When given the choice, I typically opt to wear my hair up- off my face and out of my way. I have yet to find a better (or more beautiful) way to secure a fishtail braid or a chic chignon then with a Bandtz Bow Hair Tie. Especially since they look just as great tied around your wrist as they do around your ponytail- and like most girls I know, leaving the house sans elastic around my wrist is on par with forgetting my iPhone.
Specially priced for my sale on Joyus ($12 for a set of 3, almost 50% off!) you now have NO excuse not to retire those raggedy rubber bands.