In her After Dark, Alexandra Agoston summed up our relationship with the Mason Pearson brush pretty well:
“ Mason Pearson Brushes are like 150 bucks, and for so long I was like, 'Screw it, I’m not going to buy a brush for 150 bucks. I’ll buy one for like $5 from Duane Reade,' but every single hairstylist uses it. I went out and bought one a week ago, and literally, it’s the best. I should have bought it years ago.”
Yes, $150 is a lot of money, but here’s the thing: If you treat it right, that brush’ll last a lifetime. As will any other top-of-the-line boar bristle brush on the market. Honorable mention goes to Bumble and bumble's recent foray into the hairbrush world with the help of England's Kent Brushes.
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