The Katniss Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

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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  1. Wow, 4 years since this post. My 13 year old still wears this braid and with different variations of it. She still gets tons of compliments on it too.

  2. Hi Mindy,
    I love this hairstyle but I always have trouble getting all of it in at the end so it doesn’t fall out over my ear. Katniss always has it tucked in in very tight . Do you have any advice?. P.S. Love your tutorials by the way!

  3. Uug! I hate atocorect. I was tryin to say, I was just wonderin what Katniss’s reaping and her braid she used in the games

  4. Omg! I love ur hair styles. I’m righting a THG fanfic and I came to ur site to find hair styles. I love them. I’m just wondered what Katniss’s reaping and reaping braids at called I’m thinkin if usin them at some point.

  5. I love your tutorials especially your primrose braids they’re always good. Can you do some more hunger games hairstyles.

  6. I’ve never seen the hunger games before, and i don’t plan to, but i love the hairstyles. Mindy, you can really rock a katniss braid!

  7. I’m only 9 years old and discovered your website recently. You are like my idol! Because of you I want to be a hairstylist! By the way, I’m totally team Peeta because of the fact that they were gonna die together if ” the voice” haddent of stopped them from eating the berries. Plus, he’s soooooooo romantic. Lastly, announcing his love for Katniss in front of everyone was proof that he was brave, courageous and deffinately knew how to win a women’s heart!

  8. Team peeta an Johanna!!!!! The best characers of the series and catching fire is the best book. Gale is okay but it his fault prim dies and I hate katniss because she is mean to peeta and Johanna and she is always moody. It’s her fault finnick dies (who is awesome) so I only like the way she dresses and her hair

  9. I love it, but the problem is I couldn’t understand it properly, can you PRETTY PLEASE also write the steps as you’ve done in one of your waterfall braid. My computer is very slow so I’m not even able to watch the video.

  10. I love the katniss braid sooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!! I watched this video a while ago and I loved it,and so every time I was about to go play any kind of sporti didthe katniss braid. And I do it alot for wednesday night chuch.

    Thank you so much for all the styles, I do them on my sister and on myself all the time. Thanks for the awsome hairstyle!!! I love the pancake braid to.

    Love you

  11. I absolutely love the hairstyle!! Although, I don’t know how to French or Dutch braid my own hair which makes me really sad. my hair is roughly 1ft and a half long, and it is incredibly thick. I own all of the books, and I own the movie and LOVE IT!!!!! (: I have always wanted to learn how to do the katniss braid, but I can’t. I will keep trying though!! Thanks for all of your cute hairstyle ideas!!!! (:

  12. love the movie and all the books used to do my hair in a simple braid down the back last year it got kinda boring happy to find a new kind of braid to use… thanks for posting them

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