“The look of the Capitol as it’s described in the book is bright and we stayed true to that,” says Petenbrink, who dyed more than 600 wigs and hair pieces for main characters and extras in the film. “The color couldn’t look ’80s punk, it had to be very high fashion in a couture kind of way.”
How does one make a neon and pastel wig eye-catching with embracing the right feeling? Well it was no easy task. Petenbrink says there was a real mix of time periods. She referenced the ’20s and ’40s as well as Edwardian and Victorian eras, adding that while there are a lot of brights, there are also strange and antique shades like mustard yellow and moss green.
“The color is all very bright and intense but in a very couture, chic kind of way,” says Petenbrink, who used Joico’s Vero K-PAK Color Intensity semi-permanent hair colors to dye all the hair.