Take strong, thick hair, twist it into a rope, and it actually would be dependable enough for ‘Rapunzel to let down’ .  This model has just that type of hair including the needed length. I’d venture to say that the "pole" on top of her head is supported by something like a wooden handle in which the hair is twisted around.  Looking much like she is carrying around a ready-made, personal umbrella, this look not only won a hair art contest, it certainly qualifies for a spotlight for Freaky Friday.