Hunger Games Trilogy: Catching Fire – Nick Penna Jr. has the hairstyle

| July 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hunger Games Trilogy: Catching Fire – Nick Penna Jr. has the hairstyle. Nick Penna Jr. Boston-based celeb hair stylist and owner of SalonCapri and  Creative Director of Be Styled Blowdry Lounge in Chestnut Hill, MA is always far ahead of trends. Last year we received his how to instruction for styles  on a new movie The Hunger Games which just took the movie world by storm, putting Jennifer Lawrence’s name right in front of us.


Hunger Games Trilogy: Catching Fire – Nick Penna Jr. has the hairstyle

Now true to his creative style Nick Penna Jr. once again comes back to his followers for the 2nd installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire, which will be hitting theaters this fall and Jennifer Lawrence’s hairstyles as Katniss Everdeen are already the talk of the town. So, what’s going to be hot for the upcoming season? Messy braids and glittering crowns


Crowning Glory

TREND: Hunger Games Trilogy: Catching Fire – Crowning Glory

Center part, pulled back on side and tied into messy braid in the back. Teased “pouf” at the crown to “hold” jewels/hair band (i.e. a necklace works!) – Pretty holiday and/or bridal look.

Sans crown for daytime look

  1. First, apply a dry shampoo throughout the hair to absorb excess oil and increase volume. Nick recommends Shu Uemura Volume Maker Invisible Texturizing Powder for the best result.
  2. Once hair is prepped, section off a strip of hair running from the front to the back of your head. The section can be wide or narrow, depending on what look you’re aiming to create.
  3. Next, backcomb or tease the roots of the hair in one-inch sections with a thin comb, working your way forward to the front of your hair.
  4. Once the desired volume is achieved, smooth the rest of your hair up and over the teased section using a paddle brush. If you want more of a pompadour up do, take the sides of your hair and pull it back into a braided or simple bun.
  5. Here’s the best part: gold embellishments are perfect for the Holidays – Nick recommends opting for a gold headband to hold your look more securely in place or weave in a gold chain to your braided bun for look that really catches the light!

TIP: Get creative with this look! Nick used a gold necklace as a crown in the look above in place of a headband!

Catching Fire

TREND: Hunger Games Trilogy: “Catching Fire” Messy Side Braid/Bun   

Movie premieres in theaters on November 16th, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence’s famous side braid trend will be enhanced with twists and coils, starting from one side of the head and wrapping around to the other. Disheveled and side part/bands (also seen at Marc Jacobs’ Resort 2014 show)

For a look dressier than a pony but more casual than a high maintenance up do, Nick suggests that long-haired ladies give Jennifer Lawrence’s pretty plait a try.

1. Starting with your hair down, generously spray the hair with a light holding spray. Don’t worry about straightening your hair and blow-drying it perfectly; imperfection is the key for this look. Scrunch the hair and add texture to it!

2. Beginning at front of the hair backcomb and tease the hair at the top of the head. Once you’ve created the volume that you desire, pull back the hair into a loose ponytail on the side, make sure you leave it relatively loose, nothing too tight or severe for the ponytail!

3. Next, leaving loose pieces around the face, create a braid starting (here’s the secret) a few inches above your left ear near the crown of your head and braid towards your opposite shoulder incorporating hair from one section into the other until you run out of hair; then secure with another clear elastic.

4. Take the end of the brush (the tail comb) and slide it into the weaving of the braid. The key is to pull strategic pieces of the braid out for an effortless, messy look. Secure the look with hairspray. This look works best for women with mid to long length hair with layers. The layers add extra texture to the braid and make it easier to pull out those strands from the finished braid.

Tip: Want two days of great hair? If you have the time, nix the blow-dry and let your braid air dry! Braiding clean, damp hair is a great way to get great next day natural curls (see Jennifer’s below!) without the heat.  When you are ready to take the braid out, comb fingers through curls and follow with a shine boosting spray or serum such as Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide Shine perfecting serum.

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Nick Penna Jr.

Nick Penna Jr. owner/lead stylist of SalonCapri in Boston, Newton and Dedham, MA and Creative Director of Be Styled Blowdry Lounge in Chestnut Hill, MA (coming soon to Wellesley and Lynnfield, MA!).

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