Dry Cutting Vs- Wet Cutting are not opposed to one another. In my opinion they go hand in hand. Hair is a completely different character from wet-to-dry. Without getting too technical the hair structure changes regardless of type (fine, medium coarse) although more so depending on texture (curly, straight, wavy). As any Curly Girl can attest to. We've all had that What-the-French-moment??? when our curly hair was cut wet and once it dried!?!?!.... I'm reminiscing as I write....
Well that's where the Art of the Dry-Cut comes in. It allow us as stylist to mold the hair in its 'natural state' albeit blown out or flat-ironed. In my experience there are things you can't see in a Wet Cut that becomes blatantly obvious when the hair is dry, for example weight, movement, texture just to name a few. And don't forget blending and 'interior split-ends'.
I always ask my clients their styling habits because that will 100% dictate how I approach a haircut and what proportion of Wet to Dry Cutting I will do for the hair to 'sit' well.
It is a tricky balance. You have to know when to STOP. Their IS such a thing as over texturizing and collapsing the shape.
Just a word of advice if I might add as a side thought. If you're going to invest $300-$500 in a hair cut you shouldn't need to use a curling iron to give it shape and movement---I'm just saying.
Have a Good Hair Day #rhahghd (Rayna Hair Artistry-Have A Good Hair Day)