My mom wore her hair in a French twist when I was a little girl. Unfortunately, even though my hair is as fine and silky as hers was, there's less of it, so the style never worked well for me. I still like it, though. I think it's flattering on most women, regardless of face shape, and not many hair styles are flattering on everyone.
I know my mom used to keep full papers of bobby pins so she would never run short when she would do her hair. She wears her hair short and curly now, but I do miss the days when I'd stand in the bathroom and watch her put up her hair.