Taryn plays the role of Cherry, one of the wannabe old ladies for a group of motorcyclists. In the first episode she is introduced as a young girl who has been hanging around waiting to find the right guy to draft her as his lady.
As the story unfolds it becomes clear that she has her eye on Kip “Half-Sack” Epps, played by Johnny Lewis. Kip is one of the younger members of the Sons of Anarchy club and has no power in the club. Inadvertently Taryn's character gets picked for a one night stands by Clay, the leader of Sons.
Taryn returned for a second appearance on the fabulous show to lay claim to Kip, but in the process tangles with Clay's wife Gemma played brilliantly by Katey Sagal. It seems Gemma immediately knows her husband had his way with Cherry and believes the "bitch" is in her town to lay claim to her husband.
Protecting her interests, Gemma responds to Cherry's threat by beating her in the face and breaking her noise. The scene was unexpected and shocking, but brilliantly played by both Taryn and Katey. Fans are hoping the producers make Taryn a permanent member of the show since she has sizzling chemistry with both Johnny Lewis as Kip and Katey as Gemma.
Although Taryn has adopted a series of hair lengths over the past few years, she tends to favor baby blonde hues. In her role as Cherry, she wears her hair colored a deep dark chocolate hue.
Her hairstyle is befitting the old lady of a motorcycle club member. Her strands are long and worn with a hint of wave, as if she puts little thought into coiffing her hair in favor of being at the beck and call of the club members.
The Sons of Anarchy definitely portrays the women in the club as tough, but protective of their men and often operating behind the scenes.
Taryn as Cherry has the perfect hair color, style and matching clothing. She favors boots and very short skintight skirts or shorts.
At the end of the second episode where Cherry appears, she approached Gemma to apologize and make her claim for Kip and assure Gemma she has not interest in her man. The writers of this remarkable show do such a good job of layering the storylines together a viewer might get the idea that Gemma sees a lot of herself in the young Cherry and may even groom her to be ultimately inherit her role as queen of the club.
Steal Taryn's Hairstyle
Besides wearing her hair in a long below-the-shoulder hairstyle, Taryn as Cherry, also has a forehead hugging set of side-swept bangs. She alternated brushing her forehead fringe from one side of her face to the other which gives her a more seductive appearance.
Taryn's celebrity hairdresser - Janine Jarmon told me in a phone interview that "Taryn is the busiest little girl in Hollywood right now".
She also explained the actress "only takes roles she believes in" and has a lot of "personal integrity and commitment to her acting craft".
Which explains why Taryn was so great in her appearance on Sons Of Anarchy. She obviously believes in the role and will adopt whatever hair color and style best honors the role.
Steal Taryn's Long Lush Strands
Taryn has acknowledged to the media that she often "ends up on the worst-dressed or worst-tressed lists, but she doesn't really care."
The actress, singer, musician and fashion designer goes with her own flow and wears the clothing, accessories and hairstyles that she enjoys
Step By Step Instructions
Taryn has a history of wearing hair extensions for her various roles. Her celebrity hairdresser, Janine Jarman told me Taryn had experienced some damage over time from wearing fusion style hair experiences.
Follow the steps listed below to steal Taryn's loose barely-there waves:
1. Cleanse hair with a product designed to address your hair's special curl needs.
Depending on the texture of your natural curls you may wish to either cleanse with a diluted shampoo formulation (1 part shampoo to 3 or 4 parts water) or wash with conditioner only (CO). Choose the best historical cleansing steps for your hair's natural texture.
If you color, highlight or chemically treat your strands, select a shampoo that supports those treatments as well as your natural texture.
Note: One to try - Ken Paves gentle moisturizing Healthy Hair Daily Shampoo
2. Apply the appropriate rinse-out conditioners. (Avoid if hair is super thin, fine or tends to flatten easily). Rinse out or deep conditioners are excellent steps to take for strands which may be damaged.
Note: One to try - Ken Paves Healthy Hair DailyConditioner.
If you wish to amp up your hair color like Taryn's use 1-2 pumps of Ken Paves Boost Up color with your daily conditioning rinse. Select from a variety of colors from Black or Brown to Platinum depending on your current hair hue.
3. Finish with a cool/cold water rinse to close cuticles and encourage natural shine.
4. Towel blot and apply very light cocktail of desired leave-in detangler, conditioner or other styling products (firm holding mousse or gel). Ken Paves Boost Up color can also be added to your leave-in or other styling products for extra color oomp.
Note: One to try: Ken Paves Healthy Hair Curl Balm.
6. Separate hair into individual 2" sections. Working from side to side around the entire head blow dry hair with blow dryer with long finger diffuser.
Avoid touching your strands with your fingers as you work to avoid frizz. When possible, use the slowest, coolest setting. Allow strands to rest in the base of the diffuser cup as you direct air flow through the strands.
7. Once each section of hair is 100% dry, clip or pin the section into a twisted ringlet pattern against your scalp and continue drying the next section.
8. When hair is completely dry and pinned against the scalp, spray entire the entire head with a firm holding spray like PhytoPro Strong Finishing Spray or Ken Paves Healthy Hair Shaping Finishing Spray. Allow spray to dry completely before removing pins or clips.
9. Right before leaving the house unpin all the hair sections and use fingers to tousle the newly formed barely-there waves. If desired, use a small or medium barrel curling iron to touch up any disconnected curl sections.
Note: For more defined waves set hair in hot rollers.
10. Finish with a swipe of Ken Paves Healthy Hair Shine Serum. Apply one drop of the Shine Serum to the palms of your hands, rub together and then lightly brush over the top of your gorgeous new soft waves.
Top off your barely-there waves with a crystal encrusted headband, or attach an accent flower or crystal clip.
Taryn's career is sizzling. Besides her guest role on Sons of Anarchy, she has several movie roles on the back burner. On May 20th CBS announced Taryn would be part of a recurring cast reprising TV's beloved show "Hawaii Five-O".
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- Revised Date: 05/22/10