There are many inventions, skills, and artistic innovations that have been lost to antiquity. The composition of Greek Fire; the ingredients in the Rarest Color Blue, and up until recently Mayan Script.
In a report by BBC UK, a hairstylist and “hairdo archaeologist” Janet Stephens on a trip to a museum noticed the intricate hairstyles on ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and thought that they would work as a hairstyle for a modern day bride.
Much in the way a painter can learn color, composition, and technique by studying a master painter at a museum, she was taking tips from the ancients.
She began the task of trying to recreate the styles using modern hair pinning implements, and becoming frustrated because they failed to do the job, she had to rediscover old tricks of the ancients to make the styles work. Visit the BBC UK website to watch a video of Janet describing the process of rediscovery, and modern hair art innovation, with a little help from ancient sculptures.
Written by Cojo “Art Juggernaut”