making hair with the new particle system: feature missing

The results with the new particles systems are trully amazing. I have been working on a really complex hair all day and I think there is a missing feature:

the ability to restrict a force field/curve guide to a mesh. Now they affect a whole layer (correct me if i am wrong) which is fine until you try to make complex hair cut: then you need to use many layers just for the hair.

And the number of layers is limited…

Have you tried playing with the MaxDist on your curve guides?

DwarvenFury

yep but to do nicely braided hair, well seperated, it’s really tricky