A simple and attainable hairstyle is the braid. Wearing a braid while the hair is still damp hold the hair and forms it to the texture of the braid. You essentially get two hairstyles from one technique.
Braid your hair in a regular braid then hold onto the middle strand and pull the outer strands up towards your head, secure it with a band and either curl the remaining or let it hang naturally on its own.
After the hair dries from wearing it throughout the day you can release the braid for an evening look that nearly took no time at all.