Slick strands straight back, then gather only the top portion and anchor it with an elastic band, tight and flat against the back of your head. Repeat with the middle section, securing it at the center, and finally again with the bottom, fastening it at your nape. For extra sleekness, work a few drops of a smoother like Pureology Precious Oil ($40; pureology.com
) through the tail and gently over your hairline.
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