Style It On: How to Do Goddess Braids with Mini Marley

We break down this queenly look.

Welcome to the Style It On, a series where various All Things Hair experts will be challenged to create their take on a monthly hairstyle theme. We are so excited to share the latest Style It On video from Mini Marley. Continuing with our braids theme for the month, Mini Marley breaks down how to do goddess braids on natural hair. If your hair isn’t long enough to create the halo, Marley has got you covered! In this tutorial she demonstrates how you can attach extensions to your hair in just a few simple steps.

Ready to try the goddess braids look on your hair? Read on to see how you can get a goddess halo braid at home.

How to a Create Halo Goddess Braid on Natural Hair


Wash and condition hair.

Wash hair with Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe Shampoo followed by Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Conditioner to cleanse and nourish your locks before styling.



Create part and low ponytails.

Make a straight part down the center of your hair, then gather hair into one low ponytail on each side. Use TRESemmé Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Crème to smoothen and tame frizz. If needed, use a boar-bristle brush to help lay hair flat.



Add goddess braid extensions.

On each side, braid your natural hair into one or two braids. Now it’s time to add your extensions: Bend the strip of extensions in half and hook it onto the base of your ponytail. Twist the length of the extension midway, then clip in place.


Tuck your braids in.

For each braided ponytail, pull hair over to the opposite side, then pin to keep in place. Use as much hair pins as needed to make sure the braid lays flat.


Braid the extensions.

Separate your extensions into three equal parts, then braid all the way down to the ends.


Create a halo with your goddess braids.

Pull each braid towards the opposite of your head to create a halo, making sure the braid covers your natural hair at the back. Use bobby pins to hold the braided extension in place. When you get to the front, tuck the ends of the braid under the opposite braid, then pin towards the back of your head.


All set!

To finish off the look, you can pancake your braid by gently pulling apart to widen and to create a fuller look. You’re done!

Loved this goddess braids look? Show us your finished product by tagging us using the hashtag #StyleItOn on Instagram and Twitter! Also, be sure to check out the French braid bun tutorial by Nikki Phillippi.