The beehive hair style is distinguished by the tall, almost pointed up do hairstyle of the 60s. The style is making a come back today in some ways due to the remake of many different movies that have shown the look. In addition it is commonly used for hair styles for costumes and other dress up opportunities.
The term beehive is used as such because when the style is complete it looks like an upside down hive that a swarm of bees would make. The style is created by wrapping the hair and securing it with pins and clips as well as hairspray to help hold it in place and keep the look smooth.
This style was used extensively in the 60s and was considered to be a high fashion look. Times today have changed to a more flowing look that many have adopted for the longer locks as well as straighter, sleeker looks for shorter locks. As more and more of the older movies are remade, the beehive hair is beginning to make a come back.
Beehive hair tends to work best with longer hair as it requires the length to wrap into the style. Shorter locks are difficult to put into this type of style as they do not crate the shape that is required due to their length. To add length, volume and style you can use hair extensions. There are lots of cheap hair extensions on the market to experiment with. The best hair extensions use superior quality human hair, that gives a straight look with body and bounce that looks natural.
When attempting a beehive hairstyle, it requires a bit of skill to remain in place for a while, like a few days or so.