Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tease Me, Please Me

TEASE ME, PLEASE ME:  "We used a lot of Aqua Net," Ronnie Spector admitted in a Village Voice interview about the incredible heights of hair sported by those '60s singing sensations The Ronettes -- and judging by this photo alone, I can see several cans worth -- all to our eternal enjoyment.  Achieved by teasing and lacquering, teasing and lacquering, the beehive was developed in 1960 by Margaret Vinci Heldt of Elmhurst, Illinois (owner of  Margaret Vinci Coiffures in Chicago) who several years before in 1954 won the National Coiffure Championship -- who knew?  Well you do now, kids!  Though many famous women would wear this 'do' over the decades (from Audrey Hepburn to Wilma Flintstone in "Fred's New Boss" season three), none wore it more beautifully than The Ronettes (Veronica "Ronnie", Nedra and Estelle).  STYLE TIP: If you've got the hair, then we've got the time to admire it -- especially if it goes big and up to the ceiling.  Be it a beehive, a bouffant a la Lady Bird Johnson, or just plain big mounds of lacquered-up tresses, you can be that girl who stands head and shoulders above (literally) everyone in a crowd of so-so hairdos.  FINAL NOTE:  How can you say that you've actually lived until you've walked the red carpet of life wearing a beehive hairdo -- now I ask you?