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  • Writer's pictureHeather Pepe


One of the most iconic hairstyles of the 60’s, its statuesque silhouette is a style for those wanting to make a statement. similar to the effect of high heels, a proper beehive should add inches to ones height.

The first #Beehive hairdo was created in 1960 by Hairdresser #MargaretVinciHeldt owner of the Margaret Vinci Coiffures in downtown Chicago, who won the National Coiffure Championship in 1954, & had been asked by the editors of #ModernBeautyShopMagazine to design a new hairstyle that would reflect the coming decade. So Heldt found the inspiration from the desire to create a hairstyle that could live under a specific #fez hat that she loved. "I always would look at that little hat and say, 'Someday, I'm going to create a hairstyle that would fit under the hat, and when you take the hat off, the hairstyle would be there.'" The hat came with a little pin that looked like a bee; Heldt put that in the model's hair at the photo shoot & an the magazine’s editor said, "It looks just like a beehive!..Do you mind if we call it the beehive?"...the rest is history...

#FUNFACT the style is also known as the B-52 due to a resemblance to the distinctive nose of the #BoeingB52 Strategic Bomber*

The beehive is a timeless silhouette that has been modified, heightened, halved and re-inspired countless times, a favorite of musicians & celebrities, it’s iconic style has become the trademark of many who have embraced it, including #DustySpringfield #AmyWinehouse #BrigitteBardot #KatePierson & #TheRonettes just to name a few.

The beehive has also been the inspiration for countless runway shows & editorials over the years & rest assured that this hairstyle will continue on, so if your looking to create a Buzz, the Beehive will never let you down, The BeeHive... sweet as honey 💋

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