I bought myself the Mason Pearson Handy brush when Emily was almost one. I had reached a milestone in my career that I wanted to nod to and also bought it with the intention of passing it down to her later in life.
I first learned about the Mason Pearson brush in beauty school when I was about 17 years old. The story behind it is so interesting to me, and I loved the idea of owning something that had such a significant effect on history.
I use it mostly for brushing out my hair, whether straight or curled, before I go to bed or before I wash it. It creates such a smooth, soft finish to the hair that is unmatched by any other brush I’ve used. Hair products, of course, go a long way in how hair acts and looks, but this brush truly smooths through my strands so nicely.
I noticed that it caused a bit of static electricity after the first few uses, but that has gone away. They mention this fact on the website FAQ.
I love the idea of gifting this to a daughter on a wedding day, or perhaps to a mom who just had a daughter, as a way to begin an heirloom process of handing it down through a few generations.