1. If you're hair isn't naturally straight, apply straightening balm and blow dry it straight with a jumbo-sized round brush.
2. Work a palm full of styling gel through hair, slick hair (and bangs) back with a comb.
3. Gather hair into a ponytail and secure with a clear elastic just above ear level.
4. Twist the ponytail into a bun and pin into place, leaving the ends untucked. If a few pieces pop out, that's OK -- you want a little messiness back there.
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