The ‘Modern Beehive’ Is About to Be the Next Big Hair Trend

Anya Taylor Joy wearing the 2021 modern beehive hair trend in Last Night in SohoLast Night in Soho

If there's one hair trend we're seeing pop up time and time again in 2021, it's the modern beehive. While we undoubtedly have Amy Winehouse to thank for the '60s beehive resurgence of the '00s, this year, the retro hairstyle has been seen on countless Fashion Week catwalks (think: Moschino, Christian Cowan, and Batsheva), on various awards season red carpets, and, more recently, on Anya Taylor-Joy, who stars in Edgar Wright's upcoming psychological horror film Last Night in Soho.

Taylor-Joy's blonde beehive, featuring a blunt fringe and soft waves, makes sense – the new film, in which Taylor-Joy plays wannabe singer Sandy, is set in the Swinging Sixties. The official description reads: "A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences." Last Night In Soho recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival and will be released in cinemas on Friday, October 29.

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We first saw the style making a welcome comeback at the Brit Awards in May when Dua Lipa wore her dark hair pulled back into a high, voluminous bun with long strands framing her face.

Dua Lipa wearing the modern beehive hair trend on the 2021 BRIT Awards red carpet in a yellow and purple fishnet dress

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Then, at the BAFTA TV Awards in June, Aimee Lou Wood's chic updo served all the modern beehive drama. The 26-year-old Sex Education star, who picked up the award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy, wore a flowing floral dress with a statement collar by Miu Miu, her signature winged eyeliner, and her hair in a subtle beehive with face-framing bangs.

Aimee Lou Wood on the 2021 BAFTAs red carpet wearing the modern beehive trend and a collared white floral dress

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It's safe to say the celeb-adored style is set to be the next big hair trend — so we called upon hairstylist Patrick Wilson, the person behind Wood's modern beehive, to tell us how to get the look at home.

"The inspiration for Aimee's hair is drawn from the '60s — think Brigitte Bardot, beehive silhouettes," Wilson says. "The dress was Miu Miu, and the minute I saw the collar, I knew it had to be a hair-up. I wanted to create something with a nod to Brigitte, but that still felt Aimee."

On the modern beehive as an emerging trend, Wilson commented: "We have been living in a world where we haven't been able to go to the hairdressers and massively missing the beauty industry as a whole, so I think that women are wanting to wear their hair differently. I feel we all need something fun right now and this is exactly what I wanted to achieve with Aimee's hair for the BAFTAs."

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Here's how to get the modern beehive look, according to a pro:

  1. I prepped the hair using Tigi Bed Head Queen For A Day Thickening Spray ($20), and blow-dried with the GHD Helios Professional Hair Dryer ($250), and a round brush.
  2. I directed the bangs back, away from the face with the GHD 1 ¼" Soft Curling Iron ($199).
  3. Once the prep was finished, I added Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($48) to the roots, backcombing to add height.
  4. Using my Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Hair Brush ($240), I brushed the hair back and rolled it into a French roll. Then I manipulated the shape with my fingers to make it look more lived-in before securing.
  5. Top tip: This look is all about the prep. If you fail to prep the style, it won't last. My advice would be to use a mousse to hold the look in place. And using two mirrors to check the balance and shape in the back helps too.

This story originally appeared in Glamour UK. 


The 21 Best Hair Straighteners to Buy at Every Price Point

21 Best Hair Straighteners and Flat Irons in 2021 For Every Price Point

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If sleek, straight strands are your goal this year, well, you're in luck. Why? Because we've taken the liberty of compiling a list of the best hair straighteners of 2021, that's why. These amazing flatirons will help you score the salon-worthy hair of your dreams at home — and the best part is, we found ones for every budget.

After all, some of us aren't looking to splurge on a straightener, while others who style their hair every day are completely down to as long as the quality is there. Speaking of which: Using a good flatiron can really make all the world of difference, as you don't want to wind up with frizzy, heat-damaged hair. Hence why we only included the best of the best.

We've scoured the world of flatirons to bring you the cream of the crop, at a range of price points. So whether you've got the coins for an affordable straightener or can shell out the big bucks for a high-end hot tool, these 21 straighteners will give you that just-back-from-the-salon look — minus the scorch.

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Saweetie Is In Her Red Hair Era and We’re Loving Every Moment

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In April, Saweetie became a blonde bombshell with a stunning honey-color hue. The bright-blonde hair got its fair share of love in braided ponytails, chic topknots, and other fire hairstyles for a few months. Then, in September, the Bay Area rapper ditched her light hair for a cute ginger hue, to her fans' delight. Now, she's swapping out the copper color for a much brighter red that is truly phenomenal. 

The Icy Queen shared the new candy-apple-red hair color in an Instagram carousel on October 13. This red is bright with a capital B and she wears it well. There's a slight ombré effect at the roots where the color fades from black to scarlet for a seamless look. Her long, straight hair cascades way past her waist and is styled with a part down the middle and two braids running through the front half of the hair. The bright red braids were crossed over and pinned in the middle at the back of her head.

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Who would Saweetie be without a hairline full of laid edges? Her baby hairs were undoubtedly slicked, swooped, and looped with expertise. Perhaps her stylist used the Kiss Edge Fixer Glued gel, for which the rapper has served as a spokesperson, or another amazing gel, like the Best of Beauty Award-winning African Pride Extra Hold Braid, Loc, & Twist Gel, to keep those hairs slicked down. Until we know for sure, we'll just keep fawning over their perfection. 

Saweetie seems to be fully embracing her red hair era and we can't get enough. How long will she keep this specific shade of red? For the record, we think she would look phenomenal with an auburn hue or a bright orange and we can't wait to see what's next. 

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