Ancient hairdressing

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Ancient hairdressing

Post by Witness » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:24 am

Janet Stephens, intrepid hairdressing archaeologist, was on my mind often as I traipsed through the rooms full of Roman busts in the Capitoline Museums. Her intensive research on Roman hairstyling coming from her perspective as a professional stylist, a unique viewpoint that gave her special insight into an arena most historians know nothing about, led her to fascinating discoveries like that Roman matrons likely had their elaborate braided updos sewn together instead of wearing wigs. She also unravelled the complexity of the seni crines, the characteristic hairstyle of the Vestal Virgins.
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/category/rome


That astonishing lady has a whole channel on YT, where you can understand hairstyles from various periods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA9JYWh1r7U