Would You Use A Literal Hair Brush?

Creatures of Comfort sells $275 hair brush accessories.
Photo: Courtesy of Creatures of Comfort

It seems that glossy, long hair is becoming a kind of trend, and we’re not talking about the hair on your head. Perhaps this is something for which we can thank Lady Gaga and her many tendriled ensembles. Or maybe this is all attributable to the long-haired looks of the Fashion Week runways. Regardless of who is responsible (or rather, to blame, depending on your feelings about the furry craze), this is undeniably a full-fledged trend and one we can no longer sit idly by. This thing is officially spreading like wildfire: first, hairy garments, then, hairy accessories, and now, styling products are sprouting locks of their own? This, friends, is where we draw the line.

Big ups to our buddies at Incredible Things for bringing these little guys to our attention. The vague term “these little guys” is used here, because we’re not exactly sure what these things are, sitting for sale in the Creatures of Comfort ecommerce shop, confusing the living daylights out of our entire staff. They’re listed as and look a lot like brushes – small paddles with wooden handles and a full head of bristles – but just what are these meant to brush? The bristles are made of 8 inches of “real hair” and come in blonde AND red (no love for the brunettes????). With tuffets of hair this long and silky, we can’t imagine them undoing a single tangle.

Jokes aside, the brush is the handiwork of Parisian-German nonconformist fashion studio Bless and is meant to be more “art” than “styling product.” The Bless hairbrush has been a kind of hallmark for the label since 1999, long before Gaga’s merkin outfit and these equally terrifying and impressive animal hair hats. More than ten years later, Creatures of Comfort has found a way to source and sell the brushes for mass consumption at $275 a pop. What’s still confusing, though, is that the hairbrushes are listed under “Accessories” rather than “Housewares & Objects.” How exactly would you use this as an accessory? There’s no pin to use as a brooch, no chain to wear as a necklace, no clip to perch in your hair. Are you supposed to braid it into your own mane? Tuck the handle into our back pockets? Dear Internet, we have questions. Bequeath upon us your answers.

{via Incredible Things}

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