Bringing An Old Style Back to Life!Before I get into details to create various looks. Allow me to give you some history on where it all started. Margaret Vinci Heldt, the creator of the beehive who died as a legend leaving behind a unique and creative hairdo. The beehive became popular in the 1960's because of its height and style. The 60's was infamous for big hair and hairspray, and while doing my research, I've come across many celebrities who wore this style and rocked it!
Is The Beehive Still A Mood or Nah?If your answer is "Nah" and you were born in the 80's that means you wore the "hump" in the 90's. Which is a smaller version of the beehive, which is known as the bouffant! Let's not forget about the bun. The bun is a part of the beehive and the bouffant family as well. When I think of the Beehive and the creativity that goes along with it Amy Winehouse comes to mind. Amy Winehouse, a British singer, wore the beehive in different sizes, added color and accessories. When I think of the Bouffant, I think of Aretha Franklin. Very simple and small with bangs to jazz it up a bit. Below are the tools that are used to create the beehive hairdo.
- gel ( depends on the client and stylist )
- rattail comb
- added hair ( depends on the density of the hair )
TeasingBesides the shape, size, and height of the beehive, the teasing plays a significant part in all three. Remember to remove any hair that will be left out to make the process more comfortable for you. I suggest you braid it down or place in small ponytails.
Step #1In the middle of your head select small sections.
Step #2Hold that section of the hair as high as you can by the ends of the hair.
Step #3While holding the hair by the ends began to backcomb
Step #4Continue to backcomb as much as you need to. If your hair is thin, you may want to tease more for the fullness, or you can add hair instead. You will know that you are successful with the teasing once it looks like a birds nest. If you don't want to tease the hair, you can add synthetic braiding hair. If you're going to do this method, there is no need for teasing. You would create the shape of the beehive and add the synthetic hair in the middle. I will go into further detail about adding hair in the fullness section.
FullnessAs I stated in the previous paragraph if you are uncomfortable with the teasing your hair use synthetic braiding hair. All you is one pack. Make sure the synthetic hair your using is the same color as your natural hair for blending purposes. To add hair follow the directions below!
- Hair pens
- Synthetic braiding hair (one pack)
- Rattail comb
- Hair Spray ( Spritz is one of my favorite brands)