1. Apply a smoothing serum, such as Redkin Glass 01 Smoothing Serum, $28, to damp hair, then blow dry evenly using a round brush. If you have bangs, let them fall forward naturally.
2. Once your hair is dry, apply a styling gloss (we love Ojon Animated Styling Cream, $24) to the top and back of your hair as you gather it up to a high ponytail. Use a soft brush to smooth the sides as you go. Make sure to leave your bangs and face-framing pieces out as desired.
3. Tease your ponytail ends gently using a fine-toothed comb. Then, wrap the ends around the base of your elastic, forming a loose bun. Secure with bobby pins or a spin pin, such as Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin, $5.99.
4. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.
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