There are many ways to use Hair Sticks, but I have found that the easiest style to start with is a twisted bun.
Make a section of hair into a coil.
The first step is to grab the section of hair you want to make into a bun or topknot. Then, twist the section of hair all the way to the end. The tighter the twist, the more secure the hair bun will be. This part is especially important for those with very thin or slick hair. People with thicker or coarse hair can be fine with a looser twist.
Wrap hair into a bun
Next, wrap the twisted hair into a bun or topknot. You are welcome to leave the ends poking out for a 90's Monica Geller-style messy bun or wrap it neatly for a more sophisticated look.
Go through one side
Then, grab a Tidal Hair Stick and insert the stick into one side of the bun and poke it through some hair. If you are right handed, poke the stick through the right edge of the hair bun like in the photo above. Please be sure to handle your Tidal Hair Stick by the wood base and not the beaded end.
Turn stick the other way
Last of all, scoop the stick in the other direction and poke it through the other side of the bun. You can experiment with doing a zig-zag sewing motion on this last step, but it isn't necessary. Your hair bun should feel secure and tight without the pulling pressure of a ponytail.