HairStyling How-To: The Mini Beehive

Aug 08, 2013 - by Nick Arrojo

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The beehive is a style that’s tricky to wear on the street. It looks great in print and strutting down a catwalk, maybe even in a nightclub, but in the light of day, it’s a bigger statement than most people can pull off. Maybe that’s why, despite multiple season’s of purported love for the beehive, there haven’t been many exhibits on the street. But the trend has still made an impact, influencing softer, paired-down versions like this cute, half-up style. Teased volume at the crown is softened with long, flowing lengths for a modern shape that draws inspiration from fashion icon, Bridgette Bardot. Read on for tips to achieving this charming, retro shape like Steffy of Steffy’s Pros and Cons. ––Laura Martin

Step: Mist refinish dry shampoo onto clean, dry hair, working the product heavily into the roots and shaking through to ends. Flip hair over to brush through without creating too perfect of a surface.

Step: Beginning at the top of the head, take a 3″ horizontal section and backbrush, using long, fluid strokes. Flip forward and repeat on the section underneath, working in parallel divisions to the bottom of the crown.

Step: Flip all back combed hair down and gently smooth out the top surface, blending it into the un-teased lengths. Finish by wrapping the teased area with a braid, or tying ends with a loose bow. Mist completed look with holding spray.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post.Laura isa professional hair stylist, former senior educator atARROJO cosmetology school,and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA.

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