Dry Cut, Wash & Cut, Wash, Cut & Blow Dry, Restyle. What’s the Difference?

Booking a Haircut at our Abingdon Hair Salon

If you are unsure what type of haircut you should be booking in our Abingdon salon then you’re not alone. Frequently clients’ request a booking, yet are unsure how to differentiate between a dry cut, wash and cut, wash, cut and blow dry and a restyle.

So what do these hair cut terms mean to a Hair Stylist? Most importantly, what do they mean to you the next time you decide to book in for your hair appointment.

For more information on haircuts, styles and what haircut would best suit you, call our Abingdon hair salon on 01235 534705. Alternatively, we also accept online bookings.

Dry Cut

A dry hair cut is generally cheaper, however it’s a lot trickier to get an accurate and precise cut as the hair will often fall differently having not been washed. That being said, if your primary concern is a quick trim and you rarely style your hair, it is quick and cost effective.

Wash & Cut

The upside to a wash and cut it can appeal to two sorts of clients’; clients with short hair (the hair largely won’t need drying).  that is appeals to clients with short hair (because the hair will largely not require a dry meaning that you will save yourself some money). The downside to booking a blow dry with long hair is that for one, it will remain wet. Secondly, the Hair Stylist will be unable to check the quality of cut if it isn’t dried.

Wash, Cut & Blow Dry

Most clients’ will book in for a wash, cut and blow dry. This is generally the accepted service if you seek a hair cut similar to your last. If you don’t seek a drastic change whilst requiring a blow dry upon completion of your cut, then a wash, cut and blow dry service is the one most clients’ would book.


Fancy a change? Then a restyle is for you! Generally a restyle can take a little longer than a normal cut, therefore this can generally prove a little more expensive than a wash, cut and blow dry.

If you plan to take off significant hair, plan for a complete makeover or simply fancy a modern style then a restyle is required.

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