The beehive hairstyle was created in 1960 by Illinois stylist Margaret Vinci Heldt, and since then there have been all sorts of incarnations of the famous updo — particularly in recent times. Many of you said you'd try out the retro look yourselves, and you're in good company. See which of your favorite stars have created their own buzz around this high-to-the sky coiffure now.
Alicia Keys has always been notable for her love of vintage styling, and it's fun to see what she comes up with, whether it's a complicated fishtail braid or Ava Gardner curls. Last night at a screening of Biutiful, Alicia debuted this high-topped beehive with a retro swirl in the front. She's always wearing looks from the first half of the 20th century, but does this one work?
Whether you're headed to the club, out to a lounge-y mixology bar, or chilling at your favorite dive, hair that lasts the night is of key importance. Sure, you could just put it up in a ponytail, but right now there are some trendy, gorgeous hairstyles that are just as good for an evening on the town. So to see our picks for pretty hair that stays in place even when you're bar-hopping, just keep reading.
Growing up with a beekeeper father has left me with an oddly profound love for the buzzing creatures. I'm not about to harvest a beehive myself, but I wouldn't mind a bit of bee-themed décor. I think this elegant Wisteria Mercury Glass Beehive Cloche ($27, reduced from $54) is the perfect compromise, especially since it also supports my love for mercury glass. It would look très chic standing on its own anywhere in my home, but it's also a great place to hide keys or other odds and ends that build up day to day. I'd like to use it to save leftovers, but unfortunately it's not food-safe.
For those of you saucy Bella Donnas who strive for a hip beehive that stars such as Amy Winehouse are making chic again, here's an easy way to recreate this punkier and slightly messier version of the popular '50s hairstyle at home.
There's no doubt that you can use a wig, like makeup artist and hairstylist Yvette Beebe did here for Halloween. But if you want to rock a hive with your own hair in under five, you'll need:
- a styling spray
- a comb
- a set of bobby pins
- firm hold hairspray
To read my four-step guide on how to build a beehive at home, read more
A year ago, the only people talking about Amy Winehouse were music aficionados. Fast-forward to the present day, and she's become a sort of style icon. While her look isn't for everybody, I like the fact that she has her own individualistic look. Borrowing from girl groups such as The Supremes, she's transformed the beehive into a modern thing.
Amy uses hairpieces to create her 'hive, and unsurprisingly, they aren't cheap. But I've found a video that shows you how to recreate her look on a budget. Think of all of the Halloween fun you could have! To check out the video, read more