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Granddaddies of Grooming: Julius Caesar

Next time you find yourself envying George Clooney’s swagger or Eminem’s—well, George Clooney’s swagger—offer a tip of the hat to Julius Caesar. Long before the 1990s, the Roman emperor decided it’d be a whole lot less work to take his mane high and tight, and front-comb the rest.

Since then, active, no-nonsense gentlemen of all ages have found great benefit in adopting the low-maintenance “Caesar Cut.”

But how and why, exactly, did a hairstyle remain popular for 2000 years?»