We love: Spornette Zhu Bamboo Large Rectangular Paddle Brush
Best for: Blowdrying and straightening coarse textures, especially for those with an abundance of long, thick hair.
Styling Tip: A paddle brush will cut down your drying time by 50 percent, says Heiman, thanks to its large surface area. Look for a one with natural bristles (or a mix of natural and synthetic) to prevent frizz and minimize tugging and pulling.
We love: Spornette DeVille Boar Bristle Oval Cushion Hair Brush
Best for: Smoothing and adding shine to fine, delicate hair types.
Styling Tip: A cushion brush with natural bristles will minimize breakage and distribute the scalps natural oils throughout the shaft for a silky look, says Heiman. Its also great for slicking hair back into a chic ponytail. Curly types should avoid this brush to prevent unnecessary frizz.
We love: Spornette Little Wonder
Best for: Teasing (obviously) and sectioning both straight and curly texturesbut not severely damaged or brittle types, which may be damaged by backcombing.
Styling Tip: Heiman says that people are usually too gentle when teasing their hair: You really want to go in, mash the hair down, and work it into the root. Otherwise, your style is likely to fall flat.
We love: Spornette Ion Fusion Vent Brush
Best for: Creating volume for fine to medium hair textures, especially short lengths. Curly girls should avoid these brushes, which can easily get tangled in tight coils.
Styling Tip: Towel dry hair, then use this brush with a blow dryerthe vents will allow more hot air to reach the hair. Direct the heat away from the root to create lift and toward the root for smoothness.
We love: Spornette Porcupine Boar-Nylon Bristle Round Brush
Best for: Styling and straightening all hair types with a blow dryer (except for extremely coarse textures, which should use a paddle brush). If youre going to own one brush, you want to own a round one, says Heiman.
Styling Tip: Make sure to wrap your hair around the top of the brush while blow drying, as opposed to the bottom, advises Heiman. The tension will help you create a sleeker style. For an even quicker blowout, reach for a rounded brush with vents like Spornette Ion Fusion Aerated Rounding Brush.