Leave several strands of hair out around the front of your face and pull the rest back into a high ponytail at the top of your head. Fasten with an elastic band. Wrap a 1-inch section of hair around the elastic band, tucking ends underneath. Backcomb the front pieces and loosely pull them back to create lift. Use a flat boar bristle brush to help smooth out any bumps on top. Secure pieces with bobby pins.