Actress Janet Montgomery, born October 29, 1985 in Bournemouth, England brought a breath of fresh air to an already interesting and engaging TV series.
Before she brought her edgy acting to the character of Ames on Fox/TV's Human Target, she appeared in The Hills Run Red and Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead.
In 2010 she also popped up on HBO's radar with her intriguing role as Eric Murphy's assistant Jennie in HBO's Entourage. Janet's portrayal of E's assistant added a sizzling new twist to Murphy's longtime character development.
Montgomery began her acting career at the age of 12, when she appeared on British children show Short Change, with her brother Jason.
In 2008, she was cast as the love interest of Nicholas Hoult in an episode of the teen drama Skins.
Montgomery appeared in both the critically acclaimed Dis/Connect and short film Flushed.
After a few years of living in London, she moved to Los Angeles so she could chase the dreams she had as a child.
Janet Montgomery Hair 411
In her role on Human Target the lovely Janet wears her hair down or pulled back in a loose pony or soft twist. When she wears her hair down it hangs in seductive curtains almost to her waist.
Hairstyle: Long Milk Chocolate Wave Infused Hairstyle
Janet is famous for walking a line between romantic, ethereal and edgy styles. She is always creative with her hairstyles and alternates between wearing her long hair down in soft curls and waves cascading around her shoulders.
Sometimes she mixes things up by wearing a half up/half down hairstyle. She might even try out a myriad of twists, chignons and buns, especially on the Red Carpet.
Janet gets an A+ for selecting an array of hairstyles which show off her gorgeous skin tone along with her beautiful eyes and lips.
Hairstyle Color: Milk Chocolate Base
Hairstyle Highlights/Lowlights: Janet's soft chocolate brown base is interwoven with hints of lighter caramel and darker chocolate. Her color is full of warmth, depth and volume.
Janet's hair appears to be both highlighted and low lighted. The base is a rich color which complements her skin tone and eyes perfectly. Although she doesn't appear to wear hair extensions anything is possible in Hollywood.
Texture: Janet's hair appears to be medium in thickness, in excellent shape, and with a very slight hint of wave. Her long lengths consist of skillfully placed layers throughout the interior and around the perimeters of her hairstyle.
Wearing her hair in a nape neck chignon or side pony or braid works well with her shiny hair.
Fringe: Janet recently has been wearing her tresses with a center part and no fringe. In the past she has worn a wide range of parts and bangs.
Face Shape: The 26 year old actress has a beautifully chiseled face with a combination of a classic oval shaped face with a heart shaped chin.
By allowing her hair to flow softly along the perimeter of her face, she enhances the beauty of her eyes and lips.
Hairstyle Works Best: Janet's hairstyle works best for tresses which are shoulder length or longer and all one length or with subtle layers.
The best texture for recreating this hairstyle is straighter hair with some bend or natural waves just like Janet's. Of course tight curls might not work with this hairstyle, but any curls which can be temporarily straightened could also be an option.
Janet's hairstyle can be copied with or without a fringe. However, a fringe would be problematic for those with naturally curly tresses.
Hair Styling Products Required: This hair style is best achieved on freshly cleansed hair properly prepped with styling products to give the hair appropriate workability.
Depending on the type, texture and current condition of your hair it may or may not be appropriate to utilize a leave-in conditioner, defrisant, styling spray and/or cream, sculpting hairspray, shine spray and/or serum drops.
Hair wax is also optional for creating different textures. If you want lots of volume you may want to consider using a volumizing program with shampoo and root spray. Utilize the products which work best for your hair type, texture and history.
Hot Tools Required: Soft waves can be created by blow drying with a long diffuser attachment on a blow dryer to encourage natural waves and curls.
If preferred, hair can be sectioned and rolled into a wet set with self adhesive rollers and pins. The hair can be dried under a hood or similar style dryer. Another option is to use pin curls or separate hair and roll individual strands around a finger and then pin.
If you prefer a more finished or textured look you can utilize, a small, medium or large barrel curling iron to fine tune wave formation. Use a long tail comb to create a desired part and a wide tooth comb to detangle.
To add strategically placed volume, fullness and/or length you may wish, if your base hair is long enough, to play with clip-in hair extensions, clip in fringes or a clip-in pony for a completely different look.
Steal Janet's Long Lush Hair Style
This style is ideal for shoulder length or longer tresses which are medium in thickness. Follow the steps below to re-create Janet's sleek hair style:
Start with a perfection hair cut which is all one length or with very slight layers throughout.
1. Begin styling by washing your hair in lukewarm water with a product designed to add back moisture and to treat colored or highlighted hair with tender loving care.
Optionally you may prefer to create this style on aged hair or you may wish to do a Condition Only (CO), Diluted Shampoo (DS) or Water Only (WO). Select the best option for your hair type, texture, condition and history.
2. Rinse hair well and then apply a moisturizing rinse-out conditioner focusing the products on the areas of the hair that are most dry or damaged. If your hair is fine or thin you may wish to skip this option or only apply to the ends of the hair.
4. Finish with a cool/cold rinse to lock in moisture and add additional shine.
5. Towel blot or plop to remove excess moisture.
Apply a conditioning detangling spray or leave-in conditioner or apply a hair product cocktail (depending on your hair type, texture and condition) consisting of leave-in conditioner mixed with anti-frizz product. If your hair is naturally curly or wavy you may also wish to use a straightening balm for the last step.
6. Detangle strands with a wide tooth comb working from the ends to the roots. Create either a center or side part, depending on how you wish to style your hair.
8. Separate strands into 1" to 2 1/2" sections and blow dry with a long finger diffuser or a boar's bristle round brush.
After each section is dry, wrap the strand around your finger in a ringlet curl and pin against the scalp. Continue to do this until all of your hair has been dried, re-curled and pinned.
Note: If hair is naturally curly, do not use fingers to blow dry since this can add to frizz. Use a round boar's bristle brush instead.
For added volume you may wish to consider a vent brush as you blow dry. Blow dry the top sections of hair using fingers to lift individual top strands and direct the air flow from ends to roots
9. Once hair is 100% dry, unpin each ringlet. Bend over at the waist and lightly shake hair to loosen the newly formed curls and waves. Finger pick and tousle to arrange curls.
Avoid using a brush or a comb which will break up the newly formed curls. Lightly backcomb the crown area to create lots of height.
Work the product into the palms of your hands and then rake with your fingers from the ears down to the ends (avoid the roots to eliminate danger of any type of oil buildup).
11. When your hair is styled to your desired texture, you may apply optional hairspray for hold and finish.
12. Adorn with a small jeweled clip or flower hair accessory if desired.
With the advantage of the revolutionary clip-on hair pieces from Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves' HairDo line, short haired people can instantly morph to much longer lengths and copy Janet's easy waves. It's truly a hair miracle.
Although relatively unknown, Janet Montgomery is gaining lots of acting traction with her role in Fox/TV's Human Target. How long will she continue in her role of the quirky Ames?
Montgomery recently told the mean "at the moment it's undecided. I'm doing it as a recurring role. I just want my career to carry on the way it is this year. I've got parts in mind that I'd like to do."
The lovely brunette actress wants to continue to expand in movies. In fact, she'd like to do a remake of The Shining starring Jack Nicolson because she has a background in horror and thrillers.
No need for Montgomery to worry, at the present time she's thrilling a whole new group of fans.
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- Revised Publication Date: 01/31/11
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