Remember that hair grows forever, it doesn't stop. If you go out on a limb, drastically change your hairstyle and end up hating it, it can always be changed to something else, another style or color. Talk to your stylist to see if they have any fun celebrity hairstyles for you. You never know, they may have a style that they have been dying to try on you, but never had the opportunity before. Most hairdressers won't try to push a new style on you (nor should they), but if you ask, they love to share their creative side.
Even if men don't advertise which celebrity hairstyle they are copying or that they use styling products, they are copying and they do use the products, just like women. Men tend to use products such as mouse and gel, although newer hair products such as putty are beginning to make their way into more and more men's hair styling regimen.