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Blood Moongood Journeyman NBC Photo: Mitch Haaseth 08/30/07

Actress Moon Bloodgood was born Korinna Moon Bloodgood on September 20, 1975 in Anaheim, California. The beautiful long tresses performer has a mixed heritage of Korean, Irish and Dutch.

Most recently Moon was co-starring in the NBC TV series Journeyman as Livia Beale. Sadly the sci-fi style show was cancelled in December and will not be coming back now that the writer's strike has ended, which is very unfortunate for Blood's many fans.

The Journeyman series was based on the premise of time travel. Moon, staring as Livia, was one of the time travelers. In fact, in several of the episodes Blood as Livia had a series of meetings with her former finance, Dan Vasser, played by Kevin McKidd.

Moon, as she is called, previously co-starred on Day Break as Rita Shelton. Ironically, the Day Break series, now cancelled, involved a day that recurred over and over again.

The Day Break show was similar in its premise to the popular show, 24.

Moon's acting career started in 1997. In the past she has had a guest role on the popular show Monk as well as CSI. She has confessed to fact she is struggling to build a body of acting work feeling that she is really new to the acting game.

Getting Blood Moongood's Long Hairstyle:

Blood Moongood's tresses, in Journeyman, were worn in a series of long and lush hairstyles, cascading down towards the top of her waist with hints of loose waves. Blood wore her hair off her face, creating a beautiful frame around her gorgeous square shaped face.

Blood's long hair style would work best on people with natural wave or movement that is medium thick.

Naturally curly hair could wear this style if it was first straightened and then hot ironed to recreate waves. Stick straight strands could wear this style with a little help from hot rollers and curling irons.

It appears that Blood has some slight layering around her hairline, along the sides and in the back that extends down in ribbons around the base of her neck.

Blood Moongood Journeyman NBC Photo: Karen Neal 11/14/07

In an interview about her role on Day Break Moon told TV Guide that part of the challenge on that show was the fact that her hair had to constantly look the same because she was living the same day over and over.

Not only did she report that her hair had to look exactly the same, her highlights, which she mentioned, also had to look identical. She agreed the need to keep her hair exactly the same for all the episodes drive her "a little crazy".

How To Recreate The Hairstyle:

Blood Moongood appears to have natural texture and bend in her long tresses. On Journeyman, as well as for red carpet events, Blood usually wears her hair long and with either soft waves or straight.

Her base color is a light caramel with ribbons of light cream interwoven around her crown and her face line. She also appears to have light chocolate lowlights in the underlying layers.

Blood's wave infused hairstyle can be created on long strands with the help of hot rollers and/or curling irons.

Complete the following steps listed below:

Blood Moongood Journeyman NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth 05/07/07

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 Moon'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 Julie 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.

(L-R) Moon Bloodgood as Livia Beale, Kevin McKidd as Dan Vasser, Gretchen Egolf as Katie Vasser NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth 05-23-06

Step 3: Apply your favorite texture enhancing mousse or styling cream. 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. To protect against blow drying 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 is fine or thin, apply a volumizing gel or similar products to the roots to get lots of body and movement.

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: If your hair is naturally wavy and/or curly, use a long finger diffuser to create a natural wavy style.

Working from side to side and separating hair into 2" sections, use a long finger diffuser attached to a blow dryer and allow strands to nestle into the bowl to dry and enhance natural waves.

Continue to use diffuser until entire head of hair is dry. Avoid touching hair as little as possible to prevent frizz.

(L-R) Moon Bloodgood as Livia Beale, Kevin McKidd as Dan Vassar NBC Photo: Chris Haston 10/08/07

Step 5: If your hair is naturally straight you will need to build in volume at the roots for a more balanced look with the waves forming at the middle of the strands and cascading towards the ends.

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.

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

Step 6: If you used a long finger diffuser to create natural waves, once your hair is completely dry, use your fingers to very carefully arrange waves into the desired pattern. If you wish, you may use a large barrel curling iron to create more defined waves.

Step 7: If you used a round brush, when hair is completely dry separate into 2" sections and roll with medium to large sized electric rollers. Let rollers cool in the hair. Remove and arrange new curls and waves with fingers. Use a Marcel style curling iron to form right ringlets.

Step 8: Spray the finished style with a good holding hairspray.

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

(L-R) Moon Bloodgood as Livia Beale, Kevin McKidd as Dan Vassar NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth 05/07/07

Step 9: 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.

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Summary

Moon Bloodgood has a natural wave to her hair and she wears it long with an array of wave patterns. For her role as Livia Beale her hair was almost always worn down and brushed off her face.

She favors an off-center part which works well with her square face shape.

Unfortunately the fate of Journeyman is up in the air. If this show is cancelled don't worry about Blood's acting opportunities. Expect to see this lovely performer and her stunning long lush wavy hairstyles dominate the acting world in the very near future.

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