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Last updated: February 01, 2018

How-To: Half-Up Halo Braid

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How-To: Half-Up Halo Braid

Ready for a braided look you can use on all your clients? This versatile ‘do from ColorProof Evolved Color Care Platform Artist Ruth Tedmori covers all of your clients—from Boho brides to festival-goers to pool partiers and beyond! Ruth and ColorProof’s entire Artistic Team just completed the ColorProof mid-year Education Update Training, where they learned tools and techniques needed to explain any haircut so every hairdressing audience gets the best education suited for them. Plus, the training included the launch of ColorProof’s Collection Haircuts, which feature on-trend looks like an updated pixie and lob.


Not a part of the ColorProof Artistic Team? No worries! Now you can get education straight from ColorProof with the launch of the brands step-by-step videos, featuring ColorProof CEO Jim Markham, International Creative Director Phillip Wilson and Platform Artists Ruth Tedmori and April Kircher. The videos, available this summer, feature time-efficient techniques and realistic styles that your clients ask for every day in the salon.


Try this halo braid to start, then get ready for more versatile looks straight from ColorProof!


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Artist: Ruth Tedmori
Manufacturer: ColorProof, @colorproofhair

Products Used


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    Prep the hair with SignatureBlonde Violet Shampoo, Violet Condition and Restorative Filler. Then apply TruCurl Anti-Frizz Oil through the midlengths and ends, and layer CurlyLocks Color Protect Curl Mousse over the top.

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    Blow-dry the hair, taking large sections and twisting them into your hand to create a naturally wavy texture. Detail curls with a medium- or large-barrel curling iron if necessary.

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    Create a halo section around the crown.

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    Create four ponytails across the back of the section.

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    Fishtail braid each ponytail, expanding for fullness using PowderFix Texturizing Powder.

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    Once all ponytails are braided, bring each braid up and pin to the head against the halo parting, creating a braided crown.

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    Finish with TextureCharge Color Protect Texture + Finishing Spray and UltraMarathon Strong Hold Color Protect Hairspray.

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