I used this tutorial and it worked great! My hair is not quite shoulder length so the roll actually ended up a bit tighter and had to use a bit more hairspray than she does. Nice to have an easy updo for shorter hair.
Braid the side, make a low pony tail, wrap a piece of hair around the hair tie, and you got yourself a cute little hairdo. Try this with a side pony, only pulling hair from the front side of the braid closet to my face to French braid.