The French-Bubble Braid For Straight Hair

Inspired by the streets of Paris, this look is half mermaid, half French girl chic. This gathered style is completely flirtatious, ideal for an afternoon picnic or sensual night out. Mixed with the easiest bubble accent you ever did see—this look is ideal for luscious straight manes.



Step 1: Gather your hair to one side and create a mermaid braid by starting a 3D French braid at the hairline. Weave the strands underneath (versus over top) to make your braid pop!

Step 2: Loop in more hair from the opposite side your head as you continue braiding.

Step 3: Once you’ve reached about two inches below your ear, secure your braid with a clear elastic band. You now have a complete mermaid-style braid.

Step 4: Now complete your look by pancaking your braid (tugging) at the sides to create fullness.

Step 5: Add in a bubble braid to further accent your style by simply taking a two-inch section and adding in another clear elastic band. Tug at the hair between each elastic to create a bubble. Voila! The easiest bubble accent ever.


Hair and Concept by Maritza Buelvas

Photography by Jennifer Coffey

Model Bella Wholey