Hairbrush by Jack Beveridge
and Lizzie Reid


Designers Jack Beveridge and Lizzie Reid have adapted the flocking process to make a hairbrush that's coated in human hair.

Hairbrush by Jack Beveridge and Lizzie Reid

Flocking involves depositing small fibrous particles onto a surface to make it fuzzy, and Beveridge and Reid cut-up discarded hair to coat the brush.

"Using the off-cuts of human hair from our local hairdresser, we cut the hair down to a length that could be put through an electromagnetic flocking gun," says Beveridge.

Hairbrush by Jack Beveridge and Lizzie Reid

The back and handle were smeared with adhesive, then the hair particles were negatively charged in the gun so they stuck to the earthed brush when fired.

Hairbrush by Jack Beveridge and Lizzie Reid

We've featured a few stories about strange uses of hair, including clumps utilised as the stuffing for plastic pouffes and strands bound in resin to form spectacle frames.

Hairbrush by Jack Beveridge and Lizzie Reid

Recently we published a pair of tweezers made from a single loop of metal and we've previously written about shaving brushes with long locks of hair instead of bristles.

Hairbrush by Jack Beveridge and Lizzie Reid

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  • Eddy2x4

    Are there any benefits of brushing your hair while holding on to chopped up bits of other people’s hair?

  • I definitely won’t buy one of those. Disgusting.

  • oh.stv

    I have a good idea: why not make a toothbrush out of shredded human teeth? Or toilet paper out of dried sh*t? Some stuff is just plain stupid.

  • Marie Pascal

    I agree… disgusting. Besides, awfully bad taste. Period. I guess the only way to sell it will be if you say that the hairs are from Brad Pitt (hahahaha).

  • HAL

    Another ridiculous Dezeen post about a useless and utter farce of design. If they were going for something interesting, why not make the brush handle out of a human hair resin substance? Or just compressed human hair?* We know from nature that this works in the form of Rhino horns and other various tusks. Now that would create an interesting narrative rather than, “Hey look! I glued shredded hair to a hair brush like so much dried maccaroni to a paper plate!”

    *please forward all royalties of 7% from my hairbrush idea to, thanks.