"No vestal virgin portrait reveals its hairstyle in full detail," says hairdresser Janet Stephens, the host of this 17-minute (!) video about the seni crines hairstyle worn by ancient Roman brides and Vestal Virgins, but "this presentation is the first to demonstrate how a vestal virgin hairstyle was likely constructed."
Janet also has an incredible YouTube account in general.
Update: More information here ("I'm sure they had to make some workarounds occasionally for a Vestal who had less-than-adequate hair").
This is a purely "servicey" post. A twist? Put the glitter at the bottoms of your nails instead. Look at how much fun this chick is having. She could be you!
In Los Angeles the other week Jane gave me a makeover, which is something I've been dreaming about for as long as she and I have been friends. And we were going to turn it into a beauty-tutorial video, too, except I freaked out and made it weird.
Here's what happened: she got the whole thing ready, with the makeup laid out and the camera set up, but when I sat down I wasn't prepared for the computer's reverse-mirror-image effect, which is that when you look at the screen you see all the facial asymmetry you're normally immune to, and as soon as I started talking I couldn't see anything [...]