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The Best Hair Brushes - A list of Pro Favorites

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Finding the right hair brush can be confusing in a wide sea of options. Not all hair brushes are created equal, but you don't have to spend a ton of money to get your hands on a professional quality brush. The one thing that is for sure, you need to have the right brush to match your desired style, it really can make all the difference. Check out this list of the best hair brushes and see what the pros are using on their clients.

1. Spornette Italian Collection Boar Rounder

I LOVE these brushes. They are by far some of the best I've used. They are light as air with a comfortable, easy grip handle, and the bristles are just strong enough to tackle thick, curly hair but gentle enough to add lift and volume to fine hair.

I highly recommend owning a few sizes of these fabulous hair brushes. The price is right, and the quality is high. This will fast become your goto brush.

2. Monroe Latina Envy Brush

These hair brushes are a must have when smoothing out thick, course, long hair. The shape and design of the barel of the brush is what really sets this brush apart. The hourglass shape of the barrel creates even tension and allows for more control of the hair. First cut boar bristles smooth the cuticle, adding tone of shine, and the lightweight design along with these powerful bristles make this brush a must have for when you're blowing out thick, textured hair.

3. Mason Pearson

The granddaddy of all hair brushes, the Mason Pearson has been a pro favorite for years. The design of the brush is the same as it's been since it was first created in 1885, and anyone who's in the editorial styling world would not be caught dead without their Mason Pearson. Before supermodels existed, the Mason Pearson hair brush first came on the market as a hair treatment of sorts. Brushing the hair with a Mason Pearson distributes the hairs natural oils, which moisturizes the hair naturally and adds shine. The unique design consists of spired tufts of boar bristles, nylon or a mixture of the two, set in a pneumatic pad so that every tuft penetrates right to the scalp.

The quality of this hair brush is unmatched, but it doesn't run cheap, with most styles costing around $100. As long as you treat this brush correctly though, it will last you a lifetime and I bet will become one of your favorite hair brushes.

4. Spornette Prego Ceramic Styling Brush

Another pro favorite from Spornette, the Prego Ceramic Styling Brush is a top favorite in the ceramic technologie department. These brushes are super lightweight, with a comfortable foam handle that allows for maximum control and super fast blowdrying time. These brushes smooth out thick or thin hair, and heat up to add curl or bend to your style, while giving the hair a smooth, shiny finish.

5. DENMAN Paddle Brush

Every hair stylist needs a good paddle brush, and you can't go wrong with the DENMAN paddle brush. This brush is ideal for detangling long, thick hair, and it's also fabulous for blowing it out. This brush can quickly smooth out long, course hair, speeding up blowdrying time and taking some of the work out of your wrists and shoulders. This brush is also great for detangling fine hair, and is a great option for someone who's looking for a gentle hair brush that doesn't pull or cause a lot of tension on the hair.

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