The beehive hairstyle was very popular during the 1960s, worn by screen icons like Audrey Hepburn in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Nowadays, they’re being worn again on the red carpet by various movie stars and most notably, Amy Winehouse.
If you have shoulder-length hair or longer, you can have a beehive hairstyle.
Here’s how to do it.
Rat’s tail comb
Thermal setting spray
Heated hair rollers with clips
Wash and towel dry your hair. Don’t start until you’ve dried your hair thoroughly.
Start heating your heated hair rollers.
Comb your hair and separate into three sections: The left section, the right section and the middle section.
Starting with the middle section, use your rat’s tail comb to separate one lock of hair right above your forehead, around as wide as the hair curler and only as thick as the curler can accommodate. Comb up until you have a smooth section of hair in your hand.
Spray thermal setting spray all over the smaller section to create body.
Get one heated hair roller and start rolling the section of hair into it, using the handle of the rat’s tail comb to tuck in stray hairs into the roller. Roll the hair roller backward, and once you’ve reached the base, secure it with a clip.
Continue rolling segments of hair until the whole middle section is done. Do the same with the left and right sections.
Let the rollers set and do their thing for 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove the rollers one by one. Your hair should be pretty nice and curly by now.
Separate your hair by three sections again. Starting from the middle section again, get the first segment and pull it straight up into the air. Hold the end firmly.
Use your rat tail’s comb to start back combing the segment. Back combing simply means brushing from the back of the hair segment back and forth until you build up enough volume in that one hair segment. Do this until you’ve back combed the entire segment.
Still holding the segment up, spray hairspray generously all over it. The resulting effect should be the hair segment standing up by itself.
Continue back combing your hair by segment and applying hairspray
Once you’ve gotten four hair segments standing up, form a foundation for your beehive by securing them to one another at the base of the segments. You can do that by using bobby pins to connect the hair segments together. Keep doing that until you’ve got your middle section looking like a mohawk.
Move on to the left and right section and repeat Steps 11-15.
Start putting the hairstyle together by attaching bobby pins to segments from all three sections.
Use the hair comb and hairspray to arrange the hair into a beehive hairstyle, making it look smoother. You’ll need to use a lot of hairspray for your hair to retain its shape.
Polish the look by tucking in the ends into a swirl in the upper part of the beehive. Spray all over the beehive to further secure its shape.