The creator of the beehive hairdo has died.

FOX's Pat O'Neill has more:

Margaret Vinci Heldt became a hair-styling legend after inventing the tall, cone-shaped beehive that became a fashion phenomenon during the 1960's.

Years later, it made a comeback of sorts, worn by singers Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Beyonce.

Heldt came up with the idea when approached by "Modern Beauty Shop" magazine, for whom she'd done some work. In an interview sometime ago, she said she was inspired by a favorite hat that had a Bumblebee pin:

(Heldt) "I put it in her hair, it looked perfect and they said Margaret, 'that looks like a beehive'."

Heldt opened her own salon in Chicago in 1950 and won the 'National Hairdresser of the Year' competition in 1954, among other awards.

She died at age 98.

Pat O'Neill, FOX News.

(AP Photo/Caryn Rousseau File)
(AP Photo/Caryn Rousseau File)