Combination braids will forever be a favorite of mine. I recently did this style and posted a snap on instagram with enough requests for a tutorial that I thought I’d quickly throw one together for you. This combination of French braid and lace braid can be simple to recreate once you see how they’re broken down into steps. If you love tutorials like this one then be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Triple Braided Updo Supplies:

Triple Braided Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin with a part on the right side. Then divide off a 1-2″ section of hair on the left side, near the hairline, and clip away the back hair.
  • Step 2 / Braid this section in a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand and then bringing in new sections of hair.
  • Step 3 / Continue the french braid down the left side until it reaches the top of the ear. Then braid the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends to keep the braid from unraveling.
  • Step 4 / Next create a second braid behind this first one but only add in new sections to the left side of the braid creating a lace braid.
  • Step 5 / Continue the braid keeping it close to the first one, braiding down towards the left ear and securing the end by criss-crossing two more bobby pins.
  • Step 6 / Now create a third braid on the right side of the head. I started it like a french braid and then switched to a lace braid after two cross-overs.
  • Step 7 / Next bring all the hair together at the nape of the neck.
  • Step 8 / Wrap a hair band once over all of the hair. Then twist the band once more over the right hand and use the left to spread the ponytail upwards around the hair band. Then pull the hair band over the hair, twist it with the left hand and wrap it a third time to create the base of the bun.
  • Step 9 / Combine the ends sticking out and tuck them back into the hair band to form another loop.
  • Step 10 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.


The pull-through braid is about to be your new favorite braid. It’s so easy because get this, it’s not actually a braid. I know, it completely changes the braiding game because you can master it faster than any “braid” you’ve ever seen. If you love this style then you won’t want to miss the French braid version and the Half Up version or even the 3 Strand version! Happy January, anybody else ready to hibernate until Spring? xo, Missy

Pull Through Side Braid Supplies:

Pull Through Side Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair and then bring all over the left shoulder. Then split it into two equal halves tying a hair elastic over the top half.
  • Step 2 / Take a small section of hair from the top ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band, securing it with another elastic. Then wrap the bottom ponytail with a second elastic band.
  • Step 3 / Take the top ponytail and split it in half.
  • Step 4 / Bring the bottom ponytail between the top ponytail, combining the two separated sections together underneath.
  • Step 5 / Wrap a hair elastic band over the divided section that’s now underneath.
  • Step 6 / Take the top ponytail and split it in half again.
    Step 7 / Wrap the two sections around the bottom ponytail, combining them back together again.
  • Step 8 / Tie the two sections back together with another hair elastic.
  • Step 9 / Split the top ponytail again into two equal halves.
  • Step 10 / Bring the bottom ponytail up in between the split top ponytail.
  • Step 11 / Tie the two split sections together again with another elastic band.
  • Step 12 / Go back over the braid and pull on the sides to make the braid bigger and more full.