Halo Braid Styles: A Braid for Every Skill Level

Try your hand at one of these halo styles. There's a halo braid here for everyone.

A halo braid is like your favorite red lipstick. It’s appropriate for every season and you’ll wear it on repeat once you find your favorite. Unfortunately, learning how to create a halo braid isn’t quite as easy as applying bright lipstick. Finding the right halo braid styles for you depends on your skill level. In this latest installment of new braid styles to try, we’ve created mini hair tutorials to help you learn how to create halo braid styles–no matter your skill level. So grab your bobby pins and settle in!

Get inspired by these pictures of halo braids and learn how to create them.

1. Beginner: Half a Halo

woman with red hair wearing middle part halo braid hairstyle
Halo hairstyles like this manages to be both chic and simple.

If you’re new to the braiding scene, you’ll want to start off with something easy. Part your hair down the middle and create braids on either side of your head. This will break the halo braid hairstyle down into manageable parts. To get your braid on, create one Dutch braid at a time that starts at your part and extends down to the back of your head. Finish the style in a low tight bun for the streamlined effect of a real halo. If you need a little extra assistance in the braiding department, use TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gelto guide the strands and help them stay where you put them.

2. Mid-Level: Pancaked, Messy Halo

chunky halo braid hairstyles on brunette
Fake it till you make it with this pancaked braid.

Halo hairstyles like these are best created on second or third-day hair. It requires a little more patience and a higher skill level. By choosing a pancaked, messier style, you’re giving yourself a little leeway with this halo braid hairstyle. Start off by refreshing your strands with a dry shampoo that will add volume. Dove Refresh + Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo is your best bet for hair that feels and looks clean.

Next, create a part in your hair and secure all of your strands in a low ponytail at the back of your head. Make a three-strand-braid and make sure to pull each strand to create that pancaked, messy look. Once you’ve secured the bottom of the braid with a hair tie, gently pull the braid apart until you’ve got a 3D-looking braid. Wrap it around your head and secure it with bobby pins at the nape of your neck. Finish off with a quick misting of Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

3. Expert: Fishtail + Halo Combination

fishtail braid halo hairstyles on red hair
This halo braid hairstyle is ideal for the spring months and warmer weather.

Oh, hey, expert braider. We know your braiding game is strong and you’ll need to tap into those skills. This expert-level braid combines two of our favorite trends: the fishtail and the halo. Perfect for summer weddings, the prom or weekend brunching, this combination of halo braid styles is super romantic yet modern. To nail this look, check out our quick and easy tutorial and be prepared for those compliments to roll on in.