handbag.com hair expert Leo Bancroft shows you how to
recreate red carpet hair styles - this time, it's the
With a little practice it is possible to achieve this
popular look. Stars like Scarlet Johansson, Charlize
Theron and Samantha Morton have all shown us how glamorous,
dressed up hair can be.
To create it you will need a long hair brush, a detail
brush, some pins and a decorative hair band, ribbon
Start by brushing your fringe forward, then move an
inch back from where your fringe starts and take a line
of hair forward. Work down to the ear on both sides,
brushing the hair forward.
Next, start taking sections of the hair from your crown
and backcomb with firm movements from the tip down to
the base of the hair - working through the hair. Then
gather up the back-brushed hair and start moulding it
round to create height and gather up at the base to
support the beehive at the front. Secure with pins to
keep the hair in place.
Now you can start smoothing and pulling the front sections
loosely round, so the overall effect doesn't look too
contrived and secure at the back. If you have a short
fringe you can leave it smoothed on your forehead or
for a long fringe, sweep it off too the side for added
Finishing touches can glam up the final look - choose
decorative combs, sparkly pins or strands of shiny ribbon.
When you're happy with the results, keep everything
in place with a strong hold hairspray and a defining
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This style works best on hair that has not just been washed - hair is easier to shape and manage a day or two after washing.
For extra effect, choose a decorative ribbon, comb or flower to match your outfit or the occasion.
When securing the back brushed sections to support the beehive, mould and shape to the height you want to achieve. The tighter you pull it the smaller the beehive.
Try and angle a mirror so you can see how the style is looking from the back.
And finally.... keep out of high winds and avoid low doorways!