Long hair: Kate Beckinsale - keep your longest layer just above the bra strap, and create some dimension with a soft ombre that also pulls your darker tones through the ends of your hair.
How to make Cute and Bouncy and Wavy Hairstyle ~ Cute Girls Hairstyles
~ Make Your Hair Grow Faster and Healthier ~ Coconut milk helps the hair grow long and thick, (The kind from a can is fine.) Rub it onto the scalp, leave it on for an hour or so, then wash it out. Use this treatment once a week for dry damaged hair or once every 3 - 4 weeks for normal hair.
how to curl your hair naturally with bantu knots...a great tutorial for all hair types.
No More "Plain Braids" -- 10 Different Pocahontas Braids
Hair Growth Chart - tips for hair growth
Braid directory. How to do every braid you can think of
Nice photo-description of this process.