Share this Story

The Hunger Games wedding hairstyle tutorial

SalonCapri stylists have received the Best of Boston award in 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 from Boston magazine, the ELLE magazine accolade as one of the Top 100 Salons in the United States in both 2009 a...

Here comes the (Katniss) braid...

The Katniss braid has left its mark on the hairstyle community. Now, cue Catching Fire and the famous 'do is going to a whole new level. Thanks to the on-screen Hunger Games wedding, Katniss has debuted anther memorable hairstyle.

Here comes the (Katniss) braid...


Here comes the (Katniss) braid...

Senior stylist Graziella at SalonCapri in Boston broke down the wedding style from The Hunger Games for us. You can do it yourself or show it to your wedding day stylist for some inspiration.


This style works the best on clean, damp hair. Graziella recommends spritzing your strands lightly with water just prior to styling.


Here comes the (Katniss) braid...

To start, comb hair and part down the center to create 2 equal sections. French braid each section tightly and secure at the nape of the neck with a clear elastic. Make sure to leave out a few sections of hair free in the back.


Here comes the (Katniss) braid...

Next, separate each braid tail into 2 sections and braid each to the end. Secure with a clear or matching elastic. You will now have 4 braids and the extra hair still hanging.


Here comes the (Katniss) braid...

Then, take the 2 outer braids and fold them up around the side of your head to create a crown. Secure with a bobby pin at the top.


Here comes the (Katniss) braid...

Next, braid the remaining sections of hair into 4 to 5 (3-strand) braids and secure each with a clear elastic.


Here comes the (Katniss) braid...

Take the remaining inner braids (the tails of the French braids) and wrap them into tight coils. Secure with bobby pins at the base of the French braid. Then weave each braid into the secured coiled braids and pin where desired to the back of the head.

The final look

Here comes the (Katniss) braid...

To finish, spray with a heavy coat of hairspray. Graziella prefers Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer for shine and hold. After styling, Graziella added a vintage brooch at the top of head where the crown braids meet, to give the style an added Capitol-inspired flair.

The Hunger Games-inspired wedding ideas >>

More The Hunger Games beauty

Outfit ideas: Steal Katniss' style
The Hunger Games Capitol-inspired fashion
Jennifer Lawrence's major fashion moments

Photo credit: Lionsgate
Follow Us

SheKnows Media ‐ Beauty and Style

New in Beauty & Style

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started