margaret heldt, the inventor of the beehive hairdo, has died, ya’ll. long live beehive hair.
in googling pictures of beehives yesterday in homage, i was struck by the recurrence of photographs of priscilla presley. and also by the staggering awesome enormity of her epic hair.
there’s something to be said about her commit to truly epic eyeliner too, but that is a story for a different day.
big hair when hanging out.
big hair when jetting around.
big hair when driving.
big hair in california.
big hair after giving birth.
big hair when blue.
for the record though, priscilla has regrets.
in a 1996 interview, presley “dodged questions about Elvis, her daughter Lisa Marie’s marriage to Michael Jackson, and her opinion on whether O.J. Simpson was innocent in the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend.” she did, however, admit: “I look back at those pictures and I’m horrified.”
if she could go back and change her beehive hairdo, hair color, and eye-makeup, she said she would.
thank god for no time travel.