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 haircut happens when hair is cut dry because 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 stylist cuts the hair wet, she or he typically has to dry the hair and then clean it up with scissors again. Dry cutting eliminates this step because the stylist has already created movement. Clients can come to the salon with clean hair to cut down on the time spent in the salon, or have their hair washed and blown out afterwards if they have more time.
When hair is wet, it is stretchier and looks longer, especially people with curly hair. Cutting hair dry shows the true length of the hair and eliminates 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 to be very fine with your shaping to the hair. You can also see split ends more clearly when the hair is dry.
According to Ungaro, 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, 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!