When it comes to a dramatic updo, you simply can't beat the beehive. The voluminous style, which first became popular in the '60s, provides instant drama and works for most hair types and face shapes. The best news is, unlike a bun or a plait, you don't need long hair to try this style. All you need is enough hair to backcomb at the crown for that signature conical shape and twist tightly into the neck. A long bob is enough; just look at Christina Hendricks in early seasons of Mad Men for proof! Celebrities know this glamorous style is perfect for big events, and simply by controlling the amount of backcombing and the size of your foundation (if you use one), you can control how huge your 'hive is. Go for retro drama like Marion Cotillard, or just add a little oomph to a French twist like Jessica Alba. Click on through for some hairstyle inspiration, from mini beehives and half-up styles to classic, smooth, and sleek updos.
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