Flowers decided that the inhabitants of the Capitol would all have the foundation of a classic shape that resonated Old Hollywood and wealth that was well-cut and had a definitive structure. "Effie was very much constructed like this a lot of emphasis on a classic finger-waved bob but with features and wild colors that brought it into the future."
However, for the Reaping, in which the character came to the poverty-stricken District 12 to choose tributes for the Hunger Games, Flowers wanted her look to be a bit more solemn, if that's even possible. "In the book, her hair was pink, but you can get 20 shades of pink," Flowers notes. "We chose a very light, soft, pastel palette for Effie to start. We couldn't be too happy and too bright at the Reaping or the audience wouldn't take it seriously. This was the first time they'd see anyone from the Capitol."