- Blow-dry hair using a shine-enhancing gel, like Kiehl's Strong-Hold Styling Gel ($15).
- Create a strong side-part in the hair, taming any flyaways with a shine-enhancing serum, such as Phyto Phytolisse Finishing Serum ($30).
- Gather hair back into a low ponytail, but instead of pulling the hair all the way through the elastic as you would a traditional pony, form a loop. Let several inches of the ends of the hair hang out of the elastic. Tip: if your style's not quite long enough, try a ponytail extension, like Avon's Toni Ponytail ($29).
- Next, wrap the end section you left out around the elastic, and pin to secure. Finish by using your fingers to fan out the loop, and spritz with hairspray if needed.