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.
Men are also more into styling products than they would like to let on. They aren't afraid to use them, but don't like to advertise that fact to their friends. They know that to achieve perfect celebrity hairstyles, takes time and money and they are OK with that.