Have you been searching for your hairstyling soul mate? If so, you may want to consider the unique charms that a round brush has to offer. If you’ve ever dreamed of flaunting a gorgeous blowout with graceful, soft waves, then a quality round brush may just be your match. But how do you pick the one that’s right for you? Just follow this simple guide and you’ll be on your way to looking your very best in no time.


Hair length and barrel size

There’s a simple rule of thumb to follow in selecting the right brush: choose a barrel size that generally matches the length of your hair. Ladies sporting short hair will want to choose a small barrel round brush that can easily grip and smooth their shorter strands. Our Azzurro Natural Bristle Round Brush, available in three sizes, is perfect for the job. Bonus tip: small round brushes can sometimes be used to style bangs as well. If you’re thinking about rocking Kerry Washington’s gorgeous new fringe, a quality round brush will help you achieve the look!

If you have medium hair, not surprisingly, a medium round brush will be your best bet. A medium round brush is perfect for working soft, lush curls into the bobs and lobs, or long bobs, that are so popular right now. Our Ariel Blue Italian Hairbrush, available in a variety of sizes, is a nice pick for this hair length. And if you have long hair, of course you will want to select a brush with a large barrel. Our Ceramic Ion Hairbrush, now with an extra long barrel, is ideal for quickly creating curls and waves in longer hair, from beachy waves to the trendy shag look that recently took New York Fashion Week by storm.


Hair type and bristle concentration 

The bristles found in your round brush and how concentrated they are also play a role in styling your hair. Make sure to find a brush with the right amount of bristle concentration for your needs. In general, the more bristles there are, the more tension they create when styling your hair. Certain types of hair need more tension in order to be styled properly.

If you have curly or wavy hair, look for a round brush with a dense bristle concentration so that you can smooth, straighten and style your strands. Our Classic Reinforced Birchwood Brushes have double-concentrated bristles that provide maximum control and tension while also adding shine. Ladies with fine hair have less trouble straightening their hair, so they should pick a brush with less bristle density. Our Rosewood Round Brushes with pure boar bristles offer the gentle touch and soft care required for fine hair.


A round brush for every styling need

At the end of the day, there’s still a bit of an art to selecting the right round brush for your needs. It’s a personal choice, and it depends on the look you want to create. If you regularly blow out your hair, for example, you’ll likely be looking for a vented round brush that allows for optimal heat styling. Other looks may call for a different tool. If you plan to use your new round brush on a daily basis, make sure it has a handle with a comfortable grip. After all, you want a hair brush that not only looks good and styles your hair well but also is a pleasure to use!


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