As Andrew Barton and Donna Bevan prepare to open the doors to their exciting exhibition – Beehives, Bobs and Blowdries – they’ve taken a moment to reflect on the late Queen Elizabeth II’s time on the throne.
Beehives, Bobs and Blowdries express 70 years of hair and style in the UK – mirroring the years of The Queen’s reign! Curators, and childhood friends, Andrew and Donna have both always been inspired by Her Majesty’s style and fashion, from seeing her on royal visits as small children to Andrew being Sky’s Style Correspondent for the most recent royal weddings; and Donna lecturing about her influence on the world’s best designers including Vivienne Westwood.
Whilst her fashion has changed, The Queen’s hairstyle has remained constant, arranged to look like a crown even when she isn’t wearing one. This look has become iconic – easily recognisable, even in silhouette.
Beehives, Bobs and Blowdries celebrates the role of the hair salon in UK social culture as a hub in the community – the place where significant cultural events and current affairs are discussed as people come together to have their hair done. A constant in their lives.
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