Hunger Games Movie’s Capitol People — How They Are Brought to Life?

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We’ve heard all about the crazy hairstyles and colors we can expect to see on the Capitol citizens in The Hunger Games, and now we actually get a look at one of the wigs!

Alison Shipley of Modern Salon was sent the wig by Joico, a hair and hair color products supplier for professionals, who did all the cut and color for the film.

Joico Guest Artist and Hollywood Stylist Cherry Petenbrink was tapped to create the hair color designs for the film’s leads, and more than 500 extras, (THAT’s RIGHT. 500 EXTRAS!) and she relied on the high performance, vivid tones and vast shade selection of Joico Vero K-PAK Color.

… Cherry Petenbrink was assigned to create a flat, matte brunette shade for Katniss that would defy any trace of warmth.

… 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.

…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.”

How cool is this wig?! Check it all out at Modern Salon.

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