Theres no overarching "easy" hair style. For myself, curling my hair involves sleeping in rollers with a ton of product, and even then, I'd be lucky to have the curl last 3-4 hours before being totally flat and sad looking. We do a french braid across the front (left to right) that is pulled back into a high pony. It's preferred if it's straight, but if you have naturally curly hair that is difficult to straighten, then leave it curled. Most of our kids seem to not have a curly hair issue. While I understand not just letting everyone do whatever they want, I think it's fine to be understanding and lenient of everyone's natural hair situation. I'm here to tell everyone that as a former judge, there was no score for everyone looking identical. I only ever lightly considered the over all "look" of a team in that, is it athletic/age appropriate/tidy etc.