Loop chignon - make three ponytails just above the nape of your neck, and spray the sections with hairspray. Then working from the outer ponytails in, make loops with small sections of hair and pin in place.
25 Elegant Ponytail Hairstyles for Special Occasions
Knotted bun: with no bobby pins--if you tie the hair twice and wrap another ponytail holder around the whole bun twice it secures it perfectly and the elastic seems to fold under the whole bun so it's almost invisible.
It's actually done with oil pastels. Just rub the pastel crayon on a small, damp section of hair. Then hit it with the curling iron. (I've also done it on my dry hair. Just wet the pastel and rub it on!) Great for temporary hair color
How to bring back the natural curl to your hair. The secret is the "Curly Girl Method" where, among other things, you don't shampoo your hair! Instead you wash your hair with conditioner only (also called cowashing).