Italian history: Surprising discoveries about role of hairdresser in Italy in Middle Ages

(Photo courtesy of Antonella Bazzoli from article posted on evus.it)

We have been sharing links to articles on my friend Antonella’s site that is all about discovery of the historical treasures in Italy with a focus on Umbria, where she lives.  Italian history is so rich and varied that she has plenty of material to draw from. This time she has really come up with something especially intriguing.   Based on some statutes from the time, there appears to be the suggestion that services provided by a female hairdresser to a male client were considered somewhat inappropriate, so much so that a stipulation was made that this activity could not be done within 10 houses of a place of worship.

Intrigued?  Read the full article on Antonella’s site, which I translated to English:   http://www.evus.it/en/index.php/news/in_focus/hairdressers-and-prostitutes-in-the-middle-ages/

Ci sentiamo presto,

Lina