Who knew that such a thing as a hairdressing archaeologist existed? Well Janet Stevens recreates historical hairstyles, giving you a history lesson and a hair how-to at the same time. The beauty is that you don’t need to be part of a historical reenactment group to appreciate these styles – and nor do you need to create them with utmost historical accuracy. The next time you don a Grecian inspired dress or Egyptian revivalist jewellery, you can create a suitably classical hairstyle to match – just replace bodkins for bobby pins and modernise the styles in whatever way you see fit.

And many are, in fact, very simple to create. There are countless ways to adapt them into hairstyles suitable for 2013.

After the break, 5 classical hair how-tos from Cleopatra to the Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome.

Ancient roman hairstyle tutorial

For more visit Janet Stevens’ YouTube channel.

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