I did a "faux-hawk" style with red and white beads. Oh - and a few green and red beads too. I made parts from back to front with corn rows, and then gathered the ends of the corn rows into twists. It took longer than our usual hair time - JJ watched a feature-length video twice (= 3 hours!!). It's much fancier than the usual (I lean towards protective styles most of the time).
Note JJ's brush - she was styling her own doll's hair. JJ does have dolls with curly hair too - this was her choice from the store with her Christmas money from her uncle. Sigh...long blonde "princess hair".