A few months ago, head hairstylist for The Hunger Games Linda Flowers gave some insight into recreating Katniss Everdeen’s signature side-braid for the movie, as well as the staggering number of wigs and bleached eyebrows that transformed extras into Capitol citizens. In a new interview, Linda talks more about using Suzanne Collins‘ books as inspiration, as well as the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood.
Further cementing our theory that the Capitol is a metaphor for Hollywood, Linda said that she modeled the citizens’ hair after “the classics and old Hollywood, mixed it with contemporary textures and colors to create contemporary classics.” This was especially true for Jennifer Lawrence‘s look (spoiler) after Katniss returns from the Games and has to explain herself to her fans and new enemies. “She wore a pink dress that looked like it was from the 50s, so I used the TopStyler and did figure 8′s and 1 finger curls with the c-shells to get a contemporary finger wave style like a 50s old Hollywood look,” Linda explained. “I believe it portrayed how much she had grown up from the games and came into her own as a young women because it was classic and soft.”
However, you can’t have The Hunger Games without Effie Trinket’s (Elizabeth Banks) bright hair and makeup. Linda said that styling Elizabeth “was really fun, she was sophisticated yet whimsical. How often do you get to put pink and green hair on someone?”
What we really want to know is what it was like to style Stanley Tucci as the Games’ lead interviewer Caesar Flickerman! That’s him with Jennifer as Katniss in the pre-Games interviews, above.
Regardless, we’ll get to see all of these fashions and hairstyles — many of which will be imitated next Halloween, if not earlier — on March 23, 2012.