I just read a story about a power outage which occurred near a London TV studio. The inconvenient timing of the blackout led to the presenter having her makeup done by torchlight, and the weather girl was forced to appear live with wet locks.
This reminded me of a time when a friend was in cosmetology school. It was on a very rare occasion that the students were allowed to have services done. The unfortunate gal waited patiently until it was her turn to get a sleek blowout, only to have it all disrupted by the great blackout of '03 — soaking hair and all. Have you any colorful stories to share?