Prim’s Bow Braid Tieback | Catching Fire | The Hunger Games

Want to win an authentic Katniss {Jennifer Lawrence}, Peeta {Josh Hutcherson}, Finnick {Sam Claflin}, and Haymitch {Woody Harrelson} autographed “Catching Fire” book? Yes, we are giving one away next! See bottom of post for details!

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Is that our Bow Braid Headband that you see on Primrose Everdeen {Prim} in the champion tribute reaping scene of The Hunger Games “Catching Fire”? Why, yes, it is!

Prim Bow Braid Tieback | Catching Fire | The Hunger GamesA little over a year ago, Linda Flowers, the Head Hairstylist for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games movie franchise, called me to ask if we would mind if she used a version of our Bow Braid on a character in the move. Of course, we were thrilled!

Linda then invited us to be on set for the day they were filming the Tribute Chariot Scene. Yes, we did get to meet the stars and enjoyed consulting on hairstyles! {We will write a post about our set visit later this week.}

Today we want to show you the first official hairstyle tutorial for Prim’s Bow Braid Tieback. My third daughter is my model, and don’t you think she looks so much like Prim??? It is almost uncanny!

Young girl outside modeling Prim Bow Braid Tieback | Catching Fire | The Hunger Games

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Young girl outside modeling Prim Bow Braid Tieback | Catching Fire | The Hunger Games

Young girl outside modeling Prim Bow Braid Tieback | Catching Fire | The Hunger Games

Portrait of young girl outside modeling Prim Bow Braid Tieback | Catching Fire | The Hunger Games{We have shown you how to create a bow braid before. We have also shown you several Hunger Games hairstyle tutorials.}


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, spray wax, 1-2 small hair elastics, on large hairpin, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair off to the left side of the head, then separate down to each ear…
  2. Secure the rest {or the back} of hair with an elastic to stay out of the way…
  3. Now, create a very small section {about ¼ inch wide} that runs parallel to the original part line {keep this sectioned off by itself also, as it is the hair that you will use to create the bows later}…
  4. On the right side, begin to create a regular French braid starting near the part line and running on a slight diagonal to the ear…
  5. When you reach near the ear, stop picking up pieces of hair and end with a simple braid, and secure with an elastic…
  6. On the left side, create another French braid that mirrors the right, and secure with an elastic…
  7. Now, to create a bow braid on the right side of head, begin by pushing a hair pin through the first stitch of the braid…
  8. Take a small section of the hair from the 1/4 inch section you stored away previously and spray with hair wax…
  9. Create a loop with the hair and push it through hairpin…
  10. Now, while still holding your finger in the original loop, gently pull the hairpin back through stitch of hair, allowing a new loop to be threaded, thus creating a bow…
  11. Continue Steps #8-10 for another 4-5 bows, and let each bow end to fall to the side, which will be hid by the next bow…
  12. After finishing your bows, now take the two simple braid ends and combine them in the back of hair, in a tieback.
  13. Take out the remaining elastics from the ends of the braids, and finger comb out the rest of the braids.
  14. Add hairspray {if desired}.

Want to win an authentic Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, and Haymitch autographed Hunger Games “Catching Fire” book? We are giving one away this week… see below for details!

Autographed Catching Fire Book | The Hunger Games

Giveaway Rules:

  1. You must be a subscriber to the CuteGirlsHairstyles and BrooklynAndBailey YouTube channels…
  2. Then, simply leave a comment in the YouTube comment section telling us which Hunger Games character you most identify with.

Bonus Entries: Want to earn more entries into the giveaway, to increase your chances of winning the book? Feel free to do the following:

  1. Let 5 friends know about us by sharing this link:
  2. You can contact them in any way {text, email, Facebook, etc.} and let them know what you think about us!
  3. Then leave a comment again in the YouTube comment section stating “5 friends”.

You can do this up to 5 times, for a total of 5 bonus entries! {Cheaters will be disqualified.}

The contest is open from now until midnight {CST}, Saturday Nov 30th {date in the video is incorrect}, with the winner being posted on-screen in our next video. One winner will be drawn at random from the comments below, and cheaters leaving more entries than the allowed 6 will be deleted from the queue. The giveaway is open internationally, and you must be age 18 or older {or have your parents permission to enter}.

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  1. My 7 year old twins love this one! I do the same style but on different sides of the head for each one. eg Liat has a left part and Amira has a right part! It helps people remember whos who!

  2. I love cute girl hairstyles it gives me inspiration on what to do with my hair even though my hair is short and curly (and very difficult to style!) i still enjoy watching and trying your hairstyles. I’ve subscribed to your YouTube channel keep up with the good work!

  3. This hairstyle does not work! Maybe it works if you are the hairstylist for the hunger games and are a professional, but it does not at all work for beginners! Maybe Mindy should post some hairstyles that beginners can do. I made my mom upset because of Mindy’s dutch waterfall braid that my mom didn’t know how to do. So please come up with some more beginner friendly styles!

  4. that is such a cute hairstyle. maybe when i take my sisters and friends with me to the movies… i’ll probably where one of those hunger games hairstyles and ill put my sisters in the too. thanks for the style!!!! cant wait for more

  5. Hey guys so I am not 18 and over I am going to ask my parents if I can do the contest though. I really want to win catching fire book for my bigger sister for Christmas she loves the hunger games. Well I hope I win well thanks!

  6. I think I am most like Katniss because she cares so much about her family. Also, she is very shy and timid but very courageous and brave.

  7. I think I most identify with Rue. She is shy and timid, but smart. Like her, I am not a fighter or a great hunter but we both use smart thinking as our weapon. And just like her I love to climb trees. 🙂

  8. I think I identify most like Prim because I am the same age as her and I just think my personality is like hers. Not when she dies though.:)

  9. A hairstyle I’ve been doing lately to myself is awesome! First in the back of my head, I’ll start by doing a french-fishtail braid down, then put it into a pony tail. Next, with the hair hanging down from the pony tail, do a rope braid on it, and then when you’re done, twist it a bit more and put into a bun. The rope braid makes a really pretty bun. I think you should make a tutorial for this, and introduce the french fishtail braid to your viewers. Thanks for reading!

  10. I do think your daughter looks like Prim! u have the perfect model for your hairstyles! How old is she? Please reply!

  11. Hi, I’m Aline and I just love to make tress! I found one of yours videos on you tube and clicked on your website to have more ideas. I watched five videos already and I can’t stop. There is always another one I would like to see and learn. The last one, and that I most liked is the crown twisted braid. She looks like a princess with this hair! I loved to knew your website. You are so talent! Congratulations for that!

  12. I think I identify Katniss the most, because for starters, I normally where my hair in a braid! Also, I am brave, outgoing, adventurous and also quite stubborn! I also have a younger sister, who has blonde hair and would be around Prims age when I am Katniss’ and she means the world to me and I would put my life on the line for her. (P.S, I had to use a different e-mail, but the same explanation as I forgot my original e-mail password!!)

  13. I think I identify most to katniss, because for starters I normally where my hair in a braid! Also I am very brave, outgoing, adventurous and sometimes quite stubborn! I also have a little sister, who would be around Prims age when I am Katniss’ age, who also means the world to me and I would put my life on the line to save her and the rest of my family.

  14. I think I identify most with Katniss, because I cannot relate more with her need to protect and take care of her family, Peeta, and especially Prim, because I have a younger sister myself who means more than the world to me.

  15. I have already done this on youtube but i realized that i did it wrong so im writing this it was the name under Wierdo and i did do 5 friends and i think i am like peta cause he always helps katniss and i try to find someone to help

  16. Quick Q…
    does the comment have to be on the youtube comment section? Can we do it on your website? Please respond as soon as possible!!!

  17. I think I’m like prim and katniss, because I like to help people like prim and I love to be outside and be active like katniss. ( BTW I saw the movie and is was AWESOME Congrats are being able to see the actors and actresses, what a blessing )

  18. Im so sorry i have to do this but youtube will not let me enter.

    im going to enter here.
    My “5 friend” were addison,cansas,faith,mia,and shelby

    Im so happy you asked about who we relate to. This might sound different but i most relate to Cina! I love him as a actor and a singer but i can relate to him because he wants her to stand out and do something different. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO KILL HIM!????

  19. I like to think that I am the most like Madge Undersee. She is such a kind, sweet, caring person, and was the only girl that would sit with Katniss at lunch. She always had something nice to say about everyone, and would never put someone down. Plus, she gave Katniss the mockingjay pin, so she kind of started the rebellion. I hope to be just like her someday.

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