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Aimee Lou Wood and Dua Lipa are proof that the 'modern beehive' is going to be the next big hair trend – here's how to get the look at home


The red carpet is always one of the best ways to spot up-and-coming beauty trends, and tonight’s BAFTA TV Awards was no different. We had Nicola Coughlan’s blue eyeshadow, Golda Rosheuvel’s sleek finger waves – and our personal fave, Aimee Lou Wood‘s chic up-do.


The 26-year-old Sex Education star, who picked up the award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy, wore a flowing floral dress with statement collar by Miu Miu, her signature winged eyeliner, and her hair in a subtle beehive with face-framing bangs.

And this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the modern take on the beehive hairstyle this awards season. Dua Lipa wore a similar style at the Brit Awards last month, with her dark hair pulled back into a high voluminous bun with long strands framing her face at the front in a very Amy Winehouse-esque look. It’s safe to say the celeb-adored style is set to be the next big hair trend for summer – so we called upon hairstylist Patrick Wilson, the hair guru behind Aimee’s modern beehive, to tell us how to get the look at home.


“The inspiration for Aimee’s look drawn from the ’60s – think Brigitte Bardot, beehive silhouettes,” Patrick says. “The dress was Miu Miu and the minute I saw the collar, I knew it had to be a hair-up. I wanted to create something with a nod to Brigitte, but that still felt ‘Aimee’.”

On the modern beehive as an emerging trend, Patrick commented: “We have been living in a world where we haven’t been able to go to the hairdressers and massively missing the beauty industry as a whole, so I think that women are wanting to wear their hair differently. I feel we all need something fun right now and this is exactly what I wanted to achieve with Aimee hair for the BAFTAs.”

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This is how…

  1. I prepped the hair using Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day (£8.65) and blow dried using the ghd Helios Professional Hair Dryer (£159), blow drying the hair with a round brush.
  2. I directed the bangs back to flick away from the face with the ghd Soft Curl Tong (£129).
  3. Once the prep was finished, I added the Oribe Dry Texturising Hairspray
    (£45) to the roots, backcombing the hair to add height to the style.
  4. Using my Mason Pearson Hair Brush (£97), I brushed the hair back and rolled the hair into a french roll. Then I manipulated the shape with my fingers to make the look more lived-in before securing.
  5. Top tip: this look is all about the prep. If you fail to prep the style, it won’t last. My advice would be to use a moose to hold the look in a place, and using two mirrors to check the balance and shape from behind helps, too.



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