Ben Cooke: Why I love my Tangle Teezer!
Ben Cooke, Hair Stylist, is as comfortable cutting and styling hair on the salon floor as he is working on editorial creations at photo shoots. Co-founder of Lockonego - a cool salon in London’s Kings Road - and session stylist to the stars, here he reveals how Tangle Teezer fits into his stylish life.
My Tangle Teezer! I love it!
I admit, it did take me a while to get used to it as I have (or had) a few old fashioned tendencies. For a bit too long I thought there was nothing wrong with a good old wide tooth comb and a large dose of patience for detangling hair. How wrong was I?
You can't beat a TT for the basic detangling skills. On a busy day in the salon it flies through the hair when speed is a necessity. On a fully booked day I can do 10 clients so anything that shaves a bit of time off is great. It's of course great on all hair types, and brilliant for kids. Most children will twitch at the slightest knot and the Tangle Teezer makes for a happy child that's ready for a haircut.
It also plays a big part in my session kit too. I'm lucky enough to work with some great celebrities and let's say a few can be quite sensitive. The Tangle Teezer is great for prepping their hair with no tangle dramas. A lot of these celebrities are having their hair done at least once and sometimes even twice a day so the gentler I can be, the better.
I also use it to brush out sets or after tonging. It slips through dry hair super easily and doesn't leave the hair all static.
Everyone needs a TT in their lives.