View Full Version : Wall Street Journal on historical hairstyles (!!)

February 12th, 2013, 06:58 PM
I was pretty shocked to see this article recommended to me elsewhere online today:
On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324900204578286272195339456.html)J ust one quotation even though there's a lot of it I really love:

In 2007, she sent her findings to the Journal of Roman Archaeology. "It's amazing how much chutzpah you have when you have no idea what you're doing," she says. "I don't write scholarly material. I'm a hairdresser."

John Humphrey, the journal's editor, was intrigued. "I could tell even from the first version that it was a very serious piece of experimental archaeology which no scholar who was not a hairdresseróin other words, no scholarówould have been able to write," he says.

So cool!

February 12th, 2013, 07:09 PM
As a classicist myself, I find that very interesting. I think the hairstylist has a point and a valid argument!

February 12th, 2013, 07:21 PM
Somehow, I just don't associate the Wall Street Journal with articles about hair styles. :lol:

Cool find! One has to know about hair history. This may be an entirely new field. :cool:

February 12th, 2013, 09:01 PM
I agree it's strange to find an article there about hair but that's a very neat article.