The Hunger Games French Braid

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The Hunger Games braided hair style is a-buzzin’ at the moment, so I thought I’d braid one up and give you a quick little semi-tutorial for it, just in case you were interested. The braid is basically my Side French Braid low up-do hair tutorial but left out instead of pinned up and braided UNDER instead of OVER as seen above and called the Inside out French braid or a Cornrow. It’s done exactly the same way as a regular French braid but instead of braiding over the other sections, you braid them under, creating this bulbous braid that sort of sits atop your head rather than against it.

See the difference… {this one below is also a bit looser}

side french braid into a low side braid

Here’s my original side French braid hair tutorial… but leave the braid out rather than pinning it up at the end and again, braid each section UNDER the other rather than OVER.

Shown below is a more relaxed and wearable style, leaving much of the front section out and waving it…

Burberry Trench coat with leaf skirt and messy side braid

burberry trench coat and big sunglasses ac

Just to reference the technique, below is an inside out French braid hair tutorial I did ages ago, in our old condo bathroom, with the camera recording my reflection in the mirror… oh the early days. I’m probably singing in it as well… so embarrassing 😉

Click here for the full frontal inside out french braid original hair tutorial.

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Namine

    March 24, 2012 |

    OH GOOD!!!! I am so glad you did this!! I loved her hair in the movie!

  • Katt

    March 24, 2012 |

    I wish I could do these on myself :’)
    Katt xo

  • Natasha Fatah

    March 25, 2012 |

    Thanks for the tutorial Maegan!


  • Where's Gaia?

    March 25, 2012 |

    Your natural hair-color peeking through makes the braid look so romantic. Love it!

  • christian

    March 25, 2012 |

    wauw! that braid looks stunning on you!

  • Katya

    March 25, 2012 |

    it looks amazing♥

  • Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    March 25, 2012 |

    the contrast of your hair in the braid is gorgeous!

  • (Mostly) Yummy Mummy

    March 26, 2012 |

    I love this! I don’t think I could make mine look even half as amazing as yours does but I’m definitely going to be giving this a try 🙂

  • Eloquent English

    March 26, 2012 |

    I’ve always called it a Dutch Braid! Not sure if that’s right or not! Love it!!! xoxo A-

  • S. Chance

    March 26, 2012 |

    Awesome post!! Love those braided styles.

  • TJ

    March 27, 2012 |

    This is a beautiful style. I wish my hair was long enough to pull this off.

  • Aitana

    March 29, 2012 |

    Thank you for share the tutorial!!!^^


  • Beauty Tutorials

    June 17, 2012 |

    Really cool ! . Excited about doing it

  • Anonymous

    July 7, 2012 |

    Its my Habbit to choose a any Hair style .
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  • Fashionisers

    July 17, 2012 |

    Hello Maegan!
    You are so gorgeous and I love all your hair tutuorials! They help me look different every single time! Thanks 🙂

  • Anonymous

    July 25, 2012 |

    FYI, an “inside out braid” is called a German braid.

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