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The Bee Hive Vintage Natural Hairstyle

by Angel

like bees to the hive, the beehive hairstyle takes a certain kind of love and dedication. it’s a style that you either love or hate and for those who are into vintage kitsch, it’s a style that is symbolic of our parents generation where cropped pants and james brown ruled the day. no doubt a uniquely, beautiful vintage natural hairstyle, a modern spin and some naturally, kinky texture take this style from kitsch to kick ass.

“the beehive is a woman’s hairstyle that resembles a beehive; it is also known as the B-52, for its similarity to the bulbous nose of the b-52 stratofortress bomber. it originated as one of a variety of elaborately teased and lacquered versions of “big hair” that developed from earlier pageboy and bouffant styles. it was developed in 1960 by margaret vinci heldt of llmhurst, illinois, owner of the margaret vinci coiffures in downtown chicago, who won the national coiffure championship in 1954, and who had been asked by the editors of modern beauty salon magazine to design a new hairstyle that would reflect the coming decade. she originally modeled it on a fez-like hat that she owned. [...] the beehive style was popular throughout the 1960s, particularly in the united states and other Western countries, and remains an enduring symbol of 1960s kitsch.” – Wikipedia

renamed the “brosia bee hive”, ambrosia created this vintage natural hairstyle on an old twist out to maximize the definition of her hair texture and to avoid “perfect” hair which works to modernize this style and give it an edgy touch. we love her trendy hair styles and are big fans of her youtube channel.

paying attention to the smoothness of your edges and nape will be important on a hairstyle like this so using a smoother without the greasiness is a great choice. we love carol’s daughter macadamia hold and control smoother as well as hick’s edges to keep your edges smooth and laid. because this bee hive hairstyle calls for a medium hold – you don’t want hair that’s too light – so that you can avoid flyaways and hair that won’t stay put, try a medium moisturizer and styler like as i am twist defining cream. this is a rich and creamy styler made especially for highly textured hair with nurturing natural oils, plus an organic extract that provides the ultimate in moisturization and also acts as an anti-humectant. if you are less in need of a styling product because your hair is already moisturized, a little coconut oil will do the trick to keep frizz at bay and impart shine as well.

not to be confused with the “bey hive” this vintage natural hairstyle is a little funky and fun. now if only we could only get “shake, rattle and roll” out of our heads.

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