Hollywood’s leading natural hair expert doesn’t just know hair – she understands it from the inside out. Over her near-three decades in the industry, Felicia Leatherwood noticed something: brush options – especially detanglers – were woefully limited for those with kinky, curly hair textures. Though it’s estimated that more than 65% of the U.S. market has curly, coily, or wavy hair, most detangling tools on the market are unnecessarily harsh, often ripping hair from the scalp or tearing it halfway down the strand resulting in split ends and breakage. Leatherwood knew there was a massive audience for thoughtfully-designed natural hair brushes – and thus, Brush With The Best was born.
Leatherwood’s first product, the best-selling Detangler Brush, immediately spiked in popularity with celebrities, civilians, and professional hair experts alike. The brush’s strategic design is built around the flexibility necessary to work with kinkier hair – itself characterized by inflexibility. The Detangler Brush is only bonded on three sides to allow the bristles a fluid bend and plenty of movement that follows the hair’s lead rather than the other way around. Suitable for all hair types, it’s the ultimate hair solution to one of the industry’s biggest issues.
Of course, Leatherwood is all about improving upon perfection so after thousands and thousands of brushes sold and accompanying feedback from her naturalista fans, the Detangler 2 – and some special accessories – arrived. Now, you can shop all iterations of the Detangler (including the pocket-sized travel brush), a scalp-invigorating massage brush, breakage-preventing microfiber drying wraps, and even flaxseed-infused deep conditioning bonnets for even more moisture. With so much more to come (and soon), Felicia Leatherwood’s education-based background and status as an industry insider make it easier than ever to Brush With The Best.
After millions of brushes sold across the world, Brush With The Best has now released additional product lines that include the Silicone Scalp Massage Brushes, Curl Calendars, Flaxseed Bonnets for Deep Conditioning, Soft Micro-Fiber Towels, and the New Bundle Box.
Miss Felicia Leatherwood's styles have been featured on such high profile acts as Oscar Award nominee Ava Duvernay ("Selma" director), Issa Rae of HBO's Insecure, megastar Will Smith, Grammy winner/R&B superstar Jill Scott, "Iron Man"/"Empire" star Terrence Howard, "Mad Men" star Teyonah Parris, "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson, "The Color Purple" composer and Grammy/Tony Award nominee Brenda Russell, Maybelline supermodel Tomiko Fraser, actresses Nicole Ari Parker, Kim Coles and Kimberly Elise, Simone Missick (Misty Knight) of NETFLIX Luke Cage Series, as well as a host of entertainment executives, rising stars and beauty entrepreneurs. Her magazine cover and editorial spread exposure include Vogue, Variety, Essence, Elle, Ebony and more.
Whether online, on FOX's hit show "The Real" or in person, Leatherwood's message is rooted in the idea of holistic health and fundamentally loving yourself --- a true inside out approach to hair care. It is from these experiences that the idea of a specialized hair solution began to form.