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Tutorial: How To Get ’60s Beehive Hair

Whether you’re looking at the latest runway trends or red carpet looks, it’s undeniable that ’60s trends have made a comeback – from mini skirts to beehive hair. And if it’s the latter you’re trying to achieve, we have all the tips you need. Below, we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide on how to recreate ’60s beehive hair.

How To Get ’60s Beehive Hair

Step 1

Section your hair.

Start by sectioning off your hair, leaving two pieces free at the front to frame your face. Divide the back horizontally into two and clip the lower section into a ponytail.

Dove Daily Moisture 2in1 Shampoo and Conditioner Front of bottle

Editor’s tip: If you’re starting with freshly washed hair, it’s always a good idea to choose a shampoo and conditioner that cleanses the hair without stripping away moisture. We like the Dove Daily Moisture 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner that lets your wash and condition in one quick step.

Step 2

Use dry shampoo.

Using a comb or your fingers, lift the top section of hair at the back of your head and spray some dry shampoo at the roots. This will add shape and volume to your beehive hairstyle so it has a solid base.

Step 3

Tease the hair.

Take a small amount of hair from the top section and backcomb it to add volume. The more volume you can add here, the bigger your beehive will be!

Step 4

Brush the hair into place.

Smooth over the teased section of hair with a bristle brush to ensure there are no flyaways and you’re left with a dome shape. Be sure to brush gently so you don’t flatten any of the volume.

TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray Front

You could also lightly spritz your hair brush with some TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray and then smooth away flyaways.

Step 5

Clip hair into a bouffant.

Gather the teased section of hair together using a comb and pull it towards the back of your head.

Starting at the ends of your hair, roll them under to form a bouffant. Secure into place with bobby pins and tuck in any loose ends.

Step 6

Pin the rest of the hair up.

Twist the lower section of the hair and twirl into a neat, low bun at the base of your beehive. Pin this into place and make sure all the hair from the back sections is tucked into your updo.

Step 7

Soften the look.

Pull the front two sections of your hair loose to frame your face, or pin them loosely behind your ears for an authentic ’60s beehive hair look.

60s hairstyles: Woman with brown beehive hairstyle

Credit: @patrickwilson

How To Do A Half-Up Half-Down Beehive Hairstyle

If the original Amy Winehouse beehive look is a bit much for you, don’t let it put you off all beehive hairstyles completely. There are a number of ways to rock a more toned down take on beehive hair and the half-up half-down is one of our go-tos.

Slightly more wearable, while still incorporating the bouffant element that we all know and love, it’s the perfect look to take you from the office to after-work drinks with the girls. Sold? Follow our simple step-by-step tutorial below to see just how quickly you can master this modern update…

Step 1

Curl your lengths.

Prep your hair by applying a heat protect spray like the TRESemmé Defence SprayCurl your hair in 2-3 inch sections, working around your head until you’re left with allover soft, loose waves.

Step 2

Tease your crown.

Then it’s time to tease, tease, tease!

Using a teasing brush or comb, backcomb the hair at your crown by brushing gently towards your roots. Remember, you don’t want to damage your hair so don’t go too crazy!

60s hairstyles: Woman with curly beehive up do

Make the style nice and sleek with some curls! Credit: @natalieannehair

Step 3

Add more volume.

Once you’ve teased the top section of hair, give it a spritz of the dry shampoo to inject some extra volume into your mane.

Step 4

Smooth back the middle section of hair.

Next, take a paddle brush or wide-tooth comb and use it to smooth back the teased section of hair to tame any frizz.

Step 5

Bring the front sections together at the back.

Use your hands to bring the 2 leftover front sections of hair to the back of your head, twisting as you go to create a mini bouffant.

Pin the twisted strands in place with bobby pins, placing them into a criss-cross shape to give your style extra security.

60s hairstyles: Woman with blonde beehive hairstyle with silver hair accessories

Add some nostalgic hair accessories to really replicate the “Old Hollywood” decade. Credit: @natalieannehair


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