I'm often asked by new clients, "Why do you cut hair dry?" My response: Creative Freedom.
Not unlike sculpting, the drycut technique allows me to chisel away to create shapes and to ensure proper balance. Cutting hair dry enables me to remove bulk and weight to create movement and dimension.
And why not cut hair dry? You do, after all, wear your hair dry. Cutting hair dry lets me see exactly how your hair will fall as you're wearing it - I can create perfect angles that not only accentuate your best features, but that suit your personality as well.
Some clients will say, "I like to wear my hair messy - I don't like a perfect haircut." Yet others say, "I only cut my hair twice a year - I like to keep it long." All the better to have a perfect haircut! Just because you like to wear your hair messy and funky, that doesn't mean that you should have a quick sloppy haircut. Because after a few weeks of growth, you'll just a have a grown-out mess. In the same way, someone who only cuts their hair twice a year should have a cut that's well balanced and perfectly sculpted so that it will grow out gracefully.
The dry cut technique is appropriate for every type of hair - curly, straight, wavy, fine, or thick. When I cut hair dry I can see everything it wants to do naturally. I can see your natural growth pattern, cowlicks, where it's thicker or thinner, wavier or straighter. Wet haircutting doesn't allow for natural inconsistencies - it can be a mystery as to how a wet cut will look once dry.
Cutting hair dry is not a new concept. Many hairstylists over the years have used variations of dry haircutting techniques. I was very fortunate to have spent a significant part of my career studying with John Sahag and Eiji Yamane, two masters and innovators who have brought this drycut technique to the forefront of a haircutting revolution.