Splurge: Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Brush
This classic has dual bristles: long nylon ones detangle at the scalp and short boar-hair ones add shine.
Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Brush, $151; neimanmarcus.com
.Steal: Denman Grooming Brush
Nylon and boar bristles lift and add luster. “It’s a simple brush, but the design is very smart,” says hairstylist Johnny Wright, who works with Michelle Obama.
Denman Grooming Brush, $25; folica.com