1. Start by applying smoothing cream to towel-dried hair. Blow dry your hair straight using a round brush. If you have bangs, make sure you dry them too.
2. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl the bottom half of your hair. Twist the iron outward, rather than curling hair forward.
3. Once all of your hair is curled, gather it into a side ponytail. Secure it loosely with an elastic.
4. For a polished look, take a small piece of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to hide it.