Let's Take A Moment To Appreciate The Beehive

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In case you didn't know, September is National Honey Month. Obviously, we're celebrating it by enjoying the sweetener as a delicious snack and a magic beauty ingredient. But, there's one thing we'd forgotten until now: to give credit to the buzzing little creatures that make it all possible. Yes, we're talking about bees.
In that spirit, we thought it would be fitting to pay homage to a hairstyle fit for the Queen Bee herself: the beehive. Not only is the full-bodied beehive truly iconic, but it oozes glamour and boldness. After all, members of the stylish set — from Hollywood starlets to royals — have been donning versions of it since the Pompadour days of 18th-century France.

Ahead, we show you the 15 best beehives we’ve seen to date. These are definitely hair “'dos” in our book.
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Seriously, though, what couldn't Bey pull off?
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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Who hasn't tried to replicate Audrey’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s look? We would venture to say, "No one, ever." Audrey redefined style with her gamine grace and proved that a neatly coiffed 'do is as essential as an LBD.
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Yeoman Janice Rand from Star Trek
Anti-gravity hair, anyone?
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The singer’s vintage beauty look wouldn’t be complete without her voluminous beehive. Full lashes? Check. Porcelain-smooth skin? Check. Big hair? Double-check.
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Photo: Courtesy of Fox.
Marge Simpson from The Simpsons
Need we say more?
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Barbra Streisand
As one of the most beloved singers of all time, Barbra made a splash with her classic beehive: And, with that, a hair star is born.
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Sarah Silverman
Remember that one time she took her hair to new heights at the Comedy Central "Roast of James Franco?" We sure do.
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Lana Del Rey
The moody songstress has been known to pull artistic inspiration from the past. So, we weren’t surprised to see her strutting her stuff in a '60s-style 'do.
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Photo: Courtesy of BBC.
Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous
Our favorite character from the BBC hit sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, played by Joanna Lumley, makes it known that her choice accessories are always a cigarette, a bottle of liquor, and big, look-at-me hair.
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Scarlett Johansson
It seems ScarJo is incapable of doing wrong on the red carpet. So, naturally, her retro hair won us over.
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Photo: Courtesy of A&M Records.
Janet Jackson
As you probably already know, we R29’ers go gaga for anything '90s-related. So, Janet Jackson’s Love Will Never Do (Without You) video was bound to make an appearance.
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Priscilla Presley
Props to Priscilla for being able to pull off this 'do in a time before the invention of Bumpits.
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Gwen Stefani
Known for her bold looks, the glam vocalist rocks a platinum-blonde beehive with her ultra bright lips.
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Amy Winehouse
Amy proved that the longer the hair, the higher the beehive. Repeatedly seen sporting an exaggerated bouffant so large it nearly rivaled her pipes (nearly), the singer wore her throwback style with gusto.
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Photo: Courtesy of New Line Cinema.
Tracy and Edna Turnblad from Hairspray
Can anyone epitomize the sheer height of '60s hair better than these two? We didn’t think so. How did they do it? Well, in the words of Corny Collins himself, “It’s hairspray! Hey, baby! You look like you could use a stiff one!”
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