Hello there Arum Lilea readers!
My name is Sarah and I’m a fellow Joburg personal style blogger and I blog over at The Angelheaded Hipster. I was delighted when Leanne asked me to do a guest post while she was away as I really admire Leanne’s style and I think that Arum Lilea is one of the up and coming Joburg fashion blogs.
Today, I thought that I’d share one of my favourite hair tutorials for those of us who are fond for a 60’s style beehive but want an easy 5-minute alternative to the hair teasing mission that you find in a classic beehive. I love wearing a beehive for a quirky and nostalgic touch to a very feminine outfit. This tutorial is based on Tavi Gevinson’s two-minute Beehive tutorial, which you can see here. There are a variety of ways to create a Beehive, but I find this the easiest way to create the look especially if you have medium length hair.
Brush your hair thoroughly, pulling your hair up into a ponytail. Pay attention to the back of your head, as this will be on display with the beehive.
Grab your hair elastic and tie your hair into a loose ponytail in the middle part of the top of your head. Make sure that you don’t tie your ponytail too tightly, you want it to be loose else you won’t be able to tuck the end of the ponytail underneath it. You don’t have to use a hair elastic, but I prefer to, as my hair is thick and very unruly, so the hair elastic adds an extra bit of security.
Now comes the trickier part, tuck end of the ponytail underneath the base of the ponytail so that it forms the classic beehive shape with a lot of volume at the top part of your head. You may need to practice this a few times to get the top part of your hair smooth.
Take your hairpins and pin the beehive down and secure. The pins work best on the sides of your head to make sure that the beehive stays up, but I also use them to secure the hair where you tucked the as well as to enhance the volume of the beehive.
This is optional, but I like to take a large hair bow and secure it over the tuck. This is for aesthetical as well as practical reasons as it hides the hair elastic which may or may not be peeking out.
Use hair spray to secure your beehive and any stray hairs, which may have fallen out.
And voila! There you have an easy beehive, which will help you channel a 1950’s vibe without looking dated or like you just stepped out of Hairspray!
I hope that you found this tutorial useful and that you’ll be rocking your own beehive soon. Remember, practice makes perfect!