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Are Mason Pearson Brushes Worth the Cost?

If you've ever read more than an issue or two of a beauty magazine, you know that Mason Pearson is considered the holy grail of hair brushes. The English brand has been making brushes since 1885, and it continues to produce them by hand to this day. Their nylon and boar bristles are supposed to evenly distribute sebum from the scalp, making hair shiny and stronger.

The only catch? Well, this brush costs $170. And that, my friends, is why there is no Mason Pearson brush in my life. I'm so-so on a less expensive but still-luxurious Fekkai brush, but still, I can't stop wondering if this one would make me have shampoo-commercial hair. (For that kind of money, it'd better!) So, you tell me—do you think this brush could be worth its high price tag?

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Lauren3423544 Lauren3423544 3 years
When I asked my hairstylist he said MP are great, but Denman is just as good, and only around $17 compared to $170.  I have long, thick hair, but the actual strands are very fine.  So far, I'm really loving my boar bristle/nylon quill combo (porcupine) brush.
bbstylist bbstylist 7 years
As s stylist I would definitely say Mason Pearson brushes are worth the money! However, I use mine every day so it was worth the investment. If you are willing to put down up to $200 on a brush then you won't be disappointed and it does make your hair feel amazing.
Sally-Says Sally-Says 8 years
My husband bought me my first Mason Pearson brush 20 years ago. He paid $50 for it back then! I still have the brush, still love it and use it every day. Since then, I've bought 2 more smaller purse-sized Mason Pearsons and got the smallest sized one as a Christmas present for my 6-year old daughter. I know she'll have it for a very long time.
ncdiva ncdiva 8 years
Yes they are defintely worth the price. It can turn you from a regular chick to Paris Hilton sexy. I found a great site with the best prices I've seen on the web.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
I think my mom must have had a similar one because I had been craving this type of bruch until i got one yesterday. These feel much better than the cheap goody or metal or ceramic brushes, which are not THAT cheap anyways. I don't have the one featured but have a similar one called 'the wilhemina'. It cost me 45$ and it works great. I was willing to spend that much because my dyed hair is getting long and it tangles a lot. So this controls the tangles without making me wince. I love the feeling compared to using an all boar or all plastic brush but too bad it was kind of expensive.
sparkleluvr sparkleluvr 8 years
How different can you really make brushes? I mean, isn't it the same basic design concept with the same types of materials available to use? Really how different could these brushes be from others, and if they are, why can't they make a less expensive version? Because I really doubt that there are $170 worth of materials and labor in that thing.
hilahat hilahat 8 years
I have one, I have had it since I was maybe 3. That's over 20ish years. Trust me it lasts.
hoya21221 hoya21221 8 years
It is a ridiculous price, but I have had mine for almost 15 years and it still makes my hair look great! Plus, my dog even chewed off the top and it still beats most other brushes!
Hautie Hautie 8 years
I have long natural curly hair... and my favorite brush... is the one by Paul Mitchell. That hair-brush is a god-send. I have been using them since high school. They have gotten a little harder to find in recent years... but they were designed for girls wanting to maintaining their long hair. They don't pull and tear the hair and they are fantastic to use when blowing drying. The worst possible brush for any hair... is the classic "vent" brush. Their horrible uneven bristles is what gives you split ends. One does not get split ends from over brushing their hair. You get them from cheap brushes.
tglynn tglynn 8 years
Reminds me of Blades of Glory
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