How to Do a Halo Braid Hairstyle

Learn how to create the halo braid updo with our step-by-step tutorial!

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rope braid updo: woman showing off her halo braid

We girls love to get all dolled up once in a while. Doesn’t matter if we’re just heading to the backyard to do some gardening—when inspiration strikes, we style! And well, we think this halo braid hairstyle is exactly the inspiration you need to pick up that hair brush and get pretty!

This braided updo may look complicated, but it’s actually just braids. In the step-by-step tutorial we have above, you’ll learn how to create this ‘do, which we’re sure you’ll be able to master with a bit of practice. It’s super versatile. You can wear it to formal events like weddings, and it’s also casual enough for cool laid-back affairs, like music festivals. Girl, you can even wear it to the mall! So hit the play button above and let’s get stylin’!

Steps in Creating a Halo Braid


Prep hair

You want your hair smooth and easy to style, so start by washing it with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo and Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner.  

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Add grip to your hair for easy styling

Spray your strands with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray to give your hair grip and texture. This helps make styling easier and keeps your hair from falling flat by lunch time.

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Start Dutch braiding

Get a section of hair from the front, divide it into three parts, and start Dutch braiding. To do a Dutch braid, cross the left section under the middle section, then cross the right section under the new middle section. Add a thin section of hair to the left section before crossing it again under the middle one. Repeat with the right section.

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Continue Dutch braiding

Continue to Dutch braid around your head, following your hairline, until you reach the back.

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Switch to a regular braid

Once you reach the other side of your head, switch to a regular three-strand braid.

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Pin it!

Secure the end with bobby pins as you bring it around the top of your head.

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Set your style

Make sure everything stays in place with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray.

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The halo braid is a charming hairstyle that you can wear to daytime parties, and it’s perfect for summer, too. Now, all you have to do is wear your favorite dress to complement your updo, and you’re all set. 

Asian woman with a halo braid hairstyle wearing a dark blue dress

So what do you think? Cute, right? Now let’s try doing it on ourselves!

All products used on this tutorial is available at Lazada. Click on the links below to buy them now!

Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo
Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray