Started in 1938, the iconic Denman brand remains a leading light in haircare today. During a trip to New York, a young entrepreneur from Northern Ireland, John Denman Dean, was introduced to a new revolutionary product, Nylon. He returned home with a cabin full of this new material and soon after the war found a use for it in hairbrushes. By the 1950’s the reputation of this innovative new brush began to grow
It was Vidal Sassoon’s 60’s hairdressing revolution however, that truly established Denman as the must-have hairbrush. The Denman D3 Original Styler was the perfect tool to create the highly technical Sassoon haircuts like the iconic asymmetric Mary Quant bob.
And so, the era of the superstar hairdresser was born. Celebrity hairdressers over the decades may all have had their own unique style, but they also all had a Denman hairbrush. And today this remains true, internationally recognised hair artists still use Denman tools to create their innovative and inspiring collections.
Denman was bought by the Rainey family in 1972 and a crucial part of their business plan was to continue the brand’s close partnership with the creative hairdresser. Working with influential hairdressers from around the world, Denman developed a vast array of different tools and brushes that make up the Denman range today. Still family owned and still based in Bangor Northern Ireland, Denman continues this collaboration with the hair professional. Commitment to investment and development has also been nationally recognised with both Maxwell Rainey OBE and Dr. John Rainey MBE receiving honours from the Queen.
A truly global brand, Denman is sold in over sixty countries worldwide – helping to deliver everyone’s individual hair goals. The company’s commitment to continually developing new products and supporting creativity ensures that Denman is still the must-have hairbrush.
Business info: Manufacturers of the famous Denman brand of hairbrushes and combs achieving all detangling, styling, and finishing needs. Denman products are used and endorsed by the world's leading hairstylists and sold in all major UK retail outlets and in over 70 countries worldwide.
Each professional quality tool is designed in collaboration with hair professionals and manufactured in the UK.