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.
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.