Artefacts, frescoes, and mosaics are testimony of the attention that was accorded in ancient Pompeii to physical appearances.
Women began to use makeup regularly beginning in the 1st century AD: including beauty masques and lipsticks. Ointments, balsams, salves, and perfumes were made from plant extracts mixed with vegetable oils or animal fats. One of the most sought-after perfumes was rose-scented.
In Pompeii, the fashionable women's hairstyle was parted down the middle, while adult men wore their hair short.