The Journal of Roman Archaeology is hardly light reading. The annual editions of this international academic publication weigh in at around a thousand pages each. The articles and reviews are generally penned by PhD classicists. But if you look in Volume 21 of the journal, you’ll come across an article whose author’s credentials include a Maryland Senior Cosmetologist license. Aaron Henkin reports on what she’s discovered, and how she’s untangled some stubborn academic assumptions.
Check out a video of Janet Stephens recreating the ancient Roman hairstyle, "The Seni Crines"
See what inspired Janet at The Walters Art Museum Roman Gallery
Janet solved her mystery with artifacts from the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum