A modern woman models the Roman vestal virgin hairstyle and headdress.
For the first time, the hairstyle of the Roman vestal virgins has been re-created on a modern head.
"These were the six most important women in Rome, with the possible exception of the emperor's wife," said Janet Stephens, the Baltimore hairdresser and amateur archaeologist who unraveled the secrets of the Vestals' trademark braids. [See Video of the Braiding Process]
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