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.
If you have a man who isn't taking great care of his hair, or is in dire need of a makeover, it may be a great idea to mention to him which celebrity hairstyles you like. If he doesn't seem to be paying attention, you may want to accompany him to his barber appointment and quietly suggest it to his barber instead, that may work better.