Haircut – The Dry Cut Approach

Cutting hair dry is not a new concept, as many hairstylists over the years have used variations of dry haircutting techniques. The late John Sahag is generally considered to be the pioneer in the the dry-cut method. Sahag, who advocated the shift to dry cutting in the late 1970s, believed that when the hair is cut dry, it creates a natural shape  according to the way the hair grows. Dry haircutting enables the stylist to remove bulk and weight while creating movement and dimension.

Dry cutting is comparable to both sculpture and architecture. With the hair as the medium and your scissor your 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 visualize the cut and watch it take its form. Considered hair couture, the finish is always unique.

We at Architeqt specialize in dry cutting. Alexey trained under the Sahag method  since 2003, and spread that knowledge through educational seminars and workshops. Alexey also started his own line of hair cutting tools designed for the dry cut available at Architeqt.

All the stylists at Architeqt specialize in the signature dry cut technique.

We invite you to visit us and experience this innovative, artistic approach to sculpting hair and for the best haircut in Philadelphia.


Cost $70+

With Alexey $130

When getting a dry cut, you can either have your hair washed and blown dry before or after the haircut. If you prefer the stylist to spend more time cutting and less time styling, please come to your appointment with clean dry hair.