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2 May 2011

How to do a halo braid

After I posted a video showing you how to do winged eyeliner and I had my hair in a halo braid, everytime I have had my hair in this style people have asked me for a tutorial so here's the video. Apologies for me giggling - the boyfriend filmed it and every time we made eye contact he'd pull a face! Join me on YouTube here

Here's the step-by-step instructions...

  1. Use something to boost your roots such as a dry shampoo or a volumising powder

  2. Part hair in the centre and take a small section around the nape of the neck and start plaiting it

  3. Turn this into a french pleat, plaiting all around the hairline through to the front. It's quite fiddly but with practice you can get really good. You can leave your fringe in our out.

  4. When you've gone all the way around and run out of hair, plait the length of the hair and secure with a band

  5. Line this up with the start of the braid, fold the tail end and pin the ends under so you can't see them

  6. Liberally spray with hairspray!

There you go! What do you think?



  1. That's fab hun, think i may have to give i a try when i have a spare 5 minuets. xx

  2. I love it! I've wanted to know how to do this for ages, so thanks for the tutorial! xx

  3. That looks fantastic, can't wait to give it a go

  4. This is sooo cute...thanks soo much I'll have to try this right away

  5. This looks great! I hope that my hair is long enough for me to give it a go. x

  6. Oh I'd love to see your one! Xxx

  7. I'm sure you can as I can plait my fringe in. It is more tricky but just practice! Xxx

  8. Great post!
    I do french plaits a lot and I find I have two problems: one they always seem to be very thick in the braid in the middle and not very balanced like urs and two cos my hair is shorter I often have extra bits sticking out.... any tips?

  9. For the flyaways, I'd recommend spraying your comb with hairspray and brushing it through to give your hair more grip, or even some mousse on your brush. And then obviously spray it like mad holding ant other flyways down. As for the thickness I really wouldn't worry. People will love it anyway because it's so different! Xxx

  10. I'll NEVER be able to do this, you make it look so easy!

  11. this is amazing... I'm not sure if I have long enough hair but I'll be giving this a go!

  12. Thank you for the instructional video. Now I can practice on my daughter's hair-she's 2 years old.
    You definitely have skill, since you don't need to use a mirror to see what you are doing. I will be replaying the video, until I master the halo braid myself. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for your help!

  13. aww I'm so pleased my video helped! Good luck learning and I hope she looks like a little angel :-)


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