How to Wear Halo Hair Extensions

Halo extensions are some of the most effortless extensions you’ll ever work with. So much so that you might think they’ve been sent from angels themselves, hence the name “halo.” OK, that might not be why they were named the way they were, but it makes sense – doesn’t it?

Wearing halo hair extensions is a breeze, whether you want to keep your hair down and enjoy added length and volume or plan to style your locks into ponytails, braids, or any other design. 

But how?

Regardless of which hairstyle you choose, the good news is that it’ll be a cinch to get the look, queen. However, you need to make sure you’re doing it right. Have you ever seen someone with wonky and obvious extensions? Not a good look.

Get the insta-worthy ‘do of your dreams with these different ways to wear halo hair extensions.

How to Wear Halo Hair Extensions – Three Ways

Halo hair extensions are a literal gift from above. There’s no pesky tape, clips, or glue involved – just fab locks. They’re so easy to style, ensuring you can create beautiful hairstyles in no time at all. Here are my top four ways to wear halo hair extensions.

1. Hair Down

The first technique I will discuss is how to wear halo extensions with your hair down. This is how most people opt for halos, especially if you’re anything like me and have naturally fine and thinner hair. Here’s how to do it.

  • Separate your hair into two sections. The top section shouldn’t be as thick as the bottom section. Also, leave two inches of hair loose at the front of your face. This will allow for better blending and concealing.
  • Tie the top section into a topknot. Opt for a topknot rather than a ponytail. You don’t want loose strands to end up somewhere in the halo application. It just won’t look right.
  • Place the halo on your head. Placement should end up with the wire being around an inch behind your forehead, resting on your occipital bone (bump on the back of your head).
  • Secure the halo hair extensions to your head. Most halo hair extensions come with 2-clip wefts that can be secured to your mane. If not, consider opting for velcro clips to secure it in place.
  • Take down your topknot. By doing so, the top portion of your hair should rest over the halo hair extension, covering it entirely.
  • Conceal the halo. If you have pieces of the halo showing, use a tail comb to gently pull hair over the halo to conceal it properly.
  • Brush and enjoy your new hair! Now, you will want to brush (very gently) to create a gorgeous, streamlined look.
  • (Optional) Style your mane. Do you want fun beach waves? How about sultry, Victoria’s Secret-style ringlets? Go ahead and style your locks as usual. Protect your extensions with an extra spritz of heat protectant. Use the lowest heat setting possible.

For all of my visual queens out there, this video shows how to place a halo hair extension on your head correctly.

2. Low Ponytail

One great way to wear halo hair extensions is in a low ponytail. Because, well, let’s face it – low ponytails are notoriously dull. Adding some extra hair will create a thicker and more exciting look – especially if you tease and style your mane. Here’s how.

  • Place the halo hair extension as mentioned above. You will need to go through the entire process, including sectioning the hair and concealing the halo hair extension.
  • Pull hair back into a loose, low, or mid ponytail. You can backcomb the top portion of your locks before placing them in a ponytail. This will add some vivacious volume and “retro” vibes that don’t disappoint.
  • Secure the hair and style. Simple, right? Keep your hair as-is, or style it how you prefer. Loose ringlets always look fabulous in a low ponytail and can easily take your look from “soccer mom” to “alluring date night” in a flash.

3. High Ponytail

If you didn’t know already, I have a slight obsession with high ponytails. I love that they’re undeniably sassy and give a youthful appearance. However, you cannot wear your hair in a high ponytail using the “traditional” way to wear halo hair extensions. You’ll have to get crafty.

  • Remove the wire from your halo hair extensions. Yes, we will need to ditch the wire entirely in order to sport a high ponytail with halo hair extensions.
  • Tie your mane into a high ponytail. It will need to be tight. No loose ponytails when using this technique!
  • Secure the start of your halo hair extension to your ponytail with a bobby pin. Essentially, you will want to place the extension on top of your ponytail and secure a portion of it with a bobby pin.
  • Wrap the halo hair extension around your ponytail, securing it with bobby pins. Continue until all of the hair is wrapped and tightly secured around your natural ponytail.
  • Wrap a portion of your natural hair around the ponytail to conceal. You don’t want all of those bobby pins showing. Conceal them by wrapping a small section of your natural hair around the ponytail and securing it underneath so others can’t see it.

Here is a great way that shows how to do it. However, she does her high ponytail a bit differently, leaving some sections of her hair loose in front and pulling them back at the end of her hairstyling. Either way will work like magic!

Tip: This same technique can be used to accomplish all of your other updos, such as ballerina buns and messy topknots!


Needless to say, if you want a seriously versatile extension, there’s no better choice than halo hair extensions. They are a breeze to install and can be worn in literally any hairstyle, from waves to curls, ponytails to buns, and beyond. Before you go, check out these FAQs.

Where should halo extensions sit on your head?

A halo hair extension should be situated around the crown of your head – like a halo. It should be pushed back a few inches from your forehead and sit on the occipital bone. 

Can you wear your hair up with Halo extensions?

You can wear your hair up with halo hair extensions. In fact, there are basically no hairstyles that are off-limits when it comes to halo hair extensions. Whether you prefer a low, romantic ponytail or messy buns, you can successfully create them with halo hair extensions.

Do Halo extensions fall out easily?

It might seem like halo hair extensions are prone to falling out, but the fact of the matter is they’re likely to stay put when appropriately installed. You may need to adjust the size to get the right fit. You can secure it to your head with the included wefts, velcro clips, or simply bobby pins.

Halo Hair Extensions Are So Easy to Wear!

For gals that don’t want all the fuss that comes from some extensions, halo hair extensions are the way to go. They’re effortless to install and even easier to wear, regardless of which hairstyles are on your bucket list.

Do you love halo hair extensions? What’s your favorite way to wear them?

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