View Full Version : July 2016 - Beehive and/or bouffant

July 4th, 2016, 03:21 PM
Most of the time I post a link or at least a description for the style of the month, but this time, I have a tutorial to use as a starting off point and a mission: a hair friendly beehive (or other bouffant) hairstyle.

Margaret Heldt, the inventor of the Beehive (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/us/margaret-heldt-hairdresser-who-built-the-beehive-dies-at-98.html?_r=0)which made its debut in February of 1960, passed away in June. I saw that tidbit shortly before Arctic posted this thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=138440&highlight=beehive) with a link to a hair friendly beehive-ish style. Check it out (http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2015/12/easy-no-tease-braided-bouffant.html). Show us if you try it!

Can you think of other ways to approach the Beehive without backcombing and hair spray? Or do the backcombing and hair spray!

Know any other bouffant styles?

Show us what you come up with!

July 4th, 2016, 04:45 PM
I have zero clue on a hair friendly bouffant style. Hopefully we can find one.

July 4th, 2016, 10:07 PM
I think torrinpaige has one. I never tried it though as it looks annoying.

July 5th, 2016, 04:47 AM
My mother (who graduated from high school in 1966) cheated on her bouffant hair back in the day. She wore a fall (a partial hairpiece/wig) so that she had to style only the front of her hair (basically her bangs/fringe) and then pinned on the fall for the bouffant part, which basically stayed styled. (It seems like she said she washed and styled the hairpiece on the weekends and just left it alone all week.) Time saver in the mornings before school!

I emailed her the links from Arctic's thread and she got quite a kick out of that style, although she said the braids around the "base" of the bouffant are a modern touch and wouldn't have been a feature of the 'do in the 1960s. I think the braids are very cute, though.

I might try this 'do at some point this month, just for fun and to make my mom laugh. :lol:

July 5th, 2016, 10:28 AM
I indeed tried this for Arctic's thread, but probably won't try it again for this one as my hair's not quite thick enough for a hair-friendly bouffant. Here's the one I took for the other thread:


The only other kind of hair-friendly bouffant I can think of would involve utilizing some type of Bump It (https://www.amazon.com/Bumpits-21429-volumizing-Leave-Inserts/dp/B002NGMEOO)-type contraption...maybe.

July 5th, 2016, 02:10 PM
My middle school Band director used to have her hair with a "bump" in it, like a beehive, but more like a half up. She doesn't use the Bump it at all and has some weird trick to get it that way. I don't remember how she did it, but it looked pretty good.

July 5th, 2016, 02:33 PM
I couldn't get Arctic's posted style to work for me. The hair kept collapsing sideways - stupid slippy-slidey hair. Here's a lightly teased and sprayed version that I did back in the spring. The back is sort of a french twist/log roll kind of style.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/35442799-f8d9-4796-9869-c4ac7e29a9db_zps9es1dcwu.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/35442799-f8d9-4796-9869-c4ac7e29a9db_zps9es1dcwu.jpg.html)
I took a picture of it because it was a new style attempt for me. I don't much like it.

July 7th, 2016, 04:15 PM
Great idea to honor Mrs Heldt!

I found another no-backcombing (but yes hairspray) beehive, for shorter hair. Or who knows, maybe it would work for longer lengths too, but this could be nice for those of our members who are on the shorter side of things. The person's hair in the tutorial isn't even touching her shoulders!


July 7th, 2016, 05:26 PM
Here's one I've been saving and waiting to do.. Its a bouffant bun that I'm sure we can make more hair friendly!


Typically, if I'm gonna make anything remotely voluminous, it's going to require some hair product prep. So LOC styling, or some mousse are my heroes.

I also am not afraid to employ my hair rat! If I use it, chances are I'll get a lot more height to my hair.

July 8th, 2016, 08:53 AM
Gave it a try today using inspiration from the link Arctic posted on her thread. What do you think, should it be higher? Had problems with getting slippery hair to stay covering the base.


Wildcat Diva
July 8th, 2016, 08:55 AM

So thud worthy!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 8th, 2016, 10:29 AM
So beautiful Gossamer! You look like a brunette Marge Simpson!

July 8th, 2016, 10:44 AM
I had no clue about bouffant styles :( Many thanks for sharing. Hope, someday I would be able to try it out.

July 10th, 2016, 12:47 PM
Gossamer, it's perfect!

July 10th, 2016, 01:29 PM
Wowwowwow gossamer. Beautiful style on you.

July 13th, 2016, 11:04 AM
You can get an easy bouffant look with a hair rat too, with the advantage that a couple of Amish pins anchor it well even in slippery hair. Wrap your hair near the ends around the rat and roll it toward the scalp. No elastic, no teasing, no hair spray.

July 18th, 2016, 01:44 PM
Gave it a try today using inspiration from the link Arctic posted on her thread. What do you think, should it be higher? Had problems with getting slippery hair to stay covering the base.


That looks beautiful on you, Gossamer!! :crush: Great paired with that top, too!

July 25th, 2016, 07:25 PM
I tried this for kicks, and I think I got the bouffant part sort of right, but the braids didn't go well at all. I think the model had much thicker hair than I do, because my braids just looked skinny and weird with hairpins everywhere. I ended up taking them out.


July 26th, 2016, 01:23 PM
Now I wish I had time to do this today. No time tomorrow either.

July 28th, 2016, 05:02 PM
Look what I found on the camera! Fail.


July 31st, 2016, 02:52 PM
I could use more practice trying to get the hump on my head to be more noticeable but this was my first shot.. Think I did pretty good. My hair that's left over is too thin to be able to get thick braids unfortunately.


If your screen breaks I will replace it. Just kiddin' :p

i can't wait for August's Hairstyle!! This is fun :D

August 10th, 2016, 12:03 AM
This could also be a good technique for a beehive (Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eWUkZnCNMaw) You separate the hairline hair and the crown hair, and bun the crown hair. Attach hair extensions to the bun and tease the extensions. Smooth your hairline hair over the top. Et voila! Beehive with no teasing damage.