So you鈥檝e got the braiding basics down and are no stranger to a quick five-minute French 鈥榙o, but it鈥檚 time to take braiding to a whole new level, Hunger Games style 鈥斅as in the聽completely epic braid Katniss rocks while she鈥檚 kicking ass in the trilogy. To celebrate one of the most badass braids around 鈥斅爏eriously, it might be reason enough to go see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 鈥 we鈥檝e rounded up the most聽awesome聽+ intricate braids we could find. Scroll through these 14 next-level braids the next time you want to channel your inner Katniss.


1. Katniss-Inspired Boho Crown Braid: Give Katniss a run for her money with this truly next-level braid. This style will leave you rocking a stunning crown braid that cascades into a loose, side-swept braid. Bonus: It鈥檒l keep your hair out of your face while you鈥檙e busy saving the world from President Snow. (Photo via Brit + Co)


2. Seashell Braid: All eyes will be on your beautiful head of hair when you鈥檙e sporting this braid. Rock it at a wedding or cocktail function and have everyone oohing and ahhing. (Photo via Fashion Enzyme)


3. Zig Zag Fishtail: Amp up the usual fishtail braid by diverting the pattern into a zig zag formation for a super textured and awesome braid. (Photo via Beautylish)


4. Renaissance Inspired: This braid requires some seriously nimble fingers and artistic vision. Good luck out there, friends. (Photo via HairCutWeb)


5. Waterfall Mermaid Braid: Don鈥檛 be afraid of this braid 鈥 it comes with a tutorial! (No promises on the results though). Try your hand at this braid and you鈥檙e ready to join Ariel and her finned friends. (via Hair Romance)


6. Helmet Braid: Umm, how cool is this? Guaranteed you won鈥檛 run into anyone else at your holiday party with a braid this rad. (Photo via Hair Bauhaus)


7. Spiral Lace Braid: It鈥檚 actually dizzying how impressive this piled-up braid is. Detail game strong. (via @braids_by_esra)


8. Five Strand Dutch: Oh, boy. We hope your fingers are warmed up, because this 鈥榙o calls for some serious weaving. (via Twist Me Pretty)


9. The Lace Rose: Elegance to the extreme. A聽half udpo like this would look so beautiful and romantic with a lacy or pastel dress on your next date night with your boo. (via Design Every Day)


10. Caged Fishtail: Clear out some time in your schedule 鈥 you鈥檙e gonna need to settle in to get this intricate braided beauty down. (via @aurorabraids)


11. Bow Crown: This braid is downright regal. If you think you鈥檝e got the plaiting prowess to get it done, you鈥檒l definitely feel like royalty. (Photo via Cosmopolitan Germany)


12. Celtic Braid: This. Braid. What kind of hair magic even goes into achieving this? All we can say is WOW. (Photo via Trendvee)


13. Inception Braid: As it turns out, a braid within a braid just ends up making another stunning and incredible braid of our dreams. Sigh. (Photo via WWD)


14. Heart Braid: Aspire to braid greatness (and peak charm) with this lovely style. Pair it with an oxblood or pastel pink party dress for Valentine鈥檚 Day or a wedding look. (via Hair Romance)

Which of these beautiful styles is fueling your braidspo? Tell us your fave in the comments!