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An assortment of hair brushes

Hair Brush 101

We have all been there, boy or girl. When you were a child chances are high that you would run for the hills when your mom or dad would pull out the brush to comb your hair. In fact, if you used to have long tangles for hair there was probably some screaming involved.

Even after all that pain, pulling, and struggle, you probably still use that type of brush as an adult. Perhaps you have even started using it on your own children, sending them running for the hills.

What if it didn’t have to be that way? What if we told you that the right brush can make all the difference.

It’s no secret that there are many different types of brushes, one trip to the haircare aisle at the grocery store can prove that. And, while it may be tempting to just grab the nearest or the cheapest one, all of those brushes have different specialties, and even different hair types that they work best with.

Looking for more from your hairbrush? Here is all you need to know to find the perfect brush for your hair.

Synthetic Bristle Brush

Synthetic Bristle Brush

This type of brush is best for hair that is super thick. Because it doesn’t create as much static, you can create smooth, straight locks that will turn heads.

Natural Bristle Brush

Natural Bristle Brush

Usually made from boar bristles, these brushes can help distribute natural oils from scalp to end. If you suffer from oily hair, utilizing one of these brushes can really help your hair glimmer between washes.

Mixed Bristle Brush

Mixed Bristle Brush

A combination of synthetic and natural bristles, these brushes are most commonly used by stylists as they benefit a wide variety of hair types, and are versatile enough to help create a wide array of looks.

Paddle Brush

Paddle Brush

Because of its ability to create a great blow-out as well as flatten frizz, this brush is many people’s go-to. While it can be good for drying, if you are doing other styles, or even just brushing your hair, this brush should probably stay in the drawer.

Vented Brush

Vented Brush

Created for styling, this brushes design lets hot air from a dryer pass directly to your hair. This not only decreases drying time, but it can help ease damage as well.

Round Brush

Round Brush

Looking to create a voluminous blow-out that everyone will be jealous of? When used the right way, a round brush can help create those loose beach curls just like you see in a salon!

Teasing Brush

Teasing Brush

Need more volume for your updo? Teasing can help you accomplish that, but it can also cause breakage. Using the right tools, like a brush designed specifically for the purpose, can help to reduce breakage, all while creating the perfect look for your event.

Rattail Comb

Rattail Comb

Want to create a flawless look with perfectly placed parts, curls, and pins? A Rattail comb is just the tool to accomplish that. Its long tail and fine tooth combs give you the tools you need, all while helping to smooth out imperfections like cowlicks.

Wide Tooth Comb

Wide Tooth Comb

Everyone knows you shouldn’t brush your hair while wet, but if you absolutely have to a wide tooth comb is the perfect tool to smooth out those damp tangles and reduce breakage to those gentle strands.

Did you find your perfect match?

With so many types of brushes we hope you found the one that will match your hair, and perhaps even help to add that shine you have been missing.

If you need more help figuring out what brush or other hair products are perfect for you, schedule a service in our student salon, our dedicated cosmetologists would love to help you create a glamorous look you will love.

*All services performed by students in training under the direct supervision of licensed professionals.

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