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!
What You’ll Need…
To create a beehive hairstyle you will need…
- Bristle Brush
- Tail Comb
- Hair Pins
- Wash your hair and towel dry, adding mousse to the roots and ends of the hair. Blow dry roughly until dry.
- 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.
- Lightly brush the hair, and gently gather the top and side sections and start creating height at the crown. Secure with pins.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To finish, spray with a strong hold hairspray and a mist of gloss.
- 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