Individual Members

Janet Stephens

Member of EXARC since
Crafts & Skills

I am a professional hairdresser and experimental archaeologist specializing in the recreation of ancient Roman, Greek and other archaic hairstyles. I use period appropriate tools and techniques and live models. I study surviving art works, portraiture, artifacts, and primary sources to understand the mechanics and role of ancient hair care and grooming in historical, social and cultural context. I began
my research in 2001; my work is published in the Journal of Roman Archaeology and EXARC Journal. I present my research, with live model demonstrations, at academic conferences, schools and museums. I have a popular YouTube channel devoted to ancient roman and other archaic hairstyles.