Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national pass time. One such star style that has everyone taking notice is Hollywood’s newest starlet Jennifer Lawrence.Jennifer was discovered at the age of 14 while auditioning for talent and model agencies. She landed a commercial-shoot for H&M and MTV where she was spotted by a talent agent. This led to her current roll as the heroine Katniss Everdeen in the much talked about film the “Hunger Games”.
Being a Hollywood film star isn't all cocktail parties and award ceremonies. Too get into character Jennifer had to change her hair color. Transforming Jennifer Lawrence from a blonde bombshell into a rich brunette for The Hunger Games cost filmmakers $30,000 making it the world's most expensive "dye job". To search for her character's perfect hair color and avoid damaging Jennifer’s hair, Linda Flowers, Head Hair Designer for The Hunger Games rented five $6,000 custom lace wigs in different shades, from light brown to dark brown with a little bit of red. The final color selection __a rich deep level five Mahogany Brown.
Achieving these type of color transformations is tricky and as a Hollywood Colorist we encounter these situations often. Dying your hair multiple times can damage anyone’s locks said Flowers. If the color is too dark or too red you're looking at a much harsher process to take out some of that color. On the other hand 'if you know what the target color is, it's possible to just use a color filler with a semi-permanent color which is much quicker and easier when it comes time to returning back to your natural color.
Celebrity stylist Mark Townsend is the man behind Jennifer current look and color, which employee's lots of "second-day texture." For a dressy red carpet look he began by applying Gel Mousse to Jennifer's damp hair, then blow-dried with a large round brush. Next he separated out three-inch sections of hair and curled it around a one-inch curling iron. After a Pom Mist Styling Wax is applied to create the second-day texture effect. For the chignon itself, Jennifer's hair is braided and swept up with what looks like a vintage necklace (or two) wound through her braids creating an oval as it encircles the base of the chignon. “Her new color is actually a better look then her pale blond color Mark says. I love her gold highlights with a touch of Carmel undertones in between giving her a Spring/Summer look.