Lace Headband Braid Separate hair into two parts: first two inches at forehead from ear to ear and put everything else in a ponytail. Basically braid across the crown, but only add hair from the front (Beauty Hairstyles Easy)
Anyone with short or medium length hair knows that updos can be a big struggle, if not totally impossible. But leaving your hair down all the time? That gets boring fast. I recently chopped a few inches off of my longish hair for a lob with choppy ends.