How to Master the Halo Braid in Under 15 Minutes

Constantly searching 'how to do halo braid'? Well we have enlisted the help of some of our fave influencers so that you can learn how to halo braid like a pro.  

A halo braid is a type of plaited hairstyle that is created when you weave two long Dutch braids around your head, and then pin them in place after to create a pretty halo effect. And, if you’re looking for an elegant, bohemian-inspired hairstyle that would make Vanessa Hudgens proud, you should certainly try a halo braid.

This hot-off-the-red-carpet plait is our latest go-to style for almost any occasion, that can be effortlessly dressed up or down – even weddings. Need proof? Then you’re in luck, because as part of our mission to #beathairboredom with E!, we’ve enlisted the help of Chessie King (and a few other pals!) to create a quick step-by-step tutorial, so you can master the halo braid look at home.

How to Do a Halo Braid on Yourself

Step 1

Prep hair for the halo braid.

Begin your halo braid journey by prepping your strands with the VO5 Frizz Free Cream. Run a small amount through the lengths of your tresses, for a sleek and frizz-free finish.

blonde model applying product to palm of hand for halo braid tutorial
Step 2

Divide hair.

Now part your hair into 2 equal sections from the front all the way to the back of your head, just like you would for a 2 braid hairstyle.

Don’t worry about the parting being perfect, it’ll all be hidden in the end. 

back view of blonde model diving hair into two sections for halo braid tutorial
Step 3

Begin Dutch braid.

Take a small amount of hair from one of your 2 sections and start to Dutch braid begining from the nape of your neck, remembering to pick up additional hair as you weave.

back view of blonde model dutch braiding hair from nape of neck for halo braid tutorial
Step 4

Continue Dutch braid.

Continue your Dutch braid around your head, following your hairline, until you reach back at your starting point. So far so simple, right?

front view of blonde model dutch braiding hair for halo braid tutorial
Step 5

Secure your braid.

When you reach the nape of your neck, finish your Dutch braid with a standard plait and secure with a hairband. Now the fun part…

front view of blonde model braiding hair for halo braid tutorial
Step 6

Wrap the braid.

To bring this halo braid together, it’s time to wrap the end of the braid around your head and discreetly secure with hair slides.

front view of blonde model wrapping braid for halo braid tutorial
Step 7

Seal your braided halo.

To seal your braid in place, give your ‘do a generous spritz of the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. Not only will this help tame any flyaways, but it will give your look an all-day hold – jackpot!

front view of blonde model spraying hair into hair for halo braid tutorial
Step 8

Final look.

And there you have it: a gorgeous halo braid ready to help you take on the world in style!

front view of blonde model with halo braid for halo braid tutorial

How to Make a Halo Braid by Soph Does Nails

Love our tutorial? Then watch Soph Does Nails for her take on this gorgeous, gig or party-ready ‘do in our video (above).

How to Do a Halo Braid: The Half Halo Braid Tutorial

How to halo braid: Paige Calvert vlogger party updo hair tutorial
How to get party-perfect halo braid with Paige Calvert.

Always wanted to rock a hot-off-the-catwalk halo braid but thought it looked a bit tricky? Don’t worry, with this half halo you’ll be a braided beauty in no time!

Watch the video, below, by vlogger Paige Joanna to learn how to create this party-ready, half braided halo in an instant.

How to Do a Halo Braid: The Cheater’s Halo Braid

Halo braid: blonde woman rocking a cheater's halo braid
Halo braid styles: Cheater’s halo braid. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Looking for an incredibly chic and seamlessly versatile hairdo? Well, luckily for you, we have just the thing: this stunning cheater’s halo braid. Not only is this look oh-so-pretty, but it also makes the perfect updo for almost any occasion.

And the best thing of all? It’s super easy to achieve, even if you’re a braiding rookie! So, if you’re ready to create this stand-out style in a matter of minutes, just watch our simple video tutorial for a step-by-step guide.

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