When searching for ideas of vintage wedding hairstyles, why not look for inspiration from old movies. I will often sit down and watch a movie with my popcorn just to see the wonderful hairstyles. The styles are endless; finger waves, pin curls, rolls, waves, updos… One of my favourite hairstyles is the beehive, which was a huge success in the 1960’s – known as ‘big hair’… the taller the better!

Bride with beehive hairstyle

What You’ll Need…

To create a beehive hairstyle you will need…

  • Bristle Brush
  • Tail Comb
  • Hair Pins

How to…

  1. Wash your hair and towel dry, adding mousse to the roots and ends of the hair. Blow dry roughly until dry.
  2. Taking sections of your hair, starting from the top of the crown, backcomb with your comb or brush from the tip down to the base of the hair, applying a fine mist of hair spray to help set – work through the whole head of hair.
  3. Lightly brush the hair, and gently gather the top and side sections and start creating height at the crown. Secure with pins.
  4. With the hair left at the base, twist and tuck, creating a chignon. Secure with more pins, placing them along the side of the twist. If creating a chignon scares you, style into a ponytail.
  5. Now you can start smoothing and pulling the hair into the beehive shape. To achieve more height at the front just pull a little more hair. This look can be styled to look smooth or messy.
  6. For the front part, if you have a short fringe blow dry until smooth, or for a long fringe, sweep it off to the side for added definition.
  7. To finish, spray with a strong hold hairspray and a mist of gloss.
  8. To add a glam look, choose a decorative headband or sparkly comb.

Guest post by Severin Hubert of The Hepburn Collection

Image from Nobu Yamaguchi