I consider myself a beauty researcher, I track the impact societies have on beauty and the imprint beauty leaves on societies. For example, in 1715, the beginning of the French Revolution, the French elite were hoarding flour to powder their hair. Their withholding this beauty aid/essential food stuff lead to famine and inevitable revolt. It is astounding to think that a beauty striving forever altered French history (obviously, this wasn’t the only precipitant to the French Revolution). As a modern society we tend to forget that beauty and the desire to be beautiful are not new concepts, they have existed as long as we have existed. Therefore we must understand it, not quantify it, but appreciate it’s many forms and types.