How to get a perfect topknot: 1. Rake the front of your hair to one side and pull your hair into a high ponytail. 2. Wrap the ponytail around the base of the elastic, but leave one piece out for the next step. Secure your bun with a few bobby pins. 3. Take the piece of hair you left out of the bun and braid it. Wrap the braid around the base of the bun and secure the style with U-shaped pins. Spray hairspray all over to keep the style looking chic.