Twisted Tuesday: Halo Braid

The husband hadn't had his coffee yet when he snapped this, so it's a little blurry.

The husband hadn’t had his coffee yet when he snapped this, so it’s a little out of focus.

I’ve been slacking in the hairstyling department, so in order to help me get my act together, I’m kicking off a new column. Every Tuesday I’ll post photos of a new braided hairstyle. If that’s not motivation, I’m not sure what is.

Today’s look: A braided halo. It’s different from this one in that you must have long hair to pull it off. If your hair is medium-length or shorter (but still long enough to braid), try this cheater version.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Part the front of your hair where you like it.

Step 2: Start French braiding your hair (check out this braiding video for help with that) along one side of your head – starting right at the top. You’ll French braid it along your hairline until you reach your opposite ear. At this point, all of your hair should be in the French braid.

Step 3: Regular braid your hair until you reach the ends (like you would with a normal French braid. Secure with a tiny, clear elastic. The braid should now be hanging loose over your ear.

Step 4: Wrap the hanging tail of your braid around to the opposite side of your head. Secure it to the crown of your head. Hide the ends of your hair and the elastic by tucking them under the braid and securing with a couple of bobby pins.