Step 1. Fill the hair with Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome Demi Permanent Color in 3/4 parts N6 + 1/4 part G6.
Step 2. Process 20 minutes.
Step 3. Glaze the hair with Joico Vero Chrome in 3/4 parts A5 + 1/4 part N4.
Hair Department Head Linda Flowers identifies three of the looks that she created for Lawrence’s character as her particular favorites:
click image to zoom**from The Hunger Games OFFICIAL trailer. '50s Hollywood Glam—In the scene in which she returns from the Games, Katniss has transformed from a girl to a woman, and Flowers opted to create a retro Hollywood wave for the scene. For the dry set, she first prepped the hair with Joico K-PAK Protective Hairspray. She used the Topstyler by Instyler to set the hair, creating figure-eight shape curls on top sections and pincurls on the bottom. Once the hair cooled she brushed through and applied a small amount of Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Restorative Styling Oil through hair lengths for maximum shine.
‘60s Updo—The style that Katniss pairs with her “girl on fire” dress is a ‘60s-inspired upsweep, with a deep side fringe. The finishing touch is one of the character’s signature braids wrapped around the base. Flowers prepped the hair with Joico K-PAK Thermal Design Foam before drying, then created curls with the Topstyler by Instyler before gathering the hair in the updo and attaching the braid.
The Headdress—For the chariot scene, Katniss appears in a dramatic headdress, fashioned entirely from braided hairpieces. Flowers reveals that she turned to Spiker Water Resistant Styling Glue to stiffen the braids before she sculpted them into the finished piece.
Petenbrink was charged with two significant color changes for the actors. A natural Level 3 dark brunette, Josh Hutcherson’s hair had to be lightened for his role of Peeta. Cherry reveals that the transformation took place in two stages:
Step 1. Joico Vero K-PAK Crème Lightener + 20 volume Vero K-PAK Color Veroxide, applied scalp to ends, lifted to Level 6
Step 2. Joico Vero K-PAK Crème Lightener + 20 volume Vero K-PAK Color Veroxide, applied scalp to ends, lifted from Level 6 to Level 8 and toned with Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome equal parts A7 + A9 + Vero K-PAK Chrome Activator Crème Developer.
click image to zoom**from The Hunger Games OFFICIAL trailer. For the boys’ hair, Flowers says she used Depression-era looks as inspiration. The hair cuts were meant to resemble DIY—as if they had simply buzzed them at home at some point, and it had grown out. “Of course they are the stars,” she says, “so we made their hair a little looser and sexier than the rest of the District 12 men.”