The Strangest Jobs In History That Luckily Disappeared



Getting one’s hair done was perhaps the only thing more important than planning an orgy in Ancient Rome. It was so important, in fact, that those who could afford it enslaved hairdressers—called orantrices—to make sure they always had the latest styles. Ornatrices worked with everything from early curling irons to hair nets to craft some of the amazing hair styles we now see on Roman statues, coins, and artwork.

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