I am a fan of the "loose", "messy" kind of ponytail where its not super tight. That is, of course, if we are talking about playing sports, otherwise there are different ways I like it. Don't know how hard that is to keep it like that or if you need it tight while being active though.
Honestly, I find girls the most beautiful when they're in sweat pants, a t-shirt, and their hair is tide up in a pony tail, without make-up on. I don't think that my answer exactly matches with your question but yeah that's what I like.
Most guys are really accepting of a female's hair no matter what she does with it...if you ask most of us, we wil probably say we prefer it long & down...but look at al the females that have short hair...my wife's isn't much longer than mine which is very short! We can get into all kinds of arguments about makeup & pubic hair...but guys are generally going to accept whatever a female has...maybe because we see that right away and have to accept it or not at that time? Not sure..but I seldom hear a guy say a female's hair has to be one style or another...(:
i wouldn't say hot but it can be cute. I like ponytails..though I do prefer myself with my hair down as long as it is styled well. but I don't like the slicked back look. I only like my hair up with my side bangs down...if you have no part and the front is tightly slicked back and your hair is piled up, it looks pretty harsh and severe