Here is a new do I tried with Addie.
It is easy. I took 3 sections up front and rope twisted them. To do that you start to twist but twist the section in your right hand "down" or "left" as you pass the other section to the right. Basically you want to twist the section the opposit as you are twisting the parts together. That creates the rope look.
Then I pulled all her hair into a big pony tail and put this accordian style hair clasp in her hair (over a rubber band, because she has lots of hair!)
I think it would look pretty to have one more twist on each side too!