What does a $150 dollar brush have that other brushes don’t? Well, Mason Pearson brushes are not mass produced, most of the work is carried out by hand using techniques pioneered by his founder. This brush can actually brag about being part of the beauty world for almost 150 years. This is an exceptional quality as not much of this brush has changed and the major parts are still made by hand. A hair brush from Mason is more or less like the little black dress from Chanel. Both are irreplaceable classics.
The history of this iconic product goes back to the 19th century, when the industrial revolution was accelerating and England had become the center for ideas and inventions in the mechanical world. That was the equivalent in its day to Silicon Valley today.
Mason Pearson was a genius engineer and inventor who began his career designing wool processing looms in the north of England. He later met and married Mary Avis and moved to London where he worked at the British Steam Brush Works in London’s East End.
He would use his knowledge in the wool processing industry to spark the invention of an automatic brush-boring machine to speed up the process of brush making.
It was not until 1905 that he improved his idea of a ‘pneumatic’ rubber-cushion hairbrush. He used both nylon and wild boar bristle over an elastic rubber pad. It was genius. The nylon detangled while the wild boar bristle gave shine to the hair.
The product design used nowadays is similar to the original model of 1885 and this brand is still run by the same family.
This iconic product has fans all over the world. There are hundreds of stories and positive reviews about it and the only negative quality about it is the price – quite expensive for a brush – yet it makes sense to use a top quality hair brush in order to enjoy the best results.< Back