While hairstyle come and go, beehive is one such hairstyle that is popular today as much as it was in the late 1950s when it started as a popular hairstyle. Commonly donned with gowns in those days, this hairstyle originated in the United States. This ultimate hairstyle is known to reach its peak of popularity in the 1960s, and became a hit in the United States and other western countries. Women were just crazy about a beehive updo, also known as B-52. Well, I am sure that you are not interested in knowing about the beehive hairstyle history, but eager to learn how to create a beehive.
A Step-by-Step Guide
Start this updo hairstyle by washing your hair with a body-building shampoo and conditioner. Towel dry your hair.
Take a firm hold styling gel or styling foam to get the perfect base for this hairstyle. Apply it from the roots and move towards the tips.
Take a blow dryer and bow hair to create as much as body as you can. Once the hair is completely dry, take a flexible hair styling spray. Spray it thoroughly on your locks. This will help you work on your hair.
First clip the front section of your hair, from the forehead to the hair crown, to keep them out of the way. The hair at the crown and near the ears will be styled at the end.
Hold the hair from the nape and those behind the ears up to the top of your head (just an inch below your crown). Comb this section together nicely. Now take them up, as you do while tying a high pony, take bobby pins and clip them in "X" pattern across the back of your head for holding your hair up. Clipping these properly is essential to form a perfect base for this hairstyle.
Start styling these locks which you have hold up in the previous step into swirls. Work layer by layer. Take the strands and style them into swirls, secure them with hair pins just a line below the bobby pin line. Now use hair spray for proper setting. Work on the next layer and similarly make swirls and secure them into previous swirls. Keep working until all the hair you have pulled up is curled, swirled and styled. Finish with the hair spray.
Start working on the hair closest to the crown. Pull them with the end of the rat tail comb towards the previously styled curls. Keep spraying hair spray and continue doing this to have many curls and swirls to create a height.
Now remove the hair clip which was used to hold the hair from the forehead to your crown. Take a rat tail comb and work section by section. Back-comb one small section at a time, but be careful. Once you finish back combing the front hair, use hair spray to secure the style.
It is best to use the front half part of initially clipped section for having bangs on your face. This will give a finished look to the hairstyle. After you have finished working on your hair, again spray it thoroughly with hair spray so as to lock the look. Well, a popular and great looking hairstyle is done! Try out and have your own variations to get a unique look. All the best!