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The Beehive Hairdo is a woman's hairstyle in fashion from about the 1940s through the 1960s, in which long hair is piled high above the head and cemented with plenty of hairspray. A few elderly women could be seen sporting the beehive into the 1990s, at which point it became more of a gag and/or trope hairstyle than anything [[RealLife real]]. They seem to have made a small comeback in the last few years, thanks to celebrities from shows like ''JerseyShore'' making "poofy hair" trendy again.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* An ad for MyHabit women's designer and fashion brands features someone with this hairstyle.
* The main character in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8nMesEnq90 this ad]] for Smirnoff flavored vodka.
* LouisVuitton once featured an ad depicting pairs of identical twin women with their hair updone.
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[[folder:Anime]]
* Edel from ''Anime/PrincessTutu''.
* Astharoshe Asran sometimes sports this in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''.
* Iris styles her hair this way for a glamour contest in ''Pokemon Best Wishes''. Her Pokemon can even hide inside it.
* During the first episode of ''Haganai Next'', Sena tries out a Victorian-style "poof", complete with various summer-themed decorations. Her father is not thrilled about her walking around with her hair like that.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Many panels of ''TheFarSide'' featured one or more beehive-coiffed beauties.
** Beehive hairdos and harlequin glasses were TertiarySexualCharacteristics for Gary Larson.
* Night Girl of the [[Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion of Substitute Heroes]] wore a beehive hairdo for years... and has sported it in most of her modern appearances as well, as it's apparently now [[OutdatedOutfit considered her iconic look]].
* Susan Storm of the ComicBook/FantasticFour [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=80798 has worn a beehive at various points]].
** This was {{lampshaded}} in an issue of ''Comicbook/NewWarriors'' where the team of teenage heroes travel through time and see past versions of various heroes with one of them remarking that Susan Storm looked silly with her beehive hair.
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' creator Stephan Pastis wrote a strip that, apparently, nobody got. Pig sees a "Beware of Dog" sign in a yard, that appears to have the 'g' missing. He knocks on the door to let the owner know, only to be greeted by a woman with an atrocious beehive haircut. Beware of ''do''. Geddit?
** Also worth noting Patty and Pigita, even though the former is, um, [[NonmammalianHair a reptile]].
* Mindscan in ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' ''appears'' to have one. [[spoiler:It's actually a wig to cover her [[MyBrainIsBig oversized, lumpy skull]].]]
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* [[http://moloveanime.deviantart.com/art/Beehive-Randomness-244224782 Beehive Randomness]], a one-shot ''Manga/LuckyStar'' fic about six of the (long-haired) characters' hair mysteriously becoming updone. Miyuki finds it rather embarrassing, and so does Kagami once she and Konata wind up next. (Despite the title, there is not actually much random about it.)
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8895129/1/Starbound Starbound]], another LuckyStar fic, also involves the Kagami, Konata, and Miyuki's hair becoming updone during the first half of its first chapter. They later find out from Kagami and Tsukasa's second cousin Rokuna ([[MonColleKnights yes, that one]], except with [[AdaptationDyeJob brown hair]] already also done up into a hive) that the [[spoiler: crystals]] responsible for it are actually meant to enable them to use psychokinetics. (The version on Fanfiction.net is even marked with a pixelated version of Kagami with her hair updone.)
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* Johnny Cash's mother in ''Film/WalkTheLine'' acquires one of these in TheSixties.
* Ricki Lake sports this style in ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''.
** ''Everyone'' sported that style in ''Hairspray'', hence the title.
** Up to the point where [[Music/{{Blondie}} Deborah Harry]] has a hollowed-out one with a door on the front, tall enough to keep a time bomb inside.
** And Ricki Lake becomes the one major exception when she irons her hair flat in jail like she learned it from the beatniks.
** And quite a few other Creator/JohnWaters characters have this hairstyle.
* ''HedwigAndTheAngryInch'': "Suddenly, ''she's'' Miss Beehive, 1963..."
* ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' has an infamous version of a beehive.
* In ''Film/MarsAttacks'', one of the aliens disguises itself as a woman sporting one of these, because it was the only kind of costume that would hide its huge head.
* Prof. Holt from ''Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown'' has to lower her head whenever she passes through a door.
* Holly Golightly from ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys''.
* Eve Teschmacher in ''Film/{{Superman}}: The Movie'' and ''Film/SupermanII''.
* WomanTimesSeven
* Magenta of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' sports an Elsa Lanchester-style beehive near the end of the film.
* The girl band called the Bee Hives in ''Film/BachelorParty''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Susan Sto Helit sported one when she was being Death's granddaughter (as opposed to Governess Susan) in the Sky One LiveActionAdaptation of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. Based on the painting by Paul Kidby which has her with more of an afro, which in turn is based on the description in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' of her hair resembling a dandelion clock.
* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}},'' the supervillain Vera Barracuda uses a beehive hairstyle as part of her disguise. In her day-to-day life, she wears her hair down. This, plus a DominoMask, is enough to completely hide her identity.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Turned up often enough in the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'', that it's been speculated that (like many, many other parts of the show) it was a case of AuthorAppeal with GeneRoddenberry.
* Brought back from the dead by Joan Holloway and her startlingly-red updo in ''MadMen'', which is after all set in the very early 60s.
** Also by Betty Draper when she and Don go to Italy.
* Vlad, the Divine Executioner, from ''{{Lexx}}'' had such a hairdo... about a foot-and-a-half high.
* When beehives appear in ''MST3K'' movies, one of the gang will probably make buzzing noises at least once.
* Creator/ElviraMistressOfTheDark sports a rather unusual beehive-mullet.
* As mentioned above, Snooki's signature "poof" from ''JerseyShore''.
* Joy once sported one in ''MyNameIsEarl'', when she and the rest of the cast went to see an independently produced movie.
* [[Creator/JoannaLumley Patsy Stone's]] signature look in ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous''.
* Lois sometimes styles her hair this way in MalcolmInTheMiddle.
* In an episode of ''Malibu, CA'', Tracey tries her hand in styling Stads' and Samantha's hair. Stads' is styled into an impossibly large beehive, which she initially pretends to love, before asking for Samantha's help to get rid of it once Tracey leaves.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson of Music/TheB52s used to always sport a pair of beehives. It's where the band's name came from, after all. [[ArtifactTitle Not so much nowadays.]]
* Mari Wilson of ''Just What I Always Wanted'' fame.
* Music/{{Adele}}, of course.
* DianaRossAndTheSupremes. And others of their time.
* Music/AmyWinehouse, probably the most notable example of the last ten years.
* Dusty Springfield.
* Music/CyndiLauper sported the reverse version of the Elsa Lanchester beehive hairdo around the time of her 1989 album ''A Night To Remember''.
* A woman with one of these appears on the cover for Andre Kostalanetz's record album for Strauss Waltzes.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* True to the television series, Janice Rand has one of these in Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/StarTrekDataEast Star Trek]]'' pinball.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Professor Juniper of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has a [[AnimeHair fairly complicated]] beehive.
** Meloetta's Pirouette Forme.
* VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} sports one. And it's '''alive!'''
* ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'': Puzzlette's hair looks quite like a beehive.
* Someone is shown with a beehive in an ad banner for VideoGame/GrandFantasia. [[CoversAlwaysLie As it turns out, though, this is not actually a selectable hairstyle.]]
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[[folder:Webcomic]]
* Rosemary "Rosie" Willow from [[http://fac-agentc.deviantart.com/ FAC-AgentC]]'s dA comic ''Timepeace''.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://the-beehive.deviantart.com/ This DeviantArt group called "The Beehive"]] is all about this trope. In case anyone's curious about the icon, though, the girls depicted are: [[spoiler: [[LuckyStar Konata Izumi, Kagami Hiiragi, and Miyuki Takara]]; [[MonColleKnights Guuko]]; Makoto Minagawa (from ''Getter Love!!''); [[Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar Pepper]]; [[PaniPoniDash Rebecca "Becky" Miyamoto]]; Mai Tsurugino (from ''Makeruna! Makendou Z''); and [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Kiyomi "Yomi" Mizuhara]]]]. None of the girls ever actually sport a hive canonically; these were modified versions of pre-existing images. Why them? Ask the group owner.
** [=DMXrated=], the owner of the group (and no relation to [[{{DMX}} Earl Simmons]]), also hosted an event last year in his other group, Job Offers, in which participants could draw pictures he requested of various long-haired anime and video game girls in exchange for bonus points on top of their regular commission prices. The first fifty of those were of various long-haired girls with their hair done up into hives.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''TheSimpsons'': Marge Simpson here is the modern queen of the beehive. She's never seen anyone with taller hair outside of Graceland.
** Her mother's beehive is pretty impressive as well.
** Sideshow Mel also counts, as a rare male example. Agnes, Principal Skinner's mother, also has one, but not nearly as large.
* This hairstyle was spoofed in one episode of AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog. In the episode, Robotnik's Mother adopts Sonic. A social worker comes to inspect the fortress and not only does she have a beehive hairdo, but real bees buzzing around it, and a hole for them to fly into.
* Lady Nickelbottoms from ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''.
* Gerald from ''HeyArnold''.
* Sheila Broflovski on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* A villain from ''TotallySpies'' sported one of these to hide the top half of her head, [[MyBrainIsBig which had grown huge after stealing the intelligence of several geniuses]].
* ''TheMagicSchoolbus'': Miss Frizzle sports one in the episode where they go see the inside of a beehive.
* Cordoth's Daughter from ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'': Pickles Oblong wears a beehive hairdo ''wig'', as the pollution of the Valley caused her hair to fall out.
* Charlotte from ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''
* In an episode of ''{{Daria}}'', Brittney sports a hive at a dance. Someone on the sidelines can also be seen with one.
* Betty Jo Flynn from ''PhineasAndFerb''.
* Angelica sports this for the ballroom scene in ''TitanicTheLegendGoesOn''.
* The unnamed gift shop clerk in ''BebesKids'', whose hair might count as a "triple-hive" of sorts.
* ''{{Rugrats}}'': Didi Pickles also has one that points in three directions.
* Mrs. Brinks in ''AngelaAnaconda'' wears a beehive wig, which periodically falls off.
* Miss Sculptham in ''MoralOrel'' has this. Another hint (see page description) that this show might be set in TheFifties.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' episode "Fred's New Boss", Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble get their hair done in gigantic, elaborate beehives at a salon, and the pair drive their car very slowly to protect their hairdos. Unfortunately, their 'dos are destroyed after a fast-moving dinosaur vehicle passes by and blows them down.
* AvatarTheLastAirbender: Toph regularly wears her hair in a large, flat bun atop her head.
* Piella in WallaceAndGromit: AMatterOfLoafAndDeath.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The urban myth about a woman with a beehive hairdo in which hundreds of small spiders nest (and presumably attack her by biting into her skull).
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