Katniss Reaping Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

March 25, 2012

Last weekend we filmed two Hunger Games Hairstyles based solely upon a few good photos we could find online, this one and the Prim Braids. {A few months ago we posted the famous Katniss Braid, the one she wears in the arena.}

Katniss Reaping Braids | Hunger Games Hairstyles

We saw the THG movie Friday night, loved it, and we were happy that our hairstyles were fairly true to form!

We were also excited to receive an email from Linda Flowers, the Lead Stylist on set for The Hunger Games movie who had seen our hairstyles on YouTube and wanted to let us know that she liked them and that she wants to Skype me for a personal tutorial with her! I am so0000 EXCITED!!!

Katniss Reaping Braids | Hunger Games Hairstyles

 

Katniss Reaping Braids | Hunger Games Hairstyles

For this hairstyle worn by Katniss during “The Reaping” scene in the movie, you basically follow the same steps as we showed in the Prim Braids for the two French-backs into normal braids. The only difference is that you “fold in”  and pin the lower braids into a flat, low bun.

The result is super cute, and sure to get you compliments!

Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, two clear elastics, several bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 5+ minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Bundled Braids {Video} | Braided Hairstyles

February 19, 2012

Many of you will recognize this hairstyle as one of the first hairdo’s we ever published, but we never have filmed a video for it.

Bundled Braids | Cute Hairstyles

Since we do receive quite a few requests via email asking for this video, as sometimes photo tutorials are not specific enough, we decided to film this one for you all!

We love how super easy this hairstyle is to do, and how cute it looks on our little girls.  The style still works well on older girls, and moms as well, particularly if you pancake the braids into a more “loose” style.

Bundled Braids | Cute Hairstyles

We promise that you will get compliments on this hairstyle all day long!  {My twins started calling this braided hairstyle “The Pineapple Braid” from the time they were very little, which I also think is cute because the finished hairstyle does look quite a bit like a pineapple!}

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 5 clear elastics, 2 regular
hair bands, and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 8-10 minutes

Skill Level:  Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by wetting hair {if desired} with the spray bottle.
  2. Gather all hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck…
  3. Divide the hair in the ponytail into 5 equal sections…
  4. Braid each of the 5 sections separately, using a clear elastic to temporarily hold them {or you can also have your daughter hold them instead}…
  5. Once all 5 sections are braided, grab them together at the base and fold them up towards the ponytail…
  6. Secure the folded braids to the ponytail with a hair band, leaving the ends of the braid loose…
  7. Tease the loose hair ends to your liking.
  8. Add in hairspray or a ribbon/accessory {if desired}.

Enjoy!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Braided Bun w/Ribbon | Updo Hairstyles

January 05, 2010

Many of you moms are asking for updo hairstyles that are quick and easy for your daughter’s in dance or ballet.

Many of my hairdo’s will work, but here is one that is very simple to follow and looks very cute from the audience…

I am not a ribbon expert, but received excellent advice from Annie on our Cute Girls Hairstyles Facebook Page that adding ribbon to a hairbraid does help add volume if your daughter has thin hair. (Many of my favorite hairbloggers like Princess Hairstyles and Girly Do Hairstyles, among others, are well more adept at ribboning than I!). For your ribbons, keep in mind this simple trick to stop fraying ends.

Enjoy!

Items Needed: 2 rubber bands, a few large bobby pins, 3 ft long ribbon (color of choice, hairspray.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Bundled Braids | Cute Hairstyles

February 16, 2009


Items Needed: Comb, brush, hairspray, spray bottle, 2 rubber bands, and accessories.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Wet and brush hair. Part hair on left side of the head.

Pull all of hair back into ponytail on back center of head and secure with rubber band.

Divide ponytail into five even sections. Braid sections one at a time, having your DD hold each as you finish them.

Grab ends of all five braids and bring up (fold in half) to the rubber band. Ends of hair should now be sticking upward…

Secure with rubber band by wrapping around all five braids.

You will now have this…

The ends are a little bit of a mess, so I rat mine to add extra fluff (see below)…

Add any bows, flowers, or other accessories, as desired.

Happy Hairdoing!

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