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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 {{real|Life}}. They seem to have made a small comeback in the last few years, thanks to celebrities from shows like ''Series/JerseyShore'' making "poofy hair" trendy again. It is named as such because it resembles a StockBeehive in shape.



* 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.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* During the first episode of ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai 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.
* Ruruka from ''Anime/JewelpetHappiness'' has one, meant to be seen as a practical hairstyle befitting her tomboy personality.
* Telence D'Arby from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is one of the rare male examples of this trope, and seemingly one of the few villains in the arc without a mullet.
* Iris styles her hair this way for a glamour contest in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} Best Wishes''. Her Pokemon can even hide inside it.
* Edel from ''Anime/PrincessTutu''.
* Astharoshe Asran sometimes sports this in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''.
* [[HotScientist Ryoko Sakurai]] in ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' sports this with a butterfly clip. [[spoiler: As her [[BigBad true self]] her massive amount of locks flow freely. It's most likely this hairstyle was chosen by the designers to make a visual difference between Ryoko and Finé outside of hair and eye color being different.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* 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.
* Mindscan in ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' ''appears'' to have one. [[spoiler:It's actually a wig to cover her [[MyBrainIsBig oversized, lumpy skull]].]]

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Many panels of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' featured one or more beehive-coiffed beauties. Beehive hairdos and harlequin or cat-eye glasses were TertiarySexualCharacteristics for Gary Larson.
* ''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]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''[[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.)
* ''Fanfic/{{Starbound}}'', another ''Manga/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 ([[Anime/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 photoshopped image of Kagami with her hair updone.)

[[folder:Films -- Animaton]]
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
** Assistant Mayor Bellwether, a sheep with a puff that Nick strokes (to Judy's offense).
** There's also Fru Fru, a shrew who wears her hair similarly to Amy Winehouse.
* Piella in ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath''.
* Charlotte from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''
* The unnamed gift shop clerk in ''WesternAnimation/BebesKids'', whose hair might count as a "triple-hive" of sorts.
* Angelica sports this for the ballroom scene in ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Johnny Cash's mother in ''Film/WalkTheLine'' acquires one of these in TheSixties.
* ''Everyone'' sport that style in ''Film/{{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.
** Ricki Lake sports this style at the beginning, but she 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.
* ''Film/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 ''Film/ClassOfNukeEmHigh 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''.
%%* ''Film/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''.
* Joy Miller, at times in ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast''.

* 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.
* In ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'', George and Harold's teacher, Ms. Ribble, has a beehive hairdo.
* The lady on the cover of ''Rich People Problems''.

[[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 Creator/GeneRoddenberry.
* ''Series/MadMen'':
** Brought back from the dead by Joan Holloway and her startlingly-red updo. The show is, after all, set in the very early 60s.
** Worn by by Betty Draper when she and Don go to Italy.
* Vlad, the Divine Executioner, from ''{{Series/Lexx}}'' had such a hairdo... about a foot-and-a-half high.
* When beehives appear in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' 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 ''Series/JerseyShore''.
* Joy once sported one in ''Series/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 ''Series/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.
* Bug-Eyed Bandit styles her hair like this in ''Series/TheFlash2014'', tying to her queen bee theme.
* The signature hairstyle of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'''s [[Creator/CCHPounder Mrs Frederic]].
* Rimmer, from ''Series/RedDwarf'', on one occasion rudely demanded that Holly give him a haircut. In revenge, Holly inflicted a beehive on him instead.

* 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.
* Patty Smyth of Scandal briefly sported one in the video for "The Warrior".

* True to the television series, Janice Rand has one of these in Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/StarTrekDataEast Star Trek]]'' pinball.

* The recently introduced black Barbie is shown with this at times.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Professor Juniper of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has a [[AnimeHair fairly complicated]] beehive.
** Meloetta's Pirouette Forme.
* The titular ([[MsFanservice heh]]) protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' sports one in the first game, with the intention of it looking reminiscent to a witch's hat. It's MagicHair that also forms her SpyCatsuit and is used in her most powerful attacks. She trades it out for a BoyishShortHair in [[{{VideoGame/Bayonetta2}} the sequel]].
* ''VideoGame/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.]]
* An old lady in the opening cutscene to ''RaymanOrigins'' is shown to have one.
* According to early concept art of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', Rosalina was originally gonna have her hair mounted atop her head.
* Shirley in ''VideoGame/MySims'', who is a hairdresser. It's [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair pink]], has hearts on the sides of it, and she's pretty dang proud of it.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Rosemary "Rosie" Willow from [[http://fac-agentc.deviantart.com/ FAC-AgentC's]] dA comic ''Timepeace''.
* A spectator sitting next to Tycho in [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1999/01/22/saving-private-ion this strip]] of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''.

[[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: [[Manga/LuckyStar Konata Izumi, Kagami Hiiragi, and Miyuki Takara]]; [[Anime/MonColleKnights Guuko]]; Makoto Minagawa (from ''Getter Love!!''); [[Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar Pepper]]; [[Anime/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 [[Music/{{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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/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 (and it's a wig; she's actually bald).
* This hairstyle was spoofed in one episode of WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''.
* Gerald from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', though his is an exaggerated hi-top fade.
* Sheila Broflovski on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* A villain from ''WesternAnimation/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]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolbus'': Miss Frizzle sports one in the episode where they go see the inside of a beehive.
* Cordoth's Daughter from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'': Pickles Oblong wears a beehive hairdo ''wig'', as the pollution of the Valley caused her hair to fall out.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', Brittney sports a hive at a dance. Someone on the sidelines can also be seen with one.
* Betty Jo Flynn from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* The unnamed gift shop clerk in ''WesternAnimation/BebesKids'', whose hair might count as a "triple-hive" of sorts.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Didi Pickles has one that points in three directions.
* Mrs. Brinks in ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' wears a beehive wig, which periodically falls off.
* Miss Sculptham in ''WesternAnimation/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.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Toph regularly wears her hair in a large, flat bun atop her head.
** Buttercup Raiko has a similar hairdo in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra.''
* Eustace's mother in ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog.''
* Marguerite Grey in the ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' episode Mad Love.
* Olga in ''WesternAnimation/{{The Mouse and the Monster}}''.
* Some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' have either Kaeloo or Quack Quack wear a wig that looks like a beehive hairdo.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' episode ''No Hope for Courtney'', popular girl Courtney Gripling has her hair done in a beehive.
* The female lead in the 1931 Fleischer Animation short ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PPX7gps4iI In My Merry Oldsmobile]]''.
* Ms. [=McBrisk=] in ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets''.

[[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).
** It is fair to say this might have its roots in the "pompadour hairstyles" of the late eighteenth century, popular at the French court, where women would seek to out-do each other in even more spectacular--and ultimately preposterous--[[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/will-bashor/marie-antoinettes-crazies_b_4109620.html piled hairstyles]], heavily fixed with lacquer and often reliant on what today we might call "hair extensions". Some of these baroque hair styles incorporated clocks, and even cages with small animals like birds, butterflies and even mice. Combine the poor standards of personal hygiene at the time, and the fact unwashed hair fixed with glues, lacquer, and animal fats might look nice but would stink after a while (and which would inevitably attract other creatures not imprisoned in cages) then we have an urban myth with roots in historical fact.