Take two invisible elastic bands and separate the hair into two ponytails, one above the other. Take sections of each ponytail at the ends and roll them toward the head, pinning them. Roll the top ponytail first, leaving pieces closest to the middle last.
Braid the side, make a low pony tail, wrap a piece of hair around the hair tie, and you got yourself a cute little hairdo. Try this with a side pony, only pulling hair from the front side of the braid closet to my face to French braid.