Step 1: Keep hair in place by creating a deep side part, then use a mixed bristle brush to smooth down flyaways and frizz. Step 2: Apply a small amount of pomade to your fingers to give shine and hold to the braid. Start French-braiding a three-inch piece of hair at the full side of your part. Step 3: Pull the rest of your hair into a low side ponytail. Wrap the ponytail around its base to form a bun. Secure with bobby pins.