Whether you like these women or their hair isn't as important as understanding where they are coming from. They aren't afraid to show off their fun. While these particular styles may not be right for you, we can all learn from them. Don't be afraid to ask your hairstylist to give you a do that is fun and funky. Something outside of the box. You never know when a crazy hairstyle may be just the one for you.
You can do other variations with your ponytail look as well. Perhaps if you do not want it at the back you can have your ponytail to the side. This way what you need to do is turn your head to the side to gather all your hair at this time.