Beehive Hairstyles

Go big and bold with a 1960s inspired beehive! This classic style screams vintage elegance.

Beehive hairstyles are great for anyone looking for a fun, vintage style – or who want to add some height! If you love volume, get ready to embrace the beehive.

The beehive was created in the 1960s and was an instant hit. It took the popular elaborately teased hairstyles of the time, to a whole new level. Beehive hairstyles got their name because they quite literally resemble a beehive! It has since become a symbol of the glamorous, elegant, and over the top 1960s fashion.


There are so many famous examples of the beehive in pop culture history. From Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Amy Winehouse and her trademark messy beehive, this is a vintage style that has lasted. Other celebrities known to wear versions of the beehive are Lana Del Ray, Katy Perry, Adele, and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi with her iconic pouf. With so many celebrities embracing height, why not try beehive hairstyles for yourself?

The beehive style works best on people with shoulder-length to long hair – you need length to create that height! If you have wavy or curly hair, straighten it before starting your beehive. Make sure that your hair is completely dry before you start your beehive.

Remember, that since teasing the hair can be damaging, carefully brush out your beehive afterward, and use products that will help keep your hair healthy.

To create your own beehive, you will need a bumpit or bath poof, (to help create that intense height!) a piece of fabric that matches the colour of your hair (to wrap around the bath poof) hair spray, and bobby pins.

Start by covering the poof in the fabric that matches your hair colour. You can also use a hair donut or bun to help you get that extra height. Pull a section of hair at the front forward and leave it unteased. Start teasing between four to six 1-2 inch sections of hair, depending on how thick your hair is.

Add the bath poof or bumpit to your hair and cover it with the teased pieces of hair. Pin your hair into place around the poof (making sure it is completely covered by your hair). From there, you can either pin the rest of your hair up for a more traditional beehive style, or leave the rest of your hair down for a more modern look. Spray your beehive with hairspray to keep it in place.

If you don’t want to use a poof to help add that volume and height, tease, tease, tease! The bigger the better. To change up your beehive, try adding a cute headband or headscarf for that extra 1960s glamour.

There are so many  ways to make your beehive hairstyles modern. Wear a half up half down styled beehive like Amy Winehouse, by leaving the bottom portion of your hair down.

To look like Amy, keep your hair messy and disheveled. To look more vintage, make sure your hair looks neat and the ends are curled under. Change up your beehive by adding a ponytail or chignon at the back of your hair.

However you style your beehive, this fun 1960s look is sure to stand out – and make you a couple of inches taller! Take volumized hair one step further and look like Audrey in no time!