Beehive Hairstyles

1. Backcombing

Beehives can be worn both formally and casually. To create this look, reserve a section of hair near the back of your head and tease it using a comb to form a beehive. Margaret Heldt popularized this style in 1960. Since then, it has remained timeless and evergreen. Beehives can be achieved on locks of any length, though shoulder-length or longer locks work best.

Start with freshly cleansed, center-parted hair that’s dry. Divide the top horizontal section of hair into two smaller teams and secure each with a bobby pin in an ‘X’ formation. Lightly mist that section with TRESemme Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo at its roots to build volume before backcombing it using a teasing brush until reaching the desired height.

2. Smoothing

Start creating a modern beehive hairstyle by smoothing the top section of your head using texturizing spray. Create a deep side part and pin back or put the rest of your hair into a bun, ponytail, or low chignon. Adding a silver bow can make the style even more stunning. Pull your smoothed-out top section over the teased area and secure it with bobby pins to give an effortless Bridget Bardot-inspired style.

3. Sculpting

Try this sculpted take when you want a subtle yet classic beehive look. Create a low chignon and use a rat-tail comb to pick up and hold down strands near the crown for an attractive bump with some 60s flare. Add feminine touches like rhinestones or a brooch to spice things up.

4. Gathering

To create the beehive structure, gently gather teased hair on your head and pull it towards the back. Use twisting techniques for creating low buns secured with additional pins for more texture. Add accessories like sparkly bows or crowns for an elegant finish. For a modern twist, combine the beehive with a high half-ponytail.