On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head - WSJ

Janet Stephens, a hairresser in Baltimore, has done extensive research into the construction of ancient Roman and Grecian hairstyles. Her academic publications have changed the way scholars think about the personal grooming of the ancients. (Photo: JAnet Stephens)

Janet Stephens, a hairresser in Baltimore, has done extensive research into the construction of ancient Roman and Grecian hairstyles. Her academic publications have changed the way scholars think about the personal grooming of the ancients. (Photo: JAnet Stephens)

I have often wondered and marveled at the hairstyles on busts of women from ancient Rome and Greece. I am not the only one! And now Janet Stephens, a hairdresser in Baltimore, offers convincing evidence that these elaborate coiffures were not wigs but were elegant hairstyles stitched together. 

Read on! 

On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head
By Abigail Pesta
April 22, 2015
Wall Street Journal