HOW-TO: Braided Halo Updo

By Chandler Rollins | 04/04/2014 1:43:00 PM


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Spring is here, which means that wedding season is upon us! In honor of the month, Kristen Huff of Head Games Salon in Portland, ME, created this beautiful braided crown on her client Erin for special occasion. The final look is extremely versatile and can easily be worn from day to night.


STEP ONE: To begin, Huff prepped Erin's dry, unwashed hair with Oribe Dry Texturizing spray.

STEP TWO: Wrap 1.5" sections of hair loosely around a 1.5" curling wand, twisting while wrapping to create a rough beach texture

STEP THREE: Starting slightly farther over than the natural part, lightly back comb at the base of each braid.

STEP FOUR: Holding the hair loosely, braid down by pulling strands from underneath not over.

STEP FIVE: Before securing, "stretch" each braid by softly tugging on the sides until the desired width is reached. Secure each braid with crossed pins.

STEP SIX: Create twists with remaining curls, loop and pin until desired effect for bustle. Finish with Oribe Superfine and Oribe Shine.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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