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May 12, 2014

Bridal Beehive Bun from Orlando Pita


Bridal Beehive Bun from Orlando Pita

Give your brides some height! This stunning, bridal beehive combines elegance and creativity into one sky-high bun! Orlando Pita, lead stylist for BioSilk at the Carolina Herrera NYFW Fall/Winter 2014 show, created a look that was reminiscent of the classic ’60s beehive, but with a whimsical play on proportions. 

The result was a streamlined, impeccably balanced and sculptural updo that is pristine, polished and purely divine. “The hair takes the shape of the fez-like hats that are in Carolina’s collection. I started thinking of an up-do that would fit right under the hat, but I wanted to make it more streamlined and not so beehive-ish—as this kind of shape could look retro so I wanted to make it sharper and more modern,” said Orlando.

Orlando decided to take a modern technical approach and build each updo off of foam stuffing and an extension ponytail to get the bulk and height that this look requires.


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    Apply dime size amount of BioSilk Silk Therapy from roots to ends. Brush all of the hair up, back and towards the crown into a high ponytail. Use BioSilk Natural Hold Finishing Spray to create smoothness and shine. 


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    Twist the tail ends tightly until it coils onto itself. Pin the ends at the base of the ponytail and take a 72-inch long hair weft matching the client’s hair and precut into three even sections. Hair length should be at least 22 inches long. Secure each section flat and close to the base of the twisted ponytail. When looking down at the ponytail pin at 4:00, 8:00 and 12:00.

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    Unroll large donut hair filler and use it lengthwise to wrap around the base and stem of the ponytail to form a thicker and wider base. It is very important to wrap it tightly. Secure it with bobby pins.

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    Begin with the section of extensions at 4:00. Smooth over hair filler as you move clockwise up and around, and use remaining hair in twist form to decorate the top and complement the original ponytail twist.

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    Once the ponytail extension was pinned into the correct place, finish the look by wrapping the ends of each pony tail section around the base of the completed style. Using BioSilk Strong Hold Finishing Spray, pin to secure twisted placements.

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    Do the same with 8:00 making sure the majority, if not all, of filler is covered at this point. Use 12:00 section to wrap in a horizontal manner around entire style to give a fashion feel of a Fez Hat. To lock everything in place and take care of any last minute flyways with BioSilk Strong Hold Finishing Spray.

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