Sun kissed highlights
Who knew ancient Greeks were the original California Girl? According to fashioningthepast.com, ancient Greek women wore their hair long and preferred golden hued locks. “This was achieved by using a vinegar solution that bleached the hair in the sun, or a yellow flower dye. Soap, pomades, and wax were also used to give the hair shine.” (We don’t recommend these techniques! Ask your stylist about balayage highlights for a more natural look.)
Ancient Greeks had a thing for “beach waves” too. “To enhance the texture of the hair, Hellenistic women often curled their hair and held it in place with combs,” reports fashioningthepast.com. Today you can purchase a curling wand or stick and perfect waves in a few minutes. Whether curled or worn straight hair played a role as a social communicator and emphasized class differentiation. Back then a short razor cut meant you weren’t a slave to fashion, you were an actual slave. Upper class women only cut their hair in periods of mourning.