Hairstyles for Formal? 3A hair

Hi Ladies!
Today is my sorority formal and I am pumped and in love with my dress. Anyways I was looking for a suggestion on how to do my hair (I'm not particularly talented in this department). I gave my book to a girlfriend so I can't look there for suggestions and most other websites involve using extreme heat and hairsprays. Anyways I have 3a curly hair that is just at my shoulders. I'm really feeling like doing a Taylor Swift look with slightly straightened bangs and to use a curling iron on a couple strands. I almost contemplated straightening all of it for the first time in months but I figured coming hear would change that. Any other suggestions on how to wash or style accordingly? Thanks everyone (oh and I would love pictures of styles that you have done!)