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Classic news report shows unique Bushey hairdresser

 Published on: 14th June 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

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.

Video here; britishpathe.com/video/a-hairstyle-is-born/query/Bushey

Picture courtesy of British Pathe

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