Denman is a well known company in the hairdressing community, specificly in reference to the classic 7-row and 9-row rubber Denman brushes. I actually don’t prefer the classic Denman brushes, there are some others I like a little bit better. But some of their grooming brushes are worth checking out. I think of the Denman brand to be of consistent good quality but more reasonably priced. These aren’t super high end brushes, but always work well and do what they say.
For me, at four years into my career, can’t justify shelling out for a Mason Pearson when my Denman cusion brushes work well. I use the small boar bristle for almost every updo. Perfect for a soft tease or to smooth. The small size makes it perfect for getting close to the root. I also use the large boar bristle a lot on my thick haired clients before a dry cut or braiding. Love them!
Also, this straightening brush is pretty cool. It has the perfect amount of tension (I was worried it would be too much), does a great job polishing the hair and also smooths and shines the hair quite a bit. You can get a little bit of a bevel with it, if you need. Also, easy on the wrist compared to smoothing someone with a round brush.
Anyway, most of their brushes range from $15-30, which is pretty good for professional quality. Check them out on their official US site.