The Hunger Games- May Good Hair Days Be Ever In Your Favor
As I’m sure you are all well aware by now, the Hunger Games are a hit series that have become almost as huge as the Harry Potter series. Most recently, the first book of the series was turned into a major motion picture, and that has had fans raving for weeks.
Although some may have mixed reviews, one key point that everyone seems to have taken away from the film is that the hairstyles and wardrobe featured are very unique and absolutely stunning. The style that has been talked about most is definitely Katniss’s intricate sweeping braid that she rocked during her time spent in The Arena. If you aren’t familiar with this hairstyle, let me describe it for you. The braid starts at the far side of her head, close to her ear, and gently swoops in a diagonal line towards the other side of her body. The braid then finishes by hanging in front of her shoulder. Although this look may appear super complicated, it’s actually very similar to a french braid and is just a few simple steps. If you’ve been dying to get this awesome hairstyle as much as I have, then today’s your lucky day because I’m sharing my knowledge with all of you!
Start out by letting your hair dry naturally. Once its dry, add a small amount of product to give it a bit more texture. Next, gather a small section of hair just above your ear, and begin braiding like you would with a normal French braid. Start to guide your hair diagonally towards the opposite side of your body, adding in small pieces of hair from each side as you go. Once the braid reaches the nape of your neck, switch to a classic braid and secure at the bottom with a small elastic band. To ensure that your braid will last as long you do, add a bit of finishing spray to your entire head of hair.
As you can imagine, this style works best on longer hair because shorter pieces might not be able to reach all the way across the back of your head. If your hair is long enough to reach but still short enough to have some pieces hanging out, don’t fret! Grab some bobby pins(preferably ones that match your hair color), and pin the pieces to the side of your head away from the braid. If you prefer the pins to not be seen, secure the pieces closer to your braid, and then continue sliding the bobby pin until it is tucked beneath the braid. Some additional finishing spray will also help keep those annoying pieces down even more.
If you’re looking for more style advice or need to know where you can buy great products such as the finishing spray, try visiting one of my favorite salons in Pittsburgh PA, Verve 360!
Happy Hunger Games, beauties!