The Halo Braid

with Sally Beauty

Every queen needs a crown, and there’s nothing like creating your own! I am going to show you how to achieve the very trendy, super cute, halo braid using products and tools from Sally Beauty!

BEFORE

BEFORE

Prep: I am starting with freshly cleansed and conditioned hair that has air dried to about 90% dry.

Salon Care Extra Large Super Croco Clips

Section: Salon Care Extra Large Super Croco Clips

Section: Divide hair into four sections, then clip away with Salon Care Extra Large Super Croco Clips to prepare for blow-drying. Sectioning makes the task much easier and faster, and these clips hold lots of hair securely!

Ion Conditioning Ionic-Ceramic Tourmaline Dryer and Denman Paddle Brush

Blow-dry: Ion Conditioning Ionic-Ceramic Tourmaline Dryer and Denman Paddle Brush

Blow-dry: Using the Ion Conditioning Ionic-Ceramic Tourmaline Dryer with concentrator nozzle and a Denman Large Paddle Brush, dry and stretch the hair. The ionic generator in this dryer helps hair dry faster leaving hair less frizzy and shinier. The Denman brush has smooth ball-ended pins to prevent snagging and an easy to hold ergonomic handle. I am using this paddle brush because I don’t want my hair to get too straight; this will help increase the volume and weight of the halo braid.

Argan Heat Professional Argan Ceramic Rattail Comb

Part/section hair: Argan Heat Professional Argan Ceramic Rattail Comb

Part/section hair: Using the Argan Heat Professional Argan Ceramic Rattail Comb to part hair ear-to-ear, across the crown. This comb is infused with argan oil for shine and it is designed to be snag-free with ultra-smooth glide, which makes this task a breeze!

Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Hair Serum

Add product: Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Hair Serum

Add product: Apply the Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Hair Serum to smooth hair before braiding. This serum has a blend of coconut, jojoba, argan, olive and sweet almond oils. I like this serum because it’s lightweight and doesn’t revert the hair.

Braid hair across crown.

Braid hair across crown.

Braid: Starting on the right side, take a diagonal section of hair and divide it into three pieces. The piece on the top is going to go to the bottom and the piece on the bottom becomes the middle. The middle is left out and will become the top. Basically, this is a traditional plait except you are picking up hair along the way.

Metagrip Premium Bob Pins

Pin hair: Metagrip Premium Bob Pins

Pin hair: Secure the hair feeding the braid with Metagrip Premium Bob Pins. These pins have spring firm secure grip that’s rust resistant with durable tips. (TIP – The short side of the pin with the waves goes on the scalp side. This helps the hair grip more securely, so you can use less pins. And it keeps them from sliding around during the day.)

DCNL No Crimper Thick Elastics and a Denman Large Grooming Brush

DCNL No Crimper Thick Elastics and a Denman Large Grooming Brush

Make ponytail: Create a ponytail with two DCNL No Crimper Thick Elastics and a Denman Large Grooming Brush. These elastics hold hair securely without snagging. I use two because my hair likes to break elastics of any kind, and I don’t have to wrap it as many times when I double up. The Denman Grooming Brush has natural boar bristles that add shine and condition hair. It also has a air cushioned rubber pad for control and ergonomic handle for comfy grip. I love this brush!

Shape bun.

Shape bun.

Shape bun: Make a bun by smoothing, rolling, tucking, and then pinning hair into place. You can place the bun in the back, braid the ponytail hair and pin it around into a bun, or continue the halo braid around the whole head. That’s the beauty of styles like this, they can be easily modified!

Design Essentials Honey & Shea Edge Tamer

Design Essentials Honey & Shea Edge Tamer

Edge gel: Using Design Essentials Honey & Shea Edge Tamer for finishing touch. I love how this one holds and doesn’t get sticky or flaky. It has hydrogenated castor oil, honey and shea butter for conditioning all with a firm hold.

Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Moisturizing Hair Mist

Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Moisturizing Hair Mist

Shine mist: Use the Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Moisturizing Hair Mist to add a bit more shine. This penetrating hair mist coconut, argan and olive oils along with sunflower oil for a bit of sun protection. I love that it’s super lightweight and smells great!

AFTER

AFTER

Where to buy: You can find everything used at Sally Beauty stores or online at sallybeauty.com.

Products and tools available at Sally Beauty stores and online.

Products and tools available at Sally Beauty stores and online.

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