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12 Simply Beautiful Halo Braids / Crown Braids Pics and 6 How-To Videos

By November 5th, 2023No Comments
halo braids style @amazingnaturalhair #crownbraid

IG @amazingnaturalhair #crownbraid

12 Simply Beautiful Halo Braids / Crown Braids Pics and 8 How-To Videos

By Jacqueline Samaroo

Halo braids are a crowning glory for all types of hair AND they are totally DIY-able! Be inspired by 15 simply gorgeous halo braid pics then try your own with these eight how-to videos! Click here to jump to the videos!

Let’s kick things off with a dozen stylin’ and profilin’ IG crown braid pics!

1. Sharing the Spotlight

A fabulous cornrow design front-and-center with a neat halo braid to top it off. She likes it and so do we!

crown braid @lia.b_braidn #halobraid

IG @lia.b_braidn #halobraid


2. A Redheaded Goddess

When you just ain’t afraid to be bold, let your hair show it with a burst of color!

crown braid hairstyles @braidsbytlo #halobraid

IG @braidsbytlo #halobraid


3. Shaved and Loc’d and Crowned!

What an awesome way to flaunt a shaved sides and back hairstyle!

crown braid on natural hair @jus_locs #healthyhair

IG @jus_locs #healthyhair


4. Pump It Up, Up UP!!

Here’s some inspo for when you love the crown braid but you also love hair that’s got volume.

crown braid styles @crownthegoddess_ #naturalhairstyles

IG @crownthegoddess_ #naturalhairstyles


5. The Face of An Angel

And, NOW we know why they call it a “halo” braid. Thank you very much!

crown braids @stylesbyjasmyne #halobraid

IG @stylesbyjasmyne #halobraid


6. Peekaboo Color

A hint of color is just the thing to take any hairstyle up a notch or two.  Beautiful!

crown braids hairstyles @voiceofhair #braidideas

IG @voiceofhair #braidideas

7. A Bridal Favorite

Brides love crown braids hairstyles and it’s easy to see why!

halo braids style @amazingnaturalhair #crownbraid

IG @amazingnaturalhair #crownbraid


8. Well Done!

Yeah, it’s okay to look totally smug when you KNOW you’ve nailed the look!

halo braid hairstyles @keshabrisker #halobraid

IG @keshabrisker #halobraid


9. A Halo of Curly Locs

Wow, this style will grab ALL the attention when entering AND leaving a room!

halo braids @justlocs14 #locupdostyles

IG @justlocs14 #locupdostyles


10. Halo Braid Meets Messy Bun

And, we’re loving it! Crown braid hairstyles are usually extremely neat with every hair in place. We think this is a wonderful take on the style!

halo braids hairstyles @clairecartr #blackownedbusiness

IG @clairecartr #blackownedbusiness


11. When the Crown Braid is Done Right

You know that feeling you get when the style you requested is EXACTLY what you got and MORE?!?!

halo braids on locs @twistedbytiff #locstyles

IG @twistedbytiff #locstyles


12. A Ropy, Curly, Coily Masterpiece

Here’s a bit of divine inspiration for when you take your halo braid over the top!

halo braids on natural hair @theriver_oshun #protectivestyles

IG @theriver_oshun #protectivestyles

Now, onto those halo braids how-to tutorials!

Ready to try DIYing your own halo braids? Here are eight halo braid how-to videos that feature doing this beautiful hairstyle on your own hair or with braiding hair to give you an assist.

The videos also include halo braids on natural hair, halo braids on locs, and halo braids on processed hair. Don’t think you can do a halo braid on short, natural 4C hair? Yes, you can and we’ve got you covered! Enjoy!

1. Adanna Madueke uses braiding hair extensions to create a heavenly halo braid on her short 4C natural hair. Watch!


2. Here’s a professional crown braid with cornrows tutorial courtesy of Nique Lynn. A master of the art!


3. Brownskin Poppin shows us how she braids her natural locs into a beautiful halo braid with tendrils. Loving her hair color!


4. A halo braids with bangs hairstyle – the way Beyoncé does it. DenayTheDiva shows us how it’s done – first on her own hair then giving it a bit more volume with braiding hair.


5. Want to learn how to do sophisticated crown braids with a low bun AND give off true goddess vibes? cynthykay obi‘s got you!


6. EverSoGorgeous shows us two SUPER EASY halo braids hairstyles just about anyone can master. Watch!

Bedtime Routine for Halo Braids

Now, let’s talk about how to maintain your halo braid at night for that full week of fabulousness:

  • Before bed, ensure your braid is in good shape. If you notice any loose sections or frizz, gently retouch and secure them with bobby pins.
  • Cover your halo braid with a satin or silk bonnet or scarf. This is non-negotiable! These materials help reduce friction and prevent your braid from becoming unraveled or frizzy while you sleep.
  • If you prefer, you can also use a satin or silk pillowcase as an alternative to the bonnet or scarf. This will help keep your hair smooth and protected without the need for headwear.

Morning Touch-Up for Halo Braids

Each morning, follow these steps to refresh and maintain your halo braid:

  • Remove the satin or silk bonnet or scarf gently. Avoid any rough movements that could cause friction or disrupt the braid.
  • Use a light, hydrating mist to lightly spritz your halo braid. This helps revive any slightly frizzy or flattened sections. You can make your mist using water and a bit of leave-in conditioner.
  • Carefully use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to reshape and adjust any sections that may have loosened or lost their shape during the night.
  • If needed, secure any stray or unruly sections with bobby pins, ensuring they blend seamlessly with the rest of your braid.

Protective Styling During the Day for Halo Braids

During the day, continue to protect your halo braid:

  • Avoid excessive manipulation. The more you touch and fiddle with your braid, the more likely it is to loosen and lose its shape.
  • If you’re exposed to strong winds or other elements, consider wearing a satin or silk headscarf or headband to keep your braid protected and in place.

Do you DIY halo braids in your hair? Share some tips and tricks with us!

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