Every so often, BusheyNews takes a look back at the town’s history, courtesy of videos from news archive, British Pathé. This month, we look at classic footage from 1957 of an eccentric Bushey hair stylist.
A vintage news team visited hairstylist, Riche, in his country home in Bushey back in the 50’s to take a look at his nature-inspired haircuts and how his ideas were birthed.
The video begins with a tour of the natural Bushey land Riche owned and took inspiration from. For his latest hairstyle vision at the time, Riche took inspiration from birds and bees – he can be seen sketching one of the birds he sees out in his garden and he is later seen siting on a bench with detailed drawings of both the bird and a bee.
The bird and bee hairstyle, called ‘the beeline’, was labelled ‘the style of tomorrow’ by the presenter. A number of models are then seen sporting Riche’s latest style, both with and without fascinating accessories like a large bee hat.
By the far the most interesting of the styles was the ‘aigrette’ do, based on the feathers of the egret bird.
Picture courtesy of British Pathe