Tutorials: How to Create The Perfect Pull-Through Braid Updo

Half braid, half updo–this braided creation from Neroli Salon & Spa Hair Designer, Kendal is perfect if braiding isn’t your best friend. All you’ll need is your favorite hairspray, a few bobby pins and a package of clear hair ties. Don’t forget our rule of thumb–the messier, the better.

Step 1: Like most people, I like to add volume to my hair, so I added some lecture with a curling iron, sprayed a medium hold hairspray, and backcombed the top section of my hair. Lightly comb out once you’ve teased.
braid updo
Step 2: Move all your hair to the side that has the least amount of hair and tie a little section of hair with an elastic band about an inch or two above your neck.

braid updo

braided updo

braided updo

Step 3: Repeat step 2… take another small section and tie with an elastic band, so you’ll now have 2 small ponytails at the nape of your neck.

braid updo

braided updo

Step 4: Split the first ponytail in half and pull the second ponytail through the middle. Then clip it off to the side.

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

Step 5: Now use another clear hair tie and secure your pull through.

braid updo

Step 6: Now make another small section but this time you’ll add the hair to that section. Remove the clip and repeat step four, splitting your ponytail in half.

braid updo

braided updo

Step 7: Pull the second ponytail through and clip.

braid updo

Step 8: Then make another section and continue previous steps.

braid updo

Step 9: You can make anywhere from 4-7 sections depending on length, the thickness of your hair, or how big you make the sections.

braid updo

braided updo

braid updo

braid updo

braid updo

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

Step 10: Before taking the last section, take any pieces out you may want out around the hairline. I always like a few face-framing pieces.

Step 11: Finish your last pull through with a hair tie.

braid updo

Step 12: Now the fun beings. Go through and pull apart the braid. It helps if you don’t tie your elastic bands really tight, it makes it easier pull out the pieces.

braid updo

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

braided updo

Step 13: Take the end of your braid and bobby pin under the length of the braid along your hairline. The braid should look with one continuous braid.

braid updo

braid updo

braid updo

Step 14: Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

braid updo

braid updo

This blog was written by Neroli Salon & Spa Brookfield Hair Designer, Kendal. To schedule a hair service with Kendal, call 414.227.2888.

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