In vivid contrast to the mousy hue of Katniss, the citizens of the Capitol were described to Petenbrink as “sophisticated, couture and edgy.” Collaborating with Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky and Hair Department Head Linda Flowers, she was challenged to create unique color designs for each of the 500 extras, using brights and pastels.
“When you work with these colors, it’s a challenge to make them look trendsetting and visionary and not clown-like,” Cherry says. Once again, Joico offered the solution with the pure, vivid clear tones of products like Vero K-PAK Color Intensity. As a result, Petenbrink predicts that several of the color designs will strongly influence trends once the film opens.
Oh, and as for me, of COURSE I tried on the wig!
Me... if I were in Hunger Games, living in The Capitol in a post-apocalyptic future...duh.
Flowers, who has served as hair department head for blockbusters like Iron Man 2 and The Social Network, prepared hundreds of beautiful wigs and wefts with Joico hair color.
“Then our team of Joico colorists came in and was asked to make each hair style their own—to turn each one into a beautiful creation. So these stylists really had fun and had the opportunity to be creative!”
The Hunger Games is the first of four planned films, and Cherry says it was a lot of pressure to come up with 500 completely different looks. “But it was also a really fun and creative challenge. I truly think that once they see the hair, people will say that nothing like this has ever been done.”
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