60′s Beehive Updo Made Easy

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Betty Draper and Joan Holloway from Mad Men on AMC. They are such strong, sexy women with incredible fashion sense and glam hair. I have been stuck in a rut with my hair for years. It’s super straight and ultra fine which = EXTREMELY BORING! I’ve always wanted to add the beehive look to my arsenal, but thought it would be too hard to pull off for the novice. I finally learned otherwise this past Wednesday night.

Meghan before with sad flat hair :(

My friend Maria and I were lucky enough to go to A Little Wicked‘s blogger event where the darling Siobhan from Wonderland Beauty Parlor was dolling out fab retro ‘dos to the ladies and gents in attendance.  I told her to do whatever she wanted and I cam out with this ultra mod 60′s beehive / bouffant!  After a few seconds of shock after seeing my hair actually have volume, I fell in love with the look and am going to try and replicate it for a wedding I have this weekend (pics to follow on Monday).

Who knew getting teased could be so fun!

Siobhan used a brush like this to backcomb my locks and give them super volume.  When I’ve tried using a rat tail comb, it always took forever, so I was delighted to find out that it takes no time to tease your hair with the brush.

Perfecting the bun

She put the bulk of my hair in a bun and styled the top half (from my ears forward) really high and pinned the pieces around the bun.  She did the whole look in minutes which was so impressive and really inspired me to start creating looks like this on myself. See you later limp locks!

To get this look be sure to have the following:

Ponytail Holder – to create the bun which serves as the base of the style

Aerosol Hair Spray – spray each section after teasing as well as the final look to keep it secure all night long

Bobby Pins - you’ll need pins to hold the style itself and pins to put the stray pieces in place

Eat your heart out Don Draper!


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