InStyle.com just had a great interview with Hair Department Head for The Hunger Games Movie, Linda Flowers.
“The Hunger Games Movie is going to be a hair spectacular! This was one of the most complex, detailed movies I’ve ever worked on,” said Linda on her interview.
These are the “hair facts” from Hair Department of The Hunger Games Movie:
3,000: People who were processed through the hair and makeup tents each week. “Extras couldn’t just have their normal hair. Everyone had to be in the style of the time,” said Flowers.
500: Cast members and extras who had their eyebrows bleached, including Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket.
400: Cast members and extras wearing wigs in a single day of filming. “We went with odd permutations of colors like dusty rose and chartreuse,” Flowers said. “The challenge was to make them look couture and sophisticated.”
45: Hairdressers working in a single day.
20: Minutes spent creating Katniss Everdeen’s signature braid for Jennifer Lawrence.
3: Colored wigs worn by Elizabeth Banks: One pink, one green, and one lavender.
1: Wig worn by Stanley Tucci, who plays Caesar Flickerman. “It’s a dark navy blue wig in a Karl Lagerfeld-style ponytail,” she says.