Just imagine what that will mean for your characters, and more...the ability to easily shape and design not only hair but, anything created using particles!
Fortunately, we can do just a little bit more than imagine. Here's a demo video of what's currently being developed.
Video #1: Combing and Cutting Demo
Jahka (the developer) writes:
The Particles edit mode is coming along nicely. It will still be a while until sufficient functionality & stability is achieved so that I can make a patch for you guys to play with.
Since we're on the subject of Blender's developing Particles System, here's another video, reported by Brian (of BlenderNation.com), that demonstrates some other features (including softbody particles!).
Video #2: Hair Tutorial
Before downloading a patch, be sure to check the OS compatibility and the features that are made available by the patch. It's also a good idea to install the patch to a separate directory from your main Blender install.
There are so many new features being developed for Blender's Particles System that it really boggles the mind when you begin to realize the potential.
*** A Big Thank You to Jahka and All of the Developers. ***