Photo: Anna Sui Spring 2017 (Vogue Runway)
Although the beehive is most commonly associated with iconic French beauty Brigitte Bardot, this retro hairstyle is experiencing a moment in the contemporary spotlight. For Spring 2017, the voluminous hairdo, which consists of backcombed locks and a slight conical shape, can be spotted on the Anna Sui runway. Models marched down the catwalk with their locks styled into a half-up and half-down bouffant hairstyle, with impressive beehives for a statement look.
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Away from the runways, beehives are also making an impression on social media. Hair gurus are pairing subtle, slight beehives with the tousled and textured strands which are typical of spring. Occasionally accented with girlish bows or other hair ornaments, these styles were an understated and modern take on the traditionally big and bold beehive.
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For those who prefer glamour for the evening hours, a texturized beehive half-up hairdo can be combined with effortless waves and wispy side bangs. Next, add crimson or burgundy lipstick, dark eyeliner and flawless skin, and prepare to stun on your next night out.
Even if you’re not Brigitte Bardot, you can always channel your inner 1960s bombshell and embrace this sexy and full-bodied hairstyle with a modern twist. As we await springtime galas and parties, it’s officially time to experiment with your locks, and give your daytime beach waves an elegant update once the after hours draw near.