This special technique is the dry cutting method developed by the late John Sahag from his salon in New York City. John was known for his runway hairstyles, and some of John’s big celebrity clients included Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gylenhall, Drew Barrymore, Kim Cattrall, Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Cutting hair whilst dry is not a new concept, as many hairstylists over the years have used variations of dry haircutting techniques, but John Sahag is generally considered to be the pioneer in the dry-cut method. When he advocated the shift to dry cutting in the late 1970’s.
He showed that when the hair is cut dry it creates a natural shape according to the way the hair grows, so it enables the stylist to remove bulk and weight while creating movement and dimension.
With John’s technique I am able to carve out shapes that are impossible with wet hair. Dry cutting is comparable to both sculpture and architecture. With the hair as the medium and your scissor the tool, the shape is carved into the hair to accentuate the person’s best features and diminish others.
You start carving or building a shape from the foundation up, with every section you visualise the cut and watch it take its form. Considered hair couture, the finish is always unique.
By learning the techniques and concepts behind dry cutting, you are able to develop your own vision. The artistic approach is what sets it apart from other methods. You don‘t learn haircuts, you learn how to use your hands and scissors to accomplish any look you desire.
Every artist eventually re-invents their own approach to this method and that’s the beauty of it.
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