Most people would tend to think that women are the only ones who are interested in celebrity hairstyles; this couldn't be further from the truth. While most men may not want to admit it, they are just as interested, they are just quieter about it.
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.