Generally, a professional tool used for teasing and other sorts of styling “tricks”, the tapered “rat tail” handle is used to pull through wisps for frosting, as well as turning flips and curls out from rollers. Mason Pearson combs are handmade from the finest celluloid material in the world. This is the same material used to make designer costume jewelry, hair ornaments, and eyewear.
Mason Pearson hairbrushes are not mass produced. Most of the work is carried out by hand, using techniques pioneered and patented by the founder – Mason Pearson – over one hundred and thirty years ago and improved over succeeding generations. The unique rubber-cushion pad, made by hand using Mason Pearson’s original techniques, allows for effective and efficient brushing. It is kind to use and gently massages the scalp. The plastic handle shape was developed from the original wooden models, which are still made in small quantities. The plastic handles are hand-finished to remove any sharp edges to feel comfortable in the hand.