In ancient Greece and Rome, laurel wreaths were worn around the head as signs of victory in pursuits of sports, music and poetry, the realms of the god Apollo. It could also signify victory in battle, but it wasn't traditionally a daily accessory for Roman leaders. Julius Caesar was known for going bald. He inspired the Caesar haircut of the 1990s in which longer hair is brushed forward to conceal a receding hairline. He was known to wear laurel wreaths not because of ceremony but to conceal that he was losing his hair.