Picture 1 1.Gather a section of hair from both sides of your head in line with your temples, and put the sections into a small pony in the back. Then, braid the pony down to the ends. 2.Tug at sections of the braid to loosen it to make it look more voluminous. The exaggerated edges also help create that flower-petal finish. 3.Spin the braid around into a bun, and pin it securely against your head.