Wrap dry hair with a paddle brush for smooth, shiny strands, drying hair in an “X” pattern (alternating directions) around the head.
Brush hair back to create a sleek pony, securing with an elastic. As you fasten pony with the elastic, do not pull hair completely through when the elastic becomes sufficiently tight, leaving the ends of the pony tail tucked into the elastic.
Take a small section of hair from the pony tail, wrapping it around the hair tie and secure it with bobby pins.
The result is a polished pony, ideal for showing off bright blonde tones and highlights.