100 Years of Holiday Hair: Recreate Year 2010s Holiday Halo Braids with Ingrid Nilsen

Angelic braids for the holiday season.

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Braids have been a hot and fashionable trend ever since the 2010s (and, of course way before this time), today the style is still reigning supreme everywhere from the runways to the streets. There are plenty braided hairstyles that are fancy enough to wear during the holiday season. This season hark the herald with angelic holiday halo braids! Ingrid Nilsen has partnered with All Things Hair for our 100 Years of Holiday Hair series to create this angelic braided style on short hair.

Any type of crown braid style or updo is quite challenging to create on shorter hair lengths, but with a simple hair hack, Ingrid demonstrates how short haired gals can have their hand at updo styles like this one. Read on to learn how you can create holiday halo braids on your hair with the help of this simple tutorial.

Tutorial: How to Create Holiday Halo Braids from the 2010s


Wash and condition your hair.

To begin your style wash and condition your hair with Suave Professionals Deep Moisture Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Shampoo and Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Infusion Deep Moisture Damage Repair Conditioner. This system works to cleanse and provide your hair with weightless moisture.



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Apply leave-in conditioner.

Use the Nexxus New York Salon Care Hydra-Light Leave-In Conditioning Foam before blowdrying your hair. Apply one pump of the product througout your hair.



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Blow-dry your hair and brush.

Blow-dry your hair until it’s completely dry. Then brush through your hair to create a smooth base before styling.



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Create your section.

Create a deep side part, then continue parting your hair towards your ear. Hold this back section of your hair in place with a large clip.



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French braid on both sides.

Braid each side of your hair French braid style all the way down to the ends. Then secure it with a hair elastic.


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Massage or pancake your braids.

Pull your braids apart to pancake them, or use Ingrid Nielsen’s massaging technique. Either method you choose will widen your braid and give it a chic undone texture.


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Create your updo.

Take sections of hair from the back of your head, wrap them around and pin to secure. Continue until the entire back section is pinned up. Pin your braids into your back section, then massage your hairstyle to create volume and a slightly undone texture.

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Lock in your look.

Use TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray to lock in your halo braids updo style.


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Final look!

Now it’s time to show off your gorgeous and angelic style!

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Now you’ve learned how to create holiday halo braids! Give this look a go and be sure to show off your party hairstyles using the hashtag #100YEARSxHOLIDAYHAIR

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