If you are looking for an elegant way to wear long hair down then check out Beyonce with her side swept ponytail at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
A side part sets the stage as the bang area swoops down and brushes the eyebrow. The length is brought around to one side and secured in a ponytail fashion. The ends have loose waves. She is wearing long dangle sparkle earrings that add bling. Her bright colored toga style dress allows one shoulder to be exposed.