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Create the Full-bodied Beehive Runway Look at Home

The full-bodied beehive has been the go-to look for glamour-loving ladies since the ‘60s. Originally developed to slot into the hollow of a hat to avoid dreaded hat-hair, Hollywood silver screen starlets were soon piling up their long hair for the ultimate big style.


The beehive hairstyle is still a signature look for many fans of vintage fashion, but it can look surprisingly relevant today – some variation of the beehive is never far from the runway.


But here's the challenge: when taken to its max, the beehive can present an architectural test for almost any hair stylist. So, if you’re inspired by the beehive, but you’re a little intimidated by the staggering heights achieved by the pros, you might want to try a more approachable version. Opt for something a little lower and simpler – you'll still reel in the compliments, but it'll be easier to style and more effortless to wear.

Need some help? Top TRESemmé hair stylist Ryan Trygstad is on hand to give us 10 easy steps to achieve a modern, understated take on the classic volumized beehive.

Step 1: To get yourself started, use the Lightweight Moisturizing Lotion from the TRESemmé Runway Collection Max the Volume range. Apply from the mid-lengths to the tips of your hair, avoiding the roots, to help deliver intense moisture where your hair needs it most.


Step 2: Massage Max the Volume Root Lifting Cream into the roots to create an extra volume boost. Remember not to overload your hair: less is more around your roots.


Step 3: Use a round brush to blow dry the hair through.


Step 4: Create a deep side part with a wide-toothed comb. Keep your finger on the comb as you part the hair to create that even parting line.


Step 5: Back comb the hair gently in sections at the root using a teasing comb.


Step 6: Smooth the hair into a ponytail using a soft-bristled brush, taking care not to lose the side part you have created. Secure the ponytail with an elastic.


Step 7: Pull your hair over your shoulder on the same side as you created your parting, and plait it. Start at the base of the ponytail, and use a small elastic to secure the end of your plait.


Step 8: Take the end of the plait and lift it in the direction of the other shoulder, wrapping around the base of the ponytail.


Step 9: Keep wrapping until you reach the end, and be sure to conceal this underneath the bun.


Step 10: Pin carefully around the circumference of the plait bun, and use a spray to hold the style in place.

And there you go! Enjoy an understated glamorous look that’s easy to achieve every day. Watch the video to help you get the look with the TRESemmé Runway Collection Max the Volume.


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