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sweetestpoison
March 24th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Saw a video for this and figured i should share the results. The DH thought it was pretty neat and it just may be my new personal favorite.

p.s. i am not a dutch braider, just can't figure it out. I am a french braider. It happens :) haha

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Lady Neeva
March 24th, 2012, 04:31 PM
I'm a Dutch braider and compared with yours, your braid turned out well than mine would if I tried a French plait.

sweetestpoison
March 24th, 2012, 04:56 PM
I'm a Dutch braider and compared with yours, your braid turned out well than mine would if I tried a French plait.

Thank you :) Mine looks a little messy towards the right side but that's because i like the messy look in the front. We should both do a braiding challenge and tackle those pesky braids that we just can't seem to do!

jacqueline101
March 24th, 2012, 04:57 PM
I like that do my hair isn't long enough to style like that yet.

washurei
March 24th, 2012, 05:03 PM
I do this all the time... I didn't even know it was a hunger games thing....

Freckled.Thing
March 24th, 2012, 05:07 PM
This is lovely. I am a dutch braider and I did the same hairstyle for the premier. I quite liked it and would like to try it again. I think yours looks much nicer than mine did though. I suppose I'll just have to keep on practicing!

ladonna
March 24th, 2012, 05:26 PM
I love this braid, its been one of my everyday hairstyles for a couple months. This week I'm doing 2 French braids that meet at the nape of my neck and ends with side braid, its a slight variation of loepsie's spring braids. My hair isn't as long as yours so I'm envious of your braid :D

patienceneeded
March 24th, 2012, 05:38 PM
I have been trying this myself! I can dutch braid well, but am having trouble with whole braid angle, mainly my issue is the switching hands as the braid comes around to the side. I've almost got it, my last attempt was not good enough for public viewing, but at least had the basics down. I just need more practice. I love the idea of a sideways dutch braid!

Pinkster8
March 24th, 2012, 06:35 PM
I love Katniss's braid! I'm anxiously awaiting the day when I have enough hair to do it :D

sweetestpoison
March 24th, 2012, 08:20 PM
I do this all the time... I didn't even know it was a hunger games thing....

It's a great hairstyle, my favorite part is the fact that i have layers, and my hair tends to fall loose along the nape when i do side braids so i have to bobby pin it, but with this braid i don't have to. Keep rockin it!


I have been trying this myself! I can dutch braid well, but am having trouble with whole braid angle, mainly my issue is the switching hands as the braid comes around to the side. I've almost got it, my last attempt was not good enough for public viewing, but at least had the basics down. I just need more practice. I love the idea of a sideways dutch braid!

YES!!! That was so tricky for me. I'm surprised i didn't twist it up more than i did. You can't really see detail in the front of the braid because i had to get further away from the camera (webcam) to get the whole thing so there wasn't enough light. It's a little messy. Keep at it though! I'm gonna dedicate this weekend to learning to dutch braid :)


I love this braid, its been one of my everyday hairstyles for a couple months. This week I'm doing 2 French braids that meet at the nape of my neck and ends with side braid, its a slight variation of loepsie's spring braids.

I have a pic in my album of a double french braid leading to a single braid! I love braids so much, never thought of doing two frenches into a side braid! Geniusss

gabee
March 24th, 2012, 08:41 PM
I love this braid! I always do it on my sister because she was thick waist length hair.
Mine is too thin and short to look good like this :(

Knotted
March 24th, 2012, 08:52 PM
Looks great on you! I saw the movie today and love her hair :)

sweetestpoison
March 24th, 2012, 09:02 PM
Looks great on you! I saw the movie today and love her hair :)

Thank you!! I am so jealous of her hair too. It's so thick and shiny, makes me wonder if they put extensions in it to add volume for the film or if it is really the actresses natural hair. I would imagine it to be very hard to have long hair in Hollywood when part of your job is getting your hair fried 3-10 times a day!


I love this braid! I always do it on my sister because she was thick waist length hair.
Mine is too thin and short to look good like this :(

Have you tried trimming it? My ends used to be really thin until i had it trimmed up properly and it made a HUGE difference

EmilyOtter
March 24th, 2012, 09:11 PM
I go swing dancing for fun, and the longer my hair gets, the more creative I have to be, so it doesn't get caught up in the lead's hands, and also doesn't whack him in the face (not nice)!

I do a side braid like that a lot, I love it! I also have to use bobby pins in the back, otherwise some hair escapes. :) The braid 'round the back eats up some length, and also keeps it swinging low, and not in his face! I also like to add flowers or a big bow headband. (I am addicted to both of those!)

gibsongirl71
March 24th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Love it! I am going to give that one a try. I am not a Dutch braider either. I only just learned how to French braid. Thanks for some new inspiration.:)

gabee
March 24th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Have you tried trimming it? My ends used to be really thin until i had it trimmed up properly and it made a HUGE difference

Its not just my ends, my hair is just thin and fine naturally, I'm barely a ii. My circumference is about 2.5-2.75".
But its ok, thin hair has its pros too :)

auroraclio
March 24th, 2012, 10:34 PM
Wow, looks great! I can't wait til my hair is long enough to try this!

sweetestpoison
March 25th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Wow, looks great! I can't wait til my hair is long enough to try this!

Thank you :) yours should be long enough if it's 22 inches. When mine was 23 i was doing side braids.


Its not just my ends, my hair is just thin and fine naturally, I'm barely a ii. My circumference is about 2.5-2.75".
But its ok, thin hair has its pros too :)

My mom has thin hair too and i was always jealous that she never had to do anything to it. Didn't even really have to brush it, it just looked soft and smooth naturally.

sweetestpoison
March 25th, 2012, 02:54 PM
also, i'm totally in love with this braid. My hair is actually wanting to behave today and it just looks so awesome! Whoever came up with this style is amazing and deserves an award of some kind.

Valfreyja
March 25th, 2012, 02:57 PM
"Whoever came up with this style is amazing and deserves an award of some kind."

LOL, I'll be sure to try it once my hair reaches some decent length, then. It looks really cool, translates well into real life.

I've been meaning to see this film!

sweetestpoison
March 25th, 2012, 03:01 PM
"Whoever came up with this style is amazing and deserves an award of some kind."

LOL, I'll be sure to try it once my hair reaches some decent length, then. It looks really cool, translates well into real life.

I've been meaning to see this film!

I haven't actually seen it yet either, just pictures. I'm taking my little brother to see it this coming weekend for his birthday. It's incredibly functional which is rather surprising.. i have seen several hair styles in movies that when imitated just wouldn't hold properly without a team of hair stylists following you around

zombi
March 25th, 2012, 09:37 PM
I haven't seen this film but i've been doing my hair like that for years! Before my recent chop I wore my hair this way a lot. it's pretty and also gets my hair out of the way. (:

auroraclio
March 26th, 2012, 09:55 AM
Thank you :) yours should be long enough if it's 22 inches. When mine was 23 i was doing side braids.



I have some awful layers i'm growing out...so when i braid everything just falls apart, argh! Maybe in another 6 months.. :D

Briar
March 26th, 2012, 10:16 AM
For those of us totally French/Dutch challenged, could you share the video? :)

Bagginslover
March 26th, 2012, 10:28 AM
I love that braid too, I'll be wearing my hair that way when I go to see it at the cinema tomorrow ;)

Does anyone know the anatomy of Katniss's super elaborate hairstyle? There is only one photo online of it, and a friend has asked me to help her figure it out so she can cosplay it ;)

sweetestpoison
March 26th, 2012, 11:14 AM
For those of us totally French/Dutch challenged, could you share the video? :)

here's a vid i found online, there are 20 billion out there apparently, this braid is just all the rage at the moment haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjUQxBTA9o4


I love that braid too, I'll be wearing my hair that way when I go to see it at the cinema tomorrow ;)

Does anyone know the anatomy of Katniss's super elaborate hairstyle? There is only one photo online of it, and a friend has asked me to help her figure it out so she can cosplay it ;)

can you show a pic? I am rather interested in this

Bagginslover
March 26th, 2012, 12:43 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/bagginslover/hair/c1b216de.jpg
This is the one photo I've found online-I've played with the levels to get it a bit more visable, it's a very dark photo!
As you can see, it's hard to tell just what's going on there, but I can see rope braids over the top, loose 3 strand braids at the back, and it that basket weave with wire (maybe leather thonging?!)?!

Tia2010
March 26th, 2012, 12:50 PM
I love the look, but I'm "braid challenged " :p I seriously can't do a decent normal braid yet... I just muck it up in all sorts of ways. :rolleyes: I have my sister in law braid my hair for me if I want it in anything other than a simple lopsided sleep braid. ..and yes, I realize how rediculous that is :D I mean, I'm a grown woman it shouldn't be that hard to do ! :)

I think I will make it a goal this year to learn at least one cool braid ( like this one) and an updo that isn't just my hair thrown up in a clip. :p

sweetestpoison
March 26th, 2012, 02:05 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7018480953_ed07560fb2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63128997@N06/7018480953/)
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Maelyssa
March 26th, 2012, 03:09 PM
I like it and the style works very well for me during work. Thanks for sharing! :D

Bagginslover
March 26th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Wow sweetestpoison!! Do you have a tutorial or directions for that anywhere?! That's perfect!

sweetestpoison
March 26th, 2012, 03:39 PM
Wow sweetestpoison!! Do you have a tutorial or directions for that anywhere?! That's perfect!

I can make one. If it is gonna be styled on a wig, it will be really easy!

Bagginslover
March 26th, 2012, 03:43 PM
I've directed my friend here, I know she'd be very grateful if you could! Thank you!

sweetestpoison
March 26th, 2012, 04:56 PM
i made a video demonstration, uploaded it to youtube and it stayed for all of 2 seconds before it was taken down for being too long. This computer doesn't have a movie editor either, suggestions??

sweetestpoison
March 26th, 2012, 05:40 PM
got it all situated, tutorial can be found here:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?p=2059604#post2059604

Long_hair_bear
March 26th, 2012, 07:59 PM
I'm wearing the side braid one now.... Not cause I like hunger games, but cause I like the braid. I'm a Dutch braider btw.... Most definitely!

Coan-Teen
March 26th, 2012, 08:14 PM
I've been doing this as a french braid for sleeping all year. I'm apparently ahead of the Hollywood trend. :D I haven't tried it as a dutch braid, though, although after seeing it I wonder if it would hold better. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Long_hair_bear
March 27th, 2012, 07:45 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9448&pictureid=129649http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9448&pictureid=129650

Heres my hunger games braid. I love Dutch braids, so this was just a new one for me to learn. :cheer: This was my first attempt. :)

Pegasus Marsters
March 27th, 2012, 08:01 AM
Just a quick note cuz no one seems to have noticed it, in the movie she actually has TWO braids with that style. One is the diagonal dutch, and one is a thin english braid that goes down the other side of her head and joins into the dutch braid. I've seen the movie twice now and it was only on the second watch through that I realised. XD

weddy
March 27th, 2012, 10:10 AM
This style braid looks like it'd work with long layers - I'm going to try it, although the dutch braiding will be new for me. Thanks for the instructions and video on the other thread!

sweetestpoison
March 27th, 2012, 11:54 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9448&pictureid=129649http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9448&pictureid=129650

Heres my hunger games braid. I love Dutch braids, so this was just a new one for me to learn. :cheer: This was my first attempt. :)

Looks great!!


Just a quick note cuz no one seems to have noticed it, in the movie she actually has TWO braids with that style. One is the diagonal dutch, and one is a thin english braid that goes down the other side of her head and joins into the dutch braid. I've seen the movie twice now and it was only on the second watch through that I realised. XD

I've only seen pictures of the braid, haven't seen the movie yet. This is a rather interesting development in the style. i will have to look this up and see what you are talking about. Seems pretty neat but it must be rather miniscule for it to go unnoticed so long

Bagginslover
March 27th, 2012, 01:00 PM
I spotted it too-just saw the film today :) going to try it out myself later. I'm currently wearing her single Dutch braid ;)

Edit-I think it actually has 2 braids joining into the larger Dutch braid-one from the crown in the same side as the Dutch braid starts, and another at the front on the opposite side. I'm looking for pictures :)

PolarCathy
April 8th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Whoever came up with this style is amazing and deserves an award of some kind.

Most def agree : ))))

katsrevenge
April 8th, 2012, 10:31 PM
I do a to the side french alot... mostly to keep the fat braid from lumping on my back. It really is one that gets better the more you do it.

I suppose I could practice my dutch more... I was going to before this movie came out... but now it will be a Katniss instead of just a braid. :/

And I liked the movie too... I just don't want to be trendy, LOL!

Lisabunny
April 8th, 2012, 10:52 PM
You did a nice job! I too do a french braid as I still have trouble doing a Dutch.

LaurelSpring
April 8th, 2012, 10:55 PM
The day after I saw the movie I had to try this! It turned out great, was easier than I thought and I loved it.

Today I tried doing this when we went for a motorcycle ride and it was perfect! Before I had been doing a french braid but I hated how my hair got whipped around in the back even though I put a wrapter on the tail. This way its good and snug under the helmet and the side part is tucked into my shirt and doesnt whip around so much and I dont have to worry as much about it.

LadyKate
April 9th, 2012, 01:09 AM
I started doing this months ago, both Dutch and French style. I usually bun the braid tail because I don't like to wear it down at work. I like it because it's all up and out of my way, but it's a little different from just a regular French or Dutch braid.

zombi
April 19th, 2012, 09:39 PM
So apparently the actual hair stylist from the film did a Skype tutorial with the Cute Girls Hairstyles mom! I didn't see this posted so I thought I'd tell you guys...:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpVnRZJCGhI

The braid is indeed a single diagonal french dutch that follows the nape of the neck. The hairstylist also says the braid does not change throughout the movie -- when you see that style, it's just the one braid.

Hope that helps!

KahRistAhn
April 28th, 2012, 04:06 PM
I attempted it today. :p For some reason I can never get braids to look right hear the top of my head.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575272_3332677753812_1174560081_32519427_146097513 3_n.jpg

lapushka
April 28th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Looks nice, KahRistAhn. :)

KahRistAhn
April 28th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Why, thank you! :D

PolarCathy
April 28th, 2012, 04:33 PM
I attempted it today. :p For some reason I can never get braids to look right hear the top of my head.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575272_3332677753812_1174560081_32519427_146097513 3_n.jpg

Indeed very nice!:D

sweetestpoison
April 28th, 2012, 10:19 PM
I attempted it today. :p For some reason I can never get braids to look right hear the top of my head.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575272_3332677753812_1174560081_32519427_146097513 3_n.jpg


Wow!! Great job@!! Yours looks JUST like hers did in the movies!

KahRistAhn
April 28th, 2012, 11:32 PM
Wow, really? I didn't think it was THAT good. Thanks a lot for the compliment. ^_^

CheekAllison
April 30th, 2012, 08:53 AM
That looks so pretty!

CheekAllison
April 30th, 2012, 08:55 AM
I do something similar to that, but I do a smaller braid on the side of my head opposite of the main braid that goes into the larger braid when they meet. I didn't mean to, but I wore it when I went to see The Hunger Games. :)

sweetestpoison
April 30th, 2012, 11:48 AM
I do something similar to that, but I do a smaller braid on the side of my head opposite of the main braid that goes into the larger braid when they meet. I didn't mean to, but I wore it when I went to see The Hunger Games. :)

It's amazing how creative people can get with braids! That sounds hella cool, and awesome that you wore it to see the hunger games! lol, i wonder if anybody noticed

Hollyfire3
April 30th, 2012, 11:51 AM
It's amazing how creative people can get with braids! That sounds hella cool, and awesome that you wore it to see the hunger games! lol, i wonder if anybody noticed

I hope they did, it sounds cool! I was going to wear the braid to see the movie, but my hair wouldn't coroperate...typical. So i wore it down instead, I was pleasently suprised to see that Katniss has hair similar to mine in the movie, even when loose, pretty freaking awsome!

iluvlovelylocks
May 18th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Hello! This is my very first post! Love this forum! Here's my take on Katniss' braid. Sorry for the weird angle. It's the best "self-portrait" I could take of the back of my head:)

http://i48.tinypic.com/dnm3c4.jpg

sweetestpoison
May 18th, 2012, 12:29 PM
Hello! This is my very first post! Love this forum! Here's my take on Katniss' braid. Sorry for the weird angle. It's the best "self-portrait" I could take of the back of my head:)

http://i48.tinypic.com/dnm3c4.jpg

great job! how awesome is this style?!

catamonica
May 18th, 2012, 01:59 PM
It is a really different hair style but very pretty.

HobbitMopHead
May 18th, 2012, 07:26 PM
I just need to let my hair grow out longer. At least I already got this in the mail:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/hoodies/edad/?srp=4

arc691
May 19th, 2012, 04:43 AM
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Wildcat Diva
May 20th, 2012, 11:06 PM
Those braids are BEAUTIFUL! I have no where near long enough hair to do that, but I did wear my new arrow hairstick to go see the movie with my son this evening. I liked it very much.
I will love to do the braid in a million years when my hair grows long enough. Until then, I can just look at the lovely pictures on here of the ladies that can pull it off!
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