The Hair Channel

Sixties’ glamour made easy

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The beehive hairstyle may be synonymous with the Sixties, Brigitte Bardot, Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield, but it’s fair to say the sophisticated, super-sexy look has lasted the years. Want proof? Just look at singers Adele and Amy Winehouse who are both associated with the voluminous up-do and the models at Chanel, Moschino and Bottega Veneta a/w17 shows who all rocked similarly bouffant-like Sixties styles with bucket loads of body. But up until now it’s been a style that a lot of hair novices have shied away from as it’s thought of as high-maintenance and fiddly (not to mention a two-woman job). Well, not anymore. Tangle Teezer has ensured that creating everyday volume is quicker and easier than ever before thanks to its innovative new Back-Combing hairbrush. And it’s a technical tool; what makes it so unique is the arrangement of the two-tiered teeth that allow the user to get really up close and personal with their roots, compacting the hair, without any ratting. Not only does this equate to less of an arm workout, but it also reduces damage and matting as the teeth reach more deeply into each section. 

1. To create this voluminous up-do from at home, the first step is to make sure you have the right tools. The key of which is this black and pink Tangle Teezer Back-Combing hairbrush along with hair elastics, kirby grips and strong-hold hairspray. And we suggest you go for ‘day two’ hair, rather than freshly washed, as your style is more likely to hold.


2. Simply divide your hair into small sections (the pointed end of the back-comb is brilliant for this), ignoring the hair around your face, and comb each one before gently pushing the hair at the root back towards the scalp. You’ll need to keep a firm grip on your hair as the tension will help to maximise results.


3. Continue until you’ve done all sections and once you’ve achieved your desired volume – go as big as you dare – use the Tangle Teezer Back-Combing hairbrush to smooth out the top section of your hair. Next up, you need to create a ponytail that sits high up on the crown and secure with a snag-free elastic to prevent any damage and knotting.

Back Comb

4. Begin rolling the tail under itself into a bun and pin into place, gently pushing it up for added oopmh. And remember, go for grips that match your hair colour to keep them nice and discreet. Don’t stress if some pieces of hair come free, the modern way to wear this look is relaxed and undone with face-framing pieces of hair. You could even use the pin-tail of the Tangle Teezer Back-Combing hairbrush to tease small pieces free and tong them for soft, romantic vibe. Complete the look by setting into place with hairspray and prepare to seriously turn heads with your biggest, best hair yet. 

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