At the 2009 Golden Globes, a lot of stars were wearing their hair up in chignons and French twists. Some stars went an entirely different route, however: formal ponytails. Dexter actress Julie Benz, above, pulled her blonde locks back into a ponytail, around which her stylist wrapped a band of hair to conceal the elastic. It's a sweet, girlish look.
The Starter Wife's Debra Messing took the ponytail in an entirely different direction. Her hairstylist blow dried Debra's hair to look wild and curly before pulling it back into a ponytail. It's highly likely that all that red hair doesn't belong to Messing, though - it looks like she's using extensions to achieve that length.
Finally, Beyonce Knowles chose to wear her hair back in a refined low ponytail. It was a good choice, exposing her pretty shoulders and keeping with the elegance of her Elie Saab gown.
More pictures from the Golden Globes (click any image below):