Step 4: Create the Top Knot Bun
To create the "haphazard bun situation," as Brager called it, hold the ends from the half-pony and, with three fingers, loosely twist it into a bun. Pin with four bobby pins in a zig zag — one in each of the four corners of the bun (the top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right). Leave a one- to two-inch section of the ponytail ends out and tug it to the side. "That'll take the look from glam to casual," she said.