5 minute beehive tutorial no backcombing

Having vintage-inspired hair is a really simple way to add a retro twist to any outfit, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to do either. This easy-to-do 1960s beehive literally takes 5 minutes. No backcombing, no padding, just a really easy to do hairstyle! What do you think?

What you will need:

  • Hairspray
  • Bobby pins /hair grips (about 6 is generally enough but it’s always good to have extras)
  • Headscarf, Alice-band or hairband

How to do it:

  1. Spritz the underneath of your hair with hairspray to give some extra volume (sea-salt spray works well too)
  2. Hang your head upside down and spray a little more hairspray
  3. Using your fingers pull your hair into a pony tail on the top of your head
  4. Comb the outside of the pony tail to tidy it up a little
  5. Stand up again and tuck your pony tail underneath itself (see pic below) and pin into place with the bobby pins. This creates a beehive on top of your head.
  6. To tidy up tie a scarf around your hair or wear a headband. Pin the scarf into place with extra bobby pins, and you’re done! An easy retro hairstyle which takes 5 minutes and will last all day!

Photos below:

This technique also works for bigger and more extreme beehives, but you will need to do some back-combing then unless you have lots and lots of hair!

5 minute beehive tutorial no backcombing