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Mason Pearson

Mason Pearson

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Since 1885, Mason Pearson has been making high-quality hairbrushes that are preferred by stylists and recommended by beauty editors.

Mason Pearson, founder–engineer–inventor, moved from Yorkshire, Northern England to London in the mid-1860s to work at British Steam Brush Works, a manufacturer of small, general handmade brushes. Based in London’s East End, British Steam Brush Works later became known as 'Raper, Pearson, and Gill'.

In 1885, Mason Pearson invented an automatic brush-boring machine to speed up the brush-making process, and he won a silver medal at the International Inventions Exhibition in London. That same year, Pearson went on to invent the pneumatic rubber-cushion hairbrush. He continued to improve the production technique — much of which was done by hand — for this brush until 1905. Pearson's widow continued the business on her own for another 20 years, until the next generation was ready to take its part.

Eventually, management decided to concentrate on Mason Pearson's rubber-cushion hairbrush. Today's product design is similar to the original 1885 model, with the improvements of the fully developed models of the early 1920s. The basic product has not changed, and some of the model names persist: Large Extra, Small Extra, Popular, and Junior.

Like no other brushes on the market, Mason Pearson hairbrushes actually improve the hair’s condition and natural sheen. The bristles massage and stimulate the scalp and flex with the cushion to distribute hair's natural oils. The more you brush, the more you move these oils along the hair strands. This is particularly important for preventing dry ends on fine or long hair.

Put simply, a Mason Pearson is a brush that will help improve and maintain the hair’s condition for life.

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Mason Pearson is a name synonymous with quality, and for good reason. Mason Pearson brushes are an industry staple, used by some of the world’s most sought-after stylists due to the legendary high-quality results they give.

 

Mason Pearson began making hairbrushes at the British Steam Brush Works in the late 1800s, a factory where brushes were made by hand. Frustrated with the system of hand-making brushes, Mason Pearson revolutionized the brush-making process by inventing an automatic brush-boring machine, which drastically cut down on the amount of time spent making brushes by hand. This invention won Mason Pearson a silver medal at the International Inventions Exhibition in London that same year.

 

Using this tool to create brushes still required much to be done by hand, and Mason Pearson would continue making adjustments and hammering out better forms of production for his brushes for the next 20 years of his life after initially creating the automatic brush-boring machine in 1885. When Pearson passed away, his widow carried on the business for the next 20 years before retiring from management in the company, letting new management step in and continue the innovation in brush-making in the spirit of Mason Pearson’s initial accomplishments so many years prior.

 

This led focus in production and marketing to Mason Pearson’s rubber cushion hairbrush design. The brushes made today have retained that original design perfected over the years after its’ invention by Mason Pearson, and thus still retain largely the same design as the original design from 1885. Truly tried, tested, and approved by the haircare industry for over a century, Mason Pearson brushes are a piece of historical innovation that still stands up, even 100 years later.

Process

Mason Pearson offers a variety of brushes to suit your hair type and styling needs. The Pure Bristle brush is ideal for fine-to-medium hair. Thick or long hair responds best to the bristle-and-nylon brush styles. For those with coarse or wiry hair, a nylon-tufted brush is the best choice.

 

Amazing pure bristles: Natural bristles are hand-selected and cut perfectly for a combination of stiffness to hold, smooth, and straighten hair, and give to prevent bristles from tearing and splitting hair ends.

 

Many bristle rings: The Small Extra is a big brush with a wide face and many rings of bristles to style even the finest hair. Stylists use this as a finishing brush to promote a beautiful, glossy look.

 

The original pneumatic rubber cushion: In 1885, Mason Pearson developed and patented the first pneumatic cushion and incorporated it into a hairbrush. This handmade rubber cushion allows air to flow through the hair during the brushing process. Additionally, the rubber cushion flexes as you brush, removing static from the hair while gently massaging the scalp. This massage helps distribute hair’s natural sebum along the hair shaft and aids in stimulating hair growth.

 

The handle: Mason Pearson brushes are ergonomically balanced and fit comfortably in the hand. The beautiful handles are finished with natural flaxseed oil and hand-polished to a high shine.

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Mason Pearson Bristle/Nylon Military Brush BN2M

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Mason Pearson Handy Bristle/Nylon Brush BN3

Love this hairbrush, best I've ever used. It's perfect for short or medium... read more >>

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