Big hair sure looks good on you!
What you’ll need
NexxusNEXXUS DIAMETRESS REBALANCING SHAMPOO
NexxusNEXXUS DIAMETRESS RESTORING CONDITIONER
TRESemméTRESemmé TRES TWO EXTRA HOLD NON-AEROSOL HAIRSPRAY
Bed HeadBED HEAD by TIGI FULLY LOADED MASSIVE VOLUME SHAMPOO
Bed HeadBED HEAD by TIGI FULLY LOADED VOLUMIZING CONDITIONING JELLY
DoveDOVE STYLE+CARE VOLUME AMPLIFIER MOUSSE
TRESemméTRESemmé TRES TWO FREEZE HOLD HAIRSPRAY
Looking back on our fabulous history of hair, it’s pretty astonishing what people used to do to create such distinctive and unique styles. The amount of time, focus and skill that went into some hairstyles and haircuts is definitely something to admire, especially since some of us modern gals are always on the hunt for the easiest, simplest ’dos and just can’t be bothered! One such style that we’ve seen creep back into our current landscape is the beehive. Popular in the ’60s, the beehive hair is all about its signature conical shape piled neatly on top of the head—much like the shape of an actual beehive.
The beehive is formed by running a comb up and down the hair shaft, a.k.a. teasing it, to create a knotted effect, which is then lightly combed over to smoothen. The longer or thicker the hair, the higher and denser the beehive!
For a modern (and perhaps easier) twist on this classic look, we’re sharing several ways to rock a beehive hairdo, featuring a classic half-up, half-down combo, big birthday beehive, a ’60s-inspired look and a cool beehive hairstyle for the holidays from the super-charming beauty blogger Dulce Candy.
Read on to check out how to master beehive hair with some help from our detailed tutorials:
Look 1: How to Create a Half-Up Beehive Hairdo
Start with clean hair.
Use some hair oil.
Work in sections.
Tease your hair with a comb.
Continue to tease.
Tease to the side.
Smooth out the middle section.
Bring front section towards middle.
Look 2: A Glamorous Birthday Beehive Hairdo
Step 1: Wash and condition.
Start off by washing and conditioning your hair with a volume-enhancing system, like Bed Head by TIGI Fully Loaded Massive Volume Shampoo and Bed Head by TIGI Fully Loaded Massive 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 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!
Look 3: Modern Beehive Hairstyles by Dulce Candy
Start with clean, freshly washed hair.
Apply a leave-in product.
Blow-dry your hair, then part.
Section off your fringe.
Clip fringe up and out of the way.
Start teasing your crown section.
Tease all sections.
Smoothen out your bump.
Remove your front clip.
Straighten out any kinks with an iron.
Create a half-updo and pin it back.
Finish with hairspray.
Put on a sparkly accessory.
Look 4: How to Create ’60s Beehive Hair
Section your hair.
Use a dry shampoo.
Tease the hair.
Brush the hair into place.
Gather the hair into a bun.
Pin the lower section of the hair up.
Style your tendrils.
Hold the look in place.
This is definitely not a look that can afford to lose any volume. Spray with a firm hold hairspray to set your volume in place. Work from the front section of your hair backwards, concentrating on your beehive.