I styled my hair into this updo for an event last night. We saw a screening of Filly Brown, which I really enjoyed!
It took about five minutes to create, and stayed put all night. I used this tutorial from The Small Things Blog, and I loved the result. The trick to making it work for super straight Asian hair is to make sure you start with some texture (hairspray, slightly dirty hair, etc.) and to use big bobby pins for the base. I will probably wear this for another event next week!