When hair is cut wet, stylists are unable to see the natural movement and angles of the hair; they are simply following a formula they learned in school. The artistry of a beautiful hair cut happens when hair is cut dry; the stylist has full creative control to customize the haircut to compliment the client’s facial structure and create movement within the hair, leaving clients looking young and chic.
When a sytlist cuts the hair wet, he typically has to dry the hair and they clean it up with scissors again. Dry cutting eliminates this step because the sylist has already created movement. Clients can come to the salon with clean hair to cut down on time spent in salon or have their hair washed and blown out after if they have more time.
When hair is wet, it is more strecthy and looks longer, especially people with curly hair. Cutting hair dry shows the true length of the hair and elimiantes the shock factor. What you see in the beginning is the final product and it cuts down on miscommunication between the stylist and client.
When you dry cut you really get to see the movement of the hair, where most of the weight is and how much really needs to be cut off. Dry cutting allows you ti be very fine with your shaping to the hair. You can also see split ends more clearly when the hair is dry.
When you dry cut you really get to see the movement of the hair, where most of the weight is and how much really needs to be cut off, says Ungaro, making it an ideal choice for fine or thin hair as well. One more bonus: You can see split ends more clearly when the hair is dry!