embrace baby bubble braids by creating mini bubble braids all over your hair. Divide your hair into tiny sections, and make sure you have enough hair ties handy to split each section into little bubbles.
3. Volume galore
Image courtesy: @hayley_bui
What takes bubble braids to a whole other level is pulling out the strands a little to give a volumising effect between each bubble, and the same holds true for baby bubble braids. Gently yank at the strands inside each 'bubble' of your braid and puff it up to give the illusion of more voluminous hair. Also, we love that Hayley Bui has opted for braids towards the back of her hair and not at the front since she has curtain bangs — girls with similar cuts, this one is for you!
4. Subtle yet striking
Image courtesy: @brycescarlett
Margot Robbie's baby bubble braids lend a subtle yet striking touch to her otherwise minimal look. By managing to frame her angular face softly, this loose-ended braided look is further proof that baby bubble braids work for soft glam looks, just as well as they do for athleisure and high fashion ones.
5. Double trouble
Image courtesy: @haileybieber
We say that two is always better than one, and Hailey Bieber's baby bubble braids look is just the evidence we need! She's added two bubble braids on each side of her hair and let the ends hang loose, and of course, in true Y2K fashion, added a bucket hat to take it up a notch. We love to see it.
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Aug 19, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.