When men watch celebrities, with whom are they most interested in? Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, perhaps David Beckham? Who ever it is that men tend to watch, they too go to their barbers and ask for specific celebrity hairstyles. The difference between men and women is that they don't necessarily tell each other that their hair is styled after a particular celebrity.
If your hair is dry and you have not conditioned it then you are running the risk for splitting the ends. So to begin with, make sure that you shampoo well and use a conditioner unless of course your hair is oily. Towel dry it as there is no need to blow_dry your hair for the ponytail look. You might want to add a little bit of gel to give it a nice shiny look and to help keep those flyaway hairs under control.