Braided Halo Hairstyle: Easy Updo for Long Hair

There is something magical about the wintertime - sparkling lights, glistening snow, and cozying up by the fire. It feels like this time of year just welcomes romantic hairstyles - and we think this braided wreath or "halo" hairstyle is the perfect option.

braided winter updo

Enjoy the tutorial below created by our beautiful friend Kassinka. Good luck!

Tools Needed

Step One

Clip in two 4-clip wefts of your Luxy Hair extensions at the base of your head. At the crown of your head, add in a two-clip weft for extra volume. Blend your Luxies by adding in some loose waves with a 1 1⁄2 inch curling wand. 

easy updo for long hair

Step 2

Gather hair at the crown of your head (including your Luxy Hair extensions) and pull it into a loose half-up ponytail. Secure with a clear elastic band.

easy updo for long hair

Step 3

Next, take this ponytail and split the base in half, forming a small gap. Flip the ponytail through the gap to create a small twist or "topsy tail".

easy updo for long hair

Step 4

Lift a small section of your hair close to the front of your head and clip in a one-clip weft of your Luxy Hair extensions to create extra volume in the twist. Repeat this step on the opposite side.

easy updo for long hair

Step 5

Take a 2-inch section from the front of your head (including the one-clip weft) and create a simple twist. Continue twisting in the same direction until you reach the end of the section.

easy updo for long hair

easy updo for long hair

Step 6

Bring the twist as far around as you can, and pin it in place at the top of your head with a bobby pin. Don't stress if it looks a little bit silly, we will be adding in another twist which will hide the loose ends.

easy updo for long hair

Step 7

Repeat the same steps on the other side, to create a beautiful halo effect.

easy updo for long hair

Step 8

Once the two twists are in place, use your thumb and index finger to gently pull the twist apart to create more volume. By tugging on individual pieces, the twists will take on the appearance of a fishtail braid.

easy updo for long hair

Step 9

Gather the remaining hair and split it into two equal sections. With each section, create a fishtail braid. While braiding, be sure to pull down on the strands so that it will be easier for you to pull apart afterwards. Secure with a small, clear elastic.

easy updo for long hair

easy updo for long hair

Step 10

Take one fishtail braid and cross it over the other and secure it in place with some bobby pins. Then take the other fishtail braid, cross it over and around the head. When pinning it on top, hide the ends under the other braids and twists.

easy updo for long hair

easy updo for long hair

Voila, there you have it! A beautiful, romantic updo - perfect for a cozy winter day. 

easy updo for long hair

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