My hair is long enough to be annoying in a tropical sweaty climate but... Also long enough to put up!

My short hair inspiration is Julianne Hough. She does this exceptionally well. By closely examining many photos of her I determined that she uses a multi- part system to create her updos. 

First take the center section and sweep it back, securing with two to three pins. Flufas desired. Then take the side sections and secure back. Gather whatever hair is remaining in back by randomly twisting sections and securing with pins. I do this by feel, and then pin down whatever stray pieces I can see in the mirror. 

And voila!