But unlike modern-day hairstyles, comfort and naturalism for the Romans took a back-seat to hairstyles that displayed the wearer's wealth to a maximum.
For women to have a fashionable hairstyle showed they were part of the elegant Roman culture.
A 'natural' style was associated with barbarians, who the Romans believed had neither the money nor the culture to create these styles.
As with clothes, there were several hairstyles that were limited to certain people in ancient society.
Styles are so distinctive they allow scholars today to create a chronology of Roman portraiture and art; we are able to date pictures of the empresses on coins, or identify busts depending on their hairstyles.
"Natural" showed a lack of culture, and grooming of the hair went hand-in-hand with being part of a sophisticated civilization.
Incidentally, the association with barbarians was why Roman men kept their hair cut short.
Preadolescent girls would often have long hair cascading down the back where as women would have equally long hair but it would be controlled through wrapping and braiding.
Perhaps due to its erotic association, hair was often linked with Roman ideas of female modesty and honour.
The former footballer has unveiled a clean shaven head, a mohawk and a 'mun', long before they were popular.
Over the past few years he's kept his style the same, but with news that he's hit the highlights again we decided to take a trip down memory lane and explore his most noteworthy hairstyles to date.
By the mid-50s, fringe appeared around the cheeks and jaw. Notice the soft facial hair around the cheeks and chin in the image on the left, and the full beard in the image on the right.