1. If hair isn't already straight, go ahead and apply a smoothing cream and blow out with a flat paddle brush -- you don't have to get it perfectly straight, just make sure the front can be smoothed down.
2. Bring out that gel and douse your strands with it, brushing with a fine-toothed comb.
3. Divide your hair in a deep part, either side works, and comb hair back into a tight, low ponytail.
4. Twist pony into a tight bun and lock with as many bobby pins as needed to keep bun secure.
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