Beehives look super intricate, but are actually quite easy to create. They are a classic example of '60s 'big hair' updos and require a lot of teasing. Apart from that, all you need is a hairbrush and a good hairspray to make this high, voluminous retro updo.
Beehives work best on second day hair. If your tresses look greasy, just spritz some dry shampoo at the roots to make them look clean and add instant volume to your mane. The best thing is that you don't need very long hair to create this vintage hairstyle. You can sculpt a beehive even with a long bob! Wear your retro 'do with loose hair, a half-up, a low ponytail or a French twist – there are several hairstyles to pair a beehive with.
Ready to create a 1960s beehive hairstyle?
- Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray
- A tail comb
- Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray
Get the Look
Mist your roots generously with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. This will give an instant boost to your hair and prep it for the styling process.
Comb your hair thoroughly and section off about 1" of face framing tresses.
Using the tail comb, start back brushing your hair at the crown and move forward towards the hairline. While teasing your hair, always work on small sections. This will help to build volume gradually without entangling your strands.
When you're happy with the volume, gently arrange your teased hair with your hands and tuck in a couple of bobby pins underneath to ensure that the shape stays put.
Take the face framing hair pieces that you had segmented in Step Two and smooth them over the teased section using the back of your comb.
Spritz some Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to tame flyways and lend a perfect finish to your retro hairstyle.