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Reconstruction of women’s hairstyle from time of Flavian dynasty

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Reconstruction of a woman's hairstyle from the Flavian dynasty
Reconstruction of women's hairstyle from time of Flavian dynasty

During the reign of the Flavian dynasty (69-96 CE), the hairstyle, which was styled with artificial hair to create real towers of curls, was extremely popular among the Roman female aristocracy. Such a sophisticated hairstyle required the attention of a special slave trained in the preparation of such unique compositions – the so-called ornatrix.

The hairstyle is defined as a bird’s nest. The most complicated hairstyle was intended for special moments, such as a wedding. For comparison, below how the hairstyle is shown on the sculpture.

Roman bust from the times of the Flavian dynasty; perhaps it is Julia herself – the daughter of Emperor Titus.

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