26 Mar

How To Do The Katniss Braid

Are you a big fan of the Hunger Games?  Did anyone go see the movie over the weekend?  (I’m super pumped for it, but I’m waiting til the crazy crowds die down a little.)

Katniss is known throughout the book and movie for her signature side braid, so today I thought I’d show you just how easy it is to get this cool look!

Step 1: Part your hair to the side and start on the heavier half (the half with more hair.)  Draw a diagonal part from your forehead to your side part, creating a triangle of hair.

Step 2: Separate into three sections and start braiding— but here’s where it’s a little different.  Rather than pulling each section of hair over one another, go underneath.

Step 3: As you braid, grab small sections of hair from the rest of the head and incorporate them.  (Basically, all you’re doing is a french braid, but by wrapping each section under one another rather than over, it creates this inside-out effect.)

Step 4: Continue around the head until you run out of hair to incorporate.  Then, do a plain old braid down the side.


Step 5: Secure with an elastic, and you’re ready to adventure like Katniss!

This can be tricky to do on yourself at first, but practice on a few friends and you’ll get the hang of it.  I’m not gonna lie… this style makes me miss having long hair!

What do you think of the Katniss braid?  Have you rocked this look before?  Are you new to french braids or have you got ’em down?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

{ posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 }


Comments: {3}

  • Sarah writes:

    This is so cool. Thanks for teaching us.

    I haven’t seen the movie either, but am totally dying waiting. My book club read the book ages ago, and so we promised to see it together. Two more days…. :)

  • Sara writes:

    Yay! Well I have to say, I felt pretty awesome rocking this braid going to the movie yesterday! I love it!

  • Awesome people writes:

    looks like it does in the movie great job (loved the movie)

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