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Jennifer Lawrence's role dictated hair

Jennifer Lawrence's "athletic" The Hunger Games film role decided her signature on-screen hairstyle.

The stunning actress stars as Katniss Everdeen in the highly anticipated picture.

The film is set in a future where a boy and girl from the 12 districts are selected to fight to the death on live television. Jennifer's character Katniss volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest battle.

The Hunger Games' on-set hairstylist Linda Flowers has revealed how she decided on Jennifer's character's signature braided look.

"I thought about her character's reality - she's a hunter who is active and very physical. So I wanted something easy that an athlete would wear and most importantly wouldn't get in the way of her bow and arrow. That's how I decided on the side braid," she told Beauty High.

"I also wanted the braid to be visible from all camera angles, so I had it start on the left side of her head and wove it around to the right."

Linda says braided tresses were a huge part of Katniss' look.

The hair professional couldn't get enough of the no-nonsense style on set.

"During the scene when she rides a chariot in the Capitol wearing the dress that's on fire, we mixed in ten different plait styles into her updo," she said. "It was like a head dress of braids!"

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