Amy Winehouse will be remembered not only for her soulful voice but for her hairstyle: the beehive.
The “Rehab” singer died Saturday, July 23, 2011 and was buried the following Tuesday. Many, including friend Kelly Osbourne, wore the hairdo as a tribute to Winehouse at her funeral.
The hairstyle originally gained notoriety during the 1960’s. Winehouse, 27, embraced the era through her music and style. Her poufy mane – like Snooki of Jersey Shore – helped bring the beehive back to fame.
Winehouse had said that, despite her troubled life, she never had problems with her hair: “Never. Never,” she told Reuters. “My hair is always on point, even if the rest of me is really naff.”
Winehouse had even suggested to Vogue magazine that her hair had a meaning: “The more insecure I feel, the bigger my beehive gets,” she said.
Go back in timed with this beehive how-to.
– A comb
– A lot of bobby pins
– Strong-hold hairspray
– Curling iron or hair straightener (optional)
– Hair gel (optional)
Before You Begin
This hairstyle works better with “greasy hair.” Therefore, try not to wash hair on the day of styling. The natural oils actually help it stay in place better. Of course, it’s easier to create this style with longer hair.
What To Do: Step-by-Step
- Separate hair into small sections: some on top of the head and some on the bottom.
- Hold a top section straight up and spray it with hairspray. Quickly, before it dries, use the comb to tease your hair. This is also called backcombing (combing downwards towards the scalp, vigorously). This will cause the hair to look rigid, which creates volume. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look neat. It’s not supposed to.
- Repeat Step 2 with the other top sections.
- Pull all the top hair together in a ponytail shape. Fasten the hair to the top of your head with bobbypins (it will look like you folded your hair in half towards your face). The hair can be pushed forward before pinning to create the desired height of your beehive.
- Lightly comb any stray hairs into the beehive shape. Be gentle. You can use more bobby pins or hair gel to make the strays stay still.
- Hair in the bottom section can be curled loosely then brought up and tucked into the beehive shape with bobby pins. Or, hair can be curled and left hanging down in a half-up, half-down style. If desired, the bottom section hair can be straightened and left down.
- Spray the entire style, especially the beehive, generously with hairspray for a long-lasting hold.
Enjoy being transported to the 1960’s with Amy Winehouse’s beehive style!