Create a center part. Aim for one about three inches long.
For volume at the crown, lift that section and spritz it with hair spray. Follow by blasting that hair with a dryer (or, in a pinch, just tease it).
Sweep hair into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic. (Tip: Look down when you make the ponytail so the back of your hair is smooth, not bumpy.) Take a piece of hair from the underside of the tail, wrap it around the base, and pin the end.