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Missy Peregrym's HairStyle - How To Copy

Karen Marie Shelton 
Date: 03/08/2008 - Revised 04/09/06

Introduction

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Missy Peregrym
as Andi Prendergast
CW's Reaper

Melissa "Missy" Peregrym is gorgeous, smart and oozes personality.  She is a self proclaimed "very nice person" who "love soccer because it is such an aggressive sport".

 She is also currently co-starring on the CW's Reaper series which is based around a storyline involving The Devil.  Although he appears in human form, wears expensive suits and has a great haircut (kudos to the set hairdressers) he is still The Devil and has a deal with the parents of Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison) to use Sam as a bounty hunter for escaped souls.

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Missy plays Andi Prendergast who works with Sam in his "day job" at the local Work Bench which is a home improvement warehouse/store.

Although Missy has also had a noteworthy former role as a shape shifter in the NBC hit, Heroes, not a lot has been written about this Canadian former model turned actress. 

Missy has also appeared on some other noteworthy shows, many in the scifi genre including Tru Calling, Jake 2.0 and Andromedia, to name just a few.  The actress has become a star of the scifi circuit with her work on the various shows.

Missy's Hair Styles

To date, Missy has remained a brunette although her hair length has morphed from chin length to middle of the back.  For her role as Andi on Reaper she has a relatively casual hairstyle. 

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Missy Peregrym
as Andi Prendergast
CW's Reaper

Her hair  is worn in an off-center part with a hint of hair sweeping along the left side of her face.  There appears to be very slight layering along the sides and near the edges to give Missy's hair a sleek effect.

Although her natural hair texture appears to have a slight bend to it, for the most part Missy wears her hair straight.  In her current role as Andi you might say her hair is a former chin length bob that is growing out.

In her recurring role as Candace Wilmer on NBC's Heroes, the Canadian beauty wore her hair shorter and more in a traditional bob style.  If you look closely you will see some very subtle highlights and lowlights interwoven throughout her shiny strands.  The highlights and lowlights appear to be strategically placed near her face to show off her gorgeous skin and almond shaped deep brown eyes.

In her off-screen life Missy favors no-muss, no-fuss long straight looks with her hair usually worn brushed off her combination face shape. 

Although Missy appears to have a mostly oval shape, she does have a prominent chin and a square shaped jaw area.  Wearing her hair below the chin or longer is an excellent choice for her face shape.

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Steal Missy's Sleek Straight Style

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Missy Peregrym
as Andi
CW's Reaper
2007

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To style your tresses with sleek and straight with a tiny hint of bend on the ends like Missy's, complete the following steps listed below:

Step 1:  Shampoo and condition your hair with your normal products designed for your current hair type, texture and condition.

If your hair is highlighted like Missy's use either a moisture enhanced or color enriched formula.  If your hair is dry from chemical processing, consider diluting the shampoo formula to protect your strands.

Shampoo products to try:  Phyto - Phytojoba Hydrating Shampoo, PHYTO - Dry Hair System, Phyto - PhytoBrush Shampoo.  

If you have baby fine or thin hair and wish to build in the same lush movement and volume that Missy has, use a volume enhancing shampoo

Skip any rinse-out conditioning products that might make hair too soft and flat.  If you must use a rinse-out conditioner, make sure that you limit how much you use and that you concentrate on the middle to the ends.  Rinse well with a cool water spray which helps build natural volume and increases shine.

Step 2:  Towel blot strands.  Do not rub wet hair which is more fragile and can break.  Detangle strands from the ends to the roots.

Step 3:  Apply your favorite straightening and/or defrizzing balm. Distribute from the top of the ears to the ends.  Distribute well.  If you prefer, mix with a good leave-in conditioner for super shine and softness.

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Missy Peregrym

If your hair is fine or thin, apply a volumizing gel or similar products to the roots to get lots of body and movement.

To protect against heat and add body, distribute a leave-in conditioner, mousse or gel from the top of the ears to the ends.  Distribute well.

If your hair tends to frizz or is naturally wavy or curly, you may wish to combine a volume product for the roots with a smoothing serum for the rest of the hair.

Anti-Frizz Product to try: Rene Furterer - Control Emulsion Anti-Frizz)

Root volume products to try: Phyto - Phytovolume Actif, PHYTO - Volume System, Phyto - Phytovolume Shampoo).

Step 4:   Working from side to side use a boar's head or natural round brush combined with your blow dryer to straighten and build in body. 

Step 5:   To build in volume at the roots, use the round brush to lift your tresses up and direct the air flow from the dryer up the hair shaft to the root.  This "ruffles the cuticle" helping to add natural fullness. 

If you prefer, bend over at the waist and direct the air flow of the dryer up the hair shaft towards the roots.  When hair is 90% dry, bend right side up and work on the hair from the ears down to the ends.

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Missy Peregrym

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Note:  Hairdressers differ on their opinion whether it is beneficial to blow hair "upside down" or not.  Use your own judgment on which technique works best for you.

Step 6:   Use the round brush to straighten the remainder of the hair by rolling individual sections carefully around the brush and directing the air flow down the hair shaft towards the ends.  This helps to straighten, close the cuticle and adds shine.

Step 7:   While drying the ends, use the round brush to turn the ends under slightly while finishing. 

Step 8:   Seal the style by finishing up with a blast of cool air, if possible, from your blow dryer.   

Step 9:   Carefully comb in your desired part.  To create perfect sleekness, go over the hair with a straightening iron.

Step 10:  Spray the finished style with a good holding hairspray.

(Hairsprays to try: PhytoPro - Instant Hold Spray #15).

Step 11:  Apply a tiny drop of shine serum, drops or spray into the palms of your hands.  Lightly brush the palms over the top of your style and you are ready to rock.

(Shine products to try:  Phyto - PhytoLisse (Formerly Phytodefrisant RelaxSerum)

If you prefer, you can use a curling iron to turn under the ends a little bit or use a straight iron on selected pieces around the face to give a contrasting texture to the finished look.

Summary

Although there are rumors that Reaper might not make it for another season, Missy Peregrym is sure to come out on top.  Not only is she beautiful and fresh faced, she seems to have a knack for landing in roles that work well for her.

Missy has been quoted when talking to the media about her role in Stick It as "being very competitive".  She loves soccer because "you can get aggressive".  If Missy approaches her acting career as she does soccer, she will go far.

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