The dramatic cone-shaped hairdo known as the “beehive” is one you’ll be wearing and seeing this spring. For gala occasions, have it done by a hairdresser. And with a little practice, you can manage it yourself the balance of the week.
By Alicia Hart
If you haven’t been following the latest beauty and fashion news, a beehive to you is just something you’d prefer not to run into accidentally. But if you have, you know it’s the newest rage in hairdos.
Although the dramatic, dome-shaped beehive hairdos are rather difficult to manage, they are not impossible to create at home, according to Eddie Senz, the well-known New York hairstylist. He believes that for special occasions, however, the beehive should be created by a professional.
The beehive hairdo, step-by-step
Anyone with at least 12 inches of hair and a little patience can arrange her own beehive by following these step-by-step instructions offered by the hair stylist:
Use five or six medium-sized rollers for the front and start above the left eye. Turn the hair to the right and end these curls at the right ear.
Set three forward pin curls close to the hairline on the left side, and directly behind these, set one medium-sized roller, placed vertically, with the hair curled toward the face. l
For the crown and top, use four jumbo rollers and turn the hair toward the face. Then set the remainder of the hair on medium-sized rollers and turn the rollers diagonally toward the left.
To comb out your beehive, first brush your hair vigorously, using a few drops of a light lubricant to make it manageable and add highlights.
Section off the front and sides of the hair and pin them to keep them out of your way.
When you come to the back, leave about one and one-half inches of hair free, then brush up the rest to form a “miniature mushroom cloud.” Roll this hair forward loosely to form a large knot, tucking the ends under and pinning them.
Now brush the remaining back hair to the right and secure it, a little off center, leaving the ends free. Fold the ends to cover the bobby pins and secure them. Comb the left side back off the face and pin ends. Comb right side back and pin it.
Brush the front hair to the left, dipping it slightly to form, the bang and blend ends smoothly into hair and pin them. With a tail comb or large hairpin, coax the knot higher and gently spread the hair to cover any lines of demarcation left from sectioning off front and sides.
Remember, before you decide to try it that a young, smooth face looks best under the beehive hairstyle. It is severe enough to age the more angular face, and there’s no point in wearing something that’s new if it doesn’t make you look your best.