While the halo freeze position has been part of the halo and headglide since the early 1980s, the idea to hold it in a freeze seems to have arisen much later. It was popularized in the late 1990s by breakers including Crumbs and E.T. . Around 2002, halo freeze transitions and variations were advanced by Hong 10, leading to the freeze's alternate name .
Lift Halo Freeze
Halo freeze with head lifted off the ground. Can be considered an airchair variation.
One-Hand Halo Freeze
Halo freeze with the unstabbed arm lifted off the ground.