By Leah Ornstein – Radar Style & Beauty Editor
Amy Winehouse is not only leaving behind a musical legacy, but has also scored herself a place in the hairdo hall of fame. The soulful singer reinvented one of the most famous looks of all times: The Beehive.
In honor of Amy’s death, RadarOnline.com has spoken exclusively to stylist-to-the-stars Edward Tricomi of the Warren-Tricomi salon in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, who offers tips on how to recreate Amy’s beehive at home!
What you need: a great strong-hold hairspray, hair pins and a good teething comb or Mason Pearson brush.
First, divide the hair into sections and tease. Start at the crown and take the same sized section as if you were using rollers. Lean the section forward at a 45-degree angle and start the tease at the base, going up. Continue teasing until you run out of hair.
Next, you are going to get a huge head of teased hair! Create a part and take the next section going from top to bottom and repeat the above step (lean the section forward at a 45-degree angle). Continue doing this until you have completed the middle section, then do the same on both sides. Flip hair forward and spray underneath with hairspray, getting it tacky! Flip hair back and start forming a beehive.
Start the beehive by loosely brushing hair from left to right and smooth the hair out, continuing around. When you get right past your ear, clip in and secure. Keep wrapping hair loosely around and eventually you will wind up on top. Don’t forget to keep spraying as you go along.
You can sweep hair and make it dangle to give it a more casual twist or keep it tight for an evening look. You can also imitate Amy Winehouse’s half up, half down beehive for a more modern take on the style.