While some men prefer the longer hairstyles of Keith Urban or Chris Cornell, others are looking for a celebrity hairstyle that is more styled such as those of Zach Efron or Brody Jenner. Whichever type of style they are looking for, men tend to be very specific and tend to stick with particular celebrity hairstyles much longer than women.
The best way to get your ponytail in instead of trying to fight with all the hair at the back is lean forward and brush all your hair down to your face. Bring all of the hair from the back forward. Once you have done this then you can gather all of your hair in one bunch and apply the holder that you are going to be using.