How To Do Beehive Hairstyle?

Beehive hairstyle, also known as B 52 hairstyle is a retro women hairstyle that was very popular in the 1960s. The beehive hairdo gets its name from its characteristics of beehive-like or conical shape. When we talk about beehive hairstyle, we start to picture some of the biggest style icons, including Marge Simpson, Brigitte Bardot, and Audrey Hepburn. Today's beehive hairstyle is associated with some inspirational stars like Amy Winehouse and Adele but was initially created by Margaret Vinci H

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Beehive hairstyle, also known as B 52 hairstyle is a retro women hairstyle that was very popular in the 1960s. The beehive hairdo gets its name from its characteristics of beehive-like or conical shape. When we talk about beehive hairstyle, we start to picture some of the biggest style icons, including Marge Simpson, Brigitte Bardot, and Audrey Hepburn. Today's beehive hairstyle is associated with some inspirational stars like Amy Winehouse and Adele but was initially created by Margaret Vinci Heldt.

The 60’s beehive hair look or this vintage look requires dozens of bobby pins, hairspray, and a lot of patience to form. The black beehive hairstyle comes in a little edgier version and can look great for parties, weddings, and prom. With minute variations, beehive hairstyles can also be made formal or daily, and you can even go to your office in this beehive hairdo. You can easily try out these simple variants to get a chic look or give your tresses a fresh look.

Why not try out a 60s beehive hairstyle or the modern version of this hairstyle. Before you decide to go for this cool hairstyle, you need to know how to do a beehive hairstyle.

How to do a beehive hairstyle?

Creating a beehive hairstyle is fun and pretty simple at home but looks quite sophisticated. All you need is to have some patience and knowledge regarding the steps to create a beehive style. This hairstyle does not require any hair products as compared to other hairstyles. Beehive hairstyle works on almost every hair type or hair length or as long as you have enough long hairs to reach to the back of your head and it can be pinned with bobby pins. Follow these simple steps to achieve the perfect good-looking beehive black hairstyle.

Before you get started, you need some essential hair accessories and hair products like bobby pins, a bristle brush, a curling wand, and a higher-hold fixing hair spray, such as Tigi Catwalk Firm Hold Hair Spray. Once you have your tools and accessories ready, you just need to decide which variation of beehive hairstyle you want.

Steps to create a beehive hairstyle are:

Prepare your hair

Make sure you wash your hair one day in advance, and it is not damp when you start working on this hairstyle. Beehive hairstyle does not require super clean or freshly shampooed hair. It is easy to create volume in your hair when it’s slightly greasy or when there is a little bit of natural friction in your hair. If you want to go for this hairstyle on the same day you have shampooed your hair, use hair serum or add a little bit of hair mousse or sea salt spray on all the sections of your hair for better hold and texture.

Create volume

Section a part of your hair that you want to use for this hairstyle. Tip your head forward or bend down to let your hair fall over. Hold your hair taut and fluff it up to add some volume to your hair. Start teasing your hair with the help of a teasing comb once you are sure what kind of beehive hairstyle you want to create.

Backcomb your hair

Backcomb is a simple technique to add volume to your hair. In this method, you comb your hair in the opposite direction of its growth or hair length. The backcombing technique is also known as teasing in which the base gets created for an elevated hairdo just by bunching the hair. Depending on your hair length, take a small section of your hair just about 1.5 inches and start combing your hair towards the scalp. It is best advised to start doing it somewhere from the middle section where you find the greatest amount of hair volume.

Use a fine-toothed comb or a bristle brush for backcombing. Continue doing so until it reaches the height you want your beehive style to be. Apply some hairspray to this portion and repeat the same process with other strands as well until you have covered the entire top part of your hair. You can leave some sections without backcombing so that you can style that section into a bun to add extra volume to your hair or form a beehive hairstyle braid or just straighten them to try out a new variation.

Shape the beehive

Take a section of your hair and create the beehive at the desired height on the front. Pull the hair strands tight from the sides and the top of the hair back and secure them an inch above the middle of the back of the head with the help of bobby pins. Make sure you maintain the volume of the hair at the top of your head and not at the sides by securing the hair strands at the sides tightly. Try to insert the pins diagonally to attain maximum hold. Push them upwards so that the height and the volume of the beehive are maintained.

Secure the sides

Once you are done with the middle section, tip your head back up and see the result. You’ll get a large, bouncy beehive at the top of your head. If you want to add extra volume, backcomb the rest of the sections a little more. Clean up the side sections and secure them with bobby pins tightly to make sure the beehive is secure and perfect. Brush up the loose strands if any. You can also braid the back sections to get a beehive hairstyle braid. Depending on how you want to carry the hairstyle, you can also go for a French twist that can be incorporated into the beehive.

Hairspray

To ensure that your beehive hairstyle stays all day long, spray a generous amount of hairspray on your beehive. Use a bristle brush or a wide-toothed comb to make sure that there is no flyaway or frizzy hairs. This step will make sure that your hairstyle remains as it is and doesn’t fall flat after 2-3 hours. If you are careful enough and look after your hairstyle, a good beehive can even last for a few days. You must use a good quality of hairspray in good quantity over your created beehive to attain a smooth and perfect look.

Additional accessories and styling

Once you have attained your beehive’s desired shape and volume, you can add additional accessories and styling tools to try out some variations. Adding styling tools or accessorizing your hairdo will help you add a feminine touch to your retro look.

Beehive hairstyle is one such hairstyle that adds a few inches to your actual height and extra volume to your hair. This hairstyle can be tried by women having short, medium or long hair. You can also go for a half-up, half-down beehive hairstyle to try something new for your beehive look. There are plenty of trending ideas you can go to get a beautiful beehive hairstyle. You can try out the elegant style, the sophisticated look, the punk rock, the retro style, the old style, the princess style, and many more. You can also add a few hair accessories and hair products such as colour or styling appliances to add spice to your hairdo.

Conclusion

Beehive black hairstyle is all about trying out something old and making it look new by trying out some variations. It’s all about being bold and daring. Dress up your style and go for this new look for your next party. Try our different styles of this beehive hairstyle and have a little fun. You can also go for 60s beehive hair that will offer you a classic and chic look. Learn the steps mentioned above that will help you get this elegant hairdo in a few minutes if you follow them carefully.

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