Katniss Reaping Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

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!!!

Side view of the Katniss Reaping Braids | Hunger Games Hairstyles

Back view of the 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!


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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  1. I love this hairstyle! my hair is still a bit short to do this one, but once it grows out a bit I will definitely do this one, A LOT.
    Can you post tutorials on Clove and Glimmer’s training hairstyles?

  2. I love the hunger games!!! I had my friend do this on me and it turned out great!! She had trouble with the bun but it is still awesome!!!! I love ur hairstyles!!!! <3

  3. Nice video! Really helped me)))
    I wanted to ask what bobby pins and elastics do you use? I want to buy some and need an advice!
    Thank you!

  4. i did this one in my hair for when i had to give a speech about my school during church. i got lots of compliments and my mom’s friend even reconized it from THG !!! thanks 😀

  5. Do you think you think that theres a way of doing this on shortish hair? My hair is only too my collar bone.I love love love this style, so do you think that you could post a video of a mmethod o doing this style on short hait. ot any kind of style for short hair

  6. Your hairstyle looks a lot different of Katniss’s, at the starting, it’s wrapped but you’ve done just normal dutch/french braid.


  7. Just a suggestion! To me it doesn’t look like it was french braided in the movie. To me it looks like texture was probably added like the hunting braid. then put into two pigtails, right behind her ears, with hair wrapped around the band, and then braided.

  8. i am only 13 but i visit ur website alot nd ur haiestyles r amazing i luve the katniss braids alot team Peeta!!! 🙂

  9. It looks like in the picture that Katniss has 2 ponytails and they are hair wrapped. I do the one you do with the French braids, but I do the hair wrapped when I have time. But I LOVE your site! I know how I do ALL the hunger games hairstyles 🙂

  10. I absolutely love this hairstyle!! (love the movie too) I did my hair this way for my grandpa’s birthdayparty and everyone loved it!! people asked me if I did it myself and how I did it. They even said it made me look like a princess. 😀 (I loved that compliment )

  11. i hav got 2 try this! really mindy, how do u cum up wit this kind of stuff! and how do u no how 2 do it?! ur amazing!

  12. hi mindy i love your hairstyles i pray everyday that my girls will be as pretty as yours i wanna now what there names are so i can name my daughters the so they can look like yours plz tell me it dont worry i wont tell anyone i promise for the hairstyle i love i thx

    your biggest fan lulu

    1. that hairstyle is amazing! what are your twin daughters names? they are sooooo pretty i wish i was that pretty. let me know if your daughters have a website or something

      your biggest fan sara

  13. That braid is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for showing us this!!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOO excited to do this on my daughter Rosie!!!!!! She will love it! Thanks!!

  14. hey me and my form are making a hunger games of our own and we’re filming it and showing it in assembley. I am doing all the girls hunger games hairstyles because i am really good at doing hair. Please can you do some more hunger games hairdos.

  15. This is sooooo cute!!I just now learned how to french braid.I practiced on my mom ALOT!Then on myself…LUV THE HAIRSTYLE!!!You and your family are so awsome Mindy!:)
    -Brea Mae

  16. I did this bu with dutch style braids for my daughter’s baptism and it was Perfect! My whole family adored it too! Thanks a Bunch!!

  17. Did this style today on my 10 yo. I love that the braids don’t have to be completely perfect since they will be pinned up anyway. That allowed me to go a little faster. We’ll see if it stays up all day! 😉

  18. I love this hairstyle so I might wear it to a Talent Show!
    LOVE IT!!
    And thanks so much for posting this video!!!

  19. I did this one today to go see the movie with my best friend for her birthday, and I got lots of compliments! It seemed a little lopsided on me since I have pretty short hair, but it looked really good! This one is really easy to do by yourself also!

  20. Love your fun hairstyles! Just used one today on my 3 year and got some compliments. I love how simple they are and how elegant they look 🙂 Thanks so much!

  21. Hi Mindy! I love your site, I am a fairly new visitor and I have already viewed a lot of the videos! I love THG but my hair is too fine to do these hairstyles. Has anyone got any tips? Thnx luv ya all!

  22. Im loving this!!! This is so cool!! Thank you for posting these tutorials! I am a HUGE Hunger Games fan!!! And you are going to Skype with her?!?! OMG!!!!!! Please please PLEASE ask her how she did Katniss’s hairstyle in the pre-games interview scene!!! It looked like an updo involving 5 strand braids… It was SOO cool an I want to know how it was done! If you are able to please ask her!! (:

  23. Awesome I hope you keep doing hunger games hair tutorials, the styles are quite [popular. Although I think you can skip her chariot ride hair, because I’m not sure anyone would actually wear it in public. Also I looked at the pictures and:
    1) Glimmer’s hair looks like fishtails, but different. instead of bringing pieces over and in, do you bring them over and out?
    2) Clove’s hair looks sort of like your princess Jasmine bubble braid. Can you confirm this?

  24. OMG I love this! I think my hair is too short for both of Katniss’ hairstyles and Prim’s, but I can do Glimmer’s double fishtail braids. That’s how I went to the movie. 🙂

  25. Way cute! I love it. Do you have a tutorial about how you get your bobby pins to stay in nice and tight? Mine always seem to come loose and I’m always having to fix/adjust them. Will you email me the link, if you do have one? If not, will you maybe consider making a quick tutorial? That would be awesome! Thanks!

  26. I’ve (32) always loved doing this style since I was a teen – especially for horseriding in the timber; itkeeps you cool, helps keep ticks from getting through your hair, and keeps your hair from getting caught in branches while being super cute. I like to switch it up by doing dutch (outie) braids, and also by crossing the end braids (picture hooking your fingers) when folding them – which helps keep them more secure for high activity.
    That’s awesome Ms. Flowers wants to Skype tut. with you! Please share it with us if you can. 🙂
    I love all of your tutorials, and hope you keep bringing us more. They’re for all girls – young and … mature. 😉 I just gave my MIL her very 1st braids (double french braids) last week. (I was shocked she’d never worn any braids before! :O )

  27. I just saw the movie last night and I ws wondering if you were going to show how to do this. How awesome for her to want to skype with you!
    Are you going to do her Mother’s hairstyle too?

  28. I just need to say that your styles are so much nicer and neater and more professional looking than the do’s from the lead sylist from the hunger games. She probably wants to skype you to find out your secrets- make sure you get credit for your hard work girl! Great Job! xx

  29. that is so cool i love ur hair styles i can do like every one except the valentines ones… thanks for putting this site up i love getting complements on my hair every day…

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