Beehive Hair Directions

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Beehive Hair Directions
Medium to long hair works best in creating a beehive hairdo. (Hair stylist image by Nina Hergarten from

Audrey Hepburn's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Amy Winehouse and Marge Simpson all have something in common -- the beehive hairdo. Stylish and reminiscence of the 60s, a beehive hairdo can create a dramatic hair style.The beehive gets its name due to its smooth, cone-like shape that sits on top of the head; it looks like a natural beehive or wasp's nest. Any hair salon can create this hairstyle, but with practice you can also achieve a beehive hairdo at home.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Setting lotion
  • Comb or brush
  • Hair clips
  • Hairspray

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  1. 1

    Wash your hair and towel dry.

  2. 2

    Comb it out and apply styling cream to make your hair smooth.

  3. 3

    Use an elastic band to secure a ponytail on top of your head.

  4. 4

    Divide the ponytail into five or six sections.

  5. 5

    Roll each ponytail section up with hot rollers.

  6. 6

    Remove the rollers once they are cool. Take ponytail out. Do not brush hair out.

  7. 7

    Spray curls with hairspray. Make sure to spray the roots of your hair. This will give you a strong base to build on.

  8. 8

    Divide your hair into manageable sections.

  9. 9

    Comb each section of hair one at a time clockwise in a forward direction up to your crown. Pin each section down with hair clips.

  10. 10

    Keep building upon the base of curls carefully. You want to join the sections together and build height.

  11. 11

    Hairspray your beehive after all your hair is wrapped and pinned into place.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have short pieces of hair or fly-aways that won't stay in the beehive, just use hairspray to smooth them down. Wrap your beehive hairdo in a scarf to protect the style. Add different hair accessories, flowers, gems, ribbons, tiara, combs or even a veil to give flair to your beehive hairdo.
  • It takes patience to create this hairdo. If you can't do it yourself go to a salon.

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