Michael Douglas' slicked-back hair in "Wall Street" is "a popular style," according to Janis Buller, creative director at the Vidal Sassoon salon in Beverly Hills.
"Men like it because they don't have to fuss with a blow-dryer. They towel dry their hair, run a little gel through and comb it back," she says.
It also reeks of success: "It's an expensive look," Bueller adds.
Deane Kenworthy, stylist at the Alex Roldan salon in the Bel Age Hotel, was impressed with Charlie Sheen's "transition from hair that wasn't very tailored to hair that was more groomed and shaped.
"It's a typical style for a person climbing the corporate ladder. It's short and clean, but it still has flair."
Kenworthy often gives the slightly longer, layered Douglas cut to men who have already arrived: "They can be more independent than the up-and-coming. They're able to go off the mainstream and wear something more radical. This one can be worn close to the head, or washed and left a little wild for the weekend."