The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

When you think about hair styles of the 1960’s you instantly think of the beehive. A hairstyle that was sky high and absolutely fabulous, a powerful look! The Beehive emerged in the 1960s, an era of back-combing and setting lotion, when hairsprayed hairdos were a “do”. A style that has become iconic and is still worn by many women today.

The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

Dusty Springfield knew how to work a Beehive!

 This Beehive was created by hairstylist Margaret Vinci Heldt who one evening was experimenting with different hairstyles on a hair mannequin. She was aiming for a style that could be worn with a Jackie O-esque black velvet and red-lace fez hat that she had on hand.

Hedt styled this hair style for a feature in a magazine. At the photo shoot for the feature, Heldt felt something was lacking in her new look. “I took a little ornament off the hat, made of black denim, I put it in the model’s hair, and it looked just like a bee,” she said at America’s Beauty Show in 2012. “The editor said, ‘Margaret! That looks just like a beehive. Could we call it a beehive?’ I said, ‘You could call it whatever you want!’ And so, the beehive was born!

The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

The creator of the Beehive Margaret Vinci Heldt

The Beehive became a signature hairstyle for many ladies, this elaborate style once created could last for days and days thanks to the backcombing and hairspray. Some of our favourite ladies who have rocked the beehive and helped make it famous has to be Brdigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn in the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s look.

The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

Brigitte Bardot has always been a Deadly icon!

The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

Audrey Hepburn in her signature look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Even today, almost 50 years on since the creation of the beehive it is a hugely popular style and has been re-born thanks to celebrities such as Amy Winehouse and Adele.

The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

Amy Winehouse’s famous Beehive hairstyle

The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

Adele showing that the Beehive can be elegant and chic!

Here at Deadly is the Female we love the Beehive hairstyle and Deadly hair stylist Lolita Noir has created her own take on the Beehive on a couple of our Deadly Models….

The History of the 60s Beehive Hair Style!

Miss Amy May looking FABULOUS with a Beehive styled by Lolita Noir

Deadly Dames Pinup Girl Voodoo Vixen top in red at official UK stockists Deadly is the Female

Scarlett Luxe rocking her Beehive on set at a Deadly photo shoot, styled by Lolita Noir