Shaven heads and smooth, hairfree bodies were signs of nobility in Egypt from about 3000 bc, but fashion required men and women to wear wigs of real hair or sheep’s wool. False beards, braided and curled, were popular with men. Indigo dyes were used to achieve the favored black color for wigs and beards; and henna, a powder made from the leaves of a shrub, gave hair, nails, and toes a red-orange cast. After 1150 bc wigs were dyed more fanciful colors such as red, green, and blue. The most popular styles were bluntly cut hair, which varied in length from the chin to below the shoulder and was usually worn with bangs on the forehead.
"Hairdressing." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 5 Aug. 2019. school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/hairdressing/274728. Accessed 2 Dec. 2019.