It’s gala season. I have two formal fashion events next week, our big Ballet West gala on November 2nd, and then 6-7 cocktail receptions the first three weeks of November. I need some serious practice transforming my long, straight locks into a classy updo. Lucky for me I have a couple hair stylist friends willing to lend a hand for some of the bigger evenings. I’m loving the following styles. It wasn’t until I lined them up side by side that I realized there’s definitely a theme.