Scholars have long believed that the elaborate hairstyles of ancient Greece and Rome were wigs, but Baltimore stylist Janet Stephens is sticking a hair pin in that theory. After studying ancient texts and re-creating those often gravity-defying ’dos on mannequins in her basement, Stephens concluded that they were done on real hair—sewn together with a needle and thread—and published her findings in the Journal of Roman Archaeology. The journal’s editor, John Humphrey, noting that “historians tend to repeat the views of earlier scholars,” says it took a hairdresser to determine the truth about the tresses.
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