The £25 texture spray that helped create Sienna Miller's beehive up-do

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Sienna Miller is the latest A-lister to demonstrate the influence of the Sixties on this season's beauty trends. The actress, currently promoting Netflix series Anatomy Of A Scandal, graced the London premiere with her hair styled in a retro beehive which perfectly complemented her Giambattista Valli minidress.

Centre-parted with some loose tendrils framing her face, the up-do by her longtime hairstylist Earl Simms had many elements of the classic sartorial symbol of 1960s glamour, but with a little less of the steep volume.

'I wanted to create a modern take on [Brigitte] Bardot, a Sixties style to compliment Sienna’s glamorous look. After being in multiple lockdowns, chic hair-dos are back!' Simms tells Bazaar.

To achieve the look he gently backcombed Miller's hair, starting from the top of the head and working towards the back. 'While teasing each section of hair, Sam McKnight’s Easy Up Do was sprayed to the roots, securing the hair to hold it in place,' Earl explains. He then worked the hair into shape and pinned at the back. 'An important tip is to make sure you are in front of a large mirror in order to see the overall shape of the hair as you are creating the look,' he adds – should you want to try it at home.

The beehive has also been spotted on and off screens elsewhere. Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood's also nailed the modern beehive at the 2021 BAFTAs (see below), while Dua Lipa channelled Amy Winehouse-levels of height at the Brit Awards. Meanwhile Anya Taylor-Joy's character in psychological horror film Last Night in Soho recently inspired many to try the look in a half-up, half-down style.

However executed, revisiting elegance in this way is a key trend this season, says influential hairstylist Sam McKnight. At Moschino during Milan Fashion Week he gave models super sculpted up-dos with a 'hyper-polished finish', pictured below. (Arm yourself with the Hair by Sam McKnight Modern Hairspray to perfect the look.)

Photo credit: MIGUEL MEDINA - Getty Images
Photo credit: MIGUEL MEDINA - Getty Images

Another way the tumultuous decade has inspired our beauty looks this season is with ‘the hair flip’ – hair styled loose with flicked-out ends. As seen on the likes of Zendaya at Valentino’s Paris show to Billie Eilish at the Oscars, it nods to the Sixties without screaming retro like a classic beehive.

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