Amy Winehouse Queen of the Beehive

Amy Winehouse was not only influenced by the music of the 1960s, but also inspired by the style. Winehouse's famous beehive hairstyle was recognized as her signature look. 

Invented by Margaret Vinci Heldt in 1960, the beehive hairstyle represented a look for the new decade. Heldt told the Daily Mail that the style was inspired by the by a black velvet fez-style cap, shaped like a bump with two beaded decorations that looked like bees. "I liked that hat because, when I took it off, my hairstyle stayed in place." The style became popular especially since it would hold in shape for a week between appointments. "It stayed in good.  You could recomb the style and it would come right back," Heldt explained.

Amy Winehouse embraced the classic 'do that was worn by 60s singers such as Dusty Springfield and Ronnie Spector.  Winehouse told Vogue, "The more insecure I feel, the bigger my beehive gets," During an interview with Reuters,  when asked if she had good hive days and bad hive days, the singer responded, "Never. Never. My hair is always on point, even if the rest of me is really naff."

Sadly, Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27.


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