Originator Of Beehive Hairdo, Margaret Vinci Heldt Dies At 98 | WBEZ
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Originator Of Beehive Hairdo, Margaret Vinci Heldt Dies At 98

The hairstylist who created the iconic beehive hairdo in 1960 died on Friday at the age of 98.

Margaret Vinci Heldt was a Chicago native, and originally developed the hairstyle for a magazine photoshoot. Heldt had an interest in hairstyling from a very young age, and eventually won national styling championships and had her own Michigan avenue salon.

WBEZ’s Max Green has more.

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