With the release of the much anticipated movie The Hunger Games, we decided to do an inspired hair tutorial on how to do the braid that Katniss wears in the Arena. It’s also known as a dutch braid, the only difference is it’s curved.
The dutch braid is extremely simple, it’s the same thing as a French braid the only difference is you are pulling the pieces of hair under the braid, instead of over the braid like you would in French. Below are steps on how to get the look yourself! Happy Hunger Games!
STEP 1.) Take a Chunk of Hair, as little or big as wanted
STEP 2.) Split into three smaller Chunks (1,2,3)
STEP 3.) Take Group 1 and pull it under group 2.
STEP 4.) Then take Group 3 and Bring it under Group 1.
STEP 5.) You are now going to add hair into group 2.
STEP 6.) Once you added the hair, you are going to then take group 2 and bring it under group 3.
STEP 7.) You are going to add Hair into group 1. Add in hair to the group that is being held between her fingers. Then Bring that under the braid.
STEP8.) Keep adding hair into each group like you would for a french braid. Pull the groups under the braid and then over. You are basically reversing a french braid.
STEP 9.) Continue this the entire way down.
STEP 10.) Make sure you pull the hair tightly so it stays in place.
Voila! You now have the Katniss Braid! Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds ever be in your favor!
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