Happy Monday every one! This past Saturday, I went to the farmers' market for the first time this season (SQUEEL!), and I wanted to do something fun with my hair to mark the occasion. I have not been able to rock a beehive since I did the BIG CHOP, but my hair is finally long enough again, so I gave it ago!
I have been wanting to post a beehive tutorial for quite some time now. I even recorded a video a few months ago, but my video skills are minimal, and it was hilariously long-winded and boring, so I scrapped it! So here is my (much briefer) tutorial on how-to to create a sweet beehive up-do WITHOUT teasing, back-combing or hairspray.
NOTE: I cannot attest to this working for anybody else...but it works for me.
Easy-Peasy Beehive Hair-do Tutorial
At least two large bobby pins
Toilet paper roll
Optional: Elastics, scarves, clips, etc
1. HERE'S MY SECRET! Take a toilet paper roll and rip one end off, until it is about 3/4 of it's original width (unless your head is enormous).
2. Brush a segment of hair from the front of your head straight up...if you have thick hair, like I do, take a smaller chunk of hair than you think, otherwise the next step becomes difficult.
3. Take your toilet paper roll, and place it behind the brushed segment of hair, and roll downward, rotating away from your reflection, as if you were putting in a curler.
4. Take a large bobby pin, and catch the hair closest to your scalp, the hair on the roll, and the roll itself, to secure the whole shebang to your head. Repeat on each side of the roll.
5. Now, here's the tricky part. Take the hair on the roll, and gently fan it out, so that it creates a nice beehive bump, and the toilet paper roll is hidden. If you fan too much, you will see the sharp edges of the toilet paper roll. This part is something that you will get more adept at with practice.
6. Optional - For the back of your hair, you can choose to do a multitude of things. My favorite look is to cap off the beehive with a scarf, and twisting the remainder of my hair into a messy french twist. A sort of mullet-take on a beehive. Business in the front, party in the back. Other options I've worn include pigtails, a low side ponytail and I high braided bun. The sky is the limit here.
If you try my Easy-Peasy Beehive Hair-do Tutorial, post a picture online, and share the link below in the comments. I would love to know if this works for any one else. Enjoy!