In its latest issue, Modern Salon Magazine interviewed 14 top hairstylists about their favorite brushes.
Mary Brunetti – Mason Pearson
Scott Cole – Paul Mitchell 413 Sculpting Brush
Linda Yodice – Paul Mitchell 427 Paddle Brush
Richard Dalton – Mason Pearson Boar Bristle
Christopher & Sonya Dove – Denman
Nicholas French – Denman & Mason Pearson
Stuart Gavert – Redken Artist’s Brush
Beth Minardi – Universal black color brush
Irvine Rusk – A brush of his own design
Ruth Roche – Mason Pearson Boar Bristle & a round Denman
John Sahag – A straight bristle brush he got when he was a teenager
Marianne Strokirk – Mason Pearson & a 100% boar bristle brush from France
Robert Lobetta – Mason Pearson
Brushes mentioned specifically for long hair include Mason Pearson, “…great for long hairdressing,” according to Nicholas French. Scott Cole says the Paul Mitchell 413 Sculpting Brush, “…a seven-row, cushioned-based, capped-bristle brush with widely spaced bristles” is great for detangling long hair, while Linda Yodice says the Paul Mitchell 427 Paddle Brush is great “for the current longer, flatter looks.” Richard Dalton says his boar bristle Mason Pearson is “a perfect, classic brush used to create a chignon or smooth long hair.”
The full article, including entertaining anecdotes on the favorite brushes, can be found in the August 2012 issue of Modern Salon Magazine.