Please forgive the blurry iPhone pics ... just a quick post on an updo I did the other day in the 98 degree (holla) heat!!
Gather up the hair and bangs around your face and seperate into 3 pieces. Braid these sections towards the back of your head and pinch off at the end.
With your free hand, gather up the rest of your hair and include the end of your braid. Wrap up into a messy bun, leaving several strands longer, and secure with a rubber band.
Kinda hard to tell from this shot with my darker hair, but this style adds a little twist to the typical summertime pony. It's quick and easy, plus I get lots of compliments ... gotta love that!