Beauty Store Business

MAY 2019

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22 May 2019 | Courtesy of Denman Brush Celebrating more than 80 years of innovation, Denman remains a trusted, iconic brand among stylists and consumers alike–while remaining true to its founding principles as a family business. by Tracy Morin I n an interesting twist, Denman's now-legendary hairbrushes were created before the company even existed. Founder John Denman Dean, described as a naturally inquisitive serial entrepreneur from Northern Ireland, avidly sought problems to solve–and new ways to solve them. "There is some company folklore that he was looking to create a brush for his sister's hair, but this is not proven," explains Dr. John Rainey, MBE, chairman of the Denroy Group, which owns Denman, based in Bangor, Northern Ireland (pictured above with daughter Victoria Rainey Fishman, CEO of Denman Inc.). "What we do know is that he was passionate about innovation." In 1938, John Denman Dean created the first prototype of the Denman hairbrush, a rubber-headed brush with boar bristles. It was such a game-changing product that he immediately applied for a patent on February 16, 1938, which marked the start of the Denman business. DENMAN DIFFERENCE

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