Out of Baltimore comes a fun story about a hair stylist there who is challenging centuries-held beliefs about whether the hairstyles of ancient Rome and Greece were wigs or natural hair. Historians have long held that it was the former; she believes it was the latter.
The Wall Street Journal calls Janet Stephens "a hairdo archaeologist."
The story continues:
Her amateur scholarship is sticking a pin in the long-held assumptions among historians about the complicated, gravity-defying styles of ancient times. Basically, she has set out to prove that the ancients probably weren't wearing wigs after all.
"This is my hairdresserly grudge match with historical representations of hairstyles," says Ms. Stephens, who works at Studio 921 Salon & Day Spa in Baltimore, which offers circa 21st-century haircuts.
(Photo credit: Janet Stephens)