The Katniss Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

January 26, 2012

From time to time, we like to film super-fun hairstyles that we know that many of our fans will love. Today is one of those days!

My girls and I have read The Hunger Games series, were quickly drawn in to the story lines, and we absolutely love them! With the movie coming out on March 23, 2012, we have received quite a few requests from fans asking us to show some of the styles used in the movie.

Katniss Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

Luckily for us, there are trailers and movie posters already available online that give us a tiny glimpse of a few scenes, in anticipation of the movie.

Today we are going to demonstrate Katniss’ Diagonal Dutch Braid hairstyle. {We also want to give a huge thanks to Lindsey, an extremely loyal fan, for emailing us the best shot of the hairstyle in the movie poster below!

Katniss' Braid Hairstyle | Hunger Games

This style uses an exact Dutch Braid starting on the front of the right side of the head and braiding back across the head in a diagonal direction until you can finish off the hair in a simple braid over the left shoulder.  This hairstyle reminds me of a style that Angelina Jolie would wear!

{In the tutorial below, I show you the Katniss style but do not actually go into the details how to do the braiding. If you want to see exactly how to do this, please click our Same-Side Dutch Braid Hairstyle link.}

Katniss Braid Hairstyle | Hunger Games

 

Katniss Braid Hairstyle | Hunger Games

It is important to note that this braid is intended to look messy, as Katniss was wearing this hairstyle in the arena during the games.

You will also note that I used a few hair extensions to add length to the braid, since my hair is short.  It worked well because my own hair acted as layers, which were perfect as some fell out in the hairstyle… just like in Katniss’ braid!

Katniss Braid Hairstyle | Hunger Games

I know this will be a very popular braid, especially once the movie comes out on March 23, so you can help make this braid a viral sensation by referring it to all your girl friends on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc! That way millions of girls everywhere will wear this hairstyle to the theaters to see the movie! I know for sure that we will!

Please a comment and let me know if you plan to go see the movie, and don’t forget to share!

Big hugs!

Items Needed: Brush, 1 hairband, 1-2 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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Braided Crown | Updo Hairstyles

October 06, 2011

I have been wanting to upload this Braided Crown hairstyle for along time, having been asked for it a ton, but I wanted it to be perfect just for you!

Crown Braid {Side}

There are so many tutorials out there that teach you how to do the crown braid, but ours was intended to be one of the most clean and crisp variations of the style. What I mean is that some variations use a ponytail on top from which you pull strands down into the crown braid. I do not particularly like that version as it leaves a bump and hole on the top of the head. {It also makes the crown appear more like a braided wheel with spokes.} Our version is intended to look like a braided halo was simply placed on the head.

The Crown Braid uses the Dutch Braiding technique, but you simply pull the hair in on top only from the front. This is what makes the hairstyle to look so simple and clean, and allows for the braid to pop out.

Crown Braid {Front}

Crown Braid {Back}

This braid style is perfect for so many occasions such as Renaissance festivals, Oktoberfest, Halloween princess hair, weddings, flower girls, prom, homecoming, graduation, baptism/communion, etc. It is particularly great for cheer, gymnastics, ballet, and other sports due to its tight braiding.   The style even makes for very pretty skirt curls in a second-day ‘do!  Enjoy!

Items Needed:  Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, 2-4 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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Same-Side Dutch Braid | Cute Hairstyles

August 18, 2011

So today’s braided hairstyle is fairly simple because it only requires that you know how to Dutch Braid, or sometimes called an “outtie” or Reverse French Braid.

You simply start at the front right side of the head {really, either side will do fine… it is just a matter of your preference}, and begin Dutch braiding.  To start, bring the right strands in normally for the Dutch Braid but bring the left strands over the top of the head to be included in the braid on the side. When you are at the base of the head, you simply braid the rest of the hair into a regular side braid and tie off with a hairband.

This hairstyle is perfect for girls of all ages, and is a simple braid style that can be included in your every-growing hairstyle repertoir. For my older girls, I prefer to loosen the braid and even “messy” it up a bit for the modern look that is so popular today.  Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, one hairband, hairspray, accessory {if desired}

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

If you felt that this tutorial was helpful, please do let us know! Happy Hairdoing!

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The "Outtie" Braid | Dutch Braid

May 24, 2009

Now that you have had a few days to try out the French Braid, I would like to add to your knowledge. I had a sweet mother send me some pictures today of the french braids on her daughter. She did a fantastic job on the braids, especially as she stated that she was a beginner french braider. She had a great variation of the French Braid, with a difference I will explain.

Reverse French Braid

There are two types of basic French Braids. The first is your very traditional french braid as seen in my previous tutorial. The second braid is EXACTLY the same except for one small deviation in braiding. By implementing this one change, you get a french braid that pops out of the hair. I call them Outtie French Braids (also known as Reverse French Braid), and the photos above are one from my daughter and another from the dear mother who wrote me today.

So here is how to reverse the braid to an “outtie” braid:

*Note* You will understand this better if you have already watched the video tutorial on the last post.

When French braiding, I refer to the stranding of pieces A, B, and C. Piece B is always the middle piece and A & C alternate switching places with B (with A or C always coming over the top of B) as you braid down. Again, if you are confused watch the video. To create the outtie French braid, A & C alternate switching places with B (with A or C always coming under strand B) as you braid down. Get it? Sorry if that is confusing.

That simple change causes the hair to pop out quite dramatically and actually looks really fun, sort of like corn rows. Also don’t forget that French braids are great the next day if you just brush them out and leave the hair wavy as seen on my “Second Day Do’s“.

A quick comparison:

An “Innie” French Braid:French Braid
An “Outie” French Braid:Reverse French Braid

Happy Hairdoing!

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