This one's for all the Art History majors out there. Maybe you didn't get that job at Sotheby's, but you damn well know a Renaissance braid when you see one. Surely you'll agree that half the fun of a portrait study was looking at the updos and accessories. Hair's been around as long as people have (longer, even!), and given how much we as a species seem to enjoy playing with the stuff, it's unsurprising that there's a lot of, to use the technical term, baller hair design in all those scrolls, papyri, and canvases. Which gave us an idea: Why not go back—way, way back—for a little historical hairspiration? From Ancient Egypt to the Song Dynasty and Victorian England, we're taking a leisurely stroll through the annals of cool hair. We didn't include the obvious ones (you can see Botticelli's Venus anytime; his portrait of Simonetta Vespucci, though? Just as good, and way more likely to inspire a hair wrap), but if there are any non-canon standouts missing from this list, tell us in the comments and we'll add!