08 July, 2011
I’m somewhat known around the rockabilly scene for my towering beehives and you may have spotted them (or versions of) in some of my other posts. Whenever I wear my hair that way, everyone always asks me how I manage to get my hair to do that and I always tell them the same thing – it’s easier than it looks! With a bit of practice, it’s a quick and easy hairstyle that looks pretty impressive!
So I thought I’d show you how to do it, just in time for the weekend if you feel like giving it a try. There are 2 types of beehives, the more traditional style winds the hair up, around and to the top of your hair but this one is a bit quicker and easier to achieve – and I actually like the way it looks better too!
What you need
• A teasing comb (available from a chemist, hair dresser, Price Attack, etc)
• Plenty of bobby pins
• LOTS of hairspray
As impressive as this hairstyle looks, it can be a bit of effort to get it out. Because of all the teasing involved, it’s not the best thing for your hair so I suggest using a treatment, leave-in conditioner or conditioning twice in the shower once you get it out.
Usually when I get home from a night out, I can’t be bothered having a shower and I just want to get to bed so most times I just comb the style out. This can at times be painful and if you choose to do it this way I suggest using the comb and supporting the root of your hair by holding it firmly as you comb – go gently.
But if you’re more motivated or are being good to your hair, an easier way to get it out is to simply wash it out. Shampoo and condition twice each and take your comb into the shower with you, gently combing as you condition. This will be better for your hair.
Don’t worry if you have slightly shorter hair, to pull this style off you really only need to have shoulder length hair.
This hairstyle is so much fun, whether you want to wear it out or just do it for a bit of girly fun.
If you give it a try, I’d love to see how you went!
P.S Please don't laugh at my voice - I think I sound terrible!