Question - What color hair did Augustus have?

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Of the 18 Emperors from Augustus to Commodus: 9 had blond or red hair; 5 had grey or white hair; 3 had no recorded hair colour, and just 1 (Hadrian), was referred to as dark-haired. The most popular hair coloring in ancient Rome was blond, which was associated with the exotic and foreign appearance of people from Gaul, present-day France, and Germany. Roman prostitutes were required by law to dye their hair blond in order to set themselves apart, but many Roman women and men followed suit. The Augustus of Prima Porta The statue features references to Augustus' descent and his political achievements. The marble statue was made shortly after Augustus' death. Some believe it may have been a copy of a bronze statue that celebrated his victory over the Parthians in 20 BC. He built many roads, buildings, bridges, and government buildings. He also strengthened the army and conquered much of the land around the Mediterranean Sea. Under Augustus' rule, Rome once again experienced peace and prosperity. The next 200 years were years of peace for the Roman Empire. Augustus wearing a Toga Toga was the national garment of Rome and only male citizens were allowed to wear the toga.

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In ancient Rome, blond hair was initially considered to be a symbol of a prostitute, and these women were required to bleach their hair blond or wear blond wigs. Women also began dying their hair lighter shades using infusions made from saffron flowers.

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Eugène Schueller, the founder of L'Oréal, is recognized for creating the first synthetic hair dye in 1907. In 1947 the German cosmetics firm Schwarzkopf launched the first home color product, "Poly Color". Hair dyeing is now a multibillion-dollar industry that involves the use of both plant-derived and synthetic dyes.

https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/26425/what-did-ancient-romans-use-instead-of-shampoo

1 Answer. They used lye soap which is made by combining ashes with lard or other oils and fats. This kind of soap was known from ancient Egyptian times. The Romans bathed a lot and they (especially the women) would wear little caps to prevent any unwanted water or oil from getting into their hair.

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Romans used a variety of methods and ingredients for dyeing their hair. Some used henna, a plant-based reddish brown dye, and others used berries, vinegar, or crushed nutshells. Perhaps the strangest hair dye was a preparation used to turn the hair black that was made from leeches mixed with vinegar.

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In the 1940's, hair coloring wasn't as popular as it is today. The women who chose to dye their hair, typically went to salons to have it done. They were very secretive about it and didn't want others to know it was dyed. There were no box dyes until 1956 when Clairol released the “Miss Clairol” home hair coloring kit.

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Both for women and men, Romans inherited the Greek standards about symmetry and harmony. Beautiful bodies were proportioned in shape, limbs and face. The ideal of beauty for women was small, thin but robust constitution, narrow shoulders, pronounced hips, wide thighs and small breasts.

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Men scraped their hair away in early times man with crude items such as stone, flint, clamshells and other sharpened materials. He later experimented with bronze, copper and iron razors. In more recent centuries he used the steel straight razor (aptly called the “cut-throat” for obvious reasons).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beard

Shaving seems to have not been known to the Romans during their early history (under the kings of Rome and the early Republic). However, after that point, shaving seems to have caught on very quickly, and soon almost all Roman men were clean-shaven; being clean-shaven became a sign of being Roman and not Greek.

https://www.quora.com/What-was-Augustuss-leadership-style

Augustus was comparatively delicate regarding his rule. He created himself head or an area of multiple areas in government. rather than bearing on these positions as 'authoritative' he patterned and dimmed the term, insistence they were 'responsibilities'. This was a method of his.

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/caesar-augustus/

Caesar Augustus was one of ancient Rome's most successful leaders who led the transformation of Rome from a republic to an empire. During his reign, Augustus restored peace and prosperity to the Roman state and changed nearly every aspect of Roman life.

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As Rome's first emperor, Octavian (Augustus Caesar) (63 B. C. –A. D. 14) is best known for initiating the Pax Romana, a largely peaceful period of two centuries in which Rome imposed order on a world long convulsed by conflict. Octavian was only 18 years old when his great-uncle Julius Caesar named him heir.

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Augustus the leader Early in his life, Augustus proved himself to be a great leader. He commanded an army which defeated Marc Antony. Augustus knew he needed to make reforms to the government of Rome. He granted himself all the power but reassured his people they were governed by the senate.

https://www.quora.com/How-did-Augustus-change-Rome

Augustus established a new era of responsible government. He appointed capable people, no matter what their family background, to areas of responsibility. He got rid of useless and corrupt administrators. He changed the system of provincial administration so that all provincial governors were answerable to him.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Romulus-and-Remus

When Romulus built a city wall, Remus jumped over it and was killed by his brother. Romulus consolidated his power, and the city was named for him. He increased its population by offering asylum to fugitives and exiles. He invited the neighbouring Sabines to a festival and abducted their women.