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A Glamorous Birthday Beehive Fit for Any Party

15min Style Medium
Curated By
Miriam Herst

The birthday beehive (aka: how to be a 60s queen).

When you’re the birthday girl and you’re the star of the party, every detail of your outfit instantly becomes that more important. All eyes will be on you the night of and there will be countless photos you’ll be tagged in by the next morning. After nailing down the perfect party dress, searching for a hairstyle to match can feel even more daunting. We suggest the birthday beehive as a glamorous option fit for any party. This 1960s-inspired hairstyle is a classic that manages to be both chic and dramatic at the same time. Keep reading for a quick tutorial on how to create the birthday beehive and prepare for the compliments to start rolling in.

A Glamorous Birthday Beehive

birthday beehive
This ultra glam 1960s-inspired style photographs well and is sure to be a hit! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 1: Wash and condition.

Start off by washing and conditioning your hair with a volume-enhancing system like the Bed Head by TIGI Fully Loaded Massive Volume Shampoo and the Bed Head by TIGI Epic Volume Conditioner. This style depends on mega amounts of volume and even the most voluminous strands will need all the help they can get.

Step 2: Blow-dry your hair.

Apply a dollop of the Dove Style + Care Volume Amplifier Mousse and blow-dry your hair with your head upside down. This will ensure that the roots dry away from your scalp, encouraging the anti-gravity effect of this style.

Step 3: Tease your hair.

Separate a small parted section at the front of your hairline, comb the rest towards the back of your head and begin teasing. Concentrate the teasing on the top half of your head and don’t hold back. The more volume the better! We can reel it in later on.

Step 4: Comb your hair back.

Using a brush, lightly comb the very top section of your teased hair and pull it into a high bun. The trick is to carefully shape the teased section and not disturb the style while creating the bun. Secure it with a hair tie.

Step 5: Lock it in.

Use some bobby pins to secure any stray hairs and spray the entire style with the TRESemmé Tres Two Freeze Hold Hairspray. Comb the front sections away from your face and tuck them behind your ears. Rock this glamorous birthday style with ease all night long!

Looking for more birthday hairstyles like the birthday beehive? Check out our collection of party hairstyles for your 30th birthday.

Miriam Herst
Yours in hair obsession, Miriam
05 January 2017

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