Yes, I do dry haircuts in my salon. Well that’s not strictly true, lol, I actually wet the hair with a water spray first. I feel that hairdressing has become so complicated these days, all this strange snipping, slide cutting, point cutting and suchlike.
Let’s just make it clear, all those Cutting techniques can make your hair fluffy and difficult to style, then you blame yourself because the stylist managed it easily, trust me it’s much easier to do someone else’s hair than your own.
So not everyone wants to go to the salon and spend precious time and precious money on their hair. There are other things in life you could be doing and buying, not everyone needs the latest trend and colour. So that is my USP, I give honest easy hairdressing with honest prices.
My dry cut clients come in, sit straight in the chair, we discuss what they want and away we go. A few squirts of water and snip snip snip, takes about 20 mins. If I wet the hair a lot I’ll dry it off a bit, I always make sure the client goes out feeling good, no fuss no hassle and quick and easy. This is a very successful service and my clients love it.
Also I don’t shove products at people. There’s nothing worse than feeling forced to buy something because your hair is ‘dry and brittle’. I ask my clients about their hair and if they have any problems we will discuss a solution, I will recommend products and leave it at that.
As long as the hair is clean, that’s all I ask, a quick haircut and away you go, you can even do it in a lunch time. I have never had any complaints and some of my clients come from a long way away so they can do without the fuss and up selling and astronomical prices. Added to all that they get a lovely haircut that is easy to manage, every ones a winner.
So if anyone ever tells you that cutting hair when it’s damp or dry doesn’t give you a good haircut? That’s just rubbish, for the record, I do actually do a few people when their hair is dry, mainly people with fine hair who are trying to grow it. Hair stretches when it is wet and what seems like a little bit can shrink up and seem a lot more to someone who is desperately trying to grow their hair. It’s much easier to judge when it’s dry. It’s not good to do a dry or damp haircut on very thick or long hair or on a complete restyle, getting it washed is a must in those circumstances.