You know we couldn't let this week pass without giving you a Hunger Games
how-to. With tonight's sure-to-be-insane midnight premiere of the seminal movie of our time (okay, maybe not, but it's definitely going to be a kick-ass film), we knew it was finally time to tackle "the braid."
In addition to being a fictional heroine we can actually get behind
, Katniss Everdeen also rocks a pretty sick hairstyle. In the books, her 'do has a big part, with Katniss' beauty prep team obsessing over it. After seeing the style brought to life in the posters and previews, we have to agree — that braid is dope. Equal parts sporty, functional, and beautiful, it's her swooping braid — not Peeta or Gale — that has us swooning.
Alright fine, there's a little Peeta-induced swooning going on, but mostly, it's the braid. Here, we've got your step-by-step tutorial on how to cop this cool 'do for yourself.
Better get braiding if you want to rock this at the midnight showing!
Photographed by Erin Yamagata
Photographed by Erin Yamagata; Braid by Taylor Barringer