After seeing these striking editorial images…

{Photography by Jen Huang}

And this colourful image from a cool and quirky real wedding…

{Photography by Arrow & Apple via Style Me Pretty}

I knew exactly what I’d be featuring on Sunday Beauty School this week!

Don’t you just love the retro chic beehive look? {often referred to as a bouffant as well.}

I’m not usually a fan of bridesmaids having exactly the same hairstyle ~ but boy does this look good. It’s also lovely that the bridesmaids accessoried their beehives with hairbands and hair clips to stamp their own personality on an otherwise uniform look.

I love this hairstyle for bridesmaids and brides:

How very chic…the Vespa makes it look even chicer too!

{Photo via Stephanie Allin. The dress is Bardot and one of my favourites!}

This beautiful bride is channeling a 60s vibe with her dress and beehive ~ demonstrating how you can accessorise with a mid length veil towards the back of the head and a modern, statement hair piece at the front.

{Photography by David J Perkins via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings}

While this bride has gone all out with the vintage 60s look from her high beehive down to her little white gloves and thick, white headband. She has, however, opted for a modern twist by wrapping netting around the headband to create a birdcage veil effect. Such a simple but fabulous idea!

{Photography by Angie Welsch via Style Me Pretty}

How to get the beehive look:

Every updo looks better with a bit of height and, in this tutorial, Luke Hersheson explains the backcombing process in detail.

Watch his step by step guide to creating a look Bridgett Bardot would approve of:

The beehive is a timeless, elegant, classic hairstyle that looks great with a fringe or without {but can look ridiculous if too high a la Amy Winehouse!}

As an added bonus, with all that hairspray to hold it in place, you or your bridesmaids won’t even have to think about your hair for the rest of the day!

Will you be going for a vintage hairstyle on your wedding day?