Unpacking The Modern Beehive Hair Trend

Style is ever-evolving, and sometimes things end up going full circle, and big voluminous hair is something that’s making a comeback. We’ve enjoyed the sleek and chic looks for too long, but the beehive hairstyle is going to change it all!

The beehive hairstyle is a super-volumized hairstyle that looks like an actual beehive! It was a super popular hairstyle from the 60s, and now it’s back!

The style is known for creating volume in your hair without losing any length! For anyone not willing to compromise on length, this is an easy trend to hop on to!

What does the beehive hairstyle need?

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To create the volume required for the look, you need to start by teasing the hair. Teasing has been a hair hack to get flat hair to really pop and look full!

The hairstyles from the past are coming back; people have been enjoying the 70s curls and blowouts. The curtain bangs were in for a bit too, and now we’re going back to the beehive. Here are some of the many ways to style your beehive.

1. 60s Beehive

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You can do the classic 60s beehive with a bun in the back. Then, you can either keep it clean with your hair out of your face.

You can also pull two tendrils and split them in the middle or even sweep it to one side. So you can rock the classic look for a day at work or even go out to a fancy dinner!

2. Half Up

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If you want to show off your hair, you can style just half of it into a beehive. Then, leave the other half down and styled into mermaid waves, or keep it straight.

3. Wispy

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You can pin it all up but leave a few loose strands down. So it looks effortless yet classy at the same time.

4. Ponytail

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You can turn it into a really low ponytail with a high beehive. You’ll still need to turn half of your hair into a beehive, so you might want to grab extensions for a fuller ponytail!

5. Headband

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You can use a headband or scarf to accentuate your beehive and give you a boho look.  You can also try adding a ribbon around your head and turn it into a sleek look!

You’ll need to secure the look with some hairspray if you want it to last all night long. So just pick your style and get teasing!

Written By:
Dr Saadiqah Hajat

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