Blake Lively In a rush but need to put your best straight-haired face forward? No sweat. Lively's easy braided hairstyle requires minimal effort for long hair and works great on hair in need of washing. To create the braid, slick hair into a high pony. Wrap a section of the pony around your elastic to hide it (secure the section under the ponytail with a bobby pin) then braid the tail and secure with a tiny, clear elastic.