16.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Hair Trend Alert: The Modern Beehive

Hair Trend Alert The Modern Beehive

A huge trend in the 60s, the beehive is a classic, albeit dated, updo.

But recently, several actresses (and their hairstylists!) have been experimenting with the classic look and updating it in various ways.

‘Scandal’ actress Darby Stanchfield made her ‘hive modern by finishing it into a low ponytail.

Minka Kelly interpreted the look by only pulling up half her hair, and leaving the rest down in gorgeous, loose waves.

Rachel McAdams kept her beehive the most authentic–a complete updo–but still kept things fresh by keeping some pieces around her face loose.

Lily Collins (and hairstylist Mara Roszak) perhaps got the most creative, by extending the volume that’s synonymous with the beehive look down the back of the head, finally tucking the length of the hair under, at the nape of the neck. The black headband breaking up the height at the crown also adds interest.

Of course the key to any kind of beehive style is volume, volume, volume, and the best way to get that is teasing. Use Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Teasing Dust to add the gritty, voluminous texture you want, and also protect the hair. Then use a teasing brush like the 100% Boar Bristle Brush from Wigo to backcomb your hair into your big, beautiful hive.

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3 Responses to Hair Trend Alert: The Modern Beehive

  1. Sharon August 16, 2013 at 20:14 #

    I lived through the original beehive phase and have no desire to do that again. If it has to make another appearance, I’m glad it’s being toned down. I like Lily’s do best.

  2. KatieKate August 17, 2013 at 01:39 #

    I think it works on Lily and Rachel, but just okay on Monks, and pretty horrendous on Darby. But I think it’s a good thing they are mixing it up. If they all kept it the same all the time, we would be so bored.

    • KatieKate August 17, 2013 at 01:40 #

      *Minka, NOT Monks!!! Damn autocorrect…..

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