Stats on my hair:
It's red, several inches past my shoulders, and severely straight. I don't even have to use a straightener - just blow dry with a paddle brush. No bangs, just long layers to frame my face. I've got a lot of hair, but it is kind of fine. It's silky and has absolutely no body or volume.
It does not hold curl very well and needs a lot of product for any kind of volume.
This style works well for me! I can go with my straight hair but add some interest with the cascading braid. I used this tutorial to learn how to do the braid. I changed it up a bit after I got the cascade braid all the way to the other side of my head. Instead of continuing the actual braid, I put in a hair elastic and left it like a small ponytail. You can hardly even tell it's there, it's so thin.
I didn't get a picture of the side, but I twisted the layers around my face into several thin twists and bobby pinned them under and over the "ponytail". I"ll update with a picture next time I do this hairdo (and Noah is around to take the photo for me).