Insta-influencer Nomvuyo Morgan shows us how to nail a proudly African do.
Pigtails aren’t just for little girls! We’ll show you 2 ways to wear the look for an updo that’s playful, yet remains elegant and grown up.
In order to achieve the perfect beehive, you need plenty of hair. So, for ethnic women, this may mean adding a weave to the mix, but the look can still look amazing with natural hair. Next, you must consider the specific look of your hive. How big do you want it to be? And do you want a half-up hive, or the full shebang? We suggest doing your homework and scanning the Internet for inspiration and styling options. We’ve seen beehives get out of control in terms of the size and height of the hair... We recommend keeping it tasteful, sticking to a medium to low height in a half-up style, for a more up-to-date look. After all, you want to turn heads for the right reasons.
What you’ll need:
Now follow these steps:
1. Divide your hair into two sections: top and bottom (picture a ring around your head at around ear level) and clip both sections to secure them out the way.
2. Release the top section and comb your fringe forward to separate it from the hair you will tease.
3. Mist the remaining top section hair with hairspray and divide it into three side-by-side sections (a large middle section with two smaller sections to either side of your head, behind your ears).
4. Start with the large middle section of hair. From the back of your head moving forward, begin backcombing to create as much volume as possible, particularly at your crown. This will be the basis of the beehive that sits on top of your head.
5. Repeat the backcombing process with the two side sections, but to a lesser extent.
6. Use a comb to gently smooth (not flatten) the top of the teased middle section.
7. Use the comb to mould this same section of hair into the desired beehive shape.
8. Secure the beehive at the back of your head with bobby pins.
9. Comb and combine the two teased side sections with the beehive, pinning them into place.
10. Tuck and pin away any other misbehaving strands.
11. Set the look with hairspray.
Now, you’ve added a touch of vintage glam to your look. Go out and paint the town red, because it’s a sin to waste good hair.
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