Ancient Coin Dulls Cleopatra's Beauty
This ancient Roman denarius coin depicts Cleopatra as a sharp-nosed, thin-lipped woman with a protruding chin.
Two apprentice geisha wear their hair in a traditional chignon style.
The Merovingian kings of early Europe wore their hair long as a sign of status.
Woman in Hennin
The conical, veiled hennin became popular in the 1400s in some areas of Europe.
Orthodox Jewish Man
An Orthodox Jewish man with the traditional peyos, or long sidelocks.
A girl wears her hair in cornrows.
Louis XIV wore massive wigs in the style of royalty of his era.
The "high and tight" military haircut.
A take on the popular 1960s beehive hairstyle.
1920s film star Louise Brooks sporting a bob hairstyle, later popularized in the 1960s by Vidal Sassoon
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Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.