Gather all your hair, except for the top section—which you can push aside for now—and tie it into a low ponytail. apply a root booster, such as Shu Uemura Volume Maker Invisible Texturizing Powder ($48; shuuemuraartof hair-usa.com), at the crown, then backcomb the area until you’ve created a 3-inch “cushion,” says Hawkins. “go big because it will deflate as you’re working.” Smooth the top section over the teased area, then brush it down and over the first ponytail and secure with a second elastic. Hide the band by winding a piece from the tail around it and fasten with a bobby pin. Lock the style in place with a hairspray like Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray ($4.50; drugstores).