I'm just going to come out and say it, this is completely a lazy girls hairdo. Sometimes a girl just wants to look polished and put together without having to put in any of the time. If you have shoulder length hair, then try this nice sleek ponytail.
This works as a high pony or a low pony at the nape of your neck. First, start by smoothing out your hair and gather it into a ponytail. Make sure there are NO BUMPS. This is the most important step.
Once you tightly secure it with a no slip grip elastic, take a teasing brush and lightly spritz it with a nice holding hairspray. Then gently run the brush over your hair so that flyaways lay down nice and flat.
And there you have it! A nice, simple, minimal work hair do, to look like you made the effort but really didn't have to break a sweat.