Babes In Hairland · Dec 2, 2015

Christmas Tree Pull-Through Braid

I can’t believe it’s the 1st of December! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Well, we’ve set up our Christmas tree and all the decorations and lights are out, along with the Christmas music being played non-stop here! And now that it’s December, thoughts, gifts and plans for Christmas are in full swing … including Christmas hairstyles! Yay! And speaking of gifts, if you missed it, don’t forget to check out our List of Christmas Gift Ideas for the Hair Lover (or teenage girl) in Your Life!

But first really quick – the winner from last week’s giveaway needs to be announced!

Congratulations Millie. Please e-mail me asap & we’ll work out getting you that $50 gift card from Amazon!

So on with our fun & festive Christmas Tree Pull-Through Braid hairstyle. We assume most of you are familiar with a pull-through braid by now, but we’ve created a video showing how we’ve done this fun one!

Step 1- Part hair from ear to ear

Step 2 – Combine all that hair into a half pony at the crown & secure with a clear elastic

Step 3- Gather remaining hair and secure in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck

Step 4 – Divide the top ponytail in half, creating a top & bottom section

Step 5 – Divide the top section in 2 pieces so there is a left and right section

Step 6 – Bring the bottom half of the ponytail up past the 2 sections of hair from Step 5

Step 7 – Clip (or have your daughter hold) that section up and out of the way

Step 8 – Bring the 2 pieces of hair from Step 5 together underneath the hair from Step 6 and secure with a clear elastic

Step 9 – Flip the hair back down and divide the hair that is now sitting on top of the ponytail into a left and right section

Step 10 – Draw the hair from below up and between those 2 sections of hair and hold up on top of the head (or clip) out of the way

Step 11 – Bring the 2 pieces of hair from Step 9 together underneath the hair from Step 10 and secure with another clear elastic

Step 12 – Gently pull on the outside edges of the right and left section to make them a bit wider than the top one

Step 13 – Continue the “pull-through braid” steps as listed above, and with each section you secure, make each one a bit wider as you work your way down the head

Step 14 – Once you reach the ponytail at the base of the neck, stop the process

Step 15 – Take the section of hair on top and divide it into a left and right section. Pull them underneath the ponytail at the base of the neck and secure with a clear elastic

We use THESE Goody Clear Elastics

because the pack comes with bigger and smaller elastics which are perfect for this style. If you want to use red, green or white elastics to make this style more festive, feel free, but I wanted the pops of color to come from our cute ornaments we made!

Step 16 – Adjust the “Christmas tree” as needed so the bottom of your tree is the widest and that it gradually gets smaller until you reach the top

Your “Christmas tree” will should look something like this. It’s a pretty style all on it’s own, so if you prefer to leave the decorations off, feel free!

Step 17 – Decorate your tree!

We used hair pins like THESE

and with hot glue attached red, green & white small pom-poms onto them (see pic on the right). Then we gently stuck them where we thought they look the best into the tree. I also had a fuzzy gold pipe cleaner that I formed into the shape of a star. I positioned it at the top of the tree covering the clear elastic and secured it with a hair pin as well. The options are limitless of how you decorate your tree, so have fun with it!


Here’s a look at them side-by-side. Which look do you prefer!? Comment & let us know!

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