This is the easiest tutorial I have seen for a ponytail like this! (Great for thick hair, BTW.) Poofy ponytail tip - a little trick to keep some volume up top, even with thick/heavy hair!
Pretty DIY- half up crown braid- great for a special event or occasion. a crown braid that might not look terrible on my herman munster head!
You MUST have a yellow bandana - it would look great on you. Finally I know how to do that.
LuLu*s How-To: Reverse Braided Bun Hair Tutorial - Hair Styles