Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Happy Anniversary to the Bee Hive Hairstyle

Every "Girl Group" in the 50s had one, as did famous movie stars. And now we have Amy Winehouse and even Snookie sporting a form of one.

What do they have in common? Why a Bee Hive Hair do ~ celebrating its 50th year.

Who would think a simple little black velvet fez-style cap with two beaded decorations that look like bees inspired an entire generation of hair styles! Yes, that's how the "bee hive" hair do got its name.

This year, hairstylist Margaret Vinci Heldt, 92 is being honored for her hairstyle creation. How was it created? "I liked that hat because, when I took it off, my hairstyle stayed in place," Heldt said. Mrs. Heldt knew after her first visit to a hair salon at age 6 this is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life, style hair.

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