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Bubble Braids Are Officially Summer’s Most Eye-Catching (& Easiest) Hairstyle

Loading: your chic summer updo.

@michaelgrayhair
Although fishtail braids and box braids are great summer hair looks, sometimes the time commitment can be too much. When you crave an effortlessly chic option, look no further than bubble braids — plaits that have sections fluffed out for more volume, secured by hair ties. Here are seven bubble braid ideas for an easy summer hairstyle.@tatianakarelinaofficial

‘90s Accessories

Chunky hair accessories ruled the scene in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s and have resurged with bubble braids. Find your thickest and most wildly patterned hair scrunchies to accentuate the trend.

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Sleek Confidence

For a snatched summer, opt for a sleek high pony with bubble braids. To execute at home, grab your favorite gel or mousse for shine and hairspray to keep things tight and tidy.

@prohairmag

Double The Trouble

The trend does not discriminate on textures either. Whether you have faux locs, box braids, or Senegalese twists, you too can enjoy bubble braids this summer. Add some face framing details for a little more intrigue.

@thaynasnf

Baby Hair Flex

Edges, those short hairs at the hairline, will really shine in a high bubble braid pony. Make sure you have a round bristle brush and edge control on hand to properly lay them down.

@theglamarchivess

Y2K Face Framing Braids

Seen on Gigi Hadid, Olivia Rodrigo, and other A-listers, face framing tendrils aren’t going anywhere. This summer they get a modern upgrade as medium-sized bubble braids styled with loose hair.

@vickynatascha

Scarf Details

Capitalize on two trends this summer, the hair scarf and bubble braids. After you pull apart the hair for fluffy bubble braids, tie a patterned hair scarf around the top to stun at all your outdoor events.

@tatianakarelinaofficial

Playful Pigtails

This is the grown-up version of the pigtails you remember from grade school. Stylish with a youthful spirit, they are great for weekend fun and on-the-go moments when you need your hair out of your face.

@theparlourbytiff