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.
If you are planning on attending your senior prom or your best friends wedding you may wish to have a style that is a bit more elegant. You can find prom hairstyles that will absolutely look stunning with long hairstyles, medium hairstyles, and short hairstyles. There are even some wonderful up_styles, which look great for short hairstyles without having to purchase extensions.