Who hasn't had hair "like a bird's nest?" I wake up that way every morning.
If you want an elegant up-do like mine, here's how I did it.
1. Blow dry your hair with WAY more product in it than you would normally use.
2. Add a bunch of hair spray for good measure then get those locks up in some hot curlers. If you already have curly hair skip that part.
3. While your hair is in curlers gather up the stuff you want to stick in it plus bobby pins and a glue gun. I used: