This is called a Swedish flame. Make your cuts like you're cutting cake, leave about 6 inches at the base, throw about a cap full of fuel oil in it. It burns up to two to three hours Can use olive oil instead of fuel oil :-) Any oil will burn!
Easy short hair updo tutorial (Linked ad is not actually a top 10 list, but a collection of looks that, oddly, has a few long hair styles thrown in. It also repeats a few styles at the end. Other than that, it's good inspiration.