Here's a variation I did of the "Padme Battle Hair Style" found below in the link to Star Wars hair styles. The original hairstyle looks like this:
Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to make that style without it being a bit floppy, since the top loop of her hair is pretty far away from from her head. So, I used a hairslide to do a variation of that style:
1. Make a ponytail, but on the second loop, pull hair most of the way - but not all the way - through the elastic.
2. Push the loop up so it's closer to the head.
3. Put a hair slide or barrette around the middle of the loop.
Here's a crude drawing of the process:
And, here are pictures of the finished result. In these, my ends stick out a bit because I'm still in the process of growing out badly-cut layers. One-length hair would avoid this problem.
For a longer discussion of the process of making something like this hairstyle, see:
Color: Light brown
Length: 28 15/16" (first goal: waist (30"); eventual goal: tailbone (36"))
Hair type: 2a, M, ii (Fia's typing system)
2b (Andre's typing system)