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Mason Pearson paddle brush, a celebrity "must have"

The Mason Pearson Brush
The Mason Pearson Brush
Mason Pearson

Mason Pearson Paddle Brush


The Mason Pearson mixed hair brush is a celebrity favorite for its ability to gently detangle and condition hair for optimum shine and smoothness with zero static. Nathaniel Hawkins, who works with Grammy Winner, Adele confessed to InStyle Magazine, "I never leave my Mason Pearson brush unattended. There's magic in it”

History of the Mason Pearson Paddle Brush:
In 1885, Mason Pearson, a British engineer/inventor won a Silver Medal at the International Inventions Exhibition in London for his invention of an automatic brush boring machine. Later that year, he invented the “pneumatic” rubber cushion hairbrush which allows the bristles to adjust to contour of the scalp providing maximum stimulation without breakage or scalp irritation. By 1920, the Mason Pearson paddle brush was perfected and very similar to the brushes manufactured by Mason Pearson today.

Daily brushing of the hair and scalp is an important part of any woman’s beauty regimen as it eliminates product build-up and impurities that can clog hair follicles and cause itchy scalp and/or dandruff. In addition, brushing the scalp stimulates the capillaries and increases blood circulation and delivery of oxygen and to hair root and follicle promoting hair growth.

Boar bristles are very similar to the texture of human hair and preferred hair type for daily brushing, especially for fine, thin or stressed hair types. Boar bristles are gentle on the hair and evenly distribute natural oils from scalp to root while absorbing excess oil for optimum smoothness and shine.

A Mason Pearson brush is definitely an investment with models ranging from $55 for the nylon pocket sized brush to $280 for the bristle & nylon military style brush. The most popular Mason Pearson brush is the large size (9"x3") bristle and nylon mixed brush that has 8 rings of stiff bristle and nylon mixed tufts and retails for around $170. This same brush was awarded InStyle Magazine’s Best Paddle Brush Winner in 2013 as well as the following years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Watch my video review of the Mason Pearson brush at

Mason Pearson brushes are sold in Atlanta at Neiman Marcus or online at

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